Barbara leads Accenture’s global programme on equality in the workplace – ‘Getting to Equal’. Her research investigated challenges behind the gender gap in career advancement and pay, providing encouraging and actionable news about equality in the workplace, helping Accenture to cultivate a more inclusive environment. Under her direction, the research, surveying over 22,000 people across 34 countries, identified 40 factors that are statistically shown to influence advancement of women, including 14 that are most likely to effect change. Since publishing her study, Barbara has reached hundreds of HR professionals and business leaders internally and externally with her findings. Barbara is a particularly passionate advocate for BAME women, LGBT+ women and women who experience mental health difficulties, lending her support to numerous inclusion initiatives, including as executive sponsor for mental health where she has driven forward a programme that has trained over 2000 mental health allies. Barbara has also launched a development programme for female managers in her team, through which she mentors a number of women.