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At Mastercard, they are investing in people and creating an inclusive environment where the best people choose to be. It is Ajay’s goal to hire and retain the best and brightest talent, and ensure they feel valued and respected. His commitment to gender equality is ongoing, continuing to listen to employees and to take actions aligned with Mastercard’s commitment. The three pillars of their efforts include, creating opportunities for teams by expanding their skills and experiences; working to support the development of future leaders through programs like thier Women in Technology effort and Girls4Tech STEM education program; and bringing balance and equal access to products and solutions. Externally, Ajay and Mastercard are involved in a number of external partnerships and programs designed to facilitate gender diversity. For example, the Board Chairman and other Mastercard management are members of the 30% Club and 25% of the board of directors are female. Among many accolades, Ajay was recently listed among the best-performing CEOs in the world by Harvard Business Review, and awarded ‘Business Leader of the Year’ at the 7th Annual Asian Awards.

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