Khalia is deeply passionate about diversity and sits on The Black Professionals Forum and also the Chief Controls Office Junior Think Tank – part of the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) at Barclays. As part of the Junior Think Tank initiative she is working to improve the number of female Directors and Managing Directors within the Chief Controls Office; with a focus on progression for women of colour. In addition to this, Khalia has devised Director/Managing Director Leadership training across the Barclays Group to help promote diverse senior leaders and she continues to mentor many women from underprivileged backgrounds along her journey. Her work has been recognised by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall where she received an invitation to meet Prince Charles at St James’ Palace and also an invitation to assist the Advisory Board for an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM in 2018 following her TEDx Talk in 2017 ‘Why Diversity Initiatives Fail’. She has received numerous awards and accolades, including: Black British Business Awards, Rising Star in Financial Services (2016); We are the City, Female Rising Star (2017) and was listed as Top 3 EM Power Future Leaders in the Financial Times (2018).