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Gill Cooke

Job title: Associate Consultant

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Gill Cooke is an award-winning Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) change-maker and thought leader with a background in IT programme management and television production. Gill has experience of delivering complex, cross-geography and cross-functional EDI Strategies and programmes, including zero tolerance, fertility leave, menopause support, and hybrid and flexible working.

Gill is experienced in collaborating with global stakeholders, analysing key metrics and data to deliver improvements in recruitment, policy, people services, learning and development, strategy, and best practices across UK and Ireland, reporting, influencing, and communicating with senior management and the board. Gill has diverse life-experience having spent most of her childhood in Sudan, worked in Egypt and France, and studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies. She is also a brilliant networker and has access to a large community of expertise and people with different lived experience. 

Currently working as a freelance consultant and associate, Gill delivers strategies, action plans, and toolkits. She supports and coaches leadership, employee networks, and focus groups, can assist with data audits, and is a trainer and facilitator.  Gill has considerable corporate experience and proven results in increasing employee satisfaction scores and Glassdoor scores, founding employee networks, winning awards, and raising the DIB profile of organisations.