Sanjay Sood-Smith

Director, Empowerment Programmes

Sanjay is Director of Empowerment Programmes at Stonewall where he oversees the creation and delivery of their suite of personal and professional development programmes aimed at creating more inclusive workplaces and communities.  The Empowerment team covers a variety of workplace programmes like the recently launched Trans Allies as well as community programmes including BAME LGBT Role Models.  Sanjay also looks after the delivery of non-fundraising events such as the London Workplace Conference and is Senior Sponsor for the Stonewall BAME Staff Network Group. Prior to working at Stonewall, Sanjay spent most of his career at Lloyds Banking Group where he held a number of senior roles across Retail Banking, Strategy and Digital.  Sanjay has also launched a food business called Tuk In, a curry in a naan microwave meal product that is currently listed in Ocado and Spar stores.  Sanjay is passionate about driving positive change for LGBT people, particularly for those that have other intersecting identities and for harder to reach and less privileged communities.