Suki Sandhu OBE | Founder & CEO of Audeliss and INvolve

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Suki Sandhu OBE is one of the UK’s leading specialists in sourcing exceptional diverse talent, and has been a game-changer within the diversity and executive search arenas for over 18 years.

Suki established Audeliss in 2011; a global executive search firm committed to levelling the field in executive and non-executive opportunities for women, ethnic minority and LGBT+ candidates. He is also Founder & CEO of INvolve, a global network and consultancy championing diversity and inclusion in business. INvolve publish annual global Role Model Lists, supported by Yahoo Finance, recognising and celebrating business leaders and future leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and inspiring the next generation of diverse talent.

Suki is a published author, Stonewall Ambassador, Patron for The Albert Kennedy Trust, and serves on the Board of Directors of OutRight Action International. He was awarded an OBE in 2019 for Services to Diversity in Business.

What one action would you like to see organisations, or the government take to drive gender equity?

The lack of menopause support offered by companies and the recent rejection of menopause protections by the UK government remains a critical barrier to progress for gender equality in the workplace. Our work at INvolve and Audeliss shows that weak policies and insufficient support for menopause is one contributing factor that can impede women’s progression into senior leadership teams and the C-Suite. Proactively implementing robust menopause support policies, regardless of the lack of legal duty to do so, will mean that those who will suffer from the menopause – which for women is currently a third of the population – will be more likely to progress within their career and remain as part of both their current organisation and the workforce at large.