Amy Gibbons - Inclusive Employers

Amy joined the Inclusive Employers team in May 2022 as a Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, where she has been managing a wide portfolio of members and delivering training and consultancy services.

Amy has worked in inclusion since 2016. As Head of Involvement and Inclusion at a large homelessness charity, she led the design and implementation of their I&D Strategy.

Her experience also includes overseeing large teams as Head of Operations, where she managed significant change projects, working as a Head of Quality and Performance, and working therapeutically with a diverse range of people in prisons, hostels and addiction services.

What do you enjoy about your role at Inclusive Employers?

I really enjoy working with such a wide variety of members to support them in their inclusion journey. I love seeing organisations and individuals grow and progress and it is satisfying feeling like I can have an impact.

What has been your biggest achievement to date?

I often feel proud to work in inclusion and it is difficult to identify one achievement or moment in time. I have previously felt pleased that I have been able to speak up when I have seen discriminatory language and behaviour and I have tried to supportively ‘call people in’ to raise their awareness rather than ‘call them out’ which can involve blame or shame.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

“When everyone is included, everyone wins”. I like this as it highlights that inclusion benefits everyone.

Tell us something about you that we might not know.

My first job was working in a prison with people struggling with addiction. It was motivating, empowering, and challenging in equal measures

Amy Gibbons

Head of Member Services