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Oaklin women's network

At Oaklin, we strive to build a strong community of women throughout different stages of their careers. Our network of people is important to us and so providing a forum for our women to meet, learn, collaborate and mentor each other creates invaluable connections both in and outside the firm.

Our OWN committments

Everyone is welcome to join Oaklin Women's Network (OWN), which aims to empower and support our women to reach their fullest potential, whilst also empowering everyone to act as allies. As a network, we set out to achieve this through organising knowledge sharing discussions, keynote speaker events, and networking sessions all arranged on a quarterly basis. Some of our recent initiatives include our "Conversations with Women Leaders” article series, sharing how Oaklin #EmbraceEquity for International Women’s Day, and a group outing to a local networking event.

As a network we also organise learning sessions and events that help all our people (not just women!) develop their awareness and skill sets. Our sessions range on a variety of topics from building presence and impact at work to self-defence classes.

The network was founded by several of Oaklin’s women who are passionate about helping women thrive in consulting and in the work place. We genuinely value equity, diversity and inclusion and know that they enable brilliant ideas to grow and people to succeed. Join us and make a difference.

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Our network in numbers:







Shikha Goyal

Associate Partner

Shikha is an accomplished consultant with over 12 years’ experience of successfully delivering large scale technology transformation and data programmes. She has led multiple end to end delivery programmes, from inception through to operationalisation in a variety of industries including Financial Services, Hi-Tech, Energy & Utilities across UK, US and India.

She enjoys working on challenging technology projects and is passionate about helping clients keep pace with the changing technology landscape, stay competitive in the market and achieve their full potential.

Prior to joining Oaklin, Shikha has worked with Baringa, Deloitte and Accenture. She has an MBA in Finance from University of Rochester, NY and graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from India. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling and hiking.

Melissa Stokes


Melissa is a highly driven and dynamic Consultant who has been delivering large scale technology transformation programmes, focusing on the people side of change. She has worked across a range of sectors, including petrochemicals, energy and utilities and telecommunications. Melissa also co-leads the Oaklin Women's Network and is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity inside and outside of the workplace. Prior to joining Oaklin, Melissa has worked in Product Management at Vodafone and has a graduate degree in Management from the London School of Economics.

Claudia Dilley

People Manager

Claudia is an HR and Talent professional who excels at future-proofing organisations for growth. She has over 18 years’ experience working in a variety of businesses and sectors, spending the last 7 years setting up HR functions in growing consulting businesses as she studied for her CIPD qualifications before joining Oaklin. Claudia most enjoys developing talent and enhancing businesses by getting the very best out of people.

Prior to this, Claudia spent 11 years as a Business Manager at Christie’s auctioneers, where she managed a portfolio of departments from Luxury Handbags to Pop Culture. Claudia studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art and outside of work, loves collecting cheap art prints and arranging her collection into ‘gallery walls’ in her home.