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Christiana is a leader of the Schneider-Lenné Cadre at Deutsche Bank, a group of senior women at the firm who are selected to act as role models, drive cultural change, and help develop diverse talent. Her actions to promote gender equity have included announcing equal parental leave for primary and non-primary caregivers, signing the CEO Action Diversity & Inclusion pledge and the UN Principles of Responsible Banking, and implementing changes in hiring practices with immediate results. In a reflection of the changes Christiana has pushed for, Deutsche Bank’s regional graduate intake for this year was 41% female and 10% Black, a 13 and 6 percentage point increase from last year respectively. Deutsche Bank’s other recent D&I efforts include partnering with 11 minority-, woman- and service-disabled veteran-owned underwriters to issue a $750 million D&I bond to help finance the business in the US.