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Parminder Kohli

Senior Vice President
Shell Plc

Throughout his career, Parminder - Senior Vice President at Shell - has been an active supporter and contributor to the Balance Network, Shell's women's network in the UK. He has led mentoring circles, coached, and mentored members, fostering growth and empowerment. With an impressive record, Parminder has led gender-balanced executive teams for the past 8 years, promoting inclusivity across roles and levels. He pioneered flexible working and inclusivity practices, keeping women connected during maternity leave and driving gender representation in leadership roles within EMEA. Appointed by the UK Government as a Social Mobility Commissioner in 2022, he influences national social mobility efforts by integrating protected characteristics including Gender into the efforts of the Social Mobility Commission.

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Mark Bunnage

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Research
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Mark serves as an executive sponsor of Vertex’s IWILL (Inspiring Women in Leadership and Learning) employee resource network (ERN). In this role, he provides senior leadership support and actively and visibly demonstrates the power of allyship. Mark's dedication led to establishing the Women in Science group within the IWILL ERN, championing belonging and career growth. He advocates for reverse mentorship, actively participating and supporting the program’s expansion. An advocate for meaningful allyship, Mark facilitated discussions with authors of “The Good Guys: What Great Male Allies Do”, fostering impactful allyship across Vertex. Mark's transparency initiatives, like sharing consolidated demographic data with all employees, also cultivate a culture of accountability and progress for women. His introduction of open application processes for career-defining roles boosts representation, building a diverse leadership team. Mark's influence extends globally, inspiring initiatives like the working parent-focused project, which enhances the working experience for all Vertex employees.

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Reshma Kewalramani

CEO and President
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

As CEO, Reshma leads Vertex’s mission of investing in scientific innovation to transform the lives of people with serious diseases — like cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, type 1 diabetes and more. Under Reshma’s leadership, Vertex fosters a strong culture of inclusion, diversity and equity and supports four thriving employee resource networks that strengthen community and belonging for women, racially and ethnically diverse employees, LGBTQ+ employees, and veterans and first responders. Reshma works to make careers in science, technology and biopharma approachable to more people. She implemented a skills-based approach to hiring, removing academic degree requirements where appropriate — to make jobs accessible to anyone with the relevant skills. Reshma is also passionate about supporting biomedical innovation, the next generation of scientists, and her community. Outside of Vertex, she serves on the Boards of Year Up and the Biomedical Science Careers Program, organizations committed to closing the opportunity gap for women and underrepresented groups.

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Yvonne Garcia

Chief of Staff to State Street Chairman and CEO, Global Head of Internal Communications, and Head of Global CEO Experience Program
State Street Corporation

Yvonne sits on State Street’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (ID&E) Council and is an active leader of local and national communities. In addition to her work for State Street, Yvonne is the Chair of the Association of Latino Professionals for Advancement (ALPFA) Advisory Board, and the Executive Director of Small Business Strong, a coalition of leading firms in Massachusetts supporting over 3,000 women and minority-owned businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic downturn. Yvonne is also the co-founding Chair of Milagros para Niños, a board at Children’s Hospital in Boston, which has raised more than $20 million in funds for Hispanic children who cannot afford medical care. In addition, Yvonne was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey to serve on the state’s Latino Empowerment Commission Board. Most recently, Yvonne was appointed to the Board of Directors of Reading Cooperative Bank and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

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Jennifer Taylor

Chief Compliance Officer for Citibank, N.A & Banking and International
Citi

As Co-Chair of Citi's EMEA Women Affinity Steering Committee, Jennifer spearheaded the creation of initiatives, including the "Power Walk," bringing women and male allies together to walk in pairs, sharing stories in a mentoring conversation. In 2023, 400 employees across 23 locations participated, with plans to expand in 2024. Jennifer is an advocate for gender diversity; hiring a number of high-profile women, improving her department's gender diversity globally and at senior levels. She is a mentor to several women and sponsors talent within Citi and pan- industry. Prior to joining Citi, Jennifer was the Co-Chair of EMEA D&I Council at a top-tier investment bank, where she executed a global D&I strategy, oversaw mentoring programs and panels, and drove progress toward representation targets. Furthermore, Jennifer was invited to ring the closing bell at the NYSE in celebration of International Women's day in 2022 in recognition of her diversity efforts. Jennifer also sits on the board of Vital Voices, a non-profit organization that works with women leaders in the areas of economic empowerment, women's political participation, and human rights.

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Kelly Burtenshaw

Head of Finance
British American Tobacco

Kelly is the Head of Finance at British American Tobacco. With a global perspective, Kelly has been a driving force behind enhancing working conditions, parental arrangements, and career pathways for women's talent within BAT. As the first woman Finance Director in PTC's history, Kelly leads a diverse team, recognizing her pivotal role in promoting an inclusive culture. She also initiated the first flexible working policy at BAT Australia, emphasizing work-life balance and inclusivity. As a catalyst for change, Kelly leads the Women Inclusion Network in Pakistan, fostering open dialogues and creating safe spaces for growth and learning among women in the workplace. Her dedication to empowering women leaders extends beyond her organization. Kelly has shared her insights on diversity, innovation, leadership, and career development through keynote speeches and presentations at various conferences. She also mentors and advocates aspiring women professionals, providing guidance and encouragement.

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Lisa Fernihough

Chief People Officer
KPMG

Lisa is the Chief People Officer and Partner at KPMG UK. With executive accountability for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (IDE) strategies, Lisa champions the firm's commitment to 40:40:20 representation, promoting a minimum of 40% women and 40% men in leadership roles and fostering an environment where everyone thrives. Lisa's advocacy shines through her sponsorship of award-winning mentorship programs like RaiseYou, nurturing a diverse talent pipeline, and I.T.'s Her Future, a ground-breaking network for women in technology. She actively contributes to the Women in Leadership community, sharing insights and inspiration with peers. Her contributions to the industry earned her recognition from organizations like Women in Banking Finance, the MCA, and in the recently published book, “Women in Leadership: 500 Lessons to our Younger Selves.”

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Corinne Ripoche

CEO
Capita Experience

Corinne Ripoche is the CEO of Capita Experience, having joined the business in October 2022. Corinne is a passionate advocate of female leadership and empowerment and is a diversity and inclusion activist. More broadly, as an intentional leader, Corinne believes in unlocking the potential of all people through empowerment and the provision of opportunity, actively mentoring in startup companies in the HR technology space. As the executive sponsor of the Capita Gender Equality Network and a regular participant in the Capita RISE program, Corinne leverages her insight and expertise to support underrepresented groups and promote development. Her positive influence extends to the industry, speaking on panels, at events, and in the media, advocating for women in the C-suite, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Recognitions such as membership of the Fortune Most Powerful Women community, and her role as a board member of C200 underscore her impactful contributions to shaping a more inclusive world.

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Ekta Narula

Director Operations
Barclays

At Barclays, Ekta has led in translating the global DEI strategy into actions for ERGs across India, which are brought together through a DEI network established by Ekta. She is also involved with the WIN gender ERG, which focuses on attracting, recruiting & retaining diverse talent, achieving gender ambitions, and improving the employee value proposition as an inclusive organization. The group has organized impactful development programs to progress women at Barclays and has introduced sponsorship and mentoring initiatives. Externally, Ekta has developed partnerships with gender-focused partners to amplify women’s progression and drive employer value propositions.

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Sanjana Chhantyal

Investment Analyst and Relationship Manager
Avasar Equity Limited

A Fulbright Scholar and MBA graduate from Emory University, Sanjana Chhantyal utilizes her finance and investment analysis expertise to organize training workshops for early-stage entrepreneurs, with a particular focus on women and youth entrepreneurs. She is the co-founder of the Stree-Shakti Project, which aims to encourage and prepare young women to take on leadership roles in Nepal's Energy sector by increasing access to information, mentorship and networking opportunities. She has conducted training sessions for young Nepali women on Circular Economy, Entrepreneurship, Clean Energy, Innovation, and raising equity investment. Sanjana also founded the Next Steps Project: she designed a higher education research toolkit and has conducted mentorship sessions in schools and colleges to help students, especially young girls and first-generation students, to make informed academic decisions. She is a member of the UN Women Asia and the Pacific’s 30 for 2030 Youth Network, USAID Youth Excel's Global Youth Advisory Council and serves as the YSP Deputy Project Lead at SDSN-Youth, program of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

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Bamidele Farinre

Pathology Quality Manager/Governance Lead
Whittington Health NHS

Bamidele Farinre, Pathology Quality Manager/Governance Lead at NHS, has cultivated an inclusive culture by fostering open communication, mentorship programs, and resource groups. She has heightened awareness, visibility, and innovation as a Freedom to Speak Up ambassador and BAME Forum staff representative. Bamidele's commitment to equity is evident through her contributions to policy reviews and her efforts to celebrate diversity within the organization. Committed to personal development, Bamidele invests in others and actively mentors aspiring scientists. Her leadership roles, including deputy chair of the Institute of Biomedical Science's Virology Special Advisory Panel and committee involvement, showcase her dedication to inclusive decision-making. As a Black woman senior leader, she ensures diverse perspectives are heard and valued. With numerous affiliations, such as being a WISE campaign role model and STEM Ambassador, her expertise is showcased through published works, podcasts, speaking engagements, and roles in recognizing excellence within healthcare science.

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Sarah Chapman

Technical Leader and North Europe STEM Champion
3M

Sarah initially trained in ballet until an inspirational teacher steered her towards a rewarding career in STEM, a story she recently shared in a TEDx talk entitled “Why we need STEM role models who are a bit less brilliant” which challenged the genius scientist stereotype. A Technical Manager at global science-based technology company, 3M, and working parent, Sarah is a role model and champion for diversity in STEM. She chairs the 3M EMEA Technical Women's Leadership Forum which has delivered #IAmRemarkable workshops to over 500 people and was recently appointed as North Europe STEM Champion enabling her to take her STEM volunteering to a new level and support 3M’s pledge to create five million unique STEM and Skilled Trades learning experiences for underrepresented individuals by the end of 2025. A governor at Farnborough College of Technology, she was recognised as a ‘Rising Star in Education’ in the WeAreTheCity Rising Star Awards 2022.

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Lara Jewinat

Engineering Director
Orsted

Lara, Engineering Director at Orsted, was elected as Co-Chair for the Gender Inclusion network in Region Europe where she has led impactful initiatives to support Orsted's EDI aspirations. In her capacity, Lara has spearheaded various initiatives. Among them, a Gender Inclusion global newsletter that highlights talent and sheds light on the challenges women face in the workplace, and showcasing senior management perspectives and support on the topic. Lara's dedication to positive change is palpable through her orchestration of awareness workshops, which tackle bias, promote healthy money habits, and address bullying, harassment, and discrimination. She championed a campaign aimed at unraveling personal biases, fostering awareness of internal predispositions. Additionally, she initiated a Coffee Roulette, fostering networking and dismantling barriers throughout the organization. Collaborating with Monika Izydorczyk, VP Partnerships, Professional Women Network in Copenhagen, Lara co-created the empowering "Women in Energy breakfast" series, facilitating connections, shared experiences, and the fortification of diversity and inclusivity within the energy sector.

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Shivani Naveen

Associate Director, Professional Services
MoEngage

Shivani, Associate Director of Professional Services, spearheaded impactful initiatives at MoEngage, collaborating with HR to launch the Menstrual Leave Policy, creating a more inclusive environment for women by pitching to install sanitary napkin dispensers, and promoting gender balance through strategic women hiring. Shivani's commitment to elevating women's voices is showcased in her high-profile speaking engagements. She organized a session featuring Dr. Kiran Bedi (24th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee, first Indian woman to be appointed head of the United Nations Police) discussing women's empowerment and self-care. Additionally, she curated a panel discussion featuring accomplished women leaders, delving into career development and leadership. Recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion, Shivani orchestrated internal DEI awards at MoEngage. Moreover, her dedication to social responsibility shines through her efforts in conducting donation drives for various essential items, benefitting NGOs like Mahila Daskhata Samiti, Bangalore, India.

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David Lindberg

CEO, Retail Banking, NatWest
NatWest Group

David, CEO of Retail Banking, is a crucial driver of NatWest's DEI strategy, ensuring alignment with the bank's Purpose & Values. David is the executive sponsor for NatWest's Gender Employee Led Network and Allied Males, fostering a supportive environment for nearly 9000 colleagues. His role encompasses global initiatives, including support for women SMEs through Enterprise and Entrepreneurship programs. David's dedication extends to his co-sponsorship of enhanced Partner Leave policies, promoting shared caregiving responsibilities. He advocates for women's voices, pushing for safer work environments and societal awareness. Since 2015, we have seen an 11% increase in women's representation across the top three global leadership levels and elevated colleague sentiment on inclusivity and elevated colleague sentiment on inclusivity. Additionally, David is a pivotal member of HMT's Women in Finance Accountable Executive Taskforce (AET), contributing to change within the Financial Services Industry. He also collaborated on designing an industry blueprint for achieving gender parity in senior management by 2032.

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William Ko

Vice President
Barclays Bank PLC

William is a Vice President at Barclays Bank PLC, dedicated to advancing gender equality. With a focus on empowerment, he has led as COO for Win APAC (Women initiative network) for three years and Win Hong Kong for four years. As a Male Allies representative for two years, he fosters collaboration to advance diversity. William strategically allocates resources for gender equality awareness and spearheads impactful projects like debates, mentorships, and panels. He addresses barriers to women's participation, fostering balanced ratios within departments and teams while driving inclusive policies. Beyond "WIN," William also partners with other networks within the organization, driving holistic awareness across committees. His cross-regional collaborations emphasize knowledge sharing, contributing to a more equitable workplace and society.

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Laura Jordan Bambach

Former President & CCO
Grey London

Laura Jordan Bambach is the President and Chief Creative Officer at Grey London. At Grey, she introduced a charter that promotes greater equity, inclusion, and representation in clients' organizations, helping to foster positive change in the advertising industry. Laura's commitment goes beyond her role at Grey, and as the Founder of SheSays, Laura empowers women in the creative sector, with over 90,000 members across 55 cities. She also launched The WEI, a personal development plan for women mid-career, and OKO, a mentoring app for underprivileged young adults. She actively supports DEIR initiatives with WACL and mentors rising star women in the industry. Laura advocates for gender parity through events like Funny Women and IAA Creativity4Better. Moreover, as a Jury President at Eurobest 2022 and Film Juror at Clio 2023, she continues to make a significant impact in the creative world.

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Carmen Bodden

Vice President and General Manager, CertainTeed Roofing
Saint-Gobain North America

Carmen is Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed Roofing at Saint-Gobain North America and is a dedicated advocate for diversity and inclusion within the manufacturing and construction industries. Her team exemplifies her leadership within the organization, where women hold multiple vital roles. Carmen also serves as the Executive Advisor of the company's Women's Network, championing initiatives that empower women. She mentors women colleagues and collaborates with organizations like the Manufacturing Institute's Women Make America program to foster a pipeline of women talent. Passionate about her field, Carmen takes leadership roles outside her company, contributing to the National Women in Roofing (NWIR) organization and its Philadelphia Chapter. She promotes women's advancement through events, education, and advocacy, contributing to the DEI committee to drive nationwide change. As a speaker at trade shows like the International Roofing Expo, Carmen also facilitates discussions on the value of women in the roofing industry.

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Claudia Boeri

President, SAP Latina America South
SAP

Claudia Boeri, President of SAP South Region, fostered a genuinely inclusive workforce representing over 18 nationalities. Since taking the helm in September 2018, she has orchestrated remarkable growth in the percentage of women in the company and management positions, with rates reaching 51% and 50.5%, respectively. Her advocacy for diversity has materialized through groundbreaking initiatives like an inclusive parental leave policy and the promotion of women leaders in key positions, including Argentina and Peru. Beyond her SAP role, Claudia is deeply engaged in various leadership positions and board memberships, including Women Corporate Directors, Junior Achievement Argentina, and IDEA. Her accolades include being ranked #1 in the "Women Leadership 25" and participating in impactful events like TEDxBarrioSanNicolás and the Gender Equality event. Claudia's dedication extends to mentoring women within SAP's Business Women's Network, further solidifying her commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders.

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Yolanda Seals-Coffield

Chief People Officer
PwC US

Yolanda Seals-Coffield is the PwC US Chief People Officer. As a principal who has been with the firm for over 12 years, Yolanda has worked with teams across every aspect of the employee experience. In 2022, Yolanda launched My+, the firm’s biggest and boldest reimagination of its people experience. Before joining the US Leadership Team, she was the firm’s Chief Employment Counsel and also previously served as president of the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. Outside of work, Yolanda is an active leader in the Stamford Norwalk Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. and the Fairfield County Chapter of The Links Incorporated. Yolanda received her JD from the Boston University School of Law where she was a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow and a staff editor of the Public Interest Law Journal. She is a proud graduate of Howard University, where she received her BA.

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Heather Mitchell

Chief Risk Officer, Head of EMEA and the firm's global General Counsel for Investments
Carlyle

As Chief Risk Officer, Head of EMEA, and the firm's global General Counsel for Investments, Heather Mitchell drives Carlyle's commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive teams. Heather's advocacy goes beyond words, as she sits on Carlyle's DEI Council, a pioneering initiative within the investment management sector, and is a vital member of the ESG Committee, assessing ESG-related risks. Heather also plays a crucial role in Carlyle's Women's Employee Resource Group, fostering an inclusive environment. Her contributions have garnered recognition, including being named in lists like Private Equity News' Twenty Trailblazing Women and Financial News' Fifty Most Influential in P.E. The Financial Times and the Legal 500 GC Powerlist have acknowledged her role in risk management and impactful initiatives. Heather's transformative leadership extends beyond Carlyle; she founded Law-G, a charity supporting Afghan legal professionals, and serves on the board of Cornell Law School.

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Corinna Refsgaard

Group Chief People & Culture Officer
ISS

As the Group Chief People & Culture Officer at ISS, Corinna has supported the D&I team at ISS, offering guidance, resources, and encouragement to implement initiatives that foster a more inclusive and diverse workplace. Her mentorship and advocacy ensure that the team's efforts are recognized and championed at all levels. Corinna's collaboration with H.R. departments has led to gender parity in recruitment and talent management processes. She has also played a pivotal role in developing programs and policies focusing on gender equality, such as flexible work arrangements, mentoring initiatives, and leadership development opportunities for women. Moreover, Corinna shared her experience as a speaker at the Female Young Leader event at ISS HQ in 2023. Her inspiring speech resonated with soon-to-be-graduated female students from Danish universities, offering insights into her career journey and motivating them to pursue leadership roles in business.

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Elisha Rios

Director, Merck Manufacturing Division Integration Lead
Merck & Co.

Elisha is a thought-leader in delivering the intersection of business, diversity and engineering. Alongside her role at Merck, Elisha spearheaded the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) group at Merck, where she leads a global team of 20 to enable Merck’s company goals around four strategic pillars: talent acquisition, talent development, advocacy and outreach, and communications. Under her leadership, SWE at Merck launched the Re-Invent program, a returnship program for experienced employees who have taken a 2+ career break, piloted an ‘on the spot’ hiring program at the SWE conference and has grown to 300+ members. Elisha served as the DE&I Program Manager for Merck's US-Human Health Division in 2022, supporting the organization with strategic planning and creating a best-in-class DE&I metrics dashboard to drive accountability for representation and development. In 2023, Elisha co-led the DE&I strategic team for the Global Science, Engineering and Commercialization organization within the Merck Manufacturing Division.

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Blagorodna Stoycheva

Associate Director, Business Excellence
Xaxis (GroupM)

In 2020, Blagorodna co-founded the Rise Women Network within Xaxis to identify pressing issues and build an understanding and sense of community for a more equitable environment. Through this Network, they held numerous training sessions and networking events, which raised awareness of grassroots charity organizations and how people can support them. Most recently, they raised awareness for Guria India, a charity fighting sex trafficking and supporting the reintegration of victims into society. These initiatives spotlight Women across the organization, ensuring they are invited to speak on panels and events. In addition to her work at Xaxis, Blagorodna is also a member of the Advisory Board and volunteer as Marketing Lead with Springboard Youth Academy, providing innovative and comprehensive educational programs to newly arrived young refugees and asylum seekers aged between 13 and 17.

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Maria Isaza

Global Head of Investment Operations
Man Group

Maria Isaza is Global Head of Investment Operations at Man Group and co-chair of the firm’s Women at Man (WAM) network. Under her co-leadership, WAM underwent a restructuring, introducing network pillars such as Women's Health, Allyship and Mentoring Circles. Maria has led the network’s activities, organising events with industry leaders and building partnerships with Girls Are INvestors and SEO London to enhance diversity in the workforce and showcase career pathways for those from underrepresented backgrounds. Maria also champions DEI within the Product and Client Operations department, organising speaker events with accomplished female leaders within and outside the firm. Maria’s commitment to DEI extends beyond Man Group – she is a mentor for the Women's Societies Alliance Mentorship Programme and participates in speaking engagements at schools and within the industry. She strives to be a guiding light and role model for young women and other diverse groups pursuing careers in finance.

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Anne Marie Elona-Lainez

Learning Consultant
IBM

Anne is a Learning Consultant at IBM and a Co-Lead for IBMHer ASEAN+Korea Women's Business Resource Group, driving initiatives and programs for women empowerment, DEI, wellness, and volunteering. She played a key role in the IBMHer IWD 2023 Celebration and spearheaded the closing celebration, Embracing Equity Through Corporate Social Responsibility, that celebrated the intersectionality of IBMHer, EAGLE, PwDA BRGs and IBM CSR. Anne's dedication to spreading awareness and promoting learning drove major contributions towards the creation and management of the IBMHer website. She’s also a core contributor to Women in the Corner Office and a catalyst for global learning events, mentoring sessions, and workshops, covering topics like allyship and financial independence. Anne’s a certified #IAmRemarkable facilitator, challenging perceptions on self-promotion and improving skills for women and underrepresented groups. She also works with other organizations to promote STEM education and technology trends. Her unwavering dedication continues to empower women and foster diversity within IBM and beyond.

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Jill Chrencik

Principal Scientist
Merck

Jill Chrencik is the Principal Scientist at Merck. Over two years as co-lead of the SSF Women's Network, she initiated inspiring talks spotlighting women in science. She launched the impactful #IAmRemarkable campaign, expanding its reach globally within the organization. Jill's unwavering commitment extends to gender balance within her department. As the driving force behind the CSC Women's Committee, she introduced campaigns fostering support, public speaking skills, and diversity awareness. Her initiatives have been pivotal in creating a more inclusive environment. Jill's impact reaches beyond her organization. She spearheads diversity initiatives at conferences like SACNAS and NOBCChE, advocating for the next generation of scientists. Active within the HBA, she empowers women, and her engagement with local schools and Girl Scouts exemplifies her dedication to inspiring STEM interest in young minds.

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Melissa McLean

Senior Manager - Product Data Management
Reynolds American

Melissa McLean, Senior Manager of Product Data Management at Reynolds American, is the Co-Lead of her organization's Women's Employee Resource Group (WERG). Through this group, Melissa has led panels on various topics, from celebrating cultural heritage to fostering authenticity in the workplace. Her dedication led to her recognition as an "Embrace Equity" award recipient for Women's History Month 2023. Melissa's advocacy goes beyond the workplace. Overcoming a low-income background, she passionately mentors young girls in Guilford County Public Schools, tutors in STEM, and volunteers with Senior Services Meals on Wheels, delivering meals to senior citizens. She also contributes to the annual FIRST Robotics Competition, inspiring high schoolers in STEM journeys. She helps lead fundraising efforts for LEAD Girls’ annual LEAD-A-THON, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake. A proud member of the REACH Women's Network, Melissa radiates positivity and serves as a sponsor for her teams and colleagues.

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Christoph Schweizer

Chief Executive Officer
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

As CEO of BCG, Christoph has made diversity, equity & inclusion a key priority for the firm. Christoph sets clear aspirations related to the hiring, promotion, and retention of women, working closely with the Executive and Operating Committees to advance this agenda. Women represent 46% of the firm’s workforce and over a third of the Executive Committee and hold critical leadership positions across global functions and regions. BCG also continues to uphold equal retention rates for women and men, with an aim to increase women representation at all levels. In 2023, Christoph sponsored the launch of the BLISS (Bias-Free, Leadership, Inclusion, Safety, and Support) Index to quantify the employee experience of inclusion and ensure everyone can bring their authentic selves to work – creating a happier, more motivated, ambitious workforce. Christoph regularly emphasizes the firm’s commitment to DE&I internally through townhalls and externally via promoting BCG’s groundbreaking thought leadership on the topic.

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Jon Holt

Chief Executive
KPMG LLP

Since being elected as Chief Executive of KPMG in April 2021, Jon has put Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) at the heart of his strategy. He is responsible for the firm's progress against IDE targets, as well as pay gaps and action plans, and he ensures that these are regularly discussed and challenged by the Executive Committee in order to drive action and progress. He also sets the tone for all people processes, making sure that colleagues apply a gender and ethnicity lens to achieve the right outcomes and drive sustainable change. In his previous role as the Head of Audit, Jon developed IDE goals for all Audit Partners and Directors, and initiated IDE awareness sessions for all 7,000 of Audit’s employees. Since 2017 Jon has been a member of the KPMG Inclusive Leadership Board, which serves to challenge the firm on progress and bring in external views regarding best practice.

