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HSBC diversity champ named in Black role model list

HSBC diversity champ named in Black role model list

Friday 11 June 2021

HSBC diversity champ named in Black role model list

HSBC’s Head of Customer and Products in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, has been featured in the inaugural EMpower Top 10 UK Black Role Models List presented by Google.

Christina Liciaga was credited in the list, which was determined by an independent selection committee, for her contribution to breaking down barriers within the workplace for Black and ethnic minority individuals.

The recognition comes shortly after Ms Liciaga and CEO Sue Fox were featured in the EMpower ‘Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists 2021’ published last month.

As well as being an active member of EMBRACE, an appointee to HSBC’s Global Ethnicity Steering Committee and a co-founder of HSBC’s Black Action and Advisory Council (BLAAC), Ms Liciaga also worked hard in 2020 to create safe spaces across the Bank for conversations on racial inequity and the lived black experience.

“My support of diversity, equity and inclusion is both a personal passion and a business imperative,” Ms Liciaga explained.

“Diverse teams build more profitable businesses, enable companies to meet the needs of all their customers, and ensure you’re able to attract the best talent. Organisations simply aren’t as effective without being representative, and there’s still work to do collectively to make our places of work more inclusive and more reflective of the world we live in today. I am humbled to be included in this list and can only hope what I do builds advocates, inspires change and helps those underrepresented today to step up and into bigger spaces to make a better tomorrow.”

Ms Fox added: “Integrating diversity and inclusion into the workplace is critical for our future sustainability as a business, and Christina’s efforts to bring about real, positive change is impressive. Her inclusion as one of the top ten role models for Black people in the UK is fully deserved.”

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