Rodney Williams, Lead Project Manager and lead of ONE, has been recognised as a role model in the EMpower 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list for a second consecutive year.
The list showcases business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and working hard to smash the ceiling for ethnic minorities. Representing multiple sectors and industries, those included in the EMpower role model lists have not only achieved success in their own careers but used this to actively drive for more inclusive workplaces.
On receiving the recognition, Rodney said: “I’m delighted to be listed as one of the EMpower 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders. I have been voluntarily working to make National Grid a more inclusive and safer workplace for all, and to have this work recognised feels wonderful. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me on this journey, especially the team of volunteers who support ONE.”
Fintan Slye, Director of UK System Operator, said: “Rodney’s leadership has been paramount to the success of ONE. As the group’s Executive Sponsor and Chair, it has been a pleasure to work alongside him and I am extremely proud of the hard work and determination shown by Rodney and the group as a whole. Thanks to him and his team, National Grid is becoming a better, more inclusive place to work.”
ONE is National Grid’s multicultural employee resource group, whose ambition is to support the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community at work.