As the Co-chair of the Human Capital Committee and Talent Sub-Committee, Robert has led and sponsored a number of initiatives aimed at increasing gender equality in the workplace. He helped launch BlackRock’s Women Leadership Forum, established extended maternity/paternity leave and a flexible time-off policy, and sponsored numerous senior women, through investing in helping them find broader, more impactful careers at BlackRock. As Interim Global Head of HR, Robert expanded adoption assistance and new surrogacy and egg freezing benefits for all employees. Robert is also one of the founders of the first chapter of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network based on the East coast. As one of BlackRock Women’s Leadership Forum Chairs, Robert has been a Global Executive Committee sponsor of the program for many years and has been instrumental in involving other Global Executive Committee members as sponsors of women in the program.