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As a C-suite healthcare executive within the global pharmaceutical industry, Funke supports women entering their careers and is a skilled mentor and sponsor to her mentees. She acts as executive sponsor for D&I initiatives focusing on the advancement of women and has established gender equality initiatives, running workshops and establishing reverse mentoring and bursary schemes to enhance success. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire (recognising contributions to social and corporate diversity), a skilled public speaker and diversity campaigner and was the only black female member of the Law Society’s Women in Law Group, contributing to the group’s far-reaching successes. She regular features across a range of media outlets including the BBC and supports inclusive leadership as a business committee member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Governance and Inclusive Leadership. Funke has been instrumental in entrenching inclusion in the business world and beyond.

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