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Siobhan has been co-leading on internal D&I initiatives to achieve a goal of 35% female leadership by 2020 and 40% by 2025. Each business unit now has a multi-year talent plan with gender diversity actions and milestones, sponsored by the business head. She is also an active sponsor of the women’s network “Spirited Women” and the LGBT Rainbow Network. In her own legal function, females hold 55% of roles across the team. She also ensures, when reviewing relationships with law firms, that they look at diversity statistics, not just gender, but also ethnic origin, LGBT+ diversity, and social mobility. Siobhan led the initiative for #IWD2017 to make #BeBoldForChange a rallying cry in and outside Diageo. This involved the organisation of panel discussions and events, and the use of internal media to promote her activity. She has spoken on many occasions about the benefits of having an open and inclusive workforce and acts as a senior agent of change in the business. Externally, Siobhan encourages girls to enter the legal profession and young female lawyers to strive to achieve their goals, through talking about her career journey and decision points along the way.

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