Indy Hothi CA wins race equality award

Indy Hothi - One Young CA
By Ellen Arnison, CA Today

13 October 2016

Former ICAS One Young CA winner Indy Hothi has been recognised for his leadership in developing equal and inclusive workplaces for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees.

Indy, a senior economist at EY in London, won the Role Models in the Workplace Award – Large Organisation category at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016 this week.

The awards, now in its 10th year, celebrates outstanding practice, innovation and dedication to race equality and inclusion in UK workplaces.

Indy said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been recognised for this prestigious award. The people and culture at EY has created an environment where I can not only grow professionally but also use my skills and experiences to influence internally.

Outstanding and inspiring

“It’s been a great journey so far and I hope to continue to make a positive impact within the firm and wider society.”

The Role Models in the Workplace Award – Large Organisation recognises outstanding individuals or groups who have inspired their colleagues, either in their role within the organisation or by the example they have set.

Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Indy and EY. They have shown outstanding leadership in this area and are ensuring BAME employees are represented at all levels within their organisation, developing the diverse talent they attract and strengthening the pipeline for the future. Indy and EY should be extremely proud of this achievement and I hope other employers will follow their lead.”

Building a fairer society

Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. Its members work together to help build a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

Indy has used his CA qualification to inform his career and his work on a range of global issues. He started off as an Analyst with Deloitte in 2008, before moving to HSBC and eventually to EY. He began his CA training in 2011 and was named the ICAS One Young CA in 2015.

He leads a Diversity & Inclusiveness Network at EY, helping to support the firm’s leading initiatives to create a more diverse workforce with an inclusive working culture.

And he has also been called upon to promote diversity in other areas. At the request of Boris Johnston, then Mayor of London, Indy organised a community event with colleagues around the Sikh New Year at City Hall.


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