Jessica Garbett

I work at PwC as a Manager within the People & Organisation Consulting team, working with clients from across sectors on their people challenges, including how to attract, retain and develop talent.

Through my role I have been able to work with clients on some of society’s most complex problems such as preparing for the future of work, upskilling/reskilling, creating an inclusive and diverse workforce and more widely supporting their workforce and HR function transformation.

I am founder and Chair of the PwC UK Social Mobility Network, which comprises of over 900 members, and around 80 Social Mobility Champions who take a active role in driving Social Mobility in their regions and business units with the ultimate goal of maximising the impact that PwC’s Social Mobility initiatives can have on the communities in which we operate and raising awareness of Social Mobility. Social mobility is an area that is close to my heart personally, after growing up in a working class family, hence my passion to make a difference in this space.

Outside of work I am a Trustee of Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster and I have spoke at events within PwC to encourage colleagues across all grades to take on trustees roles as this is an area where I feel that we can make a big difference, and in particular where young people can bring diverse perspectives to boards.

I am a One Young World Ambassadors and previously co-chaired the PwC One Young World Network, which has a goal of empowering those who are Manager and below to drive change in areas they are passionate about and to raise awareness amongst this group of global issues. As part of this role our network organised a number of internal and external events such as Sustainable Development Goal coffee mornings, larger scale events on climate change and poverty alleviation.

I have been involved in organising annual volunteering ‘One Firm One Day’ activities for my team (with approx 300-400 participants) over the past few years, and I also participate in fundraising on a regular basis running London Marathon to support this.