Charlotte Sweeney

Charlotte Sweeney

Managing Director

Company: Charlotte Sweeney Associates, Ltd., U.K.
Role: Session Presenter Session: Want to be World Class? Refresh Required! (SEM-D)

Charlotte Sweeney, CEO and managing director of Charlotte Sweeney Associates, Ltd., U.K., specializes in large-scale change focusing on diversity, inclusion, engagement, and well-being. A thought leader, she is co-author of Inclusive Leadership (2017) and works to drive leadership and cultural change.

Charlotte worked in the financial services sector for 25 years (Barclays, Barclays Capital, HBOS, and Nomura International) before creating her own consultancy. She founded Creating Inclusive Cultures, a collaboration of companies driving sustainable change on inclusion in cities across the U.K. Charlotte is deputy chair at the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust in the U.K.

She conducted a review on the Voluntary Code for Executive Search firms in relation to getting more women onto boards, which is now referred to as “The Sweeney Report.” Charlotte is vice chair of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills External Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Panel, and led the Lord Mayor of the City of London’s Diversity Programme, The Power of Diversity. She is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants as well as gaining the Freedom of the City of London.

Over the years, Charlotte has won many awards, including from Harvard for her work in the diversity and inclusion field, and was recognized by Global Diversity List and The Economist for being in the Top 50 Diversity Professionals in the world. She is also a regular expert contributor on TV and radio outlets such as SkyNews, BBC Radio Five Live, and ITV.