Charlene Brown is the co-founder of Howlett Brown a people intelligence company specialising in investigations, culture, HR and diversity and inclusion. Charlene has over a decade of legal, culture and diversity and inclusion experience, providing strategic employment law advice and advisory support on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters including investigations, bullying, harassment, discrimination, whistleblowing, fraud, regulations, data breaches, breach of confidentiality, pay gap reporting, inclusive leadership, training, and employee networks. Her experience includes privacy law, cybersecurity law, and corporate governance. Charlene also counsels on best practice for corporate diversity initiatives, diversity networks, and start-ups. Charlene serves on the UK’s Employment Lawyers Association working party and has contributed to the McGregor-Smith Review and the Ethnicity Pay Gap consultation. Charlene is an advisory member of TNON, an organisation focused on the development of network leaders and the strategic advancement of employee resource groups to better serve businesses and diverse communities. Charlene is also a life, career and business coach, helping people overcome self-doubt, find fulfilment and accelerate their career or business. In 2016, Charlene was named the Black British Business Awards Financial Services Rising Star. In 2017, Charlene was named the Legal Diversity Rising Star and was also recognised as a Future Leader by EMpower and the Financial Times (ranked no. 2 out of 30).