Agilisys Guernsey’s Roselyn Mutongerwa has been named an Ethnic Minority Future Leader for her work to make the workplace more inclusive.
The global EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists showcase business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and working hard to smash the ceiling for ethnic minorities in the UK, Ireland, Europe, and people of colour in the United States and Canada. Roselyn was recognised as one of 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders, who are making a significant contribution to inclusion in business.
A Contract Manager in Agilisys Guernsey’s Supply Chain Management Team, Roselyn is an active member of Agilisys’ Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee and is the Head of Education for the company’s Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) and the Women Empowerment Networks. In 2020, she conducted an outreach programme across Agilisys in Guernsey and the UK, to promote the work of the D&I Committee and the Networks and to encourage employee engagement in D&I activities.
Roselyn was also involved in the development of Agilisys’ ‘Belonging Strategy’ and contributed to the supporting D&I training programme rolled out to Agilisys employees during 2020.
Outside of work, Roselyn has founded ‘WEM Vision’, an organisation with a mission to change the face of the finance and technology industries by enhancing career opportunities and supporting the social mobility of women and ethnic minorities through employment. The organisation increased its membership significantly during 2020 and is continuing to grow.
Roselyn Mutongerwa, Contract Manager, said, “It’s an amazing feeling to be recognised in this way. I’ve always been an advocate for the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace and working with colleagues across Agilisys to develop our new ‘Belonging Strategy’ has been a fantastic experience. The recognition I’ve received from EMpower is also recognition for everyone involved in Agilisys’ D&I Committee and Networks. I’m looking forward to continuing our work and making sure all our colleagues feel a real sense of ‘Belonging’ when they come to work”.
Richard Hanrahan, Agilisys Guernsey Chief Executive commented, “Creating a culture where all employees can be themselves and feel part of a community is hugely important. I speak for all of us at Agilisys Guernsey when I say how immensely proud we are of Roselyn and the recognition she has acheived. Our work to create a diverse and inclusive workplace is not a one-off activity but an ongoing commitment to ensure all our colleagues feel valued.”
Judges on the EMpower panel included Ashok Vaswani CEO for Barclays UK Consumer Banking, Dame Vivian Hunt Managing Partner at McKinsey & Company, Dr. Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford, Nina Vaca Chairman and CEO of the Pinnacle Group, Lianna Brinded from Yahoo and Suki Sandhu OBE, Founder & CEO at INVOLVE.
The Top 100 Future Leaders list can be found here: https://empower.involverolemodels.org/poll/2021-top-100-future-leaders/