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As the Executive member of Diageo responsible for the design and implementation of the company’s Inclusion and Diversity strategy, Mairéad has been instrumental in driving numerous gender diversity initiatives. Diageo’s ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’ ten-year sustainability plan included the bold target of having 50% female representation across leadership positions by 2030. In addition, for the first time the organization’s Long Term Incentive Plan included gender diversity as one of its selected measures, ensuring every senior leader is incentivized to make progress on the D&I agenda. Under Mairéad’s leadership Diageo has also improved the balance of its executive leadership team: whilst eleven years ago, Diageo’s Executive Committee was all men, it is now made up of 38% women. In March of this year, Mairéad led the introduction of Menopause Guidelines, which offer strengthened support and flexibility and encourage all employees to build their understanding of how the menopause impacts individuals.