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Wayne Levings

Global Chief Client Officer & Previously CEO APAC
Kantar

Wayne is the Executive sponsor of Kantar's Women at Kantar Employee Resource Group (ERG), where he actively champions women's issues across the organization, from leadership representation to initiatives like International Women's Day and support for menopause awareness. As the CEO of the APAC region and Chief Client Officer, Wayne has made remarkable strides in achieving gender parity. Under his leadership, Kantar earned an outstanding 50:50 gender balance among senior board executives and leaders in the APAC region and amongst the global client partnership leaders. Additionally, Wayne ensured pay parity across all levels within the APAC region, demonstrating his commitment to equality and fairness.

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Brenda Tsai

Global Chief Marketing Officer
State Street Corporation

Brenda Tsai is the Global Chief Marketing Officer at State Street Corporation. She is passionate about advancing diversity in business and is an executive sponsor of State Street's Asian Professionals Alliance Community, empowering Asian American employees with resources for personal growth and professional development. She collaborated with Ascend on the "The Other Side" campaign, highlighting challenges faced by AAPI professionals in corporate America. As an executive member of Ascend Leadership, Brenda supported over 60,000 business professionals and in 2023 was named an Ascend A-List honoree for her achievements and leadership. Outside of State Street, Brenda participates in leading business and industry associations, advocating for diversity and inclusion, where she is a driving force in marketing, diversity, and leadership.

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Tamara Box

Former Managing Partner, EME
Reed Smith

Tamara Box is a partner and immediate past (July 2023) Managing Partner, EME at Reed Smith LLP. Tamara is a non-executive director on the Boards of Interpath Advisory and Hanover Investors, a Trustee of Chartered Management Institute and Chair CMI Women, a trustee of gynaecological cancer charity Eve Appeal, an Advisory Board member of charity Theirworld, an Advisory Board member of LSE’s The Inclusion Initiative and a founding member of the Steering Committee of 30% Club. Tamara has twice been named a Financial News “50 Most influential Lawyers” (2022, 2023) and was Law Firm Leader of the Year – Large Law Firm at Women and Diversity in Law Awards, 2023. Tamara is a passionate advocate for the women at Reed Smith and for gender balance generally. Several women Tamara has nominated have been shortlisted/ winners of female leadership awards from Rising Star, Women of the Future and Asian Women of Achievement.

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Sheetal Acharya

Director of Operations, Global Transformation Office
National Grid

Sheetal is the Director of Operations Global Transformation Office at National Grid, where she also is the Executive Sponsor of the Women in Networks Employee Resource Group and has orchestrated impactful initiatives to promote gender parity and empower women. Her commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace is evident through her leadership of the 1st Annual Women's Summit, which brought together over 100 women for networking and learning. Sheetal's focus on pay equity is marked by hosting events like the "Unhappy Hour" on Equal Pay Day and facilitating the WiN Pay Equity Panel to raise awareness about gender pay gap issues. Beyond her professional endeavors, Sheetal was the Opening Speaker for President Biden's Cancer Moonshot Launch, sharing her inspirational story of overcoming Stage 1 breast cancer. Sheetal's dedication to breast cancer awareness and supporting women's health underscores her commitment to making a positive impact both professionally and personally.

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Katie Grosvenor

Chief Engagement & Growth Officer
GroupM

Katie is the Chief Engagement & Growth Officer at GroupM. Passionate about gender equality, she sponsored and led the Gender ERG at IAS EMEA, fostering an inclusive environment for gender-related conversations. As an Executive Sponsor, she champions the Unite ERG, supporting LGBTQIA+ members. Katie's impact extends to mentorship and sponsorship programs, elevating underrepresented talent to leadership positions and held the position of COO for the women’s network, Bloom, in 2021. She actively endorses the Visible Start program, aiding women in reentering the advertising field after career breaks. Through media appearances and speaking engagements, Katie uses her voice to address workplace inequalities, retention, and mentorship. Beyond the workplace, she collaborates with Business in the Community's Cost of Living Taskforce to alleviate employees' financial challenges. Katie's accolades include being recognized as one of Management Today's 35 Under 35 and one of the U.K.'s 50 Most Influential Women in Tech.

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Mohita Sajwan

Chief Operating Officer - Consumer and Healthcare
Genpact

Mohita Sajwan, Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Consumer and Healthcare at Genpact, leads initiatives that drive progress in gender diversity and has fostered supportive environments like the 'Women in Insurance' group. Her championing of sponsorship through the Pay It Forward program empowers women to succeed by pairing them with influential leaders, resulting in remarkable growth from 32 to 3075 sponsor-protégé pairs in nine years. Mohita's efforts have significantly increased gender diversity in the Consumer Goods & Healthcare vertical, as well as in the Insurance vertical that she previously led as the COO. Her influence extends beyond Genpact as she engages in meaningful conversations with client leaders to foster awareness and support for inclusion. Passionate about mentoring, Mohita actively engages with youth groups, guiding them toward fulfilling their potential and becoming change-makers.

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Jennifer Jeronimo

CEO
Gaingels

As CEO of Gaingels, Inc, Jennifer Jeronimo launched the WAVE program (Women Accessing Venture Equality). This transformative 6-month initiative empowers women and gender-diverse individuals to engage and thrive in the venture economy. This innovative initiative combines education on venture investing with networking opportunities. Beyond Gaingels, Jennifer's influence extends to the CEOX networking group, where she works with senior women throughout many industries to help women's advancement to C-suite positions through peer collaboration. A trailblazer in promoting diversity within venture capital, Jennifer's participation in industry panels, discussions, and events sets her apart. Her contributions range from powerful insights at HSBC's Women's BRG group to discussions on Invest in Her podcast and The Los Angeles Angels podcast.

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Sabrina Browne

Vice President, Corporate Affairs and North America ERG Lead
BCW

As a Vice President and North America ERG Lead, Sabrina works to elevate women across the region through client counsel, internal programs and events, and various speaking engagements. She has been counseling Fortune 500 clients on strategic communications, national campaigns, and ways to provide access to capital to women and minority business owners. Additionally, Sabrina empowers Black employees to enhance their personal and professional development skills through her oversight of BCW's African American Employee Resource (AAER) Group, of which more than 50 percent of members are Black women. She also served as a WPP NextGen Pod Leader, managing a 10-week immersive learning program designed to introduce early talent to WPP. Outside of BCW, Sabrina is a Partner at The Flow Initiative, a national organization committed to ending period poverty in the United States, and Global Board Chair at Pandemic Periods, the leading menstrual health collective operating in over 25 countries worldwide.

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Solange Cunha

Lawyer
Mattos Filho

In 2021, Solange - a Lawer at Mattos Filho - introduced a transformative Book Club at her law firm, emphasizing literature by women authors. This platform delves into discussions about feminism, motherhood, career, race, and class, fostering a safe space for shared experiences and inspiring conversations. A year later, CNN invited her for an interview, shedding light on workplace sexism and showcasing initiatives to inspire other companies to follow suit. Currently, Solange spearheads a mentoring program for women lawyers and interns, addressing the challenges faced by women in corporate environments. Beyond Mattos Filho, Solange has participated in initiatives that promote diversity, including "Leia Mulheres," a nationwide Brazilian book club spotlighting literature by women authors to foster understanding of gender issues, and Maritime SheEO, an international community dedicated to advancing diversity and innovation within traditionally male-dominated industries.

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Yeniva Massaquoi

Associate
Latham & Watkins

Yeniva is a senior associate at Latham & Watkins with extensive experience advising multinational clients on raising capital in high value cross-border transactions. Yeniva is also a member and previous Global Leader of Latham’s Women Lawyers Group (WLG), which has over 1500 members globally. As Global Leader, Yeniva drove the WLG’s mission to recruit, retain, and progress women lawyers by spearheading professional development training, mentorship, and community building, including by organising retreats, launching women-focused networks, furthering mentoring schemes, and moderating panel discussions on gender equity and progression. Prior to WLG, Yeniva was Chair of Latham’s Black Lawyers Group in London followed by two years as Global Chair of the group during which she established a number of diversity initiatives. Yeniva is also active in gender and broader DEI related pro bono work, including supporting The Windrush Legal Initiative – a free legal clinic helping applicants navigate the UK’s Windrush Compensation Scheme.

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Dionne Condor-Farrell

Application Development Manager - STEM
Transport for London

Dionne is an Application Development Manager at Transport for London (TfL). As Co-Lead of TfL's Women in Tech Community, she co-leads a team of 13 volunteers, spearheading coding workshops, advice sessions, and tech talks for a thriving community of over 200 individuals. Her passion for nurturing women's tech careers shines through as she facilitates shadowing, work experience and mentoring opportunities. As Career Development Lead for TfL's RACE SNG, Dionne tackles diversity gaps directly, orchestrating events like the "Journey To Your Career Success" series and empowering 125+ attendees with insights from senior professionals. In 2022, she launched Techfidence, a career coaching service offering the Confidence Coaching Programme that allows women to transition into tech roles with remarkable results. Dionne's impact extends to published works like "Black and Great" and "The Voices In the Shadow" and recognition on the Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in Tech UK Tech 2022 and 2023 long list.

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Allison Endara

Head of Strategic Communications and Campaigns, Investment Solutions
UBS Financial Services

Allison is the Head of Strategic Communications and Campaigns, Investment Solutions at UBS Financial Services. As a mentor, Allison has guided rising women leaders in the Wealth Management division, imparting skills to advocate for themselves and pursue leadership roles. Serving as Co-Chair of the Pride Americas Network, she has played a pivotal role in driving LGBTQ+ allyship and advocacy across divisions through impactful programming, events, and workshops. Allison's impact extends beyond UBS. She partnered with UCLA School of Law to host an event on the implications of Roe v. Wade, shedding light on its effects on marginalized communities. Her recognition by "100 Women in Finance" underscores her dedication to promoting gender equity and diversity of thought within the finance sector. Outside of UBS, Allison actively supports grassroots women's health and social justice organizations, further exemplifying her commitment to positively impacting women and communities

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Samrudhi Vaghmare

Senior Consultant
EY

Samrudhi, a Senior Consultant at EY, is the Co-Lead of EY's Data & Analytics DEI Team. Samrudhi champions diversity within the practice, and crafts recruitment and retention strategies – driving gender, race, and other diverse representation across 700+ employees. As a Strategic Partner for EY's DEI Recruiting team, she elevates underrepresented voices. Hosting 150 students from Out for Undergrad’s (O4U) MOSAIC Program, she garnered recognition for her impact from EY senior leadership. Samrudhi's influence shined as Conference Director at the 2023 O4U Business Conference. Orchestrating an exceptional event, she prioritized intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community and facilitated connections with HBCUs and Women's Colleges. Samrudhi also mentors at Correlation One, where she empowers young women in data fluency through the DS4A Program, amplifying representation in tech, consulting, and finance.

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Dominic Blakemore

Group CEO
Compass Group plc

Dominic, the Group CEO of Compass Group, has led a remarkable transformation in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) since 2018. Under his leadership, Compass' DEI agenda has shifted towards data-driven strategies and open communication, empowering teams and individuals to drive positive change for women and diverse talent. Dominic's initiatives have left a lasting imprint, operating across 40 countries and impacting over 500,000 colleagues. He has sustained 57% women's representation while elevating women leaders at all levels, reducing the UK gender pay gap, and boosting the promotion of women. His launch of the Women in Food community empowered women chefs during a significant sports event, and the Supplier Diversity Programme drove substantial spending towards women-owned businesses. Dominic's influence extends beyond Compass, as seen in his commitment to WiHTL, Diversity in Hospitality, and his board roles at LSEG and UCL, showcasing his dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive landscape for the future.

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Sean Hagerty

Managing Director
Vanguard Europe

Sean Hagerty is Managing Director of Europe at Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies. As such, he is responsible for leading the operations and distribution efforts of the European business. As part of his role, Sean is a sponsor for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) development programmes at Vanguard and is a mentor to women across the organisation, as well as being the accountable executive for the Women in Finance Charter and the signatory on the Gender Pay Gap report. Sean is Vice-Chair of the Investment Association Board and a member of the Financial Conduct Authority Practitioner Panel. Through these roles, he proactively mentors young individuals, particularly those from minority backgrounds, and wields his influence to drive DEI across the industry.

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Jose Sanabria

Executive Director, Global Medical and Scientific Affairs
MSD

Over the course of Jose’s career at MDS he has been a dedicated advocate for equity. Jose understands the impact of discrimination on careers and opportunities, and from the beginning of his career, he championed gender diversity. He established an organization where women's representation was paramount. His team has consistently comprised 75% women, fostering an environment where they can thrive. He's provided countless women with growth opportunities and helped them ascend to higher roles, nurturing their careers. Many former team members, now leading teams in Latin America and the United States, testify to his mentorship. Jose's legacy of inclusion continues through his mentorship within Merck, guiding women to pursue optimal career paths and sustain the spirit of inclusion.

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Beth Ann Kaminkow

Global CEO, VMLY&R COMMERCE and NY CEO, VMLY&R
VMLY&R

Beth Ann serves as Global CEO, VMLY&R COMMERCE and NY CEO, VMLY&R. She has led company and cultural transformation, bringing together world-leading capability and talent to provide unmatched expertise for clients including The Coca-Cola Company, SC Johnson, Mazda, General Mills and more, at a time of unprecedented global growth in Commerce. Her belief that Commerce holds the most untapped creative potential to grow brands and people has led to delivery of new and innovative creative commerce experiences that harness data and technology to build brands and sell products across channels. Her experience spans all areas of retail, brand, sales, and marketing, as a founding member of a successful startup purchased by Omnicom, Global CMO of Westfield Corp, CEO for Kantar Consulting Americas, and the first female CEO at TracyLocke during its one-hundred-year history. She is an AdAge Women to Watch, has judged the D&ADs, EFFIEs, and, in 2022, was Cannes Lions Jury President for the newly launched Creative Commerce jury.

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Efe Ukala

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
JP Morgan

Efe is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JP Morgan. In addition to her role as in-house counsel, she’s involved in the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts that have resulted in hiring and retaining diverse talents. Her passion for inclusiveness transcends her day job. Efe is also the Founder of ImpactHER, a non-profit that cultivates environments within which African female-led small businesses not only survive but thrive. Under her leadership, ImpactHER has provided pro bono business advisory support and directly trained over 76,100 African women entrepreneurs from 53 African countries, connected them with investors, and converted 39,444 non-technologically enabled businesses to technologically enabled businesses. Her work helped African women-led businesses from permanent shutdown during the COVID pandemic, and is actively changing the narrative of disenfranchised female business owners on the Continent; allowing women to crash through glass ceilings and re-define the face of successful entrepreneurs in Africa.

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Jen Tippin

Chief People & Transformation Officer
NatWest Group

As Chief People & Transformation Officer and executive sponsor for LGBT+, Jen co-chairs NatWest’s One Bank Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Committee, bringing together key stakeholders (including employee-led networks) to share best practice and drive positive change. Jen builds a culture of inclusivity where everyone can thrive, working with the Gender Network to ensure women's voices are heard. Jen pushes for constant improvement, e.g., by updating NatWest’s parental leave policy, introducing enhanced menopause support and improving business travel policies to enhance colleague safety. Jen relentlessly holds leaders to account for attracting and retaining diverse talent and building strong sustainable pipelines. Externally, Jen is a proactive ambassador, speaking at events to facilitate change, and supports campaigns such as 25x25, an initiative to help to increase the number of female CEOs in the UK FTSE. Jen is also a founding sponsor of the Bain led Stratos Academy for female talent and leaders.

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Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Head of BlackRock Switzerland and member of the EMEA Executive Committee
BlackRock

Mirjam Staub-Bisang, Head of BlackRock Switzerland and member of the EMEA Executive Committee advocates for diversity within the financial industry and a recognized leader in sustainable investing. Leading a team of about 120 employees, she shapes BlackRock's presence in Switzerland while serving as a non-executive director of the global shoe retailer Bata and contributing to prominent boards like the Asset Management Association Switzerland and Swiss Sustainable Finance. Mirjam also co-sponsors Elevate—a program nurturing emerging women talent within BlackRock's Women's Initiative & Allies Network (WIN). As an active Black Professionals & Allies network member, she fosters meaningful opportunities for Black professionals. Mirjam's legacy extends beyond the workplace, as she founded and chaired the "MBA for Women Foundation," providing financial aid for women pursuing MBAs. She endowed the "Mirjam Staub-Bisang Research Fund for Sustainable Investing" at INSEAD and earned recognition as one of the "Top 100 Women in Business" in Switzerland.

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Louise Prashad

Chief HR Officer
Diageo

Louise was appointed Chief HR Officer in January 2022 and is the Executive member responsible for the design and implementation of Diageo's Inclusion and Diversity strategy. In her previous role as Global Talent Director, Louise led the creation of Diageo's Thriving Through Menopause guidelines to raise awareness and understanding of menopause throughout the business. The guidelines are live in over 40 countries and in June 2022, Louise championed Diageo to become the first global company to make the balance+ menopause app available to all employees. Since Louise’s appointment, Diageo has introduced a variety of further guidelines and policies to assist its ambition of creating the most supportive and inclusive environment, with the company launching in 2023 Pregnancy Loss Guidelines globally and Fertility Support Guidelines in the UK. Louise is committed to ensuring Diageo drives change across society, with the company for example having ambitious goals to increase its Supplier Diversity spend with minority-owned businesses, including female-owned, to 15 percent by 2030.

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Arungalai Anbarasu

Chief Technology & Strategy Officer
Waygate Technologies

Arungalai is mother to a 8-year-old daughter, fierce gender-balance advocate and a member of the Women's Network Group within her company, and she has been coaching and mentoring gender-diverse employees to succeed in their careers so that she can create more gender-diverse teams in a high-tech business. Arungalai has been promoting roles in STEM with school and university-level students and is a thought leader in Forbes Technology Council and on Gender Balance & Working Mothers. She was featured in the Top 100 Women in Technology Leaders by Technology Magazine in 2021, in the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by National Diversity Council in 2021, and in the 10 Most inspiring women leaders to follow in 2022 by Insights Success in 2022 & 40 under 40 by CDO Magazine in 2022.

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Natsayi Mawere

Partner
Reed Smith

Natsayi is the Co-Chair of Reed Smith’s NYC office’s DEI committee, has helped to develop the office's Racial Equity Action Plan and is also a liaison for the office’s Women’s Initiative Network (“WINRS”). In 2020, she introduced an annual virtual Career Day program to NYC WINRS that connects low-income and homeless women served by the NYC Coalition for the Homeless’ “First Step Program” with lawyers and professional staff in NYC WINRS. NYC WINRS attendees assisted First Step students with resume development, mock job interviews, and discussed issues women face (in the context of a job search). As part of the NYC office's REAP, Natsayi worked with colleagues to develop a pilot Associate Buddy Program in 2021, which she took the lead in taking global in 2022. She is dedicated to investing in the well-being and advancement of others, especially women facing systematic barriers to employment.

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Lexie Toorock

Wealth Management Solutions
Bridgewater Associates

Lexie Toorock joined Bridgewater in 2012, and today she is a lead relationship manager and marketer for the firm’s wealth and distribution practice, reporting directly to the Global Head of Wealth and Distribution. Lexie is a founding member of Bridgewater’s “Women’s Influence Network,” the firm’s largest affinity network and currently serves as its co-Head. She has consistently mentored women and others throughout the firm, while also hosting various firmwide discussions on business and leadership. Beyond Bridgewater, she serves on the board and is Chair of the Development Committee of LSA Family Health Service, a 65-year old nonprofit focused on assisting families and children in East Harlem, and she is a significant contributor to fundraising efforts and strategy for Grameen America, the largest microfinance nonprofit in the US. Lexie holds a B.S. in Strategic Management and Economics from Babson College.

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Malgorzata (Gosia) Lesniak

Global Head of Talent Acquisition
AMS

Gosia Lesniak is Global Head of Talent Acquisition for the talent solutions business. Since 2020 she has led the AMS Women ERG, a platform for discussion and support, capturing women voices from regions across the world and emphasising intersectionality in its initiatives. Gosia is a passionate advocate for women’s issues, ensuring personal development, well-being and career advancement opportunities for AMS women in keeping with the company’s diversity goals. Over the past year, she has led the establishment of the AMS Career Centre in Poland, providing refugees, primarily women, from Ukraine with essential support to integrate into the Polish workforce. This initiative supports those displaced from conflict in finding jobs and offers psychological support through workshops and meetings, creating a supportive community. Gosia elevates the voices of the women and allies she inspires through internal events, external speaking opportunities and partnerships and through her support of local refugee and women initiatives.

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Sharniya Ferdinand

Enterprise Community Strategy Director
NatWest Group

Sharniya, Enterprise Community Strategy Director at Natwest Group, is dedicated to advancing gender equality and fostering intersectional empowerment. Appointed in October 2021 to drive collaboration across networks, Sharniya's impact has been remarkable. She orchestrates events of profound implications, including 'Black Female Excellence' and 'The Power of Black Femininity,' engaging hundreds in discussions on intersectionality. Sharniya's commitment to mentorship is evident through her work with graduate colleagues, supporting them to secure permanent roles and promotions. She has also created a Black Female Colleagues' Network that provides a safe space for connection. Moreover, she champions women's recognition through external awards and shapes dialogues on entrepreneurship, gender balance, and empowerment through hosted events and webinars.

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Eugenia Linares Traiman

HXM Global Business Partner
SAP

The HXM Global Business Partner at SAP, Eugenia, created innovative and impactful panel events that brought attention to the experiences and challenges faced by various groups. From topics on diverse families and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women, her events provide platforms for sharing stories, promoting allyship, and fostering understanding. She also champions education, coordinating English and Computing lessons for transgender women. As the leader of the Pride ENG for Latin America and the Caribbean, Eugenia fosters an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ employees. At the same time, her involvement with other ENGs advances gender equality for women. Her mentorship extends beyond her organization as she helps women from other companies establish their own ENG to support women in technology. Eugenia also volunteers at NGOs supporting transgender women and women with mental health issues, actively participating in fundraising, reintegration programs, and awareness campaigns.

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Jessie Chen

Head of Marketing Deployment, APMEA North
British American Tobacco

Jessie Chen, the Head of Marketing Deployment, APMEA North at British American Tobacco, is the first woman Country Manager for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Her leadership exemplifies how women can drive business growth and influence the organization. Her contributions include active participation in International Women's Day workshops, DEI activities, and leadership-sharing sessions. Jessie's involvement in the Workplace Culture Focus Group showcases her dedication to fostering an inclusive environment. She's made strides in recruitment, training, coaching, as well as successfully mentoring other female talents into leadership positions. Jessie's commitment extends to community engagement outside BAT through mentorship programs and campus recruitment events. Her efforts have been recognized with awards, including being named a Top Employer, receiving the Golden Torch Award, and earning accolades for BAT's commitment to employees through HR Asia and Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards.

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David Hynam

Chief Executive
LV=

David Hynam is the Chief Executive of LV=, who revitalised LV's DEI commitment, highlighting its centrality for success and aligning with his values. His leadership saw remarkable progress, with diversity data collection improving by 47%. The 2023 Balanced Scorecard reflects a strong DE&I focus, with two-thirds of the People section emphasising it. David's gender equality advocacy is evident at the organisation, surpassing UK targets for women in senior roles (43%). He championed balance by updating women executives' job titles, and in collaboration with the Balance network, David is addressing gender gaps through a survey, supporting women's career growth and wellbeing initiatives, including those concerning menopause. Beyond LV=, David has been Trustee of the UK Foundation, including supporting projects enhancing women's wellbeing.

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Osman Ershad Faiz

Managing Director
Asia FIIT Singapore

Osman, the founder of Asia FIIT Singapore, a strategic partner to the banking and financial services industry in their business operation transformation, large scale complex change (business process and technology) management, digital banking and digitalisation journey leads the Diversity & Inclusion Council for the company, championing initiatives that create a more inclusive workplace. He personally mentors many women future leaders in the Banking, Finance and FinTech industry across several countries, empowering them to excel in their careers. Osman sponsors the Women in FinTech initiative, offering university students internships in the FinTech sector and is instrumental in building networks supporting women's advancement, leading the establishment of a Singapore network comprising over 200 senior leaders committed to helping women executives to pursue their career goals. In the past, he contributed to HeForShe initiative in Bangladesh and Lead the Women initiative in Singapore. Osman actively participates in and sponsors women's advancement movements, including SheBrilliance and SheLovesTech, to promote women's engagement in data analytics, cybersecurity and other Tech roles in the Financial Services sector across multiple geographies.

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Karen Blackett

WPP, UK President
WPP

Karen is a proven business leader with a track record in creating vibrant cultures, energising teams, and consistently delivering business growth and success. She is UK President for WPP, the world’s largest marketing services group and responsible for driving growth in WPP’s second largest market of 12,000 people. Karen is dedicated to advancing women's careers. She is the Executive Sponsor of Stella, a WPP Employee Resource Group supporting women's opportunities and gender diversity. She also launched Elevate, a programme for high-potential Black female employees. Karen champions WPP's Propeller programme, fostering diverse leadership pipelines with 2,633 participants across 71 countries. It has resulted in 33 promotions to CEO-level roles in four years. As CEO of Mediacom, Karen also elevated women in senior management to 44%. Karen is a single to a beautiful teenage boy, Isaac. The daughter of 2 Bajan parents, Karen regularly returns to her spiritual "home" Barbados and spends her weekends enjoying the outdoors and walking her two adorable dogs Bob Marley and Missy Elliot.

