Diversity in the workplace: A road less travelled

Importance of ethnic minority role models

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Sukhpal Singh of Aviva Investors
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Sukhpal Singh of Aviva Investors

As a Scottish Sikh man from a working-class background, I perhaps do not fit the mould of a stereotypical financial services professional.

Things have not been handed to me on a silver plate. I do not write this to elicit sympathy; if our industry is to turn its talk of D&I into meaningful action, to gain a deeper understanding of people from all walks of life, it is important stories like mine are told and heard.  I am proud to be the first in my family to go to university, and of my career achievements, despite unconscious bias all around me.   I am proud to be the son of a man who began his journey in business at 15 with an ice cream van and now, at the age of 67, is a proud business owner who continues to serve his c...

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