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Realise Your Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging ambitions with clarity and confidence

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Why Belonging Pioneers?

Welcome to Belonging Pioneers. We guide leaders to realise their Equity and Inclusion ambitions with clarity and confidence through authentic leadership and innovative new approaches. We focus on cultivating mindsets and cultures that nurture a sense of belonging by providing advisory, training, development, and coaching that transforms your organisation and creates intentional inclusion.

Using our ‘Explore – Engage – Embed’ process you will be able to explore the scope of the transition – whether that is for individual growth or the evolution of an inclusive culture for your organisation. Together we identify and advance the approach required to engage people and deliver embedded performance.

Here you will find out who we are, the value we add, and how we do that.…and maybe you might like to think about how what we do could add value to your organisation and what you are committed to.

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Our Services

Working with us, you can shift the dial in the ESG or ED&I programme that you are looking to start, improve or revive.

Privilege Research & Podcast

All our work is research led. It began over 10 years ago, exploring the challenges facing senior female leaders at work.  We share what we learn on our Privilege Eruption Podcast.

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Cultural Readiness & Needs 

The most important thing with any ESG/ED&I initiative is to understand your organisation’s cultural readiness and to do a needs assessment based on what you want to achieve.

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Diverse Organisation/Board

Once you have done that, we can work with you to look at your organisation and board – how diverse are they? how inclusive are they? how attractive is your employee proposition?

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Diverse Leader Development

This is a modular development programme in which we work with your high potential diverse leaders to ensure that they grow in effectiveness

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Awareness Training/Coaching

Ranging from training on the Equalities Act to Privilege and Allyship at work…increase understanding about different cultures, different people

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Book a 30 minute clarity call to explore your ESG/ED&I ambitions and plan a strategy to achieve sustainable success.

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Meet the Belonging Pioneers

We are the belonging pioneers. We are a group of visually and non-visually diverse, experienced, facilitators, coaches and consultants. We specialise in different areas: some of us are experts in strategy and change, others in talent, recruitment and communication.


Ishreen guides Culture Transformation Programmes with global C-Suite and Senior Leaders to cultivate environments that embrace diverse talent by encouraging equity, inclusion and belonging.


Vicki founded and led IBM UK Women’s network and is an expert in understanding business drivers. She delivers change through innovation, with her collaborative leadership style.


Mel is an experienced strategist, coach and trainer. She specialises in marketing strategy, diverse team building, community consultation and engagement, facilitation of team, group and board planning sessions

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From Our Blog

Read our most popular blog posts, that have helped many leaders and talent professionals like you reflect and renew your enthusiasm and effectiveness in powering up your ESG/ED&I initiatives.


Everyone works differently, some prefer to work in groups, some prefer to speak up and create conversations… but some of us just want to work individually and be the listeners. 

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Religious Privilege in the Workplace

Religious privilege, also known as Christian privilege, is based on an ideology that Christians receive advantages in social aspects that stems from the idea that Christianity is “the norm”, while other religions and their practices are neglected and marginalised.

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It has been and still is repeatedly proven that having a significantly diverse board room adds value to an organisation. That is why we want to share with you the facts and figures that back this evidence. 

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You can read more of our blogs in our LinkedIn Newsletter >>

Our Clients

Here’s what our clients have to say about working with us:

Ishreen has supported me in thinking through how best to engage diverse and intersectional groups in our Firm. Nothing is off limits with Ishreen, and she always has good ideas and unique perspectives on problems that I and colleagues struggle with.

Craig Davies

Managing Partner, Rawlinson Hunter

On March 18th we ran a hugely successful webinar at our London office with Ishreen Bradley from Belonging Pioneers. It was our most successful webinar to date with 1,500 people registering for this event!

Aine Connellan

Marketing Manager, Morgan McKinley

I have known Ishreen for several years in my capacity as Marketing Director at Barclays. She is a role model; an enthusiastic, intelligent, professional who is not only competent, but also a great motivator. Ishreen successfully mentors and drives equity/inclusion and is very effective with all her deliverables.

Shareen Qureshi

Market Development Director, Barclays

Belonging Pioneers is where intentional leaders gain the clarity, confidence and courage to achieve their equity diversity and inclusion ambitions through authentic leadership and innovative new approaches.

Our Services

Privilege Research Privilege Eruption Podcast Cultural Readiness and Needs Assessment Inclusive Organisation/Board Intentional Inclusion Diverse Leader Development Awareness Training