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Marjorie Dickman

Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer
BlackBerry Limited

Marjorie joined BlackBerry in 2020 as a corporate officer and the company's first Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer, making her one of the few female Global Government Affairs/Public Policy C-suite leaders worldwide. As the top advisor to BlackBerry's Executive Chairman and CEO on worldwide government affairs and technical standards decisions, Marjorie role models gender diversity and women's inclusion across the company. She endeavors to ensure that all voices and perspectives are considered in corporate decision making, and remains steadfast in her commitment to mentoring women across the technology and government affairs sectors. Her multi-decade history of advocating for and mentoring the next generation of women leaders and promoting STEM education and careers for women, has inspired an entire cohort of women (and men) at BlackBerry, who have joined Marjorie in promoting gender diversity and women's inclusion throughout the company and beyond.

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Marian Salzman

Senior Vice President Global Communications
Philip Morris International

A veteran communicator and trendspotter, Marian makes smart use of her global platform to advance positive change. Through regular bylines, interviews, and keynote addresses, she advocates for the equitable advancement of women. A member of the PRWeek Hall of Femme and Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, she has been honored with AWNY/She Runs It’s Changing the Game Award and has served on the board of directors of Venture for America. Within Philip Morris International, Marian promotes change through two employee resource groups: EMBRACE Global (focused on racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity) and the Women’s Inspiration Network (WIN). Her latest book, The New Megatrends: Seeing Clearly in the Age of Disruption (Penguin Random House, 2022), examines changing gender mores and the role female leaders can play in addressing critical societal issues.

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Alessia Falsarone

Executive in Residence
The University of Chicago

Alessia, Executive in Residence at The University of Chicago, and independent director of private and public companies, has fostered diversity within various spheres. As the Women in Circularity network convener, Alessia was pivotal in achieving equal representation in the Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management executive program. Her dedication resulted in a 50:50 gender participation rate across diverse sectors and countries. Alessia's influence extends to the global Women in Green Hydrogen network, where her impactful policy engagements in Australia, the U.S., and Germany have contributed to shaping gender-inclusive energy transition conversations. Her recognition as a Global Woman in Leadership Awardee by the SheInspires Foundation underscores her commitment to inclusive growth and climate justice, as demonstrated through her work in designing the first private sector investment for COVID relief programs. Her book "The Impact Challenge" showcases her dedication to creating inclusive networks, aligning business ownership with sustainability, and prioritizing women's well-being.

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Beth Wade

Global Chief Marketing Officer
VMLY&R

Beth Wade is the Global Chief Marketing Officer at VMLY&R. Inspired by the impactful careers of her grandmothers, she champions gender equality within VMLY&R. Beth has facilitated meaningful change and growth as a founding member, chair, and executive sponsor of Lumina, VMLY&R's employee resource network for women. With more than 500 members and a growth rate exceeding 50% in 2022, Lumina delivers valuable programming and initiatives, including support for nonprofits, safe space discussions, policy enhancements, and a Buddy Program. Beth has created captivating content, including her "Innovators Chat" LinkedIn interview series, which highlights inspirational stories of entrepreneurial women, and her former podcast, "VMLY&R Women Around the World," which highlighted diverse career paths. She's created VMLY&R’s Re/Imagine client event series, hosted industry panels and received prestigious awards, including 2023 Ingram's CMO of the Year and 2022 Top 50 Women Leaders in Missouri.

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Enna Jimenez

Business Transformation and Quality Leader
IDEMIA

Enna is a Founding Committee Member of Women in IDEMIA Network, WIN, facilitates WIN Circles in Boston, giving women a chance to come together in a safe space, and supported the launch of WIN's first Mentor/Mentee program. She spearheaded on-boarding recruiting vendors based in Puerto Rico to increase diversity for its Engineering roles and led the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, raising awareness of Latinas and their influence in collaboration with LatAm colleagues. Enna created a partnership between IDEMIA and ALPFA, to bring our TSA Precheck enrollment to their Annual Convention for 2-years in a row. Enna has been an active public speaker, speaking at over 40 organizations, conferences, and workshops, raising awareness of Afro-Latinas in Technology, leading as a woman, sponsorship, and mentoring.

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Tracey Franklin

Chief Human Resources Officer
Moderna

Tracey Franklin, Chief Human Resources Officer at Moderna, is an exceptional leader who puts belonging first when it comes to driving workplace innovation. In 2021, Tracey pioneered the 12 Moderna Mindsets, uniting the culture and empowering teams to overcome obstacles collaboratively. Amid Moderna's growth from 1,300 to 3,900 employees at the end of 2022, she championed gender and pay parity globally, with 41% of high-level leaders being women, elevating employee engagement. Tracey's influence extends beyond Moderna. Her insights shared at platforms like the Forbes Future of Work Summit highlight purpose-driven leadership and employee experience. Acknowledged as a Leader to Watch by N2 Growth and an INSIDER Top H.R. Leader, she's committed to driving inclusivity and change. Moderna's recognition as a Disability:IN Best Place to Work and one of Forbes World's Top Female-Friendly Companies reflects her impactful leadership, shaping a culture of belonging and inclusion.

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Susannah Stott

Low Carbon Fuels Integration Analyst
Shell PLC Ltd

As part of Shell’s Balance Network, Susannah founded and led the 50:50 Ops initiative to improve DEI in operations at their onshore and offshore facilities. Through this initiative, she held focus groups with women across operations, created a Facility GAP analysis survey to identify and track improvement actions around focus areas, gained buy-in from the VP of Upstream and Facility Managers, created "The Balance Badge" to reward facilities for good DEI performance, and led a committee focusing on broader improvement initiatives. Outside of Shell, Susannah helped kick start the Axis Network, Inclusive Offshore Working Group (IOWG), to promote Women's inclusion and gender diversity across the energy industry more broadly. She used this network to conduct a cross-industry survey to develop an informed understanding of the micro inequalities.

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Namita Singh Thakur

Sr.Manager - Global Strategic Accounts
LinkedIn UK

Namita Singh Thakur is a leader within the Global Strategic Accounts for LinkedIn in EMEA. She has also been a Co-Chair of the Women@LinkedIn Employee Resource Group (ERG) for EMEA between 2020-22. LinkedIn has made great strides in gender diversity and currently prides itself on achieving parity across all levels of the organization. Women@LinkedIn has found ways to bring its mission alive through a line-up of events, L&D Programs, workshops and speaker series. Besides her passion for the ERG, she regularly participates in speaking engagements related to women's education, empowerment & endorsement. Outside of her formal role, she is passionate about arts & democratization of art through her foundation Art Curio & regularly supports emerging artists and artists within under-represented racial groups as a patron, art-collaborator and collector. She is particularly perceptive about women & their role in corporate/social life & personal experiences that have shaped their journeys.

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Tasnika Goorhoo

Sr Specialist in Technical Research
S&P Global

Tasnika, a Sr Specialist in Technical Research within Upstream Solutions, Commodity Insights at S&P Global, is a WINS Southern EMEA chapter board member, representing South Africa. Tasnika has orchestrated impactful events, at times extending to global panels, on career development, imposter syndrome, career coaching, and cultural and gender diversity. As a leader of the ladies' network for the Club of Engineers, Tasnika forges connections among women in engineering, creating a supportive environment and opportunities. She has also stepped in the role as a Cape Town ambassador for Future Females, driving the mission to amplify women’s entrepreneurship and success stories. Tasnika's dedication to mentoring extends to the WomEng, where she empowers high school girls. As a Chemical Engineer, Tasnika is an equality advocate determined to ensure female empowerment and sustainable progress in the energy sector, leading her to delivering a TEDxYouth@CapeTown talk on the topic.

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Sindhura Kola

IT Manager
Boeing India Pvt. Ltd.

Sindhura Kola, an IT Manager at Boeing India Engineering Technology Centre, is the Co-Chair of Boeing Women Inspiring Leadership (BWIL) Bangalore chapter. Since its inception in 2020, she has spearheaded initiatives that empower women and allies to thrive at Boeing. Under her leadership, BWIL's strategies have provided access to networking, business alignment, professional development, and community outreach opportunities, contributing to personal and professional growth. Beyond BWIL, she initiated the informal networking group 'Sakhi' during the pandemic, evolving into the flagship program My3(pronounced as Maitriye) with the support of other Women Leaders, fostering connections, storytelling, and mentorship among women employees. Her dedication to diversity and inclusion earned her the Quarterly Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight award twice. Sindhura's promotion of external affiliations and emphasis on recognizing D&I efforts has transformed the culture, amplifying the voices of those championing diversity and inclusion within Boeing and the broader community.

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Jordan Pearson

Senior Design Analyst
Lloyds Banking Group

Jordan is a Senior Design Analyst at Lloyds Banking Group who is extremely passionate about encouraging women and those from disadvantaged backgrounds to embrace opportunities in technology. She recently worked to develop and deliver Lloyds Banks' inaugural virtual work experience program, where she introduced 11-14-year-olds to the world of data. Her dedication to youth development extends beyond this initiative, having volunteered with over 1,000 young people to date. Jordan's impact goes beyond her workplace, she founded Jordansgirlcode.com, a platform to support women's career journeys in tech, data, and coding. She shares valuable insights through blogs, tutorials, and community-building activities. She has also spoken at conferences and workshops, emphasizing the significance of STEM education for girls. By mentoring through organizations like Brightside, she has guided young women through critical career decisions. Jordan's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive tech industry is evident in her efforts to inspire the next generation.

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Priscila Cruz

Leaf Services, Technology and Capabilities manager
British American Tobacco

Recognizing the need for change, Priscila - Leaf Services, Technology and Capabilities Manager at British American Tobacco - spearheaded the creation of a women managers' group aimed at identifying gender disparities and fostering awareness. This initiative led to the establishment of "Inspiring Change," a dynamic cross-functional team that evolved organically, transcending hierarchical boundaries. As a key figure in "Inspiring Change," Priscila facilitated a SWOT analysis, crafted a comprehensive action plan, and galvanized leaders to support the movement. Her impactful work has left an indelible mark, with "Inspiring Change" expanding its scope to encompass overall diversity under the name "Inspiring People." Priscila's unwavering commitment is evident through her engagement in various corporate gender diversity groups at local, regional, and global levels, where she has served as a leader, co-responsible member, advisor, and board committee contributor.

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Nick Mackenzie

Chief Executive
Greene King

Under Nick's leadership, Greene King is dedicated to fostering a diverse and equitable workplace. He supports Greene Sky, an employee-led inclusion group focused on empowering women, plus three other groups focused on making a difference at Greene King around issues relating to disability (Ability); Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (Unity) and the LGBTQ+ community (Village Greene). These groups’ impactful work has earned recognition, including nominations for the British Diversity Awards and European Diversity Awards. As an advisory board member of WiHTL (Welcoming all in Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure), Nick advocates for industry-wide diversity and inclusion. He also promotes women's sports awareness, hosts events celebrating women's achievements, and supports societal equity. He drives cultural change, involving senior leaders in reverse mentoring programmes to cultivate empathy and understanding. Committed to gender equality, Nick envisions Greene King as a truly inclusive workplace where women's contributions are celebrated, and their representation flourishes.

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Malcolm Palmer

Chief Operating Officer, Investment Solutions & Services
Fidelity International

Malcolm is a passionate advocate for gender diversity and inclusion. As accountable executive for the UK Women in Finance Charter he leads the charge in achieving 55% of women in the workforce and 42% of women in senior roles within his business area. His dedication goes beyond the charter, as co-sponsor of the Gender Balance Network, actively crafting strategies to boost female representation, raise awareness of gender issues and strengthen male allyship. Malcolm chairs the Investment Solutions & Services D&I working group, where he champions diversity across all aspects and encourages his leaders to take ownership in enhancing diversity, education and inclusion. Malcolm’s commitment extends to the Women in Finance Charter Blueprint, contributing and serving on their task force. This initiative aims to accelerate gender diversity in financial services. Through his multifaceted roles, Malcolm leads the charge in reshaping the industry’s approach to gender diversity and inclusion, making a lasting impact.

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Jette Nygaard-Andersen

CEO
Entain

Jette Nygaard-Andersen is the CEO of Entain, prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout the organization. Under her leadership, a diverse ExCo was formed, and she spearheaded initiatives like Reboot@Ivy, empowering women returning to work in technology roles. She brokered a returnship program with McLaren, reigniting careers for women in STEM. Jette also launched the Women@Entain network, fostering inclusion for women colleagues. Committed to promoting women in STEM, Jette partnered with Girls Who Code and established technology scholarships with global universities. Recognized as one of the "25 People to Watch" by Global Gaming Business Magazine, she advocates for positive industry change, emphasizing the significance of diversity and encouraging women in STEM careers. As a personal and professional supporter of Global Gaming Women, Jette actively mentors senior women, highlighting the importance of mutual business support.

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Lindsey McMurray

CEO
Pollen Street Capital

Lindsey McMurray is Pollen Street Capital's CEO and a member of the ESG Committee leading on DEI. The ESG Committee launched a DEI and Engagement Survey and formed a working group with the Chief People Officer to drive the diversity agenda. Moreover, challenging traditional recruitment biases, Lindsey ensured over 50% of new hires in the past year were women. Under her management, Pollen Street sponsors Level20 to enhance gender diversity in Private Equity and fosters social mobility, with 66% of the team educated in state schools. Through her work with CIFE, Lindsey promotes investing in women entrepreneurs, contributing to guidelines on Diversity and Inclusion in the investment industry. Her dedication earned her recognition, including the FT Adviser Diversity Champion of the Year and the Trailblazer Award at the Women's Private Equity Summit Europe. Lindsey strives to share her experiences and ethos in a male-dominated industry to drive meaningful change.

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Eliza Casinather

Global Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
TMX Group

Eliza is an internationally recognized and award-winning leader known for her experience in strategic consulting, digital innovation, and human capital management across technology, retail banking and capital markets. She has influenced financial services organizations in driving revenue and business results through authentic leadership, inclusive talent management and innovative client experiences that strengthen these organizations’ commitment to diversity and inclusion. To further champion change within Canadian Capital Markets, Eliza, formerly Director, People and Culture, CIBC Capital Markets, took on the role of Global Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the TMX Group, an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group which includes the Toronto Stock Exchange. Eliza currently serves on the CARE Canada Board of Directors, advises the Canadian Paralympic Games Human Resources Committee, and actively partners with Women in Capital Markets. Her influence also extends beyond Canada's borders to supporting young women in sub-saharan Africa and minority entrepreneurs in Australia.

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Victoria Cope

Commercial Director - Defence Digital
Ministry of Defence

Victoria, Commercial Director at Defense Digital in the Ministry of Defense, sponsors the Government Commercial Function RISE program, nurturing ethnically diverse and women professionals to excel as leaders. Her efforts have led to the promotion of candidates who benefitted from the program's development initiatives. As a commercial professional, working parent with a disability, and a woman leader, Victoria is a prominent advocate for underrepresented individuals. She encourages diversity within the profession through workshops, speeches, podcasts, and articles. Her leadership within the charitable sector has transformed lives, increasing the diversity of entrants into sustainable careers, particularly among vulnerable women and girls. Victoria's commitment extends to the tech sector, where she contributes to the Inspiring Leadership Foundation as NED and Chair of the Audit Risk and Assurance Committee. Her ambassadorial roles with organizations like WISE and the Royal Aeronautical Society also showcase her dedication to empowering women in technology and engineering.

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Catherine Hall

VP Operations, Supply Chain & Procurement
Shell

Catherine is the Vice President of Operations for Supply Chain & Procurement at Shell, where she also chairs Balance@Shell, the gender ERG for 6000 UK employees, delivering a strategy of inclusion, enabling all to progress and a balanced ‘future of work’. She inspires and engages the network through events like International Women's Day, the Senior Women's Network, fostering role models and introducing innovative external coaches. She actively creates allies among her male colleagues, promoting critical conversations. Catherine influenced progressive changes, such as policies on menopause and extended Partner Leave. During her ERG leadership, Shell has achieved recognition as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2022 and 2021. Externally, Catherine sits on the Gender Leadership team of Business In the Community (BITC) and the Women's Network Forum. Across her roles in Shell, Catherine has been a role model for inclusive leadership and promoted an environment where all can thrive.

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Elaine Grell

Chief People Officer UK and EMEA
Ogilvy

Elaine has over 20 years’ experience leading strategic human resources; shaping and delivering people and culture solutions in global FTSE100 and SME scale-up businesses in Europe and the US. She has led transformative people initiatives that reflect her dedication to fostering a culture of equality and empowerment. Elaine champions women's diversity and inclusion through strategic actions such as supporting Employee Networks like "Parents & Carers” and sponsoring programmes like Elevate to advance Black women's leadership and 30for30 which empowers and develops women across the EMEA region. Outside of Ogilvy, she actively participates in initiatives that promote gender diversity and inclusion. Elaine's mentorship roles with organizations like PWN, WiHTL, and CIPD demonstrate her commitment to uplifting women and guiding aspiring leaders. She has also lent her expertise to podcasts, panel discussions, and conferences, sharing insights on topics ranging from non-traditional career paths to hybrid working environments.

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Kate Tinsley

CEO
MKM

Kate Tinsley, CEO at MKM, is committed to promoting fairness throughout the organization, from the warehouse to the boardroom. Under her leadership, MKM employs over 550 women, constituting 18.3% of the workforce—exceeding the industry average. Kate's vision extends to the future, evident in the apprenticeship scheme that boasts a remarkable 40.6% female participation, showcasing her commitment to fostering diverse talent. Kate's influence goes beyond MKM. She actively collaborates with #YesSheCan, driving inclusivity across sectors. Moreover, as a Non-Executive Director of the Football Association, she champions grassroots football and supports women's football growth, reflecting her dedication to positive change.

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Fiona Cameron

Senior Leraning and Development Business Partner
GroupM

In the past year, Fiona has developed EMPOWER, a women in leadership development program aimed at progressing women in media and supporting gender pay gap reduction. She leads the YourBridge mentoring initiative and apprenticeship programs at GroupM. As newly appointed Chairperson of Lifetimes, an intersectional and intergenerational Employee Resource Group (ERG), she champions inclusivity and diversity within the workplace. Fiona is a trained GroupM Menopause Champion, and through Lifetimes has secured WPP's continued support against age-related gender bias and promotion of Menopause awareness. She's a vital team member of the Visible Start Programme, a WPP driven initiative designed to encourage inclusion for women aged 45+ to re-enter the industry. Externally, Fiona has actively contributed to the Bloom women's network for six years, initially on the leadership team. She later revitalised the mentoring programme, introducing skill-sharing and coaching to promote women's career advancement and equality in the communication industry.

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Suzie Nolan

Head of Property
Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC

Suzie is the Co-chair of Aviva Ireland's (Gender) Balance network and she is also on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Suzie takes a broad approach to DEI, supporting initiatives such as ‘Free to Be Me’ Children’s Libraries, regularly speaking at industry events promoting gender balance and using her role as property fund manager to provide rent-free or reduced rent access to commercial properties for the benefit of the minority groups in Ireland, including registered charities such as ‘Dublin Pride’, Neurodiversity Ireland and Sightsavers. Suzie is an active participant in Aviva’s ‘Women Tackle Finance’ campaign through which female experts share their financial and investment knowledge in a way that is more relatable for women. Suzie is a Council member of the 30% Club and recently took on the role of Chair of the Financial Services Group, working with senior leaders across Ireland to collectively drive change to accelerate gender equality.

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Sophie McHale

External Communications and Sustainability Manager
The Co-operative Bank

Sophie, External Communications and Sustainability Manager at The Co-operative Bank serves as the Chair of the Elevate (Gender) colleague network, where she drives initiatives to empower women and promote gender equality across the business. Sophie's leadership has elevated the network's impact, fostering progress in critical areas. She spearheaded efforts to promote women's health, resulting in the implementation of supportive policies and the distribution of free and environmentally friendly period products. Sophie's commitment extends to addressing societal issues and supporting survivors of domestic and economic abuse through partnerships with organisations like Refuge. Her strategic collaborations with the Bank’s suppliers promote diversity in tech, and she regularly organises career inspiration sessions for colleagues to combat gender pay disparities. Recognised for her efforts, Greater Manchester Digital has featured Sophie's work, and she continues to lead seminars to share best practices on inclusion.

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Maryse Gordon

Partnerships and Business Development Manager
RepRisk

Maryse Chairs the RepRisk’s DEIB Committee and has helped build the strategy following years of experience as Vice Chair New York Women's Inspired Network (WIN) and Co-Chair Black Employee Network at LSEG. Maryse supported over 100 members in bringing opportunities to enhance career and personal development, through workshops, networking, and speaker events to address topical issues from parenthood and well-being to financial independence and leadership. At RepRisk, Maryse is tasked with embedding DEIB as a core pillar for the 300+ strong employee base, bringing education, resources and opportunities for personal and career development. Maryse is on the advisory board for the Criminal Justice Alliance, Defy Ventures and the Raphael Rowe Foundation, bringing the subject of diversity and inclusion to the formerly incarcerated community and bridging the gap between corporates and those who require a second chance

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Yosr Hamza

Director, Legal & Compliance - Middle East
Gartner

Yosr Hamza, Director of Legal & Compliance - Middle East at Gartner, co-leads the Legal & Compliance Inclusion Council, where she has spearheaded initiatives that leave a lasting impact. From establishing internship programs to launching mentorship programs, Yosr's commitment shines through. Moreover, Yosr's individual to over 15 individuals, supporting recent graduates and senior professionals across multiple countries. She advocates for women's empowerment and champions fellow women in the legal field, challenging gender norms, advocating for authentic leadership, storytelling and fostering equitable opportunities to lift one another. Outside Gartner, she contributed to the LexisNexis Middle East Arab Women in Law book. She initiated DEI themed Coffee Chat series for ACC Women in the House, fostering open dialogue and creating a diverse, inclusive, and supportive network.

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Tamanna Gupta

Senior Solution Architect
Fidelity International Limited

Tamanna Gupta is a Senior Solution Architect at Fidelity International Limited. Tamanna's dedication to inclusivity shines through her involvement in the Uplift Programme, where she has played a pivotal role in discovering and nurturing talented delegates from diverse backgrounds. Her efforts have transformed the hiring landscape, enabling talented individuals, especially women from marginalized backgrounds, to thrive. Passionate about mentorship, Tamanna actively participates in programs such as MentorHer and the GNDP flagship initiatives , guiding and empowering women within the organization to achieve their fullest potential. Beyond the workplace, she champions empowerment on a larger scale through her LinkedIn group, "Shatter the Ceiling and Rise Up." Through this platform, Tamanna offers valuable guidance, addressing career inquiries and fostering skill development for aspiring professionals in technology.

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Abhishek Tomar

Chief Data Officer, S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global

As a senior leader in India, Abhishek is a vocal advocate for DEI across the region. He actively supports S&P Global’s People Resource Groups locally and has supported a number of career development programs, including Evolve, a transformative on-the-job training initiative to nurture management talent. He has personally mentored 15 women, and has been a key driving force behind S&P Global's partnership with Million Women Mentors; his support of which has enabled the mentorship of thousands of women. Additionally, he contributes as the Regional Coordinator for the India Leadership Council, which focuses on critical areas such as talent management and corporate responsibility efforts. Abhishek's impact reverberates beyond the organization as he serves on the National Executive Board for AMCHAM India, showcasing his dedication to broadening community engagement. Notably, S&P Global's commitment to DEI has been recognized through several prestigious regional awards further highlighting Abhishek's efforts in championing these values.

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Idriss Elasri

Managing Director Engineering North Africa
CAPGEMINI

As Managing Director of North Africa at Capgemini Engineering, Idriss has achieved remarkable strides in advancing gender parity and diversity in STEM related job roles. Over the past two years, he spearheaded initiatives that achieved gender parity with 48% women representation within the company, extending to top executive roles, and making Morocco a benchmark for gender equality within Capgemini globally, solidifying its commitment to diversity and inclusion among all leadership levels. This accomplishment includes becoming the largest employer of women's engineering talents with 1920 out of 4000 skills, achieving parity at all levels, and being a top recruiter of women in STEM fields. Beyond Capgemini, Idriss supports gender equality through public engagement, media work, and NGO’s such as Mentor'elles. He has received recognitions like the Certificate of Excellence for Women-Men Professional Equality & his active involvement in campaigns like "Break The Bias" and "WomenIntech" fosters an inclusive environment where he leads by example within and outside of Capgemini.

