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Harriet is a key executive sponsor of Women@IBM, IBM’s own 90,000-strong social community for women. The community directs women to the training, resources and materials they need to progress their careers, and creates a network of women who can share tips, insights and support. Within one month of starting work in Asia Pacific Harriet championed the “Advancing Women’s Leadership” initiative in India to improve diversity and inclusion. The programme continued in India throughout June, with Harriet reaching over 6,000 Indian employees through a series of speeches, fireside chats and roundtables addressing inclusion and innovation. Harriet pioneered an inclusive suite of events in Singapore around International Women’s Day, under the theme #pressforprogress. Over 300 people, including men and women, attended panel sessions showcasing best practice and encouraging discussion around inclusion and women in the workplace. Externally, Harriet regularly speaks at events focused on women in business. Most recently, she addressed Australia’s very first International Women’s Forum event, addressing the role of AI in the advancement of diversity and inclusion and the elimination of unconscious bias. A regular commentator on LinkedIn, Harriet has drawn attention to women-specific issues including gender diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace.

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