Dr Miranda Brawn

miranda brawn




Let us ensure that the next 100 years will see gender equality achieved everywhere so that we can all reach our full potential.



Dr Miranda Brawn has a background as an investment banker and barrister having been one of the first women of colour on the trading floor in the 1990s. Miranda is a senior business, legal and diversity executive. Her day job is Director of Legal and Transaction Management where she manages the legal risk for derivatives and regulations across Europe at Daiwa. Throughout her career, she has negotiated deals and legal contracts exceeding £5 trillion pounds. Outside of her day job, she is the Founder and CEO of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation blazing a trail for the next generation and helping to close the diversity gap across the Globe. Her Foundation made UK history by launching the first race diversity lecture aimed at schoolchildren. Miranda has been named as one of the UK’s leading diversity champions where recent press has called Miranda the go-to person for race diversity in the City of London. She is a regular business and diversity expert on television, radio, online and print.

Miranda is also a multi-award winning leader who has regularly been named as one of the most influential persons in the UK by various annual “Powerlists” including Top 30 BAME Business Executive Leaders Powerlist (Financial Times), Top 100 Women in European Finance (Financial News) Top 30 Diversity Champions in the City (Brummel Magazine) and UK’s Top 10 inspiring females changing Britain (Metro) to name but a few. Miranda received a Doctor of Letters in 2017 from the University of Brighton for her global contribution and services to business, financial services, law and diversity. With a refreshing and diverse background, Miranda is an international public speaker, board advisor, equality commissioner and patron to a number of organisations.

A woman who has inspired me

“Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. A new day is on the horizon, and when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificient women and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “me too” again.” - Oprah Winfrey's Speech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes

My words to share with others

We can all play our part to ensure that true diversity and equality is achieved in the 21st Century.

My proudest achievement

The launch of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation which helps to increase diversity across the Globe while supporting young leaders from a range of social backgrounds. My Foundation was initially set up following a race diversity gap in the workplace which was not being prioritized in 2015. We strive to improve the positions of minority groups (including girls and women) at all levels of society, through education, enablement and empowerment. We do this through raising awareness, advocacy, diversity lectures, tailored scholarships, funding, work experience, mentoring and positive action. This has resulted in empowering our next generation of leaders with the skills and networks to affect positive change in marginalised communities while closing the diversity gap and setting the foundation to have successful careers.

My thoughts on feminism and women’s suffrage

Everyone (male and female) who believes in gender equality is a feminist.  The Centenary is a moment of celebration, a time to reflect on the great strides made towards gender equality and what action is still required to close the gender equality gap. Let us ensure that the next 100 years will see gender equality achieved everywhere so that we can all reach our full potential.