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Michele Wee

CEO
Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam

Michele’s organization has 70% female representation with 45% in leadership roles. As chair of the Vietnam’s people’s agenda, the focus on DEI, Wellness, CSR and New Ways of Working resonates across the organization of 1,550 employees with ~30 events throughout the year. Michele is senior sponsor of SCB’s global coaching program – IGNITE that target mid-level female leaders. The program has coached 1,165 senior females (35.8% of total female population) across 45 countries. She also pioneered the MOU signing with State Bank to implement gender equity across banking sector, contributing to overall financial market success. For the Vietnamese community, SCB’s commitment of female empowerment through various local partner NGO’s, Chambers of Commerce and vendors impact ethnic minority students to executive/ entrepreneurs providing thought leadership, toolkits and financial education that augments female participation in society and business. Michele is Top 100 women in Fintech 2022 and Heroes for the 3rd consecutive year. She is featured on Vietnam National TV Channel for Hero Women award – promoting women development journey.

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Lisa Paley

President, North America
Haleon

Lisa Paley is the President, North America at Haleon. Committed to achieving gender parity in leadership roles by 2030, she has driven gender equity in her U.S. leadership team, with over half of her direct reports being women. Lisa also actively mentors and sponsors young women, supporting their career growth and promoting flexibility. As the Executive Sponsor of the U.S. DEI Council, Lisa leads a cross-functional team to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at Haleon. Additionally, she was crucial in championing the CHPA Diversity Initiative, promoting inclusivity, and supporting diverse talent in the consumer health industry. Outside of work, Lisa is a board member of WE, an organization focused on expanding women's voices in health and wellness. Her dedication to advancing women in the workplace has garnered significant media attention, highlighting the importance of building an inclusive business model where women can grow and thrive as critical drivers of business performance.

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Nilhan Onal Gökçetekin

CEO
Hepsiburada

Nilhan, CEO of Hepsiburada, is a transformative leader who fosters diversity, empowerment, and innovation. She started her career as an entrepreneur in the textile industry at the age of 17. Then with a 25-year career, including roles at P&G and Amazon, Nilhan has championed gender equality and women's entrepreneurship. At Hepsiburada, she's led groundbreaking initiatives to uplift women within the organization and the e-commerce ecosystem. Under her guidance, Hepsiburada established the Hepsinspire platform, promoting mentorship and career development for women colleagues. She's shattered the glass ceiling, elevating women to executive positions, and cultivated a balanced hierarchy. Nilhan's commitment to well-being programs, flexible work schemes, and training initiatives highlight her focus on holistic growth. Her visionary leadership enabled the Technology Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs program, impacting thousands of women and raising the share of women merchants in Hepsiburada's Marketplace. Additionally, she's driving significant social impact through a post-earthquake program, supporting SMEs, tradespeople, and women entrepreneurs. Throughout her career, she took part in numerous tech and women related forums as a founder or a member.

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Jane Geraghty

CEO
Landor & Fitch

Jane is the CEO of Landor & Fitch, a division of WPP. With over 30 years of experience in marketing, brand and communications, Jane is the driving force behind Landor & Fitch’s evolution to become the world’s leading brand and design specialist, creating transformative brands, by design. Focused on building a business that is truly equitable, Jane has successfully achieved gender equality at Landor & Fitch with 52% of leadership positions held by females and 59% of all employees being female. Jane is an active member of WPP forums such as Menopause Champions, WPP Inclusion Council, WPP Roots, and WPP Unite, where she serves as the U.K. Executive Lead for LGBTQ+ initiatives. Beyond her role at Landor & Fitch, Jane is also an advisor to Women Political Leadership (WPL), aiding women's empowerment in government and business. Jane is also a Reykjavik Global Action Advisory Board member.

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Beth Diamond

Global Head of Claims
Beazley

In January 2020, Beth joined the Executive, taking on the global Group Head of Claims role, reporting to Beazley's CEO. She is responsible for the development, management, and operational efficiency of a high-performing global team who she committed to a culture valuing inclusion, friendliness, approachability, and creativity. Throughout her career, Beth has been devoted to developing junior talent through mentorship, helping many achieve promotions because she is passionate about empowering others to accomplish their objectives, maximize their opportunities, and stretch their development. Since she took the helm, Beth was able to double the number of People of Color on the team and materially increase the number of managers who are People of Color, as she recognizes development and promotion are crucial markers of change. Beth also played a key role in extending parental leave to 6 months paid leave, honoring equality in family responsibility while materially enhancing a staff benefit.

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Nadjia Yousif

Managing Director & Partner, Chief Diversity Officer
Boston Consulting Group

In addition to being a leader within BCG’s Technology and Digital Advantage practice, Nadjia serves as BCG's Chief Diversity Officer. Nadjia helps drive BCG's internal diversity agenda and foster an equitable and inclusive environment across the firm. In 2023, Nadjia's team successfully launched the firm's BLISS (Bias-Free, Leadership, Safety, and Support) Index, which is used to quantify the employee experience of inclusion and ensure everyone can bring their authentic selves to work – creating a happier, more motivated, ambitious workforce. With a focus on gender diversity, Nadjia assists BCG in maintaining equal retention rates of men and women across all cohorts, resulting in women representing 46% of BCG's global workforce and leading BCG's businesses in some of the world's largest economies. Nadjia's unwavering passion for driving BCG's DEI agenda is only matched by her dedication to family. This year, she was overjoyed to welcome the arrival of a healthy baby girl.

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Michelle Crossan-Matos

Chief Marketing Officer
Ulta Beauty

Michelle Crossan-Matos, Chief Marketing Officer at Ulta Beauty, is a trailblazing ally and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her leadership shines during Women's History Month, where she led fireside chats, sharing her journey and empowering others to persevere. Michelle's commitment to celebrating diversity is evident in her support for colleagues with unique backgrounds, amplifying their stories and leadership, and fostering an inclusive environment transcending race, sexuality, and education. Moreover, by collaborating closely with store associates, Michelle underscores the significance of every individual's contribution, emphasizing the collective impact in achieving the company's mission.

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Rachel Toner

Head of Strategy & Transformation - GB Independents
Diageo

Rachel is the Co-Chair of Diageo’s Spirited Women Network in the UK, the firm's Employee Resource Group established to engage, retain, and develop female employees. Rachel plays a leading role in the creation and running of engagements for the UK Network, which recently includes a virtual event with 'Fertility Matters at Work' to educate and support male and female employees regarding the topic in the workplace. As well as her work with Spirited Women, Rachel is also a member of Grocery Girls, an Employee Resource Group from Co-op created to acknowledge the lack of female representation across the grocery industry. Rachel is a true champion of Diageo's commitment to nurturing the most inclusive and diverse culture, and is dedicated to educating herself and her colleagues on topics regarding gender equality and the importance of diversity.

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Susan Cole

Community Engagement Marketing & Membership Manager
NAM aidsmap

Susan is an award-winning health activist, broadcaster, writer and public speaker. She spearheads the community engagement and broadcasting initiatives for the HIV information charity NAM aidsmap, including producing and hosting the live broadcast series aidsmapLIVE for a global audience of people living with HIV, and Health & Power the UK’s monthly show on health inequality. Beyond her role, Susan's advocacy reaches global platforms. As the keynote speaker at the International AIDS Society Conference she highlighted global inequities and women's inclusion. In the UK Parliament Susan discussed COVID-19 and HIV's impact on women and people of colour. Her recognition is far reaching, from UK Parliament's International Women's Day debate to the Royal Society of Arts fellowship for her impact in tackling inequalities.

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Khushboo Pandey

Lead Digital Strategist
National Grid

Khushboo, a Lead Business Strategist at National Grid, champions the Women in National Grid (WiNG) group, leading impactful initiatives that drive positive change. Khushboo's focus areas within the WiNG group exemplify her commitment to fostering an equitable workplace. She has spearheaded the Pay-Gap Initiative, researching gender pay disparity and working towards pay parity. Her dedication to inclusivity extends to advocating for fair representation of women of color, neurodiverse individuals, those with unique abilities, and LGBTQ+ members. Beyond her role at National Grid, Khushboo's advocacy extends to her work with government initiatives and policy design. She was a policy advocate and mentor for start-ups and incubators, contributing to policies that empower and include women in nation-building. Her efforts have led to impactful changes, such as championing special incentives for women in start-up policies and advocating for women's inclusion in government-funded incubators.

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Chloe Howe

Head of Central Operations - Installations
Wickes

Chloe launched the Wickes Balance for the Better Network in 2019 and continues to co-chair it. She mentors three colleagues internally and uses the network to amplify women's voices and drive equity and equality. Chloe has worked with the senior leadership team to understand their role as gender allies and sponsors of female talent, launching the Gender Ally program which is open to all colleagues. Since launching in September 2021, they now have over 140 allies across the company. In December 2021, Chloe launched Wickes’ period positive campaign which aimed to normalize conversations on the topic, remove the stigma around it and make period products available free of charge to all Wickes colleagues who need them. Wickes is trialling flexible working for Retail Managers. By providing greater flexibility in leadership roles, Wickes believes that they can retain and attract great female talent.

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Vanessa Marrou

Global Product Manager - Claims
Liberty Mutual

Vanessa Marrou is a Global Product Manager at Liberty Mutual Insurance, she is also the National Co-Chair of Amigos, an ERG dedicated to the Hispanic and Latino Community.  Vanessa supported the launch of a Mentorship Program, growing it 2.5 times since its 2021 start. With a total of 224 members, the program has a 79% Net Promoter Score demonstrating its success among the community participating. Vanessa was also fundamental in launching a Language Exchange Program that brings together over 500 participants globally, promoting language skills and cross-cultural networking with more than half of the participants being women. Vanessa's commitment to cultural events is evident in her orchestration of Hispanic Heritage Month keynotes, doubling participation in two years. Vanessa is proud of directly mentored two Latina women on her team, leading to their recent promotions. Beyond work, Vanessa volunteers as a coach in the Celtics Little League, empowering young girls.

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Shareeka Meadows

Vice President, Divisional Merchandising Manager
Dollar General Corporation

Shareeka is the Vice President and Divisional Merchandising Manager at Dollar General Corporation. As former President and now Executive Sponsor of DG's African-American Employee Resource Group (AAERG), she fosters an inclusive culture that fuels growth and success. Shareeka oversees AAERG's initiatives, including enriching Lunch & Learn sessions, impactful Days of Service, and the annual AAERG Gala celebrating Black History Month. A pivotal member of DG's Diversity and Inclusion Council, Shareeka played a vital role in reforming the company's commitment to investing in diverse teams through empowerment and inclusion. With more than 80% of her team being women, she exemplifies her belief that inclusion enriches both employees' lives and the communities they serve. Recognized on Mass Market Retailer's Most Influential Women list, Shareeka's influence extends beyond her role. She participates in career fairs, symposiums, and community partnerships, attracting diverse talent, sharing her journey, and advancing Dollar General's D&I efforts.

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Simon Cooper

Chief Executive Officer - Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and CEO - Europe & Americas
Standard Chartered

As Global D&I Council Chair for Standard Chartered, Simon has accelerated the pace of change, resulting in Inclusive Leadership workshops for over 16,000 leaders and in CEOs taking more accountability for the delivery of local D&I plans and objectives. Simon has overseen the introduction of a global Fair Pay Charter; the disclosure of the Gender Pay Gap in key markets; and the implementation of safety and security initiatives in 21 markets to support female colleagues living and working in countries with a history of heightened violence. He recently oversaw the launch of landmark research on menopause in the workplace, in collaboration with the Financial Services Skills Commission. Simon’s approach has resulted in positive metrics including female representation in senior roles, which increased from 27.7% in 2018 to 32.21% as of December 22, and employee inclusion index scores, up from 78% in 2019 to 83.07 % in 2022.

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Eric Aboaf

Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
State Street Corporation

Eric, the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer at State Street Corporation, is a key contributor to the Ally Sponsorship Program to foster diverse professional development. Under his guidance, DEI principles have been seamlessly integrated into State Street's operations, such as utilizing various syndicates in debt issuance to empower underrepresented groups. (These efforts have seen remarkable outcomes, including underwriting a total of 38% of approx. $9.85 billion in debt offerings from Black and Latinx-owned firms since the program began in 2021.) Moreover, Eric's dedication to advancing diversity is evident through his role in the independent Civil Rights audit at State Street. His commitment to DEI extends beyond corporate endeavors, as he actively supports organizations that promote equity and empowerment. As Chairman of the New York City Urban Debate League, he champions academic opportunities for students of color and underserved communities.

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Megan Clarken

Chief Executive Officer
Criteo

Megan Clarken is the Chief Executive Officer at Criteo, the global commerce media company. Since joining in 2019, Megan has been instrumental in Criteo’s transformation. Today, the company operates a robust Commerce Media Platform that connects 22,000 marketers and thousands of media owners to deliver richer consumer experiences. Prior to Criteo, Megan served as Chief Commercial Officer of Nielsen Global Media, where she spent over 15 years in a variety of roles leading initiatives that allowed the 90+-year-old company to adapt and prevail in a time of change. Before she was dubbed one of the “most important figures in media” by Adweek, Megan was an Olympic class athlete, using her perseverance and resilience to pivot into a successful career in technology. With vast awards under her belt, Megan continues to be recognized for her ability to transform businesses, while championing underrepresented groups in media.

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Marlene Olsavsky

SVP International Higher Education
Pearson PLC

Marlene Olsavsky has been the SVP of International Higher Education at Pearson PLC and previously the Executive Sponsor of Pearson's Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL) group. Marlene empowers women, encourages dialogue on well-being, and advocates for gender equality. She also supports professional development initiatives and mentorship programs for women's advancement in leadership roles. She serves as Executive Sponsor for Pearson's Truth & Reconciliation Committee in Canada, where she fosters meaningful conversations and integrates Indigenous perspectives in literature. Beyond Pearson and as Chair of the Canadian Publishers Council, Marlene established a DE&I plan. She initiated partnerships, including scholarships for Indigenous students and the Doors Open Publishing event, promoting inclusivity in the industry. Her dedication to diversity and equity drives transformative change in education and publishing.

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Deborah Diamond Morandin

Global CEO & Global Diamond Wing & Author
Entrepreneurs Paradise Pty Ltd & Diamond Empire Global

Deborah, the Global CEO & Global Diamond Wing of Entrepreneurs Paradise Pty Ltd based in Australia, is a visionary leader committed to empowerment and inclusion. Over the last twenty years, Deborah's passion for promoting women's DEI has led her to create "YOUniversal-Inclusion-Mentoring," a groundbreaking strategy that decodes life and fortifies businesses by embracing diverse perspectives. She also convened Diamond-Power Summits, empowering thousands of women, and facilitated The Butterfly-Experience Alumni Group, elevating 10,000 women. Her philanthropic endeavors include preserving pristine forests in South Africa and establishing education, skills training, and healthcare initiatives for local communities. Deborah has shared her insights on "YOUniversal inclusion" and "Shine Bright Like A Diamond" at prestigious events globally, including those hosted by Sir Richard Branson. Deborah inspires and uplifts countless individuals through her curated world trips filled with unique opportunities and Diamond mentoring. Getting the message out through media campaigns, mentorship, and published work with her book Shine Bright Like a Diamond.

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Danielle Harmer

Chief People Officer
Aviva

Danny is responsible for Aviva’s DE&I strategy, which supports women through initiatives including: simplifying job adverts resulting in more female candidates; including diversity targets in Executive reward; monthly reporting on gender diversity; inclusive leadership training; Aviva’s own Licence to Hire training (covering non-inclusive behaviours and recruiting underrepresented candidates); extending sponsorship programmes for underrepresented talent (including women); and engaging 1,000+ part-time colleagues (87% female) to understand their challenges around progression resulting in a new parental leave coaching programme. Danny personally champions the female agenda in many ways, including by encouraging businesses to consider the potential long-term impact of hybrid working on women, carers and the future gender pay gap. Aviva’s approach includes equal parental leave, paid carers leave, menopause and domestic abuse support, for which Danny is co-executive sponsor. Danny is also the co-executive sponsor of Aviva’s Pride community and has contributed to several external articles, and events, championing women.

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Denise Gibson

Co-head of the Global Leveraged Finance Group
Allen & Overy

Denise, Co-Head of the Global Leveraged Finance Group at Allen & Overy, is a driving force for gender equality and diversity in the legal field. Denise has played a crucial role in recruiting women partners across the firm's global operations, resulting in an impressive 45% women partners in her practice. She also revitalized the London Women Partners Network to enhance senior women's representation. Her dedication to fostering women talent spans initiatives like A&O Women Making their Mark and Emerging Leaders programs. Denise's tenure on the A&O Board saw the introduction of gender targets, aiming for 50% women at the highest echelons. Her collaborations include partnering with The Female Lead on their Women at Work Report and championing Womankind Worldwide as an advocate and fundraiser, raising over £1m 2023 for women's rights. Denise's innovative approach extends to hosting gender-inclusive client events, creating lasting impact within her profession.

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Heather White

Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Genpact

Heather White is Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Genpact. She serves on Genpact’s Leadership Council, and leads all legal, compliance, and corporate governance functions for Genpact. She brings more than 20 years of broad legal experience to the company and played a key leadership role in the company’s initial public offering in 2007. Heather also serves as head of Genpact’s Corporate Social Responsibility team, where she sets the strategy for the company’s global giving and volunteering programs. Genpact believes deeply in making a positive contribution to the communities in which we live and operate. She is also head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, driving programs and policies that foster an innovative and inclusive culture. Prior to joining Genpact, Heather was a member of the corporate department at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, serving clients out of their New York and London offices. Heather holds a juris doctor degree from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Cornell University.

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Thamina Stoll

Women@ LinkedIn Global External Network Lead & Senior Client Solutions Manager
LinkedIn

Thamina Stoll is a Women’s Advancement & Diversity Advocate, B2B Marketing & Sales Expert, Podcast Host, Board Member, Angel Investor, and Speaker. By 28, she had generated and influenced 8 figures in revenue for LinkedIn and was appointed the youngest Women@ LinkedIn Global Leadership Team member. As Senior Client Solutions Manager, she strategizes for a Fortune 30 client on Corporate Reputation, Employer Branding, and Customer Acquisition in New York City. Thamina hosts the Give Her Dollars Podcast, helping women build wealth and reclaim economic power. After being diagnosed with a chronic illness and premature fertility decline in her 20s, she’s become a vocal advocate for women's health. Thamina is on the advisory board of several female-founded companies and serves on the DukeNY Women’s Forum Executive Committee. Featured in global outlets like Thrive Global and Nasdaq, Thamina was named one of Germany's “100 Women of the Year” in 2022.

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Jennie Koo

Head of Operations Risk Management
Capital One

When Jennie joined Capital One nearly five years ago, it was with the understanding that she would continue to drive a gender lens in the Financial Services sector. She is currently the UK Chapter co-lead and International Lead for the internal gender Business Resource Group empowHER, and pushes for progress with initiatives such as getting more women into senior leadership roles. She brings a gender lens to all activity and conversations including those within the REACH ethnicity network, and frequently takes part in collaboration between REACH and empowHER such as Career Pathways to build community support outside of the organization, actively engaging in local school career sessions. Some of the key initiatives Jennie has been responsible for have included establishing safe space meetings to discuss key challenges; the launch of regular bite-sized sessions where senior women share their five guiding principles; and expanding the mentoring program to include reciprocal mentoring.

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Marissa Guiang

Vice President, Asia-Pacific Active Investments Platform Strategist
BlackRock

Pioneering the Weekly Asia-Pacific Investor Meeting, Marissa Guiang, Vice President at BlackRock, brings 200+ participants together on a regular basis to spotlight the diversity of investment professionals and their insights. As the driving force behind BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group Pathfinders Program in Asia, she shapes training, mentorship, and career opportunities for junior talent, many of whom are from underrepresented groups. Marissa also co-leads the Communications Pillar within BlackRock’s Women's Initiative Network (WIN) in Hong Kong, initiating impactful office-wide publications showcasing female professionals. Marissa’s early engineering of the Fundamental Equities "Investing in Investors Program" shows her global influence, which places career-switchers from diverse backgrounds into investment roles in the US and UK. Marissa extends her influence beyond BlackRock, mentoring with Built By Girls to empower young women in technology. Her guidance has propelled mentees to internships, jobs, and top graduate programs.

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Paola Maffezzoni

Head of Marketing & Comms, GroupM Italy - PR & Marketing Director, WPP Italy
GroupM

Paola is Operations Director in Italy for Stella project, the global networking group whose purpose is to inspire and enable WPP women to maximize their potential and fuel WPP growth through increased diversity. It collaborates with some industry big players to create initiatives dedicated to DEI. Some of the projects Paola has been responsible for organizing have included a ‘Fast Forward Women’ training with Meta, inspiring women in their careers; a WPP ‘#IAmRemarkable’ workshop with Google Italia; pro-bono activities for women entrepreneurs in the world of technology and to create adv campaigns for associations that support women in troubled countries (e.g. Afghan women). Paola is a mentor for the young generation of marketers, she has been invited to join as speaker to external events, such as WomenXImpact, an event dedicated to women empowerment where she had the chance to be a role model for marketing community.

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Dipti Kulkarni

Senior Vice President, Senior Business Support Manager
Bank of America

Dipti Kulkarni is a business support manager for the Consumer, Business & Wealth Management Technology team at Bank of America. An advocate for diversity and inclusion (D&I) for almost a decade, she received the Bank of America’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2019 and 2021. She puts her passion for inspiring and mentoring women to work supporting several bank efforts, including as a panelist a Diversity Series during Women's History month; and as a speaker for multiple Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development for Women events promoting finding your Authentic Voice and Domestic Violence Awareness. Dipti also helped organize a bank-hosted D&I Courageous Conversation in partnership with the Asian Leadership Network, Black Professional Group and Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement. Externally, she has led a Mentoring Circle event on Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and mentors young professional women to help them navigate their careers.

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Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee

Team Lead and Product Owner
BAE Systems

Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee is a multi-award-winning chartered aerospace engineer and STEM Ambassador working as a Team Lead and Product Owner at BAE Systems. As a steering group member of the company's Gender Equity Network Employee Resource Group (ERG), she is involved in orchestrating impactful events. Beyond BAE Systems, Krystina actively engages with organizations through her participation as a speaker, mentor, STEM ambassador, Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering council member and as a cluster coordinator for the Merseyside Women's Engineering Society, exemplifying her dedication to fostering connections and empowering women engineers.

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Huijie Ma

AAD Lead Software Engineer
Jaguar Land Rover

Huijie is Chair of the Inclusion Council and holds leading forces from all networks in promoting D&I, created a forum for Gender Equality, Women in Engineering, and REACH network members to raise their issues and deliver improvements. She also constructed and maintained a DEI website to promote inclusion, unity forces, and drive actions. She delivered the Mother Nature Lockers initiative, which supplied free sanitary products, menopause support for all women in the factory; the project has rolled out to all plants. She presented multiple Lunch & Learns, i.e., Awards for women's work, and discuss Colourism. She gave public talks in D&I events. She also actively runs the Name Campaign, using her own story, to promote respect for a person's real name in breaking down barriers between people. She leads a women in engineering Career Progression work group. She also visits schools to provide career aspirational talks to tap into future talents.

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Darren Entwistle

President and CEO
TELUS

Darren believes passionately that TELUS’ greatest asset is its team members. Together, they embrace Darren’s long-standing belief that diversity creates a whole that is far more potent than the sum of its parts. This is why TELUS established six team member resource groups that promote and celebrate diversity and inclusiveness, globally, including Connections, which encourages gender equity with the goal of making TELUS the employer of choice for women. Darren’s commitment to advancing diversity extends to TELUS’ Board of Directors, where 46% of directors are female and 23% represent a visible minority or are Indigenous. Under Darren’s guidance, TELUS has become a DEI champion and corporate culture leader, earning recognition as a Best Diversity Employer for 13 years by Mediacorp and receiving the global Leadership in Action Award from Diversity Journal. Moreover, TELUS consistently ranks #1, worldwide, for employee engagement by Kincentric and a World’s Best Employer by Forbes. Darren led TELUS to become a founding member of the 30% Club Canada and a signatory of the Catalyst Accord.

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Eric Burl

Head of Discretionary
Man Group

Eric Burl is the Head of Discretionary at Man Group, a member of the Executive Committee and senior sponsor of Man Group's Women at Man (WAM) network. He is dedicated to advancing gender diversity and equity, and strongly advocates for the crucial role that senior leaders and managers play in creating positive change through allyship and advocacy. As the senior sponsor of WAM, he provides guidance and support to the working group, expands their efforts into the industry, drives efficiencies and leads on internal staff policy. Eric's focus on external outreach and hiring includes exploring ways to improve the pipeline of female investment talent and supporting them into senior, portfolio management positions. As part of Man Group's Paving the Way initiative, Eric is a mentor for Girls Are Investors and participates in external speaking engagements, encouraging young people from diverse, underrepresented backgrounds to consider investment management as a career choice.

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Teresa Ko

Hong Kong Senior Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Teresa has been a staunch advocate for gender diversity for over a decade. As the first female to chair the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Listing Committee, Teresa has been a leading voice on greater board gender diversity in Hong Kong. Teresa is known for her commitment to clients and believes in using her position as a trusted advisor to encourage systemic change. She is dedicated to developing Freshfields colleagues, both professionally and personally to maximize their potential. As executive sponsor of Freshfield’s Asia Women's Network, Teresa mentors and sponsors female associates, helping them to hone their business development skills, connecting them to key contacts, and nurturing them to become future leaders. She is also a strong advocate for ISSB’s global baseline sustainability standard as trustee and co-vice chair of the IFRS Foundation, and believes that individual as well as collective efforts count. She was named in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2022 - an elite ranking for the most prominent women lawyers globally and in Forbes’ ‘Asia's Power Businesswomen’ list 2021.

