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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. In January, Harriet was appointed to Singapore’s Economic Development Board, becoming the first female industry board member and resourcing committee member. Harriet pioneered the second annual inclusive suite of events in Singapore around International Women’s Day, under the theme #BeEqual. Harriet led a live-streamed panel session to 2,500 IBMers to answer tough questions, leading to overwhelmingly positive feedback on attendees’ trust in IBM’s support of an equal and inclusive workplace. Externally, Harriet regularly speaks at events focused on women in business, including 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 and in live media, Harriet has drawn attention to women-specific issues including gender diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace.

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