Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Kate Dodd is a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant who has a particular interest in working collaboratively with business leaders to develop the business case for cultural change.
Kate advises Pinsent Masons LLP and Brook Graham Ltd and their clients across the full range of diversity topics.
Kate’s interests include developing and embedding mental health and wellbeing strategies and helping businesses learn how to start conversations and reduce stigma. She has been heavily involved in founding and developing the Mindful Business Charter, which is a cross-industry set of principles, aimed at reducing unnecessary sources of stress and increasing wellbeing. The Mindful Business Charter has now been adopted by a number of leading law firms and financial services institutions.
Kate is also passionate about supporting businesses achieve a better balance in relation to gender, race and ethnicity. She works with companies to develop strategies to attract and retain the best talent, and to cultivate the skills needed to serve their clients and communities.
Kate is an employment lawyer by background, with 15 years' post-qualification experience specialising in equality, diversity and inclusion. Kate is an experienced advocate and represented her clients in Employment Tribunals across England, Scotland and Wales. Kate also assists her clients with practical diversity initiatives, including setting up mentoring and buddying schemes and delivering unconscious bias training.
Kate is a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association, and a number of leading diversity networks.
Partner, Head of Office, Manchester
Helen specialises in M&A, particularly within the energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as manufacturing and Health and she also leads our Manchester office.