Ann champions gender diversity from the top at Mastercard, working with the full management committee to make gender balance a reality. Her work includes advocating for gender balanced slates for every senior appointment; sponsoring women’s executive training; sponsoring Mastercard’s Gender Steer Co, focused on People, Market and Society; sponsoring and mentoring top female leaders and bringing in more female executives; getting more women into external board seat appointments; sponsoring focus groups to understand the key issues women at all career levels face; and driving and sponsoring company-wide strategy and narrative on gender equality. Ann advocates for STEM and has set a goal to reach one million girls aged 10-13 around the world with Mastercard’s signature Girls4Tech™ programme by 2025. She also promotes global standards in parental leave policies. Beyond Mastercard, Ann is the new co-chair of the 30% Club, looking to campaign for greater representation of women in and beyond the board. She is a member of the UK AI Council, hoping to eliminate bias in algorithms. Ann also chairs the board of the Financial Alliance for Women.

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