Meet the team

Hephzi Pemberton

Founder & CEO

– Built and sold financial recruitment firm Kea Consultants

– Angel investor in six female-founded tech businesses

– Founded not-for-profit Kiteka, supporting female entrepreneurs in Africa

– Investment banker before entrepreneurship.

Shirine Al Sadi

Senior Researcher

– Equality Group senior researcher across financial services and high growth technology

– Multiple years of experience in digital movie production and project management

– Winner of Microsoft’s Web Awards

– Wrote and illustrated a children’s book now published in 2 languages

Nitishah Patel


– Leading the social impact network and opportunities at Equality Group

– Programme Manager at Kiteka, empowering women in Africa through technology

– Led a women’s empowerment project in Burkina Faso

– Passionate about business for good and travelling the world

Sasha Graham

Marketing Manager

– Broad marketing work experience – from finance to fashion

– Russian language blogger championing equality and diversity ideas to former Soviet countries

– Ex-actress and dancer who loves art and culture

Cezanne Tobin

Executive Assistant

– Executive assistant to Hephzi Pemberton

– Experienced office manager and assistant with multiple years of experience in financial services

– Mother of two boys and lover of quiet weekends

Chris Beck

Creative Associate

– London based designer with over 5 years experience specialising in brand identity 

– Founder of design collective Lookandfeelstudio

– Developed identities ranging from social enterprises for entrepreneurial women in Africa to airlines and financial institutions

– Previously worked at studios such as Dixon Baxi, Venture Three and Superunion

The Equality Promise

At Equality, these are our values, in all we do, all the time:


We passionately believe that all humans are created equal. No matter your gender, race or religion. We treat everyone we meet with equal respect and dignity.


We strive for excellence in all we do. We work hard to deliver results for our members and clients. We measure ourselves against the best in our industry and we work hard to constantly improve.


We focus on our goals and never take our eyes off the prize of achieving equality for all women and men. We know this is a long race and we will continue to run it with perseverance and pace.