Cordelia Osewa-Ediae

Senior Consultant

I am passionate about ensuring that talent is recognised, rewarded and retained. My career so far has involved supporting various organisations so that they achieve the strategic advantage that comes from nurturing inclusive workplaces that value diverse talents.

Green Park truly understands how inclusive organisations that celebrate diversity are better positioned to achieve the competitive advantage needed to excel. I am proud to support clients to embed inclusive practices in a seamless manner so their businesses are strengthened.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Cordelia is a Senior Consultant in Green Park’s Diversity and Inclusion Practice.  Her work with several high profile organisations – across various sectors – has involved designing and delivering bespoke leadership programmes, leading strategy review projects, facilitating cross-sector social mobility initiatives and supporting leaders to nurture inclusive organisations that value diversity.

Cordelia has designed and led the delivery of leadership development programmes aimed at supporting talent from diverse backgrounds for the London Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the National Grid and the University of Greenwich. The pilot she developed for the MPS saw 80% of attendees achieving promotion upon programme completion. At the UK’s largest children’s charity, the NSPCC, Cordelia successfully led a nationwide strategic review project and delivered a bespoke impact assessment framework.

In her previous role as Operations Director at a youth charity, she led over 150 social mobility initiatives involving seven universities and a wide range of organisations including Standard Chartered Bank, Cabinet Office, Barclaycard, Ernst & Young, PWC, Lloyds Register and State Street Global Services. These initiatives included mentoring programmes, women-in-leadership conferences and problem based learning collaborations.

Cordelia is a Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (the RSA), an accredited Action Learning Facilitator and possesses an ILM development award in Social Return on Investment (SROI). She is also a Clore Social Fellow and, as an experienced Strategy Consultant, has acted as an adviser on two social mobility initiatives – the London Metropolitan Police’s ‘Police Now’ programme – and the University of Greenwich’s ‘Brighter Futures’ campaign.

As a social researcher, she has had two peer-reviewed articles published in academic journals and served as a member of a cross-sector steering group which delivered a social mobility research report. Her 2016 practice based Fellowship research highlights how inclusive workplaces not only made good business sense, but also play a key role in facilitating social integration and social mobility.