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Suki Sandhu

Founder & CEO at, OUTstanding, EMpower, HERoes & Audeliss

Founder & CEO at, OUTstanding, EMpower, HERoes & Audeliss

Suki has worked in executive search for nearly 10 years and is one of the UK’s leading specialists who is committed to helping businesses find diverse talent. He established Audeliss, a boutique executive search company in 2011. OUTstanding continues his drive to make the boardroom a more colourful place and to create more visible role models to inspire the next generation of future leaders.

Suki is also a Stonewall Ambassador and supports charities through donating a percentage of profits to Diversity Role Models, Albert Kennedy Trust, StandUp Foundation, Dress for Success, Clic Sargent and Terence Higgins Trust.

BBC Star Salaries Reveal Is Bad News For BAME Diversity

As the only broadcaster that has to name the earnings of its top-paid celebrities, the BBC has revealed salary details highlighting an internal issue that we know is true of far too many organisations across the country - a gender imbalance and worrying lack of representation, particularly from the BAME community.
20/07/2017 08:29 BST

Where Are All The BAME Business Leaders?

The BAME community is full of intelligent, creative and highly skilled individuals, but we need to show younger generations that they can succeed in business. Celebrating the achievements of diverse business leaders is a powerful tool in increasing the visibility of role models for younger people from minority ethnic backgrounds, and therefore helping to support the diverse leaders of tomorrow.
03/10/2016 09:37 BST

Orlando: Now We Must Stand Together to Prove That Hate Doesn't Win

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this today. On 12th June 2016, the world was subjected to the most violent singular attack on the LGBT+ community in recent history. My heart goes out to the victims of this tragedy, but also to their friends, families, the LGBT+ community, and every person in this world who believes in freedom and liberty - because this was also an attack on them.
15/06/2016 12:05 BST

Well Done PayPal - North Carolina's New Law Is Tragically Regressive

We are on the cusp of major change. Strong leadership has the power to join up conversations around LGBT+ diversity and inclusion, talent management, marketing and brands as well as trust and reputation. And by integrating the diversity agenda into a business' core, it becomes a powerful force in business and society for good.
07/04/2016 08:44 BST

#CSuiteSoWhite: Lack of diversity at the top prompts launch of UPstanding Executive Power List

It may only be March but the issue of diversity, specifically ethnic diversity, has been one of the most widely covered topics of 2016. From University admissions to the Oscars, there is an unsettling sense of regression in the number of visibly successful BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic-including Hispanic and Middle Eastern) people in both the UK and America.
11/03/2016 16:11 GMT

Boardroom Diversity Risks Going Into Reverse Gear as Lord Davies Spotlight Dims

To ensure all of this work doesn't go to waste, we need ongoing pressure to sustain and improve on today's position. We need companies to focus on nurturing the next generation of female talent with executive leadership programmes and by allowing more flexible working arrangements and other family-friendly policies.
12/11/2015 12:22 GMT

LGBT and Ally Leaders Are Setting the Tone From the Top in Business

One of the aims of OUTstanding is to not be around in five years. We want things to have progressed so much that an LGBT professional network is a luxury not a necessity. I'm truly proud of the progress we're making and I feel confident we can make this a non issue by the end of this decade, smashing the glass closet in business for good.
20/10/2015 10:59 BST

LGBT Leaders Are Good for Business, But Do You Know Any?

Whilst we have taken huge strides in terms of diversity and gay equality in the UK, there is clear evidence that homophobia still persists in the workplace. A recent study by Gaydar revealed that 43% of gay men have experienced homophobia at work.
06/11/2013 19:56 GMT