Talent and Inclusion Development Partner
Nicola Maddox is the Talent and Inclusion Development Partner at Federated Hermes. She is responsible for the development and implementation of their Inclusion Strategy and diversity and inclusion related activities which focus on the attraction, retention and engagement of talent.
Nicola has worked in Talent related roles for 13 years across a number of different industries including, professional services, financial services and engineering and has been part of the Federated Hermes D&I group, Unity, for the past three years. She has implemented a number of programmes such as a returners coaching programme and firmwide mentoring scheme.
Nicola trained to be a professional ballet dancer at the Royal Ballet School and had to change career due to injury, where she faced a number of challenges due to an unconventional education. She is passionate about helping to drive culture change around stereotypes and in particular re-educate companies on hiring processes.