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Keela Shackell-Smith, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the Cabinet Office

Keela is a Diversity and Inclusion Manager in the Cabinet Office. Keela led the Civil Service celebrations of the Suffrage Centenary 2018 and co-founded the Cross Government Women's Network.
She was previously a Gender Policy Advisor in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The importance of LGBT+ allies 

Cabinet Office Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Keela Shackell-Smith offers tips on how to be a strong ally at work and support your LGBT+ colleagues. I’m a trans ally, ace ally, lesbian ally, gay ally, intersex ally, pan ally….I’m an LGBT+ …

Suffrage centenary volunteers – this award is for all of you

Members of the Suffrage Centenary Volunteer Team at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office awards ceremony, with their award for winning the Championing Gender Equality category in the 2018 Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Awards; and (right) award presenter Melanie Dawes, Civil Service Gender Champion

Keela Shackell-Smith looks at the contribution of volunteers to the Civil Service's Suffrage Centenary celebrations and ahead to the year's concluding event and beyond.

Cross-Government Women’s Network: looking back on a year of success

Co-Chairs Eleanor Binks and Keela Shackell-Smith

Co-chairs of the Cross-Government Women's Network, Keela Shackell-Smith and Eleanor Binks look back on the successes in their first year, and forward to the challenges ahead.