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Alisha Alaimo

President of Biogen, North America
Biogen

Alisha is responsible for developing the strategy and driving growth for Biogen’s North America Organization. Over her 25-year career, her focus on creating a diverse and inspiring culture—where people achieve more than they thought possible—has consistently led to strong business results in organizations up to $7B in annual revenue. Alisha serves as Executive Sponsor for Women's Impact Network, an employee resource group designed to create opportunities for empowerment and advancement. At Biogen, she created programs to accelerate the readiness and visibility of mid-level women and non-white people for senior roles. As a board member of The Biogen Foundation, she advocates for supporting access next generation of leaders in underserved communities. Her career spans a wide spectrum of global leadership roles where she has led major acquisitions, strategic partnerships, restructurings, and the commercialization of breakthrough therapies for cardiovascular, Alzheimer’s, postpartum depression, multiple sclerosis, ALS, rare diseases and more.

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Anne Erni

Chief People Officer
Audible

Anne Erni is the Chief People Officer at Audible where she leads the People and Places team, which comprises Human Resources, Workplace Real Estate and Facilities, and Newark neighborhood-making. Anne has consistently partnered with the CEO to drive diversity in the leadership team, including reaching 55% female representation in the executive team in 2021. Thanks to Anne’s work to intentionally grow women into leadership roles, the proportion of women at VP level and above has risen by 11 percentage points from 2020 to 2021. As well as informing the creation of a D&I strategy which includes targeted, bespoke plans for each business, Anne encouraged the formation of formal affinity groups, renamed ‘Impact’ groups, with one key aim being to increase diverse representation in Audible's content offerings. Anne is an internationally recognized thought leader on workplace innovation and a champion for equitable hiring and professional development practices.

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Ritu Sharma

Executive Director – Boeing Global Enterprise Services, India
Boeing

Ritu Sharma is the Executive Director of Boeing Global Enterprise Services, where she serves as the Executive Champion for Boeing Women Inspiring Leadership & Boeing Employee Ability Awareness Association. Her initiatives promote women's representation and professional development, making gender diversity a critical/important success criterion at Boeing. Under her leadership, with initiatives like the Women Safety Policy, Mothers' Rooms and Women Safety App, Boeing saw a remarkable rise in women's diversity ratio from 17% to 26%. Beyond Boeing, Ritu participates in organizations like CoreNet, IFMA and WiREnet, advocating diversity, inclusion, and ESG. Recently, Ritu was recognized as the Global Environmental Sustainability Champion in Boeing. Her collaboration with NGOs and local governments showcases her commitment to community wellbeing, as seen through her work supporting underprivileged children and establishing healthcare facilities in remote areas. Ritu's passion for change has made her a sought-after speaker and panelist, highlighting the importance of diversity and women's inclusion in various industries.

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Natasha Harrison

Managing Partner
Pallas Partners LLP

Natasha is a leading international disputes lawyer and one of only a few women to set up and lead a London/New York firm. She launched Pallas Partners in February 2022, starting out as a majority female led firm with diversity integral to the wider strategy; Pallas has pledged to achieve diversity parity by 2025. Natasha has signed-up and committed Pallas to the Law Society’s Women in Law pledge, the Equal Representation in Arbitration pledge and the Menopause Workplace pledge. She has also launched Pallas’ first Employee Resource Group for Women, to provide the team with a safe space to share experiences and discuss challenges and success. Natasha has been leading the way on innovation in the legal sector for years and in the past year was listed by Financial News as one of the 50 Most Influential Lawyers and as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance.

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Tracey Yurko

Chief Legal Officer
Bridgewater Associates

As Chief Legal Officer, Operating Committee Member, and Partner, Tracey is among the most senior leaders at Bridgewater. Her work spans initiatives designed to promote equality for all employees as well as DEI programs within the legal department. Under Tracey's leadership, Bridgewater instituted pay equity audits by a third-party and is one of the only alternative asset managers to disclose pay equity data for underrepresented groups on our public website. In partnership with others on her team, she established the firm's first Pro Bono program, creating opportunities for attorneys to provide services to organizations that reflect their and Bridgewater's values. Tracey is also executive sponsor for Bridgewater’s “Women’s Influence Network”. Beyond Bridgewater, she is Board Chair for Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Under Tracey’s leadership, the Board formed a DEI Committee looking not only at the board itself, but also at the team and volunteers to ensure they reflect the families they serve.

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Imade Iyamu

Asset Management and Wealth Management
Goldman Sachs

Imade Iyamu is the first Nigerian alumni President of Junior Achievement Africa, an organization that has reached and impacted over 1 million young Africans and whose global body was nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize. As an MBA candidate at Columbia University, Imade initiated a scholarship for African women from underrepresented backgrounds in business and acts as a peer adviser and student representative. Having joined the Asset and Wealth Management division at Goldman Sachs this year, Imade has joined the women’s network. She was also an instructor at Yale University under Yale Young African Scholars, where she mentored young African girls to make a meaningful impact in Africa.

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Aya Harb

Former Director, Investor Relations
S&P Global

Aya is a board member for her WINS chapter, striving for an equitable world where women have strong representation, role models, and recognition at S&P Global. As the lead for the Washington DC office, she helps connect other women-focused organizations and speaking engagements to build a platform for elevating women on a global level. Beyond S&P Global, Aya is an advisory board member for the ASHERAH foundation, enabling underprivileged women globally to further their education through providing scholarships and raising awareness of the worldwide need for accessible post-secondary education. In her early career, Ms. Harb worked with international municipalities in regions like Nepal and Lebanon, training local municipalities and youth centers in non-violence and conflict rehabilitation.

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Shelina Janmohamed

Director of Consumer Equality
Ogilvy Consulting

Shelina is Director of Consumer Equality at Ogilvy Consulting, pioneering an industry paradigm shift to tackle 'consumer inequality' facing Minority Ethnic groups, to drive business growth. An award-winning business leader, she’s also Ogilvy's Vice President of Islamic Marketing, and has worked to engage Muslim audiences with some of the world's biggest brands and exciting start-ups. Shelina is a passionate advocate for businesses and brands to reclaim their creative and commercial superpowers for business growth and societal impact. She’s a board member for IMPRESS, the UK's only charter approved press regulator. She is a bestselling non-fiction as well as a children's author, including her memoir 'Love In A Headscarf' and her most recent kids' book about the British Empire "Story of Now: Let's Talk About the British Empire". As a podcaster, op-ed writer, and sandwich generation carer, she is working hard as a polymath-in-progress to create social and cultural change.

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Muneebah Quyyam

Senior Engineer
AtkinsRéalis

Muneebah is an award-winning Senior Engineer, specialising in Systems Engineering and is working for AtkinsRéalis in the Transportation sector. Muneebah works front-line with clients, providing her expertise in optimising, analysing, and transforming their complex systems. Muneebah champions ED&I at all levels within the company. She co-created an ED&I questionnaire, and its use has been instrumental in the selection of diverse suppliers. Muneebah gave a thought provoking ‘Allyship in the Spotlight’ interview, published on the company’s World News, which sparked a company-wide allyship week. Muneebah mentors young professionals & senior leaders and delivers keynote speeches to promote women’s diversity and inclusion. Muneebah is also recognised externally as an influential role model and is a member of the WISE Young Professionals Board; she creates national STEM competitions and collaborates with International Publishers spotlighting women role models in educational books. Furthermore, she was appointed as a national judge for external ED&I industry awards.

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Chimuka Muyovwe

Director, Business Planning Manager to Regional CEO, Europe and Global D&I Council Secretary
Standard Chartered Bank

Chimuka is the Director and Business Planning Manager for the office of the Regional CEO for Europe and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank and based in London. She is also the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council Secretary, working in close collaboration with the Group Diversity & Inclusion team to improve representation of women in senior leadership positions. Her relentless dedication is testament to her unwavering commitment to gender equality and inclusion efforts. Outside of work, Chimuka is also a Director for When Females Lead, an NGO dedicated to empowering ambitious women in Africa through mentorship and career guidance. Her advocacy for underrepresented women of colour is commendable and reflects a commitment to fostering positive change in her community and beyond. Chimuka also chairs Agova, a women-led business development consultancy, and serves on the Board of Directors for Copper Rose Zambia, a leading youth led organization driving change in gender and health.

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Geeta Gupta

Director, Application Development Manager
BNY Mellon

Geeta Gupta, a Senior Group Manager at BNY Mellon, passionately advocates diversity and skill development in the tech industry. With over a quarter of her team being women, Geeta actively fosters an inclusive environment while mentoring talented women and attracting more women talent. As a member of the Leadership Team for the Women in Engineering New York Chapter, Geeta leads communications and engages senior leaders to create an inclusive atmosphere. Beyond her role, Geeta mentors students in BNY Mellon's intern program, empowering them with essential skills and insights into corporate culture. Her impact also extends to community involvement, where she's volunteered since 2008, teaching Hindi and programming languages to children from diverse backgrounds, promoting cross-cultural awareness, and enhancing students' science and mathematics performance.

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Sabina Phillips

Payments Product Manager
The Co-operative Bank

Sabina Phillips, a Payments Product Manager at The Co-operative Bank, also serves as Chair of the Access Network, a group supporting colleagues with disabilities, mental health challenges, and caregiving duties. Under her guidance, the Access Network tackles various topics monthly, creating awareness, providing resources, and advocating for policy changes. Initiatives include discussing pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, menopause, mental health support, caregiving responsibilities, period stigma, endometriosis awareness, and neurodiversity. Sabina's proactive approach extends beyond discussions; she trained 16 Mental Health First Aiders to ensure comprehensive support for all colleagues. Addressing challenges women face, Sabina emphasizes the importance of caring responsibilities. Her commitment to cultivating inclusivity and support showcases her dedication to gender equality and well-being within the organization.

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Andrew Bester

Head of Wholesale Banking, Board Member
ING

As the Head of Wholesale Banking at ING, Andrew strongly advocates for board-level representation in diversity networks. As an ING Board member, he sponsors LGBTQIA+ Networks and actively participates in both internal and external events. Andrew also leads the Global Wholesale Banking Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Board & Ambassador Network, creating an inclusive environment and boosting women's representation in Wholesale Banking. His dedication to DEI is evident through his mentorship of women leaders and his transformative impact on increasing women's representation in the WB Management Team from 8% to 27%. Andrew's advocacy for inclusion and diversity has garnered numerous awards, including 'Advocate of the Year' at the Women in Finance Awards and recognition in 'FT HERoes Male Champions of Women in Business.' His executive sponsorship at Lloyds also led to the bank's accolades as 'World's Best Bank for diversity and inclusion'.

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Matthew Norris

Global Head, Central Operations and Global Business Services
Standard Chartered Bank

Matthew is actively championing Diversity and Inclusion with a commitment to build a safe and inclusive environment in Standard Chartered Bank. Using data and better understanding of unconscious bias, he introduced new perspectives to hiring more women across the board. Matthew worked tirelessly to advance representation of women leadership across various committees – specifically at the Board Director level, women representation went up to 40% from 20% and in the Executive Committees to 25% across 5 legal entities in 4 countries. The TTO D&I Council that Matthew co-chairs, saw an increase of women representation from 25% to 28% within the first year of its formation.He lobbied to appoint 26 women leaders to Local Leadership Councils. He is a Sponsor to the ASCEND programme that has identified 500 women colleagues to be nurtured as future leaders through various interventions. Matthew has been a personal mentor for women colleagues across different levels of seniority since 2015.

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Helen Mets

President and CEO
Ahlstrom

Helen Mets has been the President and CEO of Ahlstrom since January 2023, previously serving in executive leadership roles at DSM, Pon and Avery Dennison. She strongly advocates for diversity and inclusion, championing women's leadership through balanced teams and fostering a culture of inclusivity. Helen is responsible for setting the company strategy and places strong emphasis on diversity, inclusion and sustainability, and has doubled employee engagement in her first six months as CEO. She sponsors Ahlstrom's NICE program (Nurturing, Inclusive, Collaborative, and Equal), where she personally mentors future women leaders in navigating their leadership journeys. Helen also served as an executive sponsor for DSM's I&D strategy and was a member of the Advisory Council WIN Global. Helen also advocates for equal opportunity, and is a sought-after public speaker, using her experiences to inspire others. Her inclusive purpose-led and performance-driven leadership has been recognized through the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Leading Women Award.

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Caroline Frankum

Global CEO, Kantar Profiles
Kantar

Kantar is a world-leading market research agency shaping the brands of tomorrow by better understanding people everywhere. As a Global CEO, and part of Kantar's Executive Team and I&D Steering Committee, Caroline is committed to developing a culture and society that embraces all intersections of diversity. She holds herself accountable to increasing female representation and ensuring senior roles in Kantar achieve gender parity by 2025 by being an authentic ‘see it, be it’ role model, sponsor, and mentor to Kantar’s ~12,000 women across the globe. Caroline also serves as Global Executive Sponsor and Ally for Kantar’s Pride Employee Resource Group supporting 700+ LGBTQIA+ employees and partnering with DIVA Media and Stonewall to drive better awareness and understanding of unique challenges LGBTQIA+ women, transgender women, and non-binary people face. She is also a founding member of Chief UK, the $1.1b private network supporting and driving more women into positions of power.

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Dimitra Manis

EVP, Chief Purpose Officer
S&P Global

Dimitra, Executive Vice President and Chief Purpose Officer for S&P Global, leads the People, Marketing, Communications, Corporate Responsibility, and DEI functions for 35,000+ colleagues. Dimitra is a trailblazer and fierce advocate who is focused on creating a people first experience at S&P Global through global initiatives and benefits including: 26 weeks of paid parental leave for all parents, unlimited bereavement leave, career coaching, fertility coverage, and cancer and menopause support. Under her leadership, S&P Global has been recognized by Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index, Newsweek’s Greatest Workplaces, and other prestigious awards. She serves on a public board, as well as the S&P Global Foundation, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (an S&P Global and CME Group joint venture) and chairs the Nominating and Compensation Committee of the BritishAmerican Business Association and the Advisory Committee for the World Wellbeing Movement.

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Sharon Miller

President of Small Business and Head of Specialty Banking & Lending
Bank of America

Sharon Miller is the President of Small Business and Head of Specialty Banking & Lending at Bank of America. As a Bank of America Global Diversity and Inclusion Council member, she actively shapes an inclusive culture while chairing the Corporate Benefits Committee and co-sponsoring the Women's Executive Development Program. Sharon's influence extends to mentoring small business owners, providing invaluable support to ventures like Chica Beauty, which she elevated through platforms like the Jennifer Hudson Show. Her dedication shines through initiatives like the annual Women & Minority Business Owner Spotlight, shedding light on their unique challenges. Sharon's affiliations with institutions like the Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship at Cornell and the National Association of Women Business Owners underscore her commitment to empowering entrepreneurs.

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Melanie Kalmar

Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer
Dow

Melanie Kalmar is the Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Digital Officer at Dow. With a steadfast focus on gender diversity, Melanie has driven a remarkable 41.5% women’s representation, including 50% women’s leadership representation, within Dow's CIO organization. As the executive sponsor of the Prime Employee Resource Group, she advocates for an age-inclusive workforce that values experience. Melanie actively supports the POWER Up program, aiding the career development of thousands of Dow's employees. Her leadership extends to the tech community as an advisory board member of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology, earning recognition as their 2021 Woman of the Year. Acknowledged by various prestigious awards, including Forbes' 2023 CIO Next honoree and Technology Magazine's Top 100 Women in Technology, Melanie inspires change and innovation in the technology landscape.

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Zena Couppey

Chief Executive Officer
Altum Group

Zena wears many hats, as a professional, mom, wife, philanthropist and, at Altum Group, CEO. She is the first female CEO the business has seen since its establishment. Under her leadership she saw the business grow from $11 to $32 billion AUM, triple in size and expand in three new locations. Zena implemented a shared ownership scheme and advocated for the launch of Altum’s Philanthropic Trust. Today, Altum has 60% female representation with 60% on the TopCo Board. With 24 years of experience, Zena is responsible for Altum’s strategic vision, organic growth and oversees the delivery of quality services to clients while nurturing an open and collaborative culture. Other policy changes she’s implemented is flexible work, self-development and cultural collaboration, equal paternal leave, and she launched a lasting ESG and CSR manifesto aligned with the UN SDGs. Altum are IoD DEI Charter Signatory’s, joined the UN Global Compact and achieved carbon neutrality under her leadership.

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Frances Holmes

Client Technology Lead
Microsoft

At Microsoft, Frances is one of the founding members of the Pregnancy, Maternity and Returner (PMR) UK Public Sector (PS) program and is an accessibility champion for the PS Disability ERG. She has championed the introduction of pregnancy parking and pumping facilities, which have now been implemented in the head office of Microsoft UK. Externally, Frances is the founder and CEO of Speak Out Revolution, an award winning not-for-profit disrupting the conversation on D&I in the workplace using data-driven insights. She is driving transparency on less discussed workplace inclusion topics, using open source technology that enables organisations to access intelligent insights to optimally address the challenges within their sector.

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Lorna Ive

Programmatic Executive
GroupM Nexus EMEA

Lorna is the Programmatic Executive within the Nexus EMEA Programmatic Team. As the Chair of the Gender Employee Resource Group, she organized a 'Women in Tech' event, which led to a series addressed to schools to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM. As a member of WPP's Menopause SteerCo, she actively involved her network to educate men and younger generations of women at work. The first event resulted in a policy change across WPP, bringing Menopause support under BUPA benefits. Lorna also built an award-winning grassroots campaign to start conversations around menopause. Furthermore, she is an Ambassador for the Visible Start Programme, raising awareness through social media video interview campaigns for greater inclusion of midlife women in the industry, and a member of 50:50, a Network supporting women's progress into politics.

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Adela Nano

Medicinal Chemistry Research Scientist
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

As an active member of Vertex’s IWILL (Inspiring Women in Leadership and Learning) Employee Resource Network (ERN), Adela strives for more excellent representation of functional and racial diversity, contributing to advancing underrepresented voices. She currently serves on the ERN’s Women in Science Committee and previously served on its Steering Committee. Recognizing the importance of showcasing women leaders, among others, Adela contributes to organizing panel discussions highlighting the achievements of women professionals from various functions and backgrounds within the company, and seminars with external speakers to promote skill development. More recently Adela initiated and is the co-lead of a Women in Chemistry group, providing a platform for women to address challenges faced while working in chemistry and engaging with leadership on pertinent issues. Her dedication extends to the Graduate Women in Science Association, where Adela evaluates fellowship proposals and manages evaluations to support early-career women scientists.

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Divya Shree

Data Analyst Manager
NatWest Group

Divya is a Data Analyst Manager at NatWest Group. Her commitment to fostering awareness led to the creation of 'BLOSSOM,' an impactful initiative addressing menstrual health and difficult conditions like PCOS, Endometriosis through informative videos. As the Women In Big Data community owner within her area in D&A, Divya facilitates a platform for women's growth and collaboration. Her leadership extends to supporting women on maternity leave and their return to work, through various proposed initiatives(Maternity Checklist, Veteran Mummies group). She has received recognition from senior executives (including group CEO) for her dedication. Divya's passion for mentoring is evident through her work with NatWest employees and her free LinkedIn Mentorship group. A finalist for both WiT Excellence, WiF award and a driving force behind digital tools for reporting online abuse as part of the UN women CSW67 group, Divya is dedicated to promoting resilience, skill development, and equal representation for women.

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Lauren Neal

Project Manager
BP

Lauren is a Project Manager at bp, where she co-chaired one of bp's regional Women's International Networks. Within two years, under her guidance, network membership surged from 12 to over 200 participants, encompassing both genders. She mentors several young professional women, offering guidance and networking opportunities. Her role enables women to visit construction sites with industry leaders like OneSubsea and GE, fostering exposure to lesser-known sectors. Lauren's impact extends to organizing events on psychological safety and unconscious bias, sparking global dialogues. As a leader in LeanIn Equity and Sustainability, she shapes workplace cultures. Her speaking engagements empower women, including the "EveryWoman in Tech Forum," sharing career transition advice. A multi-award winner, Lauren's accolades include WeAreTheCity Rising Stars and WeAreTechWomen awards. Her podcast appearances and upcoming book, "Valued at Work: Shining a Light on Bias to Engage, Enable and Retain Women in STEM," demonstrate her commitment to fostering inclusive workplaces.

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Ayesha Afzal

Researcher
Erlangen National High Performance Computing Center (NHR@FAU)

Ayesha Afzal, a Researcher at the Erlangen National High-Performance Computing Center (NHR@FAU), has secured first place in the Ph.D. Forum Award at ISC HIGH PERFORMANCE and has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications, showcasing her outstanding work in high-performance computing. Awards such as the WearetheCity’s Global Award for Achievement 2023 and her consistent contribution in international conferences as a co-chair, committee member, reviewer, and active speaker highlight her commitment to advancing women in STEM. Ayesha's passion for inclusive technology shines through her mentorship efforts and involvement as an ambassador and advisor in initiatives promoting diversity in STEM. Ayesha also inspires scientists and continually promotes technical women by providing them with opportunities and guidance. Her advocacy, interviews, and networking amplify her impact in encouraging women to excel in STEM fields.

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Zaria Parvez

Senior Global Social Media Manager
Duolingo

Duolingo's Global Social Media Manager, Zaria, has redefined social media strategies with her unique insights and intersectional background. As the youngest member of the marketing team, she catapulted Duolingo's TikTok following from 20K to an impressive 6.6 million. Her creative freedom and expertise transformed a test-and-learn initiative into Duolingo's most successful social buzz. Beyond Duo, she advocates for young, diverse talent in marketing, delivering inspirational talks at various organizations. Her presence at industry events like SXSW, OMR, and Vidcon sheds light on her experience as a young, first-gen Pakistani Muslim, showcasing the power of her identity in shaping her impactful work. Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Zaria was awarded AdAge Social Marketer of the Year, Adweek Creative 100, and Forbes 30 Under 30. Zaria's journey exemplifies her dedication to uplifting underprivileged communities and reshaping marketing narratives

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Howard Ungerleider

President and Chief Financial Officer
Dow

As President and Chief Financial Officer, Howard is a vocal advocate for a safe, inclusive and supportive workplace for all employees. He has served as Executive Sponsor for the Women’s Inclusion Network ERG since 2017, supporting over 10,500 participants through programs such as EY’s POWER UP, Sponsor to Success, and Catalyst MARC Workshops. He has a track record of enforcing expectations for recruiting gender-diverse talent across all levels, including transparently posting all roles internally, and he has cultivated a strong female talent pipeline across the organization. As Executive Sponsor of the Total Rewards Assessment, Howard has reinforced Dow’s commitment to offer equitable opportunities by establishing a global minimum standard of 16 weeks paid time off for new parents – birthing, non-birthing and adoptive, regardless of gender – and enhancing family and caregiver leave policies, including championing an analysis of options to advance enterprise childcare options.

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Claudio Gienal

CEO AXA UK&I
AXA UK&I

Claudio has placed gender equality as a key, strategic priority for AXA UK&I, and his actions have resulted in AXA being listed as a coveted 2021 and 2022 Times Top 50 Employer for Women and helped to significantly reduce the gender seniority gap. Under Claudio’s leadership AXA UK&I have improved the female representation on the executive committee from 19% in 2018 to 44% in 2022. Claudio has also improved women in executive roles from 32% in 2020 to 40% in 2022. Claudio regularly participates in D&I initiatives, during 2022 these have included external panel discussion to celebrate International Women’s Day with Liverpool Football Club and an internal virtual speed mentoring event hosted by our network. Claudio also uses his LinkedIn platform to celebrate international women’s day through Break the Bias post and sharing recent conversations he had with participants in the AXA Global IWD mentoring initiative. Claudio is also an active participant of the Swiss Embassy’s YPG Mentoring Programme which sees Claudio mentor and coach future generations of female business leaders

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Debra Crew

Chief Executive Officer
Diageo

Debra Crew was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Diageo in June 2023, making history as the company's first woman CEO in its 25-year existence. The firm has continued to make strides in accelerating gender equality within its business, with the company receiving high acclaim in 2023 for its gender equality efforts including ranking #1 for women’s representation at board level in the FTSE Women's Leaders Review and #2 global and #1 U.K. ranking in Equileap's Equality Global Report. Over the past year, the firm has also launched several progressive policies and employee initiatives that further its commitment to empowering women. The company launched Pregnancy Loss Guidelines across 34 markets, as well as Fertility Support Guidelines in the UK, complementing its existing policies and guidelines such as Parental Leave and ‘Thriving through Menopause’. Under Debra’s leadership, Diageo is committed to being a champion of Inclusion and Diversity across everything it does.

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Rachel Higham

Global CIO
WPP

Through a complete redesign and relentless focus on equality through our recruitment process, Rachel improved the female intake into the WPP IT organization from 11% to 38% over the past 12 months. Through the firm's operating and organizational model redesign and by establishing a new people design authority to govern internal and external appointments, she has improved the representation of women in the top 3 layers of leadership in WPP IT. Before joining WPP, she was the founder and executive sponsor of the multi-award-winning TechWomen program in her previous job. During her final year leading the program in 2020/1, Rachel delivered a year-long development journey for 450 women across BT and supported an alumni network of 2,300 women. The program was enormously successful, dramatically improving participants' confidence, with 67% of them moving into more prominent roles, and addressing the local cultural barriers to women's progression in India and Malaysia.

