Getting to know your diversity & inclusion team.

Getting to know your diversity & inclusion team.

Our dedicated D&I colleagues based in North America and EMEA work closely with HR colleagues and business leaders from across the globe to implement our global inclusion strategy. As the team expands, we thought it was about time to catch up and find out more about why they believe that inclusion and diversity is so important for Invesco. Learn more about our Inclusion & Diversity strategy and Business Resource Groups.

Anna Penn

Anna Penn

Head of D&I for North America

I work with Invesco leaders to drive our D&I strategy across the business and help us move toward a more diverse and inclusive culture.
I work closely with our governing D&I Councils, NA business leaders, and the broader D&I team.

Devvya Sharma

D&I Manager, EMEA

I joined Invesco back in March to build on the fantastic work that has been done in the past three years to lay a strong foundation for our D&I vision. Through our new framework, our 2021 goals and the collaboration with colleagues in the business, I look forward to creating an inclusive culture where we all thrive and can be our best.

Devvya Sharma
Dominique Bell

Dominique Bell

North America D&I Specialist

My role is to support our North American D&I work and help drive us toward a more diverse and inclusive culture. I’ll be working with the broader D&I team to manage and implement D&I strategy, support our Business Resource Groups, and manage many of our existing D&I programs. My objective is to help embed an inclusive culture that supports, encourages and invests in our people.

Caroline Atkinson

Head of HR for EMEA

Alongside heading up HR in EMEA, I also lead the coordination of our D&I efforts globally. This involves working with the I&D team, HR colleagues and the business to develop our I&D strategy and ensure that we deliver on what we set out to achieve. I also chair our Global D&I Council and provide updates to our Executive leaders and Boards.

Caroline Atkinson

Why are you so passionate about diversity and inclusion?

Anna: I’m a first-generation college graduate. I grew up in a blue-collar community, and my first corporate job was a bit of a culture shock. The young professionals that I started with were well travelled, had mentors, had done summer internships and felt an easy sense of belonging. I was a bit different – I had never travelled outside of the south-eastern US, I didn’t know what it meant to fly Business Class, and I once asked if an au pair was a food. My background allowed me to notice the voices that were left out of the decision-making process – voices that could add great value and perspective and were excluded not for meritocratic reasons but because of circumstance. I truly believe that we make the best decisions when we have a diversity of backgrounds and voices in the room. Layer in the richness of demographic diversity, of gender and racial diversity, the bravery of the LGBTQ+ community, the creativity of those who are neurodiverse, and the potential for impact skyrockets.

Devvya: It has to do with my personal journey – I was lucky to have the opportunity to learn, grow and pursue my dreams in life. However, coming from India I am well aware of how some people, despite having merit, can struggle to succeed. Being in a role that allows me to create equal opportunity, people to be themselves and freely express their ideas is personally rewarding.

Dominique: Being a part of D&I speaks to my passion for empowering others. Embracing diversity and inclusion empowers people to present their authentic selves in the workplace. This in turn allows us to understand other’s perspectives, broadening our own and celebrating our differences and commonalities as we unite.

Caroline: Fundamentally fairness is a core personal value for me, so I have a real drive for equality and everyone having the same opportunities open to them.

How do you see the focus on inclusion and diversity adding to our business?

Anna: There aren’t many ways in which I don’t see D&I adding to the business. Diverse teams make better decisions that apply to bro