Stefano actively encourages diversity and flexibility, as demonstrated by establishing a Women’s Network to support the development, advancement and engagement of a gender-balanced workforce. Stefano has initiated many initiatives and policy changes to increase gender diversity within his own significant area of influence. Since 2014, six female professionals joined Stefano’s team to re-enter the workforce through the bank’s “Real-Returns Program” and he offers his professional experience as a mentor to many employees. Stefano participates in a variety of events, both internally and externally, aimed at promoting gender diversity and encouraging the advancement of women. He also holds attended an advice seminar for Liverpool University, at their London campus, and offers advice to female students on developing their career paths.