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Mei Chen

Vice President and GM International - Alibaba Group; Board Member and Chair of Investment Committee - Innovo Group
Alibaba Group; Innovo Group

Mei Chen is the Vice President and GM International at Alibaba Group and Board Member and Chair of the Investment Committee at Innovo Group, where she has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to fostering talent and empowering underrepresented groups. Mei has mentored and sponsored numerous junior staff members of Chinese backgrounds in the U.K. and China. She has spearheaded initiatives like 'Women@Alibaba,' a program that has created a supportive network for women leaders within Alibaba Group across the globe. Through her leadership, Mei has organized mentoring programs, industry dinners, and initiatives aimed at addressing gender disparities and championing the underprivileged and LGBTQ+ communities. Acknowledged with the Alibaba Outstanding Female Leader Award, Mei's dedication to equality and inclusion is exemplary. She has shared her story and insights at top industry events and academic institutions (INSEAD, LBS, HBS), leaving an indelible mark on the tech and business landscape. She was recently named in 'Inspiring Fifty Winner 2021' - an elite ranking for the most prominent trailblazing women in tech, and 'Drapers’ Power 100 2022'.

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Maral Kazanjian

Chief People Officer
Moody's

Maral Kazanjian became Moody's Chief People Officer in February 2022 after working as an employment lawyer at the company earlier in her career. In her current role, Maral actively fosters an environment of empowerment and equality across Moody’s. She has led conversations with employees around fertility support, career growth, fair compensation, and meaningful recognition. Under her guidance, Moody's has been acknowledged for its commitment to diversity and inclusion, earning spots on Diversity Inc.'s list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity and the Pinnacle Inclusion Index by Seramount. As the Executive Sponsor of the RISE program at the company, Maral has boosted women's leadership development, leading to transformative outcomes for many people. An Armenian General Benevolent Union alum, she remains actively engaged in supporting global women's advancement, showcasing her commitment to leading positive change.

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Leanne Wood

Chief HR Officer
Vodafone Group

Leanne has been driving gender equity and inclusion for over 20 years across technology, fashion and FMCG industries. At Vodafone, Leanne is an Executive Committee Member and Sponsor of its Employee Networks including the Women's Network. She led Vodafone's #CountMeIn diversity data capture initiative, enabling an intersectional approach to DEI and further strengthened women's inclusion and representation with the launch of the Reciprocal Mentoring program to encourage senior leaders to connect with minority groups and ensure the lived experiences of women inform the future of Vodafone. Leanne equalised parental leave at Vodafone to support diverse parents and families so that responsibilities can be shared, with more than 2,300 women and 1,600 men benefiting from April 2022 – April 2023. In her role as Trustee of Vodafone Foundation, she championed the Apps Against Abuse initiative to help connect 2.4million people to support to date, including women facing domestic abuse.

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Roni Savage

CEO & Managing Director
Jomas Associates (Engineering & Environmental)

UK’s first Black Female founder of a seven-figure turnover engineering company serving the construction sector, Roni combines being CEO of Jomas with campaigns championing women. Graduate of Portsmouth University with a BEng(hons) in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, she also holds a Masters’ (with distinction) in Environmental Management from Exeter University. A Chartered Engineer and Chartered Geologist, she has worked on major construction schemes including the widening of the A406 and M25, and various buildings and structures across the UK. She received the highly prestigious presidential invitation to Fellowship of the Institution of Civil Engineers (2019), was appointed Honorary Fellow of RIBA (2020), and conferred with a Honorary Doctorate by University of Portsmouth (2023) for exceptional contribution to the Construction sector. She is Construction Policy Chair for FSB. Multi award winner, international speaker and dedicated mother to three boys, Roni is passionate about diversity, social mobility and volunteers her time to mentor many.

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Dawn Carter

Enterprise Data Architect
BAE Systems Plc

Just six months after joining BAE Systems, Dawn became Co-Chair of the company’s Gender Equity Network, a voluntary Employee Resource Group dedicated to providing an equity of opportunity to all genders. Her commitment to empowering women in the workplace saw her take the lead in forming a brand partnership with Women in Data, an organisation whose mission is to increase diversity in data careers. Dawn continues to be a role model, whether organising and co-hosting BAE Systems International Women’s Day conference at Bletchley Park, reviewing company policies such as maternity, fertility and menopause, or promoting data literacy across the analysis and architecture communities. She has also facilitated critical conversations & provided support for those seeking guidance on gender equity issues. Out with BAE Systems, she’s also a trustee with Epilepsy Scotland, is an active member of Bolton Deaf Club and even donated 16” of hair to The Little Princess Trust.

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Margherita Fontana

EMEAI Commercial Director, Dow Consumer Solutions
Dow

Margherita was named the Global Leader for the Dow Women's Inclusion Network (WIN) Employee Resource Group in 2020. For four years prior to this she led Dow WIN in the EMEAI Region, helping to move the needle for female representation at leadership levels to 50%. Margherita was responsible for developing and implementing the group’s strategy, including setting up a Female Sponsorship Program. Established in partnership with INSEAD Business School, it was the first ever sponsorship program for female talent in the EMEAI region. Within 18 months 50% of the female talent who participated had been promoted to leadership roles. Last year Margherita developed the second cohort of the program, which is aiming to help promote 80% of the 36 women participating within 24 months. In 2023 the 3rd edition of the Female Talent Sponsorship program will be run, to continue the focused efforts in developing Dow Female talents across the organization. Other initiatives she has headed up have included attaining an Equal Pay Certification for Dow Switzerland and sponsoring the role model stories of Dow’s ‘Hidden Heroes’.

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Rachel Joe

Head of FICC Research Engagement & Quantitative Innovation
TD Securities London

Rachel is a dynamic force driving diversity, equity, and inclusion at TD Securities London. Leading the European D&I Mentoring program for four years, she pairs women mentees with senior leaders, boosting confidence and fostering career growth. Rachel also founded the European Colleague Experience - Connect D&I group, enabling networking and job shadowing opportunities. She introduced Generation Success to TD, offering diverse young talent internships and employment chances. Beyond her corporate role as Head of FICC Research Engagement & Quantitative Innovation Rachel is a qualified executive coach and National Council for Psychotherapists member, mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. She's received recognition, including the WiBF Volunteer of the Month Award and a Women in Bank & Finance 2022 Shortlist: Future Leader Award. As a corporate partner and strategic advisor for WIBF, she initiated the WIBF Leadership Academy, a pioneering program with a gender lens approach.

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Vivian Falcão

Senior Labor Lawyer
Mattos Filho

As a devoted advocate for women's rights, Vivian, Senior Labor Lawyer at Mattos Filho, leverages her unique perspective as a mother to champion improved guidelines and benefits for working mothers in her firm, showcasing her commitment to fostering a more inclusive work environment. Vivian's dedication extends beyond her firm, as she actively engages in initiatives promoting women's presence in the legal field. Her impact has earned her recognition, featured in various categories in a prominent women-focused ranking. Vivian's leadership shines through events she has organized, addressing the challenges faced by women in the workplace and featuring distinguished speakers.

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Zaina Alhejin

Head of Communication Saudi Arabia
Boeing

Zaina Alhejin is the Head of Communication at Boeing Saudi Arabia. Her passion for equity, inclusion and empowerment prompted her to lead since 2019, the Boeing Women Inspiring Leadership (BWIL) Business Resource Group, for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Saudi Arabia region; a group aimed at building equity and developing both men and women in the enterprise. Her main tasks are focused on promoting women leaders both internally and externally, while emphasizing the concept of Allyship. Zaina also leads Boeing Global Engagement efforts in the Kingdom, in which she develops and grows partnerships with non-profit organizations like AlNahdah, Rofaida, and Mawada to support educational awareness, health initiatives, and financial independence for women. Her active participation in initiatives like SheInspires, exemplifies her dedication to women's empowerment in information technology, aligning with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 initiatives. Zaina enjoys creating engaging learning environments enabled by diversity and inclusion to tackle future challenges with creativity and innovation.

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Najiyah Chowdhury

Senior Manager Audit - Wealth & Asset Management
Ernest & Young

During her tenure as an Audit Manager at Deloitte, Najiyah championed change through her active involvement in two critical networks. In the Women's Network, Najiyah created forums for women to address challenges hindering their progression and advocated for organizational changes to promote the retention and recruitment of women. She facilitated interactions between women senior leaders and interns, sharing experiences that inspired and empowered them. As a member of the Working Parents Network, Najiyah pioneered flexible working arrangements for staff with children, fostering a supportive work environment. Her influence extended beyond her profession, as she engaged with students to inspire careers in science and accounting. She guided aspiring accountants through mentoring, including a successful placement at a Big 4 firm. Najiyah's commitment reaches beyond her field, exemplified by her talks and mentoring for minority students. Her journey as a Muslim British Bangladeshi woman inspires others to overcome obstacles and excel.

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Emma Jaeger

Associate Director, Programmatic at Mindshare
Mindshare

Emma Jaeger, Associate Director, Programmatic at Mindshare, was pivotal in launching Mindshare Women's Private Marketplace (PMP), uniting women-owned and women-centered publishers into a single inclusion list. Emma's work enables Mindshare's investment teams to allocate advertising funds to women-centric publishers, addressing vital topics such as civil rights, healthcare, and news. Emma helped launch the PMPs with clients such as TJX and Tyson Foods, empowering women-centered publishers while yielding results for clients. A passionate advocate, Emma fosters a supportive environment and serves as a mentor for women pursuing careers in programmatic advertising. Her dedication to her team is evident; in her guidance to a junior employee on their work in growing Mindshare's LGBTQ private marketplace. Emma also conducts learning and development sessions, enhancing the expertise of new hires on the programmatic team.

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Sanjeev Chatrath

Partner
Ernst & Young Solutions LLP

Sanjeev, Partner at EY, is an admired leader across Asia’s Financial Services, Data, and New Economy industries. He has regularly curated and sponsored impactful global sessions with women C-suite leaders in financial services, inspiring and advancing women's representation. Sanjeev has architected a groundbreaking commitment for EY to conduct pro-bono executive briefings on future growth topics, such as Generative AI and Blockchain, empowering women with knowledge and confidence in male-dominated sectors. Sanjeev co-founded the Male Allies network in Hong Kong, fostering c-suite collaboration for gender balance, and is a mentor for Web3Women. Sanjeev is a long-standing member of the 30% Club promoting gender diversity at board and senior management levels. He is a passionate advocate for importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in building high-performing businesses. Sanjeev's commitment extends to organizations like NineBy9, where he serves on the advisory board, focusing on gender equity research, and actions in the Asian context.

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Christian Hyldahl

Head of Continental Europe
BlackRock

Christian has consistently advocated for DEI at BlackRock by strengthening regional efforts to mitigate potential bias in the hiring process, identify women's talents and help accelerate their career growth through training, leadership programs, and mentorship. As a member of BlackRock's Global Human Capital Committee, he has been committed to building, developing, and retaining a diverse talent pipeline where women from all backgrounds can build long-term careers fulfilling their potential. His efforts led BlackRock to have 45% of employees across Continental Europe (CE) being women. In addition, Christian prioritized concrete actions to foster women's talents at all levels, including senior management. As a result, he has been able to increase the share of female Country Managers in CE from 37% to 63% over 2 years. He also promotes women leaders in key regional roles.

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Jill Schnarr

Chief Social Innovation, Communications and Brand Officer
TELUS

Jill, Chief Social Innovation, Communications, and Brand Officer at TELUS, is a driving force behind diversity and inclusion initiatives. As a founding Connections member, the TELUS women's network, she empowers over 6,000 women and allies with mentoring and networking opportunities. Her commitment to diversity reflects in her leadership team, where 75% are women. Jill also launched the TELUS CHLOE Awards, honoring women leaders, and achieved 40% women’s representation on the executive team and 45% on the board. Passionate about social impact, Jill established the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, investing $100M in companies led by women, Indigenous, and racialized founders. Beyond TELUS, Jill speaks at events and supports organizations like the Prosperity Project. Jill's initiatives address mental health, support Indigenous women, and combat violence against women and children. Her dedication fosters meaningful change and empowers communities

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Erin Platts

CEO
HSBC Innovation Banking UK

Erin is a strong advocate for gender equity and is passionate about shining a light on the diversity challenges that the innovation ecosystem faces – she is also committed to help solving them. Under Erin’s leadership HSBC Innovation Banking UK has increased its proportion of women in senior leadership to 38%. This has been achieved in part by taking a laser-like focus to senior leadership hiring, where in 2022, 50% of all new senior leaders joining the bank were women. Erin sponsors ‘ChangeUp’, a disruptive leadership development programme for high-potential women aspiring into senior leadership roles. She has spoken at numerous industry events on gender diversity and mentors and sponsors multiple women, internally and externally. Erin's ambition is to increase the number of women and other overlooked talent in the innovation ecosystem and to create an environment where all people can thrive and bring their authentic selves to work.

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Caroline Farberger

Board professional in Financial services, Investor, G7 Advisor, Keynote speaker
Wellstreet

Caroline, Board professional, Investor and Keynote speaker, has championed DEI initiatives across a vast sphere of influence. As an experienced CEO, in both large corporations and startup environments, Caroline has dedicated herself to ESG and DEI, leading training sessions for executive teams and large company audiences. Her efforts have ensured that these companies embrace DEI practices as an integral part of their organizational culture. Her unique experience of having worked both as a male and female CEO gives her the great advantage to offer inspirational, powerful and engaging keynotes. Her thought-provoking insights and expertise have resulted in over 100 speaking engagements, including significant conferences across Europe and the U.S. Caroline's dedication to promoting diversity has earned her recognition and accolades. She has received the Swedish LGBTQ Person of the Year Award, the Danish Womenomics Leadership Award, and the Swedish Kerstin Hesselgren Award.

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Melíosa O'Caoimh

Country Head, Ireland
Northern Trust

As Country Head for Northern Trust Ireland, Meliosa is responsible for all its asset servicing business conducted from Dublin and Limerick supporting fund managers and institutional investors worldwide. Under her leadership, female representation at senior level has moved from 37% in 2019 to 44% in 2022. Meliosa led the firm’s signatory of the Women in Finance Charter in Ireland, setting a target of improving senior female representation from 44% to 48% by 2025. Meliosa has led a number of notable initiatives across the Irish community to help underrepresented groups obtain work experience. Meliosa is the chair of the 30% Club in Ireland. Since taking on this role, Meliosa has committed to ensuring the network is fully inclusive of diverse groups, recognizing the additional challenges underrepresented women face. She is planning to expand the network’s reach, recognising the talent in regions beyond Dublin, and ensuring the network is accessible to all.

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Amanda Brock

CEO
OpenUK

Amanda supports the initiatives of several organizations and leads one of the most diverse organisations in tech. OpenUK has Diversity at its core and its first Sate of open Con tech conference had 44% non male speakers and almost 40% female delegates . For IWD Day in 2022 she organised an event at the House of Lords with Baroness Kennedy and the Judges rescued from Afghanistan and in 2023 at BT Tower brining almost 100 women together.  She’s been a Judge at We are the City's Rising Stars Program, speaks at many organizations' diversity events and mentors a number of young women. She successfully nominated one of them as the winner of Woman of the Year Next Gen in the UK this year. She also led the creation of two OpenUK Kids Camps in 2020 and 2021, designing courses for kids learning tech and gave away over 8000 digital gloves to young people, particularly targeting the digitally excluded to allow them free participation. 

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Anushka Sunder

Head of Healthcare Private Equity North America
Blackstone

Anushka Sunder is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Healthcare Private Equity North America at Blackstone. She is also actively involved in technology, media, and consumer opportunities. Ms. Sunder joined Blackstone in 2013 and is a Director of Advarra, Precision Medicine Group, Medline, HealthEdge, Candle Media, TeamHealth, and Optiv and previously served as a Director of Blue Yonder. She has also been actively involved in Blackstone’s investments in Signature Aviation, NCR, and InComm. She is Executive Sponsor of Blackstone’s Women’s Initiative and on the Blackstone Charitable Foundation Leadership Council. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Sunder was at TPG Capital and at Goldman Sachs in the Financial Institutions Group. Ms. Sunder received her B.A. from Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is also a member of the Corporate Leaders Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Melisa Turano

Head of Lending, Transaction Management and Mujeres al Mundo
HSBC Bank

Melisa is Co-Founder of HSBC’s Mujeres al Mundo (MAM), a program aimed at accelerating the economic inclusion and empowerment of women, based on 4 pillars: training and networking, mentoring, international connectivity and financial services. To date, HSBC Argentina has disbursed more than US$500 million in loans for women-led SMEs. Over 19,000 SMEs, entrepreneurs and executives have already signed up as part of MAM community, which has been expanded to Uruguay and Mexico, consolidating a regional strategy to unlock the potential of women’s market, highlighting the important role they play in the economy with a comprehensive proposition to help them thrive. For MAM, Melisa trained +100 relationship managers and developed an ambassadors network to embed gender perspective in the business. Melisa chaired HSBC’s Balance ERG for three years (2017-19). She is women’s mentor at Vital Voices and Cherie Blair Foundation and co-chair of DEI committee at BritCham.

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Catherine Wright

Director, Corporate Banking
HSBC Innovation Banking UK (HINV)

Catherine is a Director in HINV’s Corporate Banking team and a strong DE&I advocate for 8+ years. She sits on the DE&I ERG Leadership Committee and in 2022, Co-Founded HINV’s EMEA Gender-ERG, spearheading the launch of six working-groups to engage 650+ colleagues in advancing the gender-balance agenda and increasing HINV female senior leadership to 50% by 2030. She also collaborates on intersectional-ERG initiatives to improve representation beyond gender. For IWD ‘23-‘22, Catherine chaired multiple NPS leading internal & public events to 400+ people, promoting DE&I in the Technology/Finance sectors. Catherine is Founder of the Women in Business Society, a global non-profit professional development community serving 1000+ women. She is also a member of the House of Commons Business and Parliament Forum, influencing new governmental policies to support female entrepreneurs. In line with her mission of supporting the next-generation, Catherine delivers coaching, mentoring and masterclasses to help women obtain leadership roles.

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Akua Opong

Senior Analyst
LSEG

Akua Opong is a Senior Analyst at LSEG, where over the past two years, she has facilitated conversations on women's safety, health, and career advancement for women in STEM. Akua also organizes monthly women's career series talks, covering essential topics from gender equality to tech advancement. Akua's accomplishments include implementing menstrual health initiatives, Wellbeing, mentoring and youth engagement initiatives. She's been a fervent advocate for neurodiversity in the workplace as well, actively participating in discussions and fostering innovation. Beyond LSEG, her commitment to mentorship and empowerment is evident in her engagement with various networks, such as Cajigo, LMF Network, Global Tech Advocates Black Women in Tech and WeAreTheCity. She is passionate about raising the profile of Women in STEM, as a STEM ambassador. She was a UN Women UK Delegate for CSW67 during IWD 2023. Akua's dedication has earned her accolades, including Brummell’s One to Watch 2023 and Women in FinTech Power list - Standout 45 (Technology Category).

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Caroline Spence

Head of UK&I Chief Risk Office
AXA UK

Caroline chairs AXA’s Balance Network, which focuses on gender equality and supporting working families. Over 2 years, Caroline has supported the release of a Home School Hub, to support parents home-schooling their children during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the launch of a Women’s Wellbeing Hub, to provide a supportive resource for women and help educate those across the organisation. During this time, over 15 ‘People Like Me’ vlogs have been released, spotlighting those who don’t let prejudice, stereotypes or perceived shortcomings prevent them from achieving their goals. In addition, over 5 Virtual Speed Mentoring sessions have been run which connect mentees and mentors to have conversations around career progression, networking and interview skills. Caroline also supported with the update of the Menopause Policy and the creation of a Domestic Abuse Policy and Hub, with the aim of increasing awareness and creating a safe and supportive environment for anyone suffering.

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Rochelle Samuel

Sustainability Manager, CertainTeed Roofing
Saint-Gobain North America

Rochelle Samuel is the Sustainability Manager for CertainTeed Roofing at Saint-Gobain North America, where she co-founded LEAD (Leading Efforts for Ancestral Diversity) in 2017, fostering an open culture for employees of all backgrounds. Her two-year board membership enhanced SGNA's inclusivity through training, events, and development. Rochelle is one of leads for the Women's Network Steering Committee, partnering with businesses to attract, develop, and retain talented women across 13 North American hubs. Passionate about women and minorities in engineering and sustainability, Rochelle promotes inclusion in historically underrepresented fields. Rochelle's commitment extends beyond SGNA. With the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), she is a mentor and speaks on sustainability and career development. With the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), she connects professional development opportunities with local colleges and universities. Her dedication builds a roster of talented engineers and furthers diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Linda Lim

Compliance Services, APAC Head
Barclays Bank PLC

With a passion for people development, Linda - Compliance Services APAC Head at Barclays - has become a beacon of change by actively mentoring young women. As co-chair of WIN Singapore, Linda orchestrates initiatives that attract, empower, and advance women across all levels of the organization. Through leadership sessions, panel discussions, mentoring, and speed networking, she shapes a supportive environment for achieving gender equality. Linda's influence extends beyond Barclays as she advocates for diversity and growth. Leading the inaugural pioneer Women in Compliance Sponsorship program in APAC, Linda addresses the underrepresentation of women in leadership by identifying and nurturing their potential and the program has successfully elevated colleagues to achieve their career aspirations. Her dedication resonates in her role as a mentor for the pioneer batch of the Singapore Leadership Network mentoring program, sharing experiences that inspire others.

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Damien Mooney

APAC Head of Client Partnerships & APAC Chief Marketing Officer
BlackRock

Damien, APAC Head of Client Partnerships & APAC Chief Marketing Officer at BlackRock, showcases dedication to diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts. With over 12 years of commitment to BlackRock's Women's Initiative Network in Hong Kong, Damien has sponsored and mentored women. As a past Executive Sponsor for the Asia Pacific Ability Network, he led initiatives supporting employees with diff-abilities. Damien's proactive approach to gender equity is evident in co-founding the BlackRock Hong Kong Male Allies chapter where he has driven allyship and contributed to gender-equity initiatives. Beyond BlackRock Damien was Co-Chair of the Male Allies Leadership Council within The Women's Foundation of Hong Kong, and an active member for 5 years. He was in programs advancing gender equality across Hong Kong's business community. Damien's impact extends to various events and discussions, including DEI-focused gatherings and panels at significant occasions such as the International Women's Day Luncheon.

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Ali Akbar

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director at Pakistan Tobacco Company
British American Tobacco

Ali Akbar, the CEO & Managing Director of Pakistan Tobacco Company (a fully owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco) passionately drives diversity, equity, and inclusion in Pakistan's corporate landscape. His impact is evident through his initiatives to promote women’s advancement in non-traditional roles. Over three years, he achieved a remarkable 63% promotion rate for women, breaking gender barriers. He has consciously put together a top team with 40% women’s representation- a first for the organization in its 75-year history. Ali's commitment to change is showcased by introducing policies and systems to create an ecosystem that promotes diversity and fosters inclusion. Ali has launched a program, Catalyst, to promote disruptive thinking and ideas in the space of DE&I within his organization. As a proponent of community, Ali established the Women Inclusion Network, fostering allyship. Beyond his corporate role, he's a mentor and sponsor, advocating for women's progress across industries.

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Martina Cheung

President, S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global

Martina Cheung is the President of S&P Global Ratings and Executive Sponsor for ESG at S&P Global. As Executive Sponsor of WINS (Women's Initiative for Networking and Success), she advocates for equity and inclusion, providing support and sponsorship opportunities for women across regions the company’s global workforce. With over 7,000 members and 23 chapters worldwide, WINS focuses on industry-specific networking, skill-building, and impactful mentorship programs. Furthermore, as the first woman of color Asian woman to hold the position of President at S&P Global Ratings, Martina models diverse leadership leads with excellence. She received the Women's Bond Club Merit Award and is a prominent speaker at global forums and events, including the World Economic Forum at Davos and Politico Women Rule. Martina also champions gender diversity research on gender diversity through the S&P Global Diversity in the Markets Research Lab, to raise awareness of the progress being made as well as the challenges on the path to gender equality in the workplace.

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Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos

Co-founder, President and COO
Flag Luxury

Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos is an accomplished developer of luxury hotels and land-based retail entertainment projects. She is known for her exceptional leadership and visionary approach to real estate development. As the co-founder and President/COO of Flag Luxury Group, she has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of luxury hotels, boutique hotels, and retail development in prominent cities such as Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, and New York City. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Dayssi has consistently pushed boundaries and set new standards in the industry. Her keen eye for identifying untapped potential and transforming spaces into extraordinary destinations has garnered widespread acclaim. Beyond her professional achievements, Dayssi is also the Co-Founder of the Woman's Day Power Breakfast, a groundbreaking initiative celebrating women in business. Together with her daughter Sophia Kanavos, she has created a platform to empower and inspire women from all walks of life.

