ArticleMay 29, 2024by included

Jen Davidson appointed as Director of Client Solutions

London, UK, 29 May 2024

Included, the global, impact-led diversity and inclusion consultancy, has appointed Jen Davidson to be the new Director of Client Solutions.

Jen joins the leadership team of Michelle Sequeira, CEO. This is the first appointment under Michelle’s leadership since Stephen Frost transitioned to Chair in March.

Jen said, “I am delighted to be joining the talented Included team at such an exciting time. The scale and impact of the work we do for our clients is second to none and I can’t wait to get stuck in!”

Jen joins Included from the law firm Kingsley Napley, where she created, led and implemented the firm’s first-ever comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy. She was formerly a key member of the Clear Company, and supported the growth and success of their business, successfully partnering with clients across all industries and geographies. She has expertise in a variety of topics including inclusive recruitment, strategy development and disability inclusion.

Michelle said, “Helping build inclusive organisations is why Included exists. This has never been more needed than now. This firm has a phenomenal team, with significant global and industry experience. I am excited we have recruited Jen to lead our commercial offering and help us fully realise the potential of this wonderful company for its clients and its people”.

Included is a full-service diversity, equity and inclusion consultancy operating in markets worldwide. It exists to build inclusive organisations. The company’s number one objective is impact, as can be assessed quantifiably with its patented Inclusion Diagnostic and as documented in its acclaimed annual impact reports. It has positively impacted hundreds of client organisations in its ten years’ existence.

Included was founded in 2012, as a legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, widely considered to be a landmark event in terms of accessibility and inclusion. Since then, Included has grown to achieve notable impact in a range of sectors, from helping Wellcome Trust, AstraZeneca, and GSK to improve health outcomes in the health sciences space; to helping Cloudflare, Tech Nation and LeanIX improve algorithm design and tech accessibility for everyone. Included has worked with palaces, governments, sports teams, and over half the FTSE100 firms across the full suite of its offerings:

  • Strategy, for example helping Wellcome Trust in its mission of improving health outcomes for everyone.
  • Data, for example using Included’s award winning Inclusion Diagnostic to measure the key drivers of inclusion and performance at the Bank of England.
  • Governance, for example, helping Ofcom determine the best way to use its networks groups and apportion accountability amongst Executive champions.
  • Leadership, helping global pharma company AstraZeneca develop inclusive leaders from its Executive Committee down.
  • Systems, for example reviewing a leading FTSE 100’s recruitment process and identifying 116 areas of bias that could be addressed to improve performance.

There have been several case studies written on Included and its work, most recently by Cambridge University Judge Business School. Its work is featured in 4 books, spanning the last decade:

Included would like to invite industry professionals and media to get in touch for interviews with Michelle and/or Jen here.

Please reach out to us anytime to have a conversation with one of our team to discuss our making your organisation more diverse and more inclusive. To talk to clients of Included who can speak to the challenges and opportunities of this work, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

A special thanks to Green Park for their assistance in our executive search to expand the Included leadership team.