Noreen Biddle Shah

Numis Securities Limited
Woman of the Year

The words to describe this individual were advocate, inspirational, supportive, brave and modest. This individual has seen first-hand what systemic racism in the workplace can do to family, friends and hard-working professionals. Since making the decision to share an impactful story, she has created a non-for-profit that is aimed at using the power of storytelling to ensure that a momentum is maintained and that the dialogue flows around race in the workplace and society. Supported by highly influential individuals across the financial services industry and with the help of pro-bono partners, this individual is bringing life to the experiences of senior ethnically diverse professionals in the industry. By setting up Reboot, she is fighting to overcome racism and prejudice in the workplace. Our judges were left inspired by her initiative and the research and documenting of statistics that will help improve our understanding of racism in the workplace, so that we can change it accordingly! She is most deserving and is your 2021 Woman of the Year.