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Lisa Quest

Head of UK & Ireland
Oliver Wyman

Lisa Quest is committed to using her leadership platform to drive system and culture change from within to serve all. As UK&I market leader Lisa championed the introduction of our Sustainable Performance framework which enables conversations about work-life balance whilst delivering great client impact. As Co-Head of Public Sector Europe, Lisa has built Oliver Wyman’s fastest growing, most diverse practice on gender equity principles. And as Executive Sponsor of Women of Oliver Wyman, Lisa has long championed flexible working and was pivotal to introducing equal maternity and paternity leaves at 26 weeks in 2022. Lisa has also been a visible leadership role model, who operates as a commercial partner, and plays an active family role. Beyond Oliver Wyman, Lisa is on the board of the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of the Green Hat Foundation, both organisations focused on supporting people from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the UK.

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Claudia Parzani

Partner, Linklaters
Linklaters

Always passionate and supporter of the value of the diversity, Claudia serves as sponsor many initiatives and acts as a mentor to support female talent. Since 2022, she is Chair of the Italian Stock Exchange, the first woman in this position. She founded Breakfast@Linklaters, the largest Italian female business community, is the Italian Ambassador of Inspiring Girls and a Special Friend of UNHCR in Italy, supporting the campaign for the instruction of refugees focusing on young women. She was President of ValoreD, the largest Italian association of companies for gender inclusion and contributed to create InTheBoardroom. She published “Meravigliose. Tour guidato all’interno di noi stesse” dedicated to gender issues and “Si vince solo insieme” on the value of diversity, sustainability, human capital. She frequently speaks at conferences on various topics, including gender issues and is a member of the most important juries granting awards to leading companies and eminent individuals.

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Charlotte Duerden

International Chief Customer Officer
American Express

Charlotte Duerden is a true advocate,  consistently championing women’s inclusion; driving the conversation forward as well as initiatives and action.  In her former role as UK Country Manager at American Express, Charlotte pledged to achieving a 50:50 gender balance in senior management under HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, a target achieved in 2022. As current chair of Executive Women’s Network representing all senior women across EMEA at American Express, she has driven membership, created greater engagement bringing together senior leaders and allies to enable women’s ambition and has advocated for, and influenced changes in women’s health and menopause support at the company. In addition, she is proud to be an advocate for women in payments in the industry as a regular speaker at events to inspire women to be ambitious including to a new generation of women leaders at the inaugural Women in Open Banking event earlier this year.

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Maria Paula Capuzzo

President, Africa Eurasia Division
Colgate-Palmolive

Maria Paula Capuzzo, President of the Africa Eurasia Division at Colgate-Palmolive has been a strong proponent of equity diversity and inclusion through her positions in Latin America and Africa Eurasia Middle East. She relaunched Colgate Women's Network (CWN) in both Africa Eurasia and Brazil, fostering a dynamic cross-regional-functional mentorship program that matches pairs for leadership development. She conducted studies, hosted webcasts, and LinkedIn Live sessions on pertinent topics for her 55% women Africa-Eurasia team. Maria Paula has also led transformational efforts beyond her region, relaunching CWN during her tenure as president of Colgate in Brazil. Under her leadership, Colgate received recognition for fostering diversity and inclusion, including a United Nations award for ethnic diversity practices. She also scaled the oral care educational program Bright Smiles, Bright Futures expanding its reach to engage teachers, nurses and parents. This Colgate program reaches over 1.6 billion children globally. Her dedication extends to volunteer work, including mentoring low-income students and piloting leadership programs for African talent. Maria Paula's visionary leadership continues to drive positive change and impact within Colgate and beyond.

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Connie Peng

Director
BlackRock

From 2018 to 2022, Connie served as Chairperson for BlackRock's Women & Allies Network (WIN), retiring from the role in 2023 to encourage the next generation of leadership but continuing to shape and support the organization as a member of the Board of Directors. In recognition of her leadership, Connie was honored with the APAC Passion for WIN award this year. Externally, Connie is a committee member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, a subsidiary organization of the Urban Land Institute promoting gender equity and the professional development of women within China’s real estate industry. With the WLI, Connie spearheaded an initiative to sponsor underprivileged women students in rural China to complete their high school education. She also donates time through the Urban Land Institute’s mentoring program.

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O'Brien Kalumba

Director, CEO Office & Client Coverage
Standard Chartered Bank

Throughout her 12-year international career across Zambia, the UK, and Germany, O'Brien has fervently advocated for diversity and inclusion (D&I). She championed these values at Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) and externally, with a focus on elevating female leaders and minority ethnic groups, enabling their full potential and advocating for the critical role that mentorship, sponsorship and coaching has on one’s career. At SCB, she serves on the Europe D&I Council. In July 2021, she was among the 20 Black Leaders at Standard Chartered, amplifying their voices through shared life experiences on Black Leaders Awareness Day. O'Brien is deeply committed to women's empowerment, volunteering on When Females Lead's Board of Directors. This nonprofit empowers confident women leaders across Africa through mentorship, career guidance (mentoring 300+ young female professionals), and uplifting vulnerable children.

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Claire Pascaud

Global HR Talent Manager
CAPGEMINI

Claire is a Global Talent Director at Capgemini and co-chair of the Women@Capgemini Employee Resource Group (ERG). In 2017, Claire co-created the 'Women for the Future' in Bordeaux France and pioneered the awards, a groundbreaking initiative spotlighting women's talents across all organizational levels. This program's international deployment, which she has led since 2021, has grown exponentially, celebrating 3331 nominees and 275 winners from 17 countries. Claire also onboarded Capgemini University and Diversity & Inclusion teams, fostering cross-leadership learning cohorts involving five women networks. This initiative highlights women's achievements, strenghtening their development and growth. Under Claire's leadership, Women@Capgemini's mission has flourished through international mentoring, coaching, learning & development programs, and well-being workshops. Claire's passion for fostering talent's experience aligned to business priorites, shines through her engagement in highlighting women role models in tech through portraits and storytelling endeavors.

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Karen Taluskie

Senior Manager Vapor Deploy
Reynolds American

Karen Taluskie, Senior Manager of Vapor Deploy at Reynolds American, is the organization's Women's Employee Resource Group (ERG) Co-Lead. Under her leadership, the ERG's membership grew by 15%, becoming the company's largest ERG. Karen plays a pivotal role in shaping the ERG's strategy, vision, and monthly activities, fostering a culture of awareness, professional development, and community service. Her commitment extends beyond Reynolds American. Karen is an engaged alumna of WOMEN Unlimited Inc., where she mentors and actively participates in initiatives promoting gender parity and inclusiveness. She also serves her community as a volunteer with The Parenting PATH, working to prevent child abuse and neglect, and LEAD Girls, empowering at-risk preteen girls through education and support.

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Tejal Shah

Global Head, Talent Development
Kantar

Tejal relaunched and Chairs the Global Women at Kantar ERG from 2022.  In 2023, she led Kantar’s best IWD celebrations yet which engaged thousands of colleagues with global intersectional events including a “Disruption Talk” on Embracing Equity, and an internal and external campaign that went viral about what Embracing Equity meant to Kantar colleagues. Membership to the ERG skyrocketed by 45% with new ERG chapters launched for Women in Tech and in North America. Tejal led leadership talent reviews using D&I data and led production of a video setting out key themes from the lived experience of Women at Kantar resulting in better awareness at Exec level and creation of ambitious leadership gender targets. She has also led the launch of our most inclusive Global Mentoring Programme, which gives priority access to ERG members and also offers reverse mentoring, to help all colleagues learn from each other and realise their potential.

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Jeramie Sutton

Healthcare Sales Leader - South
Microsoft

Jeramie, Healthcare Sales Leader at Microsoft, is a member of the company's leadership teams for the race and ethnicity Employee Resource Group (ERG) EMBRACE and the women's ERG. Jeramie is pivotal in fostering an inclusive environment, leading external partnerships for EMBRACE, and demonstrating her commitment to creating positive change beyond the organization. Jeramie's influence extends to mentoring early-in-career women colleagues within Microsoft, providing guidance and support that has resulted in enhanced responsibilities and improved team interactions. Beyond Microsoft, she is a mentor for Urban Synergy, contributing to youth empowerment, and serves as a trustee for Kernow Learning, a multi-academy trust. She actively contributes to external initiatives and programs such as TC4RE, Change the Race Ratio, and Black Tech Nexus, collaborating with industry leaders to drive DEI improvements across the tech sector.

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Dean Curtis

Chief Executive Officer - Data Services
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (A division of RELX Group plc)

The fourth year on the HERoes role model list, Dean passionately believes that diversity is the only way for sustainable business success, as the most effective, inclusive cultures bring a depth of background, thought and experiences leading to innovation and the best business decisions. D&I targets are published, and metrics have improved significantly during his tenure at LexisNexis Risk Solutions and in the businesses he leads. Dean is an executive supporter of the company’s Employee Resource Groups and sponsor of the Women in leadership program Ignite and Accelerate, an initiative where he mentors and supports senior women colleagues. A strong ally, Dean is a regular external speaker, advocating for diversity and sits on numerous internal and external panels for events such as International Women’s Day and arranged the company’s first external D&I forum in the Energy and Petrochemical industry. Dean is a trustee of a charity which commissions research measuring progress and providing case studies of best practices for inclusion and equality.

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Christian Edelmann

Managing Partner, Europe
Oliver Wyman

As Managing Partner for Europe, Christian has demonstrated rigorous dedication to diversity and inclusion, driving meaningful change across Oliver Wyman. While leading our business in Europe, he has spearheaded efforts to achieve a 50/50 female-to-male ratio across all leadership appointments to the European Leadership team. Christian was also one of the architects of a revised parental leave programme. He took parental leave to enable his wife return to full-time work, reducing the stigma around paternity leave and driving an increased uptake of paternity leave amongst men in the organization. He has personally endeavoured to open conversations around the menopause within the business, hosting a panel discussion on the topic and kick-starting the process for relevant policies. Christian serves as an Executive Sponsor of Oliver Wyman Women's Network, WOW, which focuses on attracting, developing, and retaining talented women within the business.

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Nilema Bhakta-Jones

Group General Counsel
Kantar

In just two years, Nilema built one of the most diverse teams in Kantar, expanding the global team and increasing ethnic, female and LGBTQ+ representation including 13 women, 9 of colour in her London team alone. Working with Multiverse, Obelisk, Accutrainee and Flex Legal, Nilema is breaking down barriers of privilege in the legal industry by working with women founded businesses whilst providing opportunities to trainees and paralegals from varied socio-economic backgrounds to enter the profession. Kantar joined the Interlaw Diversity forum to ensure transparency in DEI reporting among law firms. Beyond her professional role, Nilema founded the Courageous Leaders Event, donating ticket fees to support marginalised girls in Zimbabwe to access education. She also serves as a Board Adviser for Empathy Week, a startup that teaches empathy in school children to create a more inclusive and equitable society. Through mentorship and advocacy, Nilema works to impact others' lives positively.

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Stefany Bello

Senior Vice President- Digital Partnerships, Retail and Commerce
MasterCard

Stefany Bello is the Senior Vice President of Digital Partnerships, Retail, and Commerce for Mastercard Latin America, where she mentors more than 25 women and actively engages with the company’s Women Leadership Network through internal and external speaking engagements. Passionate about women's education in technology, she supported the launch of "The Belle Block," empowering women and non-binary individuals in Web3 technology and crypto. Beyond Mastercard, she serves on the board of CodeArt, supporting young girls in STEM. Stefany also was a crucial mentor in the Mastercard's Start Path Empodera program, supporting women startups in the fintech and commerce sectors across the Andean region. Recognized for her leadership, Stefany was also selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, named one of the top women in Web3 across Latin America by Crypto Conexiones, and received the Top Rising Talent in the U.S. award from the Women's Forum.

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Lindsey Rix-Broom

UK Chief Executive Officer
Canada Life

Throughout her career, Lindsey has been a passionate advocate of women’s inclusion and ensuring women have the right environment to prosper. In the last year, Lindsey has set up leadership development programmes to support women in gaining the necessary skills and experience to grow and ultimately improve the leadership talent pipeline. She has also: advocated for Canada Life to become an accredited living wage employer; supported the role out of our new menopause policy/tools; committed to 35% women in senior leadership roles by 2023; championed hybrid working for all colleagues; and set out clear actions to reduce the gender & ethnicity pay gap. Gender diversity has also always been at the top of her agenda, and that is why she has also continued to remain committed to raising its profile publicly through joining the 30% club, discussing its importance in the media, and supporting the local communities we operate in.

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Tanuja Randery

Managing Director and Vice President of Amazon Web Services, Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Amazon Web Services

Tanuja Randery, Managing Director and Vice President of Amazon Web Services, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) is responsible for setting EMEA strategy and guiding the company’s growth across the region. She leads multi-country, cross-functional teams who work closely with customers, from startups through to the world’s largest enterprises. Tanuja has more than 25 years of strategic, commercial and operational experience. She joined AWS in 2021 from McKinsey & Company, where, as a Partner, she led enterprise transformation projects in the technology and industrial sectors. Prior roles include CEO, UK & Ireland for Schneider Electric, CEO of UKI and Benelux for Colt, and head of strategy for EMC in North America. She founded the PowerWomen Network—a cross-industry network for senior women business leaders, and hosts a podcast, PowerWomen Speak, on what it takes for women to be successful in business.

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Jane Edwarde

Partner
Slaughter and May

Jane is the lead Partner of the Real Estate group and is a Diversity and Inclusion Partner at Slaughter and May. As a champion for inclusion, she creates a legacy of impact through the strategic oversight of inclusion initiatives, leading the gender balance working group, and acting as a Sponsor Partner for the firm’s Gender Equality Network. Jane has been instrumental in firmwide changes with the launch of the flexible working pilot, championing fair parental leave and sponsoring training aimed at facilitating a ‘speak-up’ culture. Jane’s efforts go beyond the firm as she works in collaboration with the Black Solicitors Network, and as a mentor with Real Estate Balance and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She is also a speaker at a variety of events including an International Women’s Day panel with NOTICED. Jane looks forward to continuing to further diversity and inclusion within the firm and the wider community.

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Eva Andren

VP Head of Operations Country Manager Egypt
Ericsson

Eva Andren is the V.P. Head of Operations and Country Manager for Egypt at Ericsson, where her dedication to women's career development is evident in her initiatives to sponsor and support graduates, elevating their growth within the company. Beyond Ericsson, Eva is a prominent advocate for gender equality. As a member of the 30% Club in Johannesburg, South Africa, she drives the inclusion of women in leadership roles across various industries, and her efforts have earned recognition, including the Inclusive Leader of the Year award in 2020. With a six-year career in Africa's telecom industry, Eva has paved the way for women leaders in a predominantly male field by mentoring, coaching, and sponsoring women to excel in impactful operational roles. Eva's influence has also extended to Saudi Arabia, where she has broken barriers by promoting women employees and creating infrastructure to support their growth.

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Claudette Whyte

Senior Compliance Officer / Director of the Compliance Institute Ireland
JP Morgan

Claudette is a strong advocate and outspoken voice for DE&I and works as a Senior Compliance Officer at JP Morgan Ireland. She is also a Director and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Compliance Institute. She has been championing DE&I initiatives and raising awareness to collectively drive change in attitudes towards gender balance and identify ways to progress equality. Claudette has served as a panel member at various DE&I-focused events, where she provides perspective on fostering a sense of belonging to under-represented groups, pushing to create greater equality for all. Claudette has made it her mission to open doors for people across various backgrounds and walks of life through mentoring, volunteering, raising awareness and raising her voice in combating discrimination on the grounds of age, race, ethnic origin, religion, faith or lack thereof, disability or sexual orientation. Claudette fosters a diverse and inclusive environment, allowing everyone to feel welcome, valued and respected.

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Gill Hardy

Head of Executive Talent EMEA
WPP

Gill is Head of Executive Talent EMEA at WPP. In 2015, she co-founded and launched ‘WPP Stella’, to tackle barriers to Women's career success through extensive programing. Gill also led WPP Propeller, a coaching-led program for WPP's high potential Women. In 2022, Stella became an open community for all WPP Women and allies, which increased women's representation in senior managers and executive leaders’ roles globally. WPP ranked sixth in the FTSE 100 for gender representation among senior leaders and at the board level and was recognized in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fifth year in a row. Through WPP Stella's programming, Gill also leads the corporate membership of Women on Boards, a not-for-profit aiming to increase the representation of women on all types of boards.

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Lin Yue

Executive Director
Goldman Sachs

Lin is a multi-award winning thought-leader in delivering the intersection of business, diversity and behavioral science. Alongside her role at Goldman Sachs, she has created talk series such as “Diversity – From Awareness to Action” focusing on behavioral science and how changes happen both internally and partnering with clients and driving changes in the industry. She articulates East Asians' experience and leads discussion on Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, focusing on intersectionality of gender and race. She created the “How to find your voice” series to empower women, especially as working parents. Her Tedx talk - The Art of Being Different - is inspiring for ethnic minorities and future generations.

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Tanja Velling

PSL Counsel
Slaughter and May

Since becoming the Gender Equality Network (GEN) Chair in 2017, the network has grown to over 100 members and organized various events. These include a panel consisting of four women partners discussing career journeys and the legal industry, co-hosted by Macfarlanes and NOTICED for International Women's Day (IWD), a talk by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi, authors of Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change, co-hosted by the Diverse Network in 2021 and a roundtable with Angela Darlington for IWD, co-hosted by the LGBTQ+ network, on workplace inclusion of lesbian and bi women. Tanja also organized the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign that offered free breast examinations by a nurse and helped put together a podcast series for International Day of Families that shares the experiences of having children. She has also been mentoring with the 30% Club supporting mentees with career planning and the King's College Women in Law Society Mother-Daughter mentoring program.

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Amanda Paris

Senior Manager, Global Workforce Consulting
Deloitte Tax LLP

As a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Global Workforce Consulting practice, Amanda helps transform multinational organizations’ talent mobility programs, including mobility strategy, policy, and service delivery. In alignment with her personal passions, Amanda is also the Deloitte Women & Allies Midwest Hub leader, representing and empowering over 4,000 women across the region. With a passion for fostering community and self-advocacy, Amanda organizes events and initiatives focused on leadership, empowerment, intersectionality, and nonprofit engagement. For approximately 2.5 years, Amanda has held this impactful leadership position, leveraging her skills to make a difference. Drawing on her nonprofit background, she volunteers with organizations like the YWCA and Girl Scouts, teaching Deloitte’s Business Chemistry to enhance collaboration and leadership skills. Her involvement spans a decade, reflecting her commitment to advancing women and diverse communities. Amanda's efforts extend beyond gender equity, as she liaises with various Inclusion Council communities to broaden the impact of diversity initiatives.

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Obonu Rachael Davies

Senior EMA GTM Program Manager
GoTo Technologies

As a trailblazing founder and seasoned business consultant, Obonu brings an unparalleled depth of expertise to the world of multinational programs. With an illustrious career, she has consistently harnessed innovation, strategic thinking, and an unwavering commitment to excellence to drive transformative change on a global scale. Beyond her day-to-day role, Obonu is a sought-after thought leader and speaker, gracing international stages and publications with her insights on the future of global business, innovation, and leadership. Notably, she orchestrated a multi-faceted International Women's Day celebration, empowering upcoming generations, honouring leaders, and fostering allies. She serves as the Country Lead for Black Girls in Tech Ireland, creating a safe space for women in tech to connect, support, and uplift each other. Her dedication has been recognized by Digital Business Ireland, The Irish Centre for Diversity, and IMAGE magazine, nominating her as a next-gen leader.

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Louis Maiuri

President, COO, and Head of Investment Services
State Street Corporation

From 2017 - 2021, Lou served as the Executive Sponsor of State Street's Professional Women's Network (PWN), an Employee Resource Group providing professional development opportunities for women across the company. He regularly encourages colleagues and peers to participate in the network’s events, as he strongly believes that networking and conversations are critical to help to foster a strong pipeline of female talent. As well as launching and continuing to lead the PWN's Global Advisory Board, which advises on policies that drive diverse hiring and promotional practices, Lou has made a number of female leadership appointments at the Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President levels. In 2021, the firm reached 32.4% female representation across leadership roles, and approximately 36.4% of promotions at Managing Director level and above were women. PWN initiatives Lou has led have included authoring a blog on “Allyship and Equal Pay Day for Black Women” and hosting an event focused on Women in IT.

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Andrew Eisen

Senior Vice President, Head of Software Solutions, S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global

Andrew Eisen is the head of S&P Global Market Intelligence Software Solutions business, which provides industry leading solutions across enterprise data management, syndication, investment management and asset servicing. Andrew has played a leading role in increasing career development opportunities for women in S&P Global and recently worked with the leadership team to launch three programs which saw hundreds of women enroll for mentoring, sponsoring, and coaching. Designed to develop the leadership pipeline one of these programs also won a silver award at the 2021 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards, for the "Best Advance in Diversity and Inclusion Innovation" category. In addition to directly mentoring 10 women, Andrew has also placed a focus on building representation and recognition of female members of his team and encouraging them to take on a more public persona.

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Hanneke Smits

Global Head
BNY Mellon Investment Management

Hanneke Smits is the Global Head of BNY Mellon Investment Management. A strong advocate for inclusivity at BNY Mellon and beyond, Hanneke takes every opportunity to share her insights and guidance with employees. Within the industry at large, Hanneke serves as Global Chair of the 30% Club, expanding the campaign's international reach and aiming for gender parity in the boardrooms and C-Suite. Her leadership at BNY Mellon IM prompted one of the most significant independent global studies, "Pathway to Inclusive Investment," examining gender differences in investment attitudes, aiming to improve the engagement of women with the financial industry and developing partnerships with organizations like Inspiring Girls International. Hanneke has been widely acknowledged as an industry leader, most recently recognized by Financial News' as one of the “20 Most Influential in Fund Management”, and by LGBT Great as one of their 2023 “Top 50 Executive Allies.”

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Paola Garbini

European Head of Marketing
Oliver Wyman

Paola, European Head of Marketing at Oliver Wyman, spearheads mentoring initiatives within and outside the company, supporting colleagues and young talent in their professional journey across different geographies. She also actively participates in Oliver Wyman's Refugee Hiring Program, promoting opportunities for refugees in the marketing department. Externally, Paola is the visionary Founder of the NOI Club, an international community of over 4,000 women across 30 countries dedicated to connecting and uplifting women in business, where she curates impactful initiatives, including virtual sessions and partnerships, empowering women to exchange skills and achieve their goals. Paola's commitment extends to academia, where she co-founded Her Innovation Collective with the University of Warwick, empowering young women students through workshops and mentorship. Moreover, as a founding member of Brussels Binder Beyond, she advocates for women experts, contributing to innovative toolkits and empowering women's voices on a larger scale.

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Casey Ryan

Global Managing Partner
Reed Smith

On April 1, 2023, Casey Ryan became the Global Managing Partner of Reed Smith, the first woman to lead the firm in its 147-year history. Prior to assuming the top leadership position, for eight years Casey was the Global Head of Legal Personnel overseeing the firm's DEI Program, Women's Initiative Network, and recruiting, retention and hiring programs for lawyers. In 2021, she oversaw the launch of the Family Network, which included the introduction of benefits such as childcare, tutoring, and peer to peer networking, as well as resources to achieve a work-life balance across all family stages. Other policies implemented under Casey’s leadership include a global flexible working policy to provide for agile work; expanded maternity and adoption leave policies; a family forming benefit with a leading global fertility benefits provider, and a Declared Pronoun policy focused on communicating preferred pronouns.

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Megan Starr

Global Head of Impact
Carlyle

Megan, the Global Head of Impact at Carlyle, is a trailblazer driving change within the private equity industry and Carlyle's portfolio. Megan has pioneered innovative diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, catalyzing transformative impacts. Under Megan's leadership, Carlyle has embarked on DEI endeavors, including the ESG Data Convergence Initiative - a groundbreaking partnership uniting 300+ general and limited partners to standardize ESG reporting metrics, including diversity and women on boards. Megan's support of diversity's positive correlation with profitability was instrumental in establishing Carlyle's $8B ESG-linked credit facilities, focusing exclusively on Board diversity. Moreover, as a mentor and advocate, Megan actively contributes to Carlyle's Global Mentorship Program and Women's Employee Resource Group, fostering inclusion within the firm and the community. Megan's contributions have garnered widespread recognition and media coverage, from private markets forums to Bloomberg and PEI Responsible Investment Forum, where she delivers keynote speeches on pioneering ESG initiatives.

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Mel Edwards

Global CEO
Wunderman Thompson

Mel Edwards is Global CEO of Wunderman Thompson, overseeing the network’s 20,000 creatives, data scientists, technologists, and storytellers across 90 markets. She is passionate about building diverse teams and giving people the confidence to be their authentic selves – that’s how you create outstanding ideas and make a positive impact on society. Under Mel’s leadership, Wunderman Thompson has become one of the most awarded networks for creativity and innovation, winning Cannes Lions Grands Prix in 2021, 2022, and 2023, crowned Campaign’s ‘Global Integrated Network of the Year’ and named to Ad Age’s A-List in 2023. Mel has featured in Campaign’s A-List, The Drum’s Digerati, HERoes Women Role Models, and Ad Age’s European Women to Watch. In 2023 she was named Business Woman of the Year in Marketing and Communications at the European CEO Awards, and Agency Leader of the Year at the Campaign Global Agency of the Year Awards. Mel lives in London with her husband Rich, her children, Honor and Mack, and their dog Whiskey.

