In her role as the Accenture UK & Ireland Human Capital & Diversity Sponsor, Payal has single accountability for employee engagement, leadership development and is responsible for all Inclusion & Diversity initiatives for the workforce. She is a senior executive sponsor for the ‘Accent on Gender’ employee network, providing an environment where Accenture’s people to drive towards greater gender equality at all levels, through sponsorship, mentoring, and coaching initiatives. Payal was the compere and keynote speaker for an internal International Women’s Day event focused on gender through the lens of social mobility. Externally, Payal speaks regularly at conferences such as Critical Eye CEO Retreat, European Business Summit, STEM Gender Equality Congress as well as senior leadership forums on the topic of the gender inclusion and diversity. Alongside this, Payal sits on the Business in the Community (BITC) leadership team for gender where she works with other senior business leaders to shape and drive the BITC agenda. She is a Trustee on the Board of East London Business Alliance (ELBA), and mentors CEOs as part of the Accenture Diverse Supplier Development Program. She has also founded a scholarship program for under-privileged girls in Mumbai, India.