We are delighted to have the following women on our Advisory Group to help shape, influence and guide the delivery of the pay and progression project.

Chair:

Tanya Joseph
Tanya Joseph is a communications professional who has worked across the private, public and charity sector both in the UK and abroad. Campaigning for social justice is in her blood having come to this country as the child of political refugees fleeing the apartheid regime in South Africa. A former Vice-Chair of the Fawcett Society, she is currently sits on the board of Liberty, the human rights organisation. She writes, speaks and campaigns on a range of equality and diversity issues with a particular focus on gender and ethnicity.


Members:

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
Dr Shola is a New York Attorney and Solicitor of England & Wales with broad expertise in the financial services industry, an author, public speaker and political commentator featured in mainstream and online media. A political & women’s rights activist, she also teaches intersectional feminism to female refugees and asylum seekers; scrutinizes government policies from a gender and diversity inclusion perspective; and co-organises women's marches and social campaigns. She founded the Women in Leadership publication as a platform to drive positive change on topical issues that impact women globally through inspiring personal leadership journeys; and established [email protected] to promote Women & BAME leadership in the legal profession through universities and secondary schools.


Fahmida Rahman
Fahmida joined the Resolution Foundation as a researcher in September 2017. Her work focuses on intergenerational fairness. She has previously worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home office, and she holds an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies.


Shaista Gohir OBE
Shaista uses Muslim women’s voices and their diverse experiences to promote social justice. She has been doing this through her work at the Muslim Women’s Network UK (MWNUK), which she leads as Co-Chair. She has spent the last 15 years growing MWNUK from a handful of volunteers to a nationally renowned charity which now has membership across the UK, conducts research, operates a national helpline, and delivers campaigns and training as well as carrying out policy influencing work. She is also the new Women’s Voices Lead at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (from June 2020) to ensure women’s experiences are used to improve women’s health.


Otegha Uwagba
Otegha is the founder of Women Who, a platform that connects and supports creative working women worldwide, and an endeavour inspired by her time working at some of London’s top ad agencies and cult youth brand Vice Media. She was included on Forbes European 30 Under 30 list. Besides running Women Who, she is also a freelance writer, speaker, and brand consultant. She is the author of Sunday Times bestselling career guide Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women (4th Estate). Her second book, We Need To Talk About Money, will be published in spring 2021.


Leyya Sattar
Leyya Sattar is the Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships at The Other Box (TOB) - an award-winning company on a mission to increase diversity and improve inclusion across the creative and tech industries. TOB champions and supports people of colour, and people from other underrepresented backgrounds with a growing global community of over 3,000 people and works strategically with companies on diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias and culture-change through training and courses. TOB also works with brands on partnerships, campaigns and custom strategies. Leyya was recently featured as one of Forbes 100 women founders, and Ad Age 'Women to watch' Europe and sits on the BIMA Creative Council. She is a regular public speaker and has spoken on TV, Radio, podcasts and events around the world for the likes of Stylist Magazine, Apple, The Guardian, Omnicom and Nike.


Pari Dhillon
Pari is a leadership consultant and Governance Director at UK Black Pride. She works with organisations, teams and individuals to maximise their ability to achieve social justice. She has led strategic transformation programmes, embedded culture change and supported teams to define and become the change they wish to see in the world. She has over 20 years’ experience working in the field of social justice, with multi-stakeholder organisations, across the public, voluntary and private sector. She has expertise in supporting organisations to use anti-oppressive practice to not only achieve their missions more effectively and efficiently, but to disrupt the inequality that prevents our societies from truly thriving. She has particular experience in supporting organisations and individuals in working towards race equity. Pari works with large public sector organisations, national charities such as Stonewall, NUS and ACEVO, as well as regional charities, activist organisations, communities and individuals. 


Dr Zubaida Haque
Dr Zubaida Haque is the Deputy Director of the Runnymede Trust. Zubaida has a strong research and policy background in ethnicity and inequality within education, employment, housing, health, poverty, and criminal justice areas. She has also written widely on race and crime, citizenship and integration issues. Zubaida has worked for several government departments, think tanks and universities and has participated in several national panels and commissions, including two Government-sponsored reviews of riots in Britain. Zubaida is Commissioner on the Women’s Budget Group Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Damilola Ojuri
Dami leads on the Women and Family Friendly portfolio at the Federation of Small Businesses, the UK’s leading business organisation. She advises members and stakeholders on equality-related issues such as equal pay, gender pay and parental leave. She has a background in public law and human rights and continues to develop a writing portfolio in these areas, recently focusing on equality and non-discrimination principles. Her academic interests comprise the study of intersectionality and multiple discrimination. For this project, Dami is particularly interested in exploring the challenges facing ethnic-minority women in conventionally male-dominated industries.


Zahra Latif
Throughout her career Zahra has sought to have positive social impact and challenge social divisions and injustice. She currently works in the Prime Minister's Implementation Unit advising on serious violence and is a Trustee of the Fawcett Society. Prior to that she worked in the Prime Minister's Policy Unit where alongside her work she set up a mentoring scheme for women in No 10. She has previously worked in the Cabinet Office's Open Innovation team and the Office for Civil Society's Youth Policy team leading on innovative approaches to policy making which bring in citizens' and academics' views to shape policy development. Zahra's career has also spanned working on community cohesion, interfaith and creating opportunities for young people from under-represented backgrounds to participate in politics through the Patchwork Foundation, National Union of Students and the Lokahi Foundation.


Bina Mehta
Bina chairs KPMG’s Emerging Giants practice, working closely with fast growing businesses providing support and insight into access to finance and international trade opportunities. She also mentors entrepreneurs and manages a number of the firm’s partnerships in this space. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK, Bina worked in India during the establishment of KPMG India before starting her career in Advisory. She has over 20 years of international M&A and Restructuring experience in the UK, USA and Canada acting for private equity houses, lenders and corporate clients. 


Emma Satyamurti
Emma Satyamurti is an experienced employment lawyer and litigator at Leigh Day. She advises and represents claimants in a wide range of employment claims including equal pay, discrimination, dismissal and redundancy in the employment tribunal, and in complex county and high court litigation including multi-party claims. She has a particular interest in equal pay, and in disability discrimination in which she has secured significant compensation for clients. In her previous firm she also regularly advised trade union clients on the full range of employment law issues. She has a particular interest in mental health, having served for seven years as a non-executive director at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.


Margaret Greer
Margaret Greer is the Race Equality National Officer at Unison. UNISON’s Black members’ group campaigns for equality in the workplace and the wider community. In dealing with discrimination the group supports workers not just in formal procedures but by developing effective responses to deeply rooted patterns of discrimination. Many Black members take an active role in both assessment and promotion of equality in the workplace. Challenging racism in the workplace is crucial to UNISON’s work because no workplace where racism is allowed to flourish can ever be effectively organised.