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As Chief Human Resource Officer at Unilever, Leena is an executive sponsor on the Global Diversity Board. In this position she has proudly helped the Unilever achieve its goal of a 50:50 gender balance in managerial roles globally, using historical data to set targets for business functions. In partnership with Harvard University, the company has also launched a metric called the Gender Appointment Ratio, to present senior leaders with their gender appointment track record and provoke meaningful conversations about gender biases. Other initiatives sponsored by Leena include MAPS, Unilever’s flagship Maternity and Paternity Support program, which has achieved a 24% reduction in attrition by supporting employees going through the transition to parenthood. Outside of Unilever, Leena sits on the World Economic Forum Steering Committee on the Future of Education, Gender and Work and on the Leadership Council at the International Centre for Research and Women.