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Leigh Lafever-Ayer

Leigh is the Chair of the UK/Ireland diversity team and founded a ‘Mum & Tots’ group, allowing women and men to bring babies into the office when on leave. She launched Enterprise’s first women’s networking group ‘Enterprising Women’ and developed an award-winning ‘Diversity Scorecard’ – a company-wide benchmarking tool. She also created the internal gender diversity magazine ‘DRIVE’ and Twitter page to engage leaders/customers/universities and profile successful women in the business. Additionally, she helped sponsor #inpursuit, an Enterprising Women’s annual customer event focusing on diversity and inclusion, attracting 100+ customers. Externally, Leigh was appointed to the BITC Leadership Team for Gender Diversity, championed BITC’s #EqualLives research, and is a regular speaker at conferences, in HR press, and at events on gender diversity, recently speaking on inclusion at DEFRA. She is a sponsor of the Women of the Future and Asian Women of Achievement Awards, and championed the BITC Race At Work Survey 2018.