Sneha Khilay, Managing Director of Blue Tulip Training, Watford, joins Hertfordshire LEP's Envoy Programme, bringing with her 20 years of experience in diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias in the workplace.
Blue Tulip Training supports organisations looking to ensure that senior management and employees are conscientious in upholding their corporate stance on diversity and inclusion. The company has a client base that spans the finance and banking sectors, law firms, charities and universities among others. Sneha also provides training and consultancy on topics like managing diversity and the law, bullying and harassment, cultural competency/cultural diversity, dignity at work, grievance and disciplinary, mediation and conflict resolution, and leadership and coaching.
As a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, Sneha raises awareness by writing for business publications such as Management Today, Simply Business and HR Review, and has been quoted by The Times and The Independent. In 2017, Sneha spoke about unconscious bias within the recruitment process on the BBC programmes Inside Out and Victoria Derbyshire. She also regularly shares her expertise on diversity related affairs on LBC and BBC radio.
The Envoy Programme is made up of business representatives covering a wide range of industry sectors who are willing to work with the LEP towards the mutual goal of economic growth within Hertfordshire. Its aim is to use business expertise to bring forward topical issues, find creative ways to unlock challenges to local growth, and help secure support for future Government-funded projects that will benefit the county.