RSOne Vision

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has been a recent focus of RiskSpan as of early 2021, and Managing Director Christabel James has led the effort. She works closely with RiskSpan’s executive team to initiate and build out RSOne DEI strategies. Christabel has established a mentoring program and organized a number of team building events. She is also active in coordinating and attending events geared towards women in finance.



Formal Mentorship Programs

  • Open to all employees companywide
  • One on one conversations with team members to understand their personal and career aspirations and match them to a mentor
  • Guide executive and management team on mentorship community
  • Heavily promote reverse mentoring
  • Created and shared guides with both mentors and mentees providing guidance on the program


  • Implement DEI Images for laptop screensavers 
  • Host competitions with the goal of raising awareness
  • Initiate and share results of survey along with action items


  • Established Juneteenth as a corporate holiday 
  • Regular companywide communication drawing attention to a DEI resources

Women’s Employee Resource Group (ERG)

  • Established ERG to support and encourage the women in the firm
  • Established a women’s forum and schedule individual conversations with junior staff
  • Hosted female’s get together which included women at all levels from associate analysts to CEO

 Industry DEI Committees and Events

  • RiskSpan is an active contributor to the Structured Finance Association’s DEI Toolkit Initiative, which provides guidance and resources on best practices related to DEI. SFA’s Toolkit includes a combination of video interviews, member-written blogs, articles, podcasts, and member-firm submitted resources centered around diversity recruitment.
  • Participated in the Virtual National Diversity and Leadership Conference 2021 

Training Framework

  • Available to anyone seeking assistance with certifications and customized training programs
  • Built a framework for team to take advantage of courses included as part of memberships for free or a reduced cost
  • RS Portal integration was initiated