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myGwork’s Founders Honored in UK’s Inaugural Diversity Power List 2022/23

Adrien and Pierre Gaubert, founders of myGwork, have been honored in the UK’s inaugural 2022/23 Diversity Power List, at the Inclusive Awards held in Manchester yesterday, hosted by television Presenter and journalist Naga Munchetty. They were recognized as some of the 50 most influential champions of inclusion, having made a significant impact for equality, diversity, and inclusion across the UK.

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Inclusive Companies created the Diversity Power List to honor 50 of the most innovative and inspirational diverse people in the UK. “From athletes to actors, business leaders to entrepreneurs, famous faces to unsung community heroes, the list includes people from all walks of life and industries showing outstanding bravery and dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion,” stated Paul Sesay, Chief Executive and Founder of Inclusive Companies and Inclusive Awards. “It is more important than ever to stand together… and unite in the fight against intolerance, injustice and discrimination to create better workplaces and places to live.” 


Other esteemed diversity champions in the Top 50 Diversity Power List featured alongside Adrien and Pierre Gaubert, include football champion Marcus Rashford MBE, rapper and double BRIT Award winner Stormzy, longest serving Black MP Diane Abbot MBE, political activist and Founder of Operation Black vote Lord Simon Woolley OBE, TV presenter and burns survivor Katie Piper OBE, Valuable 500’s Founder Caroline Casey, Founder of Black Pride Lady Phyll Opoku-Gymiah, and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. 

“We are honored to be listed among such esteemed diversity and inclusion champions in the UK. We would like to thank the public, the judges and Paul Sesay and his team at Inclusive Companies for including us on the Diversity Power List 2022/23, recognizing the work that we do at myGwork, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals and allies, to help stamp out discrimination and create more inclusive workplaces for all,” stated Adrien and Pierre Gaubert. “We would also like to congratulate all the others in this list, as well as all the shortlisted and winners of the Inclusive Awards, and all the companies that have secured a place in the coveted Inclusive top 50 UK Employers list this year.”

 Pierre (left) and Adrien Gaubert (right), Founders of myGwork. Image credit: myGwork

The full list of Top 50 Diversity Power List (in alphabetical order) include:


  • Diane Abbott MBE, Longest serving Black MP in the House of Commons and Founder of Black Child Initiative
  • Funke Abimbola MBE, Nigerian lawyer and businesswoman, diversity campaigner, and CEO of the Austen Bronte Consultancy
  • Mike Adama OBE, CEO at not-for-profit disability organization Purple and Founder of Purple Tuesday
  • Lydia Amoah, Campaigner, speaker, and Founder of The Black Pound Report
  • Clare Balding CBE, Veteran broadcaster, Olympic Sport Commentator and visible advocate for Gender Diversity in Sport
  • Professor Sue Black OBE, Award-winning Computer Scientist, technology evangelist, and digital skills expert
  • Dan Brooke, D&I champion and Founder of Smart Energy
  • Caroline Casey, Award-winning Social Entrepreneur, disability inclusion campaigner, and Founder of The Valuable 500
  • Callum Daniel, Entrepreneur, Presenter, and Founder of iCodeRobots
  • Warwick Davis, Actor, Television Presenter, and Co-founder of Little People UK 
  • Paul Deemer, HR professional, inclusion champion, and Head of D&I at NHS Employers
  • Shaun Dellenty, Educator, author, and LGBTQ+ inclusion in Education Advocate
  • Adrien & Pierre Gaubert, Entrepreneurial twin brothers, Social Justice Advocates and Founders of myGwork
  • Hannah Graf MBE & Jake Graf, motivational speakers, patrons and the UK’s most influential LGBTQ+ couple
  • Fiona Hathorn, Founder of Women on Boards UK (WoB), Advisory Board Member, and Non-Executive Director of Spktral
  • Adam Hills MBE, Comedian, Television Presenter and disability activist
  • Rodney Hinds, Sports Editor at the Voice Magazine and Co-founder of the Football Black List
  • Reverand Rose Hudson-Wilkin MBE, first female Black Bishop for the Church of England
  • Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Computer Scientist, CEO of Stemettes, and Keynote Speaker on Innovation and Diversity in STEM
  • Poppy Jaman OBE, Social Entrepreneur, global mental health advocate, and national policy maker
  • Julian John, Founder of D&I Consultancy Delsion and Ambassador of #PurpleLightUp
  • Dame Brenda King, Attorney General for Northern Ireland
  • Professor Amanda Kirby, neurodiversity Campaigner, renowned author, and Founder of Do-It Solutions
  • Paris Lees, Presenter, Journalist Author and Trans Rights Campaigner
  • Diane Lightfoot, Disability rights campaigner and CEO of Business Disability Forum
  • Dr Tony Lloyd, Neurodiversity campaigner and CEO of the ADHD Foundation
  • Anna Manwah Lo MBE, Alliance Party Politician and race equality campaigner
  • Nicky Murdoch MBE, CEO of medical welfare charity DMW and LGBT Veterans Independent Review Board Member
  • Daniel York Loh, Writer, actor, and chair of the Actor’s Union Race Equality Committee
  • Alan Mak MP, first British-Chinese MP and Founding Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)
  • Laks Mann FRSA, EDI champion, Mayor of London EDI Advisor and Founder of Gaysians
  • Charlie Martin, racing car driver and transgender rights activist
  • Mark Martin MBE, thought leader in #EdTech, technology teacher and Founder of UKBlackTech
  • Dr Paul Martin OBE, LGBTQ+ campaigner and CEO of the LGBT Foundation
  • Dame Martina Milburn CBE, Charity Trustee and Group Chief Executive of the Princes Trust
  • Kate Nash OBE, Creator of PurpleSpace and Ambassador for Disability Rights UK
  • Lady Phyll Opoku-Gymiah, political activist and Founder of UK Black Pride
  • Bobbi Pickard, Founder of Trans in the City, Stonewall Housing Ambassador, and Patron of FFLAG
  • Katie Piper OBE, best-selling international author, TV presenter, and burns survivor
  • Marcus Rashford MBE, Professional Football Player and campaigner for ending child food poverty
  • Richard Rieser, global Disability Advocate & Founder of World of Inclusion
  • Dr Nasser Siabi OBE, influential disability equality advocate and CEO of Microlink
  • Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE FIET, CEO of Royal Academy of Engineering and Women in STEM Advocate
  • Ellie Simmonds OBE, five-time paralympic swimming champion and Patron of Dwarf Sports Association
  • Alison Smith, Performance Poet, disabled and deaf arts consultant, and Founder of Pesky People
  • Stormzy, rapper, double BRIT award winner and campaigner for Black students in education
  • James Sutliff, disability specialist Fitness Coach and Dystonia Fighter
  • Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner and Founder of Peter Tatchell Foundation
  • Vanessa Vallely OBE, author, gender equality advocate, and CEO of WeAreTheCity
  • Lord Simon Woolley OBE, political activist and Founder of Operation Black Vote

UK’s Most Inclusive Companies and Professionals


The Inclusive Companies Awards shines a spotlight on workplace inclusion and rewards UK organizations and individuals for harnessing a truly diverse workforce, and recognizes those that excel in their commitment to equality and inclusion across all strands of diversity. This year’s winners include:


Chief Executive of the Year: Caroline Frankum, CEO, Kantar Profiles

D&I Consultancy Award: Shape Talent

Outstanding Diversity Network: HSBC Balance UK Network

Head of Diversity and Inclusion Award: Janet Tidmarsh, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Whitbread

Inclusive Culture Initiative Award: Barclays Chief Technology Office D&I Initiatives

Social Mobility Project Award: University of Sunderland We Care

Diversity Teams Award: West Midlands Police Diversity & Inclusion Team

Lifetime Achiever Award: Professor Amanda Kirby


The West Midlands Fire Service is ranked number one in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers for 2022/23 – a definitive list of inclusive employers nationwide that promote equality, diversity and inclusion across all protected characteristics. CapGemini scooped the second position on the list followed by Touchstone Support (third), West Midlands Police (fourth), and Bupa (fifth). Other companies that have scooped a place on the coveted list include: ASOS, Yorkshire Building Society, TalkTalk, Reach, CGI, NielsenIQ, and Rolls Royce. The full list of UK’s seventh annual Top 50 UK Employers List, can be found here and the latest Diversity Power List here.


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