Anjeli Patel

Senior Consultant

EY

EY is a pioneer around inclusivity at work and Anjeli uses this to create positive change both inside and outside of the workplace. She was a speaker at EY’s student induction, talking about her experiences as a British Asian trans* woman at EY and the importance of employee networks. Anjeli has been involved in organising various networking events with some of EY’s key clients and supporters of the LGBT community. She is also a member of the South Asian network, took part in a firm wide and external video for International Women’s Day, and spoke at 6 internal events this summer across the country about D&I at EY, reaching over 2000 people. Anjeli was consulted over an internal gender identity and transition policy that EY launched in Summer 2016.

Outside of the workplace Anjeli spoke at Imperial College for LGBT history month about being Asian and trans*, and was interviewed by the BBC Asian Network. She has been interviewed by the BBC around her transition and inclusivity at work and has been profiled by both DIVA online and Attitude on her experiences as an Asian trans* woman. Anjeli also contributed to one Stonewall’s workplace resources, Engaging All Staff in Trans Inclusion, which was sent to more than 700 Stonewall ‘Diversity Champion’ organisations as well as being available publicly through Stonewall’s website. Anjeli wrote a piece about the importance of role models in creating an inclusive culture for trans people at work.

Recently, she joined OUTstanding’s trans* working group, the All about Trans Advisory Board, trans*formation as an ambassador and has been a keynote speaker at the Stonewall Workplace Conference three times where she focused on some of the specific challenges that trans* individuals face within the Asian community and the importance of inclusive workplace practices. Anjeli won a workplace award for the category “Gamechanger”, and has been nominated for various inclusivity awards. She was listed as No.5 in the EMpower Future Leaders’ List, presented by the Financial Times.