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Liz Benison

Chief Executive Officer
ISS UK & Ireland

Liz Benison, CEO of UK & Ireland at ISS, played a crucial role in establishing the Global Employee Resource Group for Gender Balance, a critical initiative fostering gender equality and an inclusive environment across regions. Liz's visionary leadership extends to developing a comprehensive playbook, guiding gender equality efforts throughout the organization. This playbook highlights strategies, policies, and best practices that empower women and promote diversity and inclusion. Liz's dedication to advancing women's representation in leadership is evident through mentorship programs, leadership development initiatives, and inclusive hiring practices. Under her guidance, ISS has successfully increased the number of women leaders, creating a diverse and inclusive leadership team.

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Naomi Tsuru

Executive Officer, Head of Human Resources
Fidelity International (Japan)

Naomi at Fidelity International (Japan) leads the APAC Gender Balance Network with 8 leaders across different locations. In her role, she also leads APAC regional collaboration initiatives and supports initiatives to raise awareness on the importance of gender balance, unconscious bias, role models and mentoring. Her initiatives raised the senior women's ratio through comprehensive talent reviews and development actions and created a more gender-balanced organization. This resulted in the organization earning an "Eruboshi" certification, which the Japanese government awards to companies as a recognition of the company's efforts to promote women's inclusion. Naomi has also been involved in 7 organizations outside of her full-time position at Fidelity International to encourage gender diversity, including the Japanese government's working group and various volunteer groups. In addition to her work for women's inclusion, she has been actively involved in DEI initiatives for LGBTQ+, Enable, Culture, and Social Mobility.

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Joanne Michelle O. Manalo

Senior Vice President, Business Development
Teleperformance Philippines

Michelle is Teleperformance Philippines Senior Vice President for Business Development and a fierce advocate for women empowerment in the workplace and everywhere. From the moment she joined TP, Michelle has been a catalyst for positive change and a fierce advocate for women's rights, leading TP Women initiatives, driving women inclusion in leadership, and attracting programs that highlight women empowerment to all employees. A passionate champion of Filipina excellence, she takes every opportunity to showcase women leadership at TP in all geos she caters to and promotes gender equity in the industry. She also actively leads TP for All, the company’s new impact sourcing program, forwarding innovative intersectional strategies for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

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Catherine Bock

Senior Consultant
Oliver Wyman

Catherine Bock, a Senior Consultant at Oliver Wyman, drives gender diversity and positive change. Leading initiatives for International Women's Day, she orchestrated panel discussions, interviews with high-achieving women and tackled complex topics like income inequality and unconscious bias. Catherine's leadership with the Women of Oliver Wyman (WOW) team facilitated transparent communication among women, fostering open dialogue and support. She supported efforts to address unconscious biases in recruiting and shifted into an APR co-lead role, collaborating on implementing a regional gender strategy. As the Oliver Wyman for Society Lead, Catherine championed a pro bono project with Dress for Success Perth, enhancing their social impact measurement. Her coordination of volunteering initiatives further highlights her commitment to social inclusion beyond the firm, reflecting her dedication to fostering meaningful change. Catherine is currently on a Leave of Absence from Oliver Wyman, pursuing an MPhil in Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.

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Nadia Radulovich

Head of Utility Services
HSBC Bank Argentina

Nadia is the Head of Utility Services at HSBC Bank Argentina. In 2017, she became a member of the local HSBC Balance ERG, empowering colleagues globally to achieve gender balance. She rapidly progressed within the ERG, co-championing the Networking Workstream in 2020 and becoming the Local ERG President in 2021. Under her leadership, the ERG delivered over 45 initiatives promoting leadership, sustainability, networking, coaching, allyship, and cancer awareness targeting the Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay ERG members. Beyond HSBC, she is part of the Vital Voices South Cone network, where she participated as a mentee in the Vital Voices South Cone "Women Leaders Program" and engages in different activities. Nadia's dedication to women's advancement is evident as she completes the cycle by serving as an HSBC Mentor, guiding colleagues and her team in their career progression.

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Ana Isabel Elvira Molina

Domain Tech Lead Shared Services developement in TDI division (Technology, Data & Innovation)
Deutsche Bank Spain

Ana is a Domain Tech Lead for Shared Services development in the TDI division at Deutsche Bank Spain. She's a technical expert and a Founding Member of WiB Spain (Women in Banking), advocating for diversity in the banking sector. WiB Spain, endorsed by multiple banks, including Deutsche Bank, aims to elevate women's presence in decision-making positions. Ana fosters collaboration between WiB Spain and Deutsche Bank Spain, empowering women talent and inspiring new generations through role models. Ana actively contributes to WiB Spain's expansion, growing from 7 to 16 banks with over 100 women. As a Steering Committee member, she shapes the strategy and actions. Her engaging #WibTalks connect women experts in banking. Ana works on creating WiB as an association, conducting a market study on women in Spanish banking, and curating a directory of women leaders.

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Rocio Del Mar Cárdenas

Scrum Master, Product Owner & Technical Engineer
Fujitsu Technology Solutions S.A.

As a volunteer and organizer of the Diversity and Inclusion group at Fujitsu, Rocío actively collaborates on activities and awareness-raising proposals either in and out the company. She is a facilitator of Google’s #IAmRemarkable workshops and managed to teach online with other companies workshops this year to help empower women and minority groups to break the glass ceiling. In addition, she has put together a Spotlight blog and prepared a Brave, Bold & Brilliant podcast together with Tulia Lopes to inspire and help other women.

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Wael Sabra

Area Director, BAT APMEA West (Middle East, Pakistan, Central Asia, North Africa, Caucasus)
British American Tobacco

Wael is the Area Director of BAT APMEA West at BAT, overseeing strategic agenda, commercial delivery, talent and culture for 17 markets across extensive geography. Wael joined BAT business in 2003 and has enjoyed an impressive career being based in Lebanon, Congo, Egypt, South Africa, Pakistan and UAE. He has always seen his job to lead with empathy and foster the culture of inclusion for all genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. In just two years, Wael drove a substantially improved gender diversity representation in senior teams and management, increased female representation from 10% to 15% in senior roles and from 20% to 30% overall. He is committed to supporting working parents as well as coaching female talent for future career development and progression. Wael is the main executive sponsor for the Women Inclusion Network (WIN) that promotes allyship and elevates women within the business.

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Julian Granger-Bevan

Partner, Digital Practice
Oliver Wyman

Since the start of 2022, Julian has sponsored an initiative to certify Oliver Wyman Australia as a Family Inclusive Workplace™. In addition, he has sponsored the Australia-wide Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), ensuring that key ERGs are well led and supported, sponsoring cross-ERG initiatives, sharing best practices within groups, and providing visibility of the ERGs to the market senior leadership team. Since 2019, Julian has actively participated as a Women at Oliver Wyman mentor, meeting regularly with junior women consultants to provide them with an additional perspective on their career pathway and growth. Julian’s ambition is to role model inclusion and belonging through everyday actions inside and outside his work. This includes dedicating his time to ensuring that talented colleagues are supported throughout their careers, calling out opportunities for the firm to have a broader range of perspectives, and continuing to actively sponsor the ERGs in Australia, which play an essential role in advocating for and supporting allies across IDB.

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Serpil Timuray

CEO Europe Cluster and Member of Group Executive Committee
Vodafone Group

Serpil Timuray is the CEO of Europe Cluster at Vodafone Group since October 2018 and a member of the Group Executive Committee since January 2014. She also oversees Vodafone’s interest in joint ventures in Netherlands, Australia and India and is responsible for Vodafone’s Partner Markets in 48 countries. Since 2013, Serpil has chaired Vodafone’s global Inclusion for All Committee, which leads a pioneering agenda to improve diversity and inclusion. Serpil has championed the development and launch of specific apps and services to support women – such as the domestic violence app, and drove a target of connecting an additional 20 million women in Africa. In March 2020, Serpil launched Vodafone's #ChangeTheFace initiative which led to the creation of the #ChangeTheFace Alliance, bringing leading global tech companies and organisations together to collaborate on accelerating diversity and equality. In February 2022, Serpil received the Diversity In Tech Outstanding Achievement Award at Mobile World Congress.

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Sue Unerman

Chief Transformation Officer & Global Head of Relevance
EssenceMediacomX

Sue has been involved in a number of major initiatives to drive greater gender diversity and equality at EssenceMediacomX, and EM including, sponsorship of the Women’s ERG; the Belonging Council. The author of two best-selling books on diversity at work: “Belonging, the key to transforming and maintaining diversity, equality and inclusion at work”; “The Glass Wall, success strategies for women at work and businesses that mean business”. In September 2022 she spoke at United Nations General Assembly week in NYC on the role that media can play in making the world a better place for women and girls. Sue is a fellow of the IPA, and is one of the ilist, inclusion champions for the industry. She blogs for Campaign magazine, where she champions inclusion. She won the Cannes Lions 2022 creativity for good competition for a campaign designed to deliver gender equality for business startups.

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Aysem Sargin

Managing Director
Boeing Turkey

Aysem, Managing Director at Boeing Turkey, has substantially contributed to fostering an inclusive environment at Boeing and beyond. As a member and sponsor of BWIL METACA since 2019, she has driven women's empowerment initiatives. She's a proactive contributor, delivering presentations that offer a global perspective on diversity and inclusion. Aysem's impact expanded as she concurrently served as Executive Sponsor for BWIL METACA and BWIL Europe in 2020, enabling her to share best practices across regions. Beyond Boeing, Aysem serves as Chair of the International Investors Association and a Board Member of the American Chamber in Turkey, where she champions women's empowerment in the workforce, STEM education, and women's entrepreneurship. Aysem's collaboration with NGOs and academic institutions further exemplifies her dedication. She promotes women's participation in engineering and aviation careers by partnering with organizations like the Turkish Women's International Network and engaging with universities.

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Sarah Morris

Managing Director
Bain Capital Private Equity

Sarah, Managing Director at Bain Capital Private Equity, joined other women leaders at Bain Capital in creating the inaugural women's leadership event and network, fostering an environment of support and empowerment. Sarah's mentorship extends across diverse career stages, propelling women to achieve their fullest potential. Sarah also initiated and sponsored the portfolio company CEI Community of Practice, driving transformation in a challenging landscape. Sarah's commitment extends beyond Bain Capital, as evidenced by her role on the global 30% steering committee since 2017, catalyzing the growth of boards to an impressive 41% diversity. As a dedicated Women of the Future advisory board member, she contributes to developing impactful programs and awards. As a speaker and mentor, Sarah extends her reach to schools, the industry, and professions, fostering the next generation of diverse talent and ensuring a more inclusive future.

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Francia Sales

Head of CSC
Manulife

Francia is a highly accomplished professional serving as the Head of CSC at Manulife. She holds the position of Executive Chair and Sponsor of the Global Women's Alliance (GWA), where she has made significant contributions. Under her leadership, GWA has witnessed remarkable growth in membership and has successfully implemented impactful initiatives like #IamRemarkable Workshop series. With a deep commitment to women's empowerment, Francia has been a passionate advocate for gender equality. She has represented the Philippines and APAC in various Diversity and Inclusion workshops and has actively participated in Women Leadership discussions. Francia's outstanding achievements have earned her recognition as one of the Top 100 most influential Filipino Women on LinkedIn in 2023.

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Joon Heem Kham

Country Chief Operating Officer
Barclays Bank Singapore

Joon Heem Kham, Country Chief Operating Officer at Barclays Bank Singapore, ensures that Employee Resource Groups, including the Gender ERG WIN, effectively drive the DEI agenda. Her commitment to gender diversity is evident through her focus on implementing best practices in hiring processes, promoting women candidates and interviewers. She also ensures that Singapore's efforts are aligned with the global targets for women's representation in leadership positions. Beyond her role, Joon Heem is a dedicated mentor and supporter of women. As a Female Champion for FWA Singapore, she empowers women to excel professionally and personally, fostering change in her organization and the wider society. Her engagement as a mentor for the FWA Advancing Women in Finance Mentoring Program underscores her dedication to guiding mid-career women in the banking and finance industry toward professional growth and development.

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Jessica Hazel Lising

Delivery Manager
IBM

Jessica co-leads two of IBM’s BRGs for ASEAN+Korea, where she is involved in numerous initiatives, including providing support for breastfeeding moms to deliver breast milk from the office to home, providing a mother's wellness room, developing a transgender bathroom policy, and introducing first-of-its-kind coverage for gender affirmation treatment. Externally, Jessica has joined Philippine Financial & Inter-Industry Pride (PFIP), advocating for women who identify as LGBTQ+ and their allies. From Jessica's work with IBM’s BRGs, IBM won the Asia CEO Awards among the most diverse companies in Asia Diversity. Company of the Year in 2019 and Circle of Excellence Awardee for the Diversity Employer of the Year in 2020.

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Stefanie Carpenter

Relationship Director
Fidelity International Limited

In addition to her role as a Relationship Director, Stefanie has taken on leadership positions that directly contribute to promoting Gender Balance and inclusivity on a broader scale. As the Gender Balance Strand Lead, she supports the global DEI strategy and Gender Balance action plan by focusing on the internal lack of women's representation in sales roles. This has involved reviewing data, discussing challenges and opportunities with business leaders, and scoping the next steps. As the UK Gender Balance Network Co-Lead, she worked on building a sense of community, creating an inclusive culture through discussion groups and awareness-raising events. Through collaboration with leaders and stakeholders, this network has developed and implemented activities and programs that foster Gender Balance locally and globally. Stefanie has also been the Chair of a performance netball club for the past six years, creating an environment that promotes equity, celebrates diversity, and ensures that all players, regardless of their backgrounds, can participate and thrive.

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Jane Cusdin Harris

Retailer Experience Journey Lead
JLR

Jane leads JLR’s Gender Equality Network, passionately driving for gender balance in an organisation where only 20% are female. Her notable achievement is the 'Be the Change' campaign, promoting gender balance's business benefits and actionable steps. These engagement efforts, including a conference with over 500 attendees, have been instrumental in driving positive change for gender equality. Jane’s motivation arises from personal experiences. Over the last two years, she has embraced her voice and has tackled difficult topics by sharing her own stories of peri-menopause and mental health. She seeks to engage an audience outside of a D&I community and bring men into the journey of gender equality. Jane’s commitment extends to nurturing a supportive workplace culture for women to become role models and trailblazers. She highlights how gender balance fuels business success and amplifies change agents within the organisation. Her leadership is marked by kindness and integrity, leaving a lasting impact.

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Corina Callan

Principal Engineer
Oliver Wyman

Corina Callan, Principal Engineer at Oliver Wyman, is the leader of our London women’s network and the driving force behind the new women's network for the Digital practice at the firm, fostering support and collaboration among women globally. She works to close the confidence gap, providing practical guidance before year-end reviews to enhance review writing and self-promotion skills. As a mentor, Corina supports colleagues across consulting and tech, leveraging her experience to guide them through various processes. She is also instrumental in the International Women's Day initiatives, collaborating with different women's networks. Her leadership extends to organizing panel events on critical topics like career progression and women in leadership. Corina is also a member of the tech talent charter, a speaker at industry conferences, and an attendee of diversity and inclusion awards events.

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Nikeisha Beckford

Group Director of Client Engagement
VMLY&R

Nikeisha Beckford, Group Director of Client Engagement at VMLY&R, leads the agency’s Detroit office. As Office Lead and former Fluorescent Co-chair, VMLY&R's Black employee resource group, she has championed inclusion and belonging within the organization's 18 nationwide offices, particularly for Black women. She co-produced and co-hosted VMLY&R's 2022 Just Ad Flava conference, engaging employees and client partners in conversations about Black health, wellness, and culture in advertising. A true advocate for women's well-being, Nikeisha co-produced community conversations and fireside chats for Just Ad Flava, touching on navigating the healthcare system and prioritizing mental and emotional wellness. She's also a co-founder of The Level, a vodcast dissecting cultural, corporate, and industry issues, and she's featured at "Wednesday Wellth" discussions by Hue, a nonprofit amplifying BIPOC voices and careers. A founding member of Detroit's Black Girls Social Club, she's dedicated to sisterhood, community, and mentoring, exemplifying her commitment to uplifting women.

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Mallory Allen

Product Manager
WizeHive

Mallory Allen, a Product Manager at WizeHive, is a driving force behind establishing the company's Women in Tech employee resource group. Mallory has set innovative goals and actively improved the work environment through consistent check-ins and personalized guidance. Her commitment to empowering individuals to find their voice and communicate effectively has cultivated a supportive and inclusive work environment. Mallory's impact extends to strategic initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organization. Leveraging data-driven insights from employees, she has successfully built buy-in from the Executive team, resulting in several internal DEI initiatives, including an Annual Culture Celebration Event, Employee Resource Group Charters and a proper reporting process with HR.. Outside of work. Mallory's dedication to social justice is evident through her involvement in the Rockford Women's Club, where she supports initiatives like the NWVU Rockford SheVets Philanthropic Project.

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Alison Lomax

Managing Director
YouTube UK & Ireland

Alison started her career in the public sector working for government departments including M15 and Foreign Office, before moving to the advertising industry. Over the last 11 years at Google, she has led numerous commercial and creative teams and is now Managing Director of YouTube UK & Ireland. Inside and outside of Google, she is a diversity champion, a member of WACL (Women in Advertising & Communications, Leadership), Director of Trans in the City and a Trustee of Berkhamsted Raiders Football Club, England’s largest girls youth football club.

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Ronald O'Hanley

Chair and Chief Executive Officer
State Street Corporation

Under Ronald's leadership, State Street has continually focused on increasing female leadership in the companies in which it invests, including by launching the Fearless Girl initiative, which helped spur female corporate board member appointments. Ron also introduced STT company-wide diversity goals that are tied to executive compensation, diverse talent slates for all open positions, and introduced State Street’s “10 Actions Against Racism and Inequality,” the firm’s commitment to taking strategic action in the IDE space. In 2021, Ron added two women to State Street’s Management Committee, bringing female representation to 28%, with 36% of promotions at Managing Director level and above being women. State Street has been featured on Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies and Best Companies for Dads, and the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index. For seven consecutive years the firm has earned a 100% on the HRC Equality Index.

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Howard Ungerleider

President and Chief Financial Officer
Dow

As President and Chief Financial Officer, Howard is a vocal advocate for a safe, inclusive and supportive workplace for all employees. He has served as Executive Sponsor for the Women’s Inclusion Network ERG since 2017, supporting over 9,000 participants through programs such as EY’s POWER UP, Sponsor to Success, and Catalyst MARC Workshops. He has a track record of enforcing expectations for recruiting gender-diverse talent across all levels, including transparently posting all roles internally, and he has cultivated a strong female talent pipeline across the organization by providing external coaches for female employees globally. As Executive Sponsor of the Total Rewards Assessment program, Howard has reinforced Dow’s commitment to offer equitable opportunities by establishing a global minimum standard of 16 weeks paid time off for new parents – birthing, non-birthing and adoptive, regardless of gender.

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Dean Curtis

Group Managing Director
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (RELX)

The third year on the HERoes role model list, Dean passionately believes that diversity is the best way for a business to succeed, as the most effective, inclusive cultures bring a depth of background, thought and experiences leading to innovation and the best business decisions. All D&I targets are published, and metrics have improved significantly during his tenure at LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group and in the businesses he leads. Dean is an executive supporter of the company’s Employee Resource Groups and sponsor of the Female Ignite and Accelerate program, an initiative where he mentors and supports several female colleagues. A strong ally, Dean regularly speaks advocating for diversity and sits on numerous internal and external panels for events such as International Women’s Day, and arranged the company’s first external D&I forum in the Energy and Petrochemical industry. Dean is also a trustee of a charity which commissions research measuring progress and providing case studies of best practices for inclusion and equality.

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Masami Katakura

Chairwoman & CEO
Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC

Since her appointment as Chairwoman and CEO of EY ShinNihon in 2019, Masami has accelerated her efforts in developing and appointing female talent and fostering a more flexible working environment to further improve gender representation of the firm. One of her key focuses is a hybrid working style, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at not only promoting work-life balance but also improving productivity and a level of collaboration with firm’s clients. According to a recent EY people survey, the female engagement index was up 16 percentage points from pre-COVID-19 levels in 2019. Masami also demonstrated the power of diversity through leadership. She serves as a member of EY Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness Steering Committee, leveraging the group as a means to advance DE&I efforts worldwide. Externally, Masami focuses on developing female talent and future generations through lectures and mentoring programs for various forums, organizations, and universities.

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Keri Gilder

CEO
Colt Technology Services

Keri founded Colt's first Inclusion & Diversity Council and chairs the TM Forum's Diversity & Inclusion Council, the aim of which is to make the telecommunications sector more diverse and inclusive. In response to 2020's Black Lives Matter protests, Keri held listening sessions with a cross-section of employees from different racial and ethnic backgrounds to find out what was on their minds and gain an understanding of what Colt could do to support them. The insights she gathered led to a collaboration between HR and the YOUnited employee network group, aiming to ensure that Colt was focused on removing any biases inherent within its systems, processes and structures, and that all employees, including those who identify as BAME, had a fair chance to join and develop at the firm. Over the past year, under Keri's support, Colt has sponsored 12 employees through the Black British Business Awards Talent Accelerator programme.

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Tanuja Randery

Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Passionate about creating opportunities for women, evolving inclusion in tech is a key priority for Tanuja. At AWS, she has sponsored empowerment initiatives such as Leadership Circles, a monthly open forum focused on learning and development. She is a member of the AWS ID&E advisory board and championed the Inclusion Ambassador program – active change agents across genders. She is an avid GetIT advocate, an AWS program for young students especially girls to encourage them into tech and re/Start which started in the UK and is a free 12 week classroom training program for unemployed and underemployed individuals. In 2013, Tanuja founded PowerWomen Network, a peer-to-peer network of 150 C-level women across sectors and functions focused on building the next generation of female talent. She also hosts a podcast called PowerWomenSpeak, where she has conversations with senior female leaders. More recently, she started the Next Gen Power Women network, a group of high potential women who are actively mentored by PowerWomen members.

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Angela Yang

General Counsel of BlackRock Taiwan
BlackRock Taiwan

Angela, one of the 3 representatives from APAC sitting on the global Talent Development Committee from 2018 to 2021, has successfully promoted 89 females within the global Legal & Compliance function to the next level of their corporate title. Since 2020, she has been serving as the sponsor for the VP Village and the Associate Arena for BlackRock, social networks for colleagues with junior to mid-level corporate titles. Through these social networks, Angela has been mentoring young female colleagues and assisting them in navigating their careers in the firm. She has coached more than ten female colleagues across different functions and geographical areas, resulting in 2 of them being promoted to VP and Director roles in 2021. She has been conducting career advancing sessions for colleagues in BlackRock Taiwan since 2019 and served as the WIN Chairperson from 2012 to 2019, holding quarterly events to promote gender diversity and inclusion.

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Roni Savage

CEO & Founder
Jomas Associates(Engineering & Environmental)

UK’s first Black Female founder of a seven-figure turnover engineering company serving the construction sector, Roni is a trailblazer and role model, combining being CEO of Jomas with campaigns championing women in industry. Roni is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Geologist. Graduate of Portsmouth University with a BEng(hons) in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, she also holds a Masters’ (with distinction) in Environmental Management from Exeter University. She has worked on major construction schemes including the widening of the A406 and M25, and various buildings and structures across the UK. She is Construction Policy Chair for FSB. She received the highly prestigious presidential invitation to Fellowship of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in 2019 and was appointed Honorary Fellow of RIBA in 2020. Multi award winner, international speaker and dedicated mother to three boys, Roni is passionate about diversity, social mobility and volunteers her time to mentor and coach many.

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Renata Zuccolo

Partner Antitrust Practice
Mattos Filho

In 2016, Renata, along with other colleagues, founded the 4Women's Program, aimed at discussing and supporting the career development of all women at the firm. Since then, she continues to participate in discussions to bring new initiatives, such as the collective mentoring for women lawyers. She is highly involved in several others mentoring programs and has started to dedicate part of her time to other entities outside the firm. Renata is an active member of a female network called "Woman in Antitrust" (WIA) which gathers female lawyers, economists, and government officials in Brazil. She is currently participating as a mentor in the program organized by WIA and also on an initiative named "elas no jota," which has the aim of promoting and spreading the opinion of female lawyers by encouraging the publication of articles on law and economics for a Brazilian legal newsletter called "Jota."

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Namita Singh Thakur

Sr.Manager- Global Strategic Accounts (EMEA)
LinkedIn

Namita Singh Thakur is a leader within the Global Strategic Accounts for LinkedIn in EMEA.  She has also been the  Co-Chair of the Women@LinkedIn Employee Resource Group (ERG) for EMEA for the last 2 years.  LinkedIn has made great strides in gender diversity and currently prides itself on achieving parity across all levels of the organization. Throughout the year, Women@LinkedIn has found ways to bring its mission alive through a line-up of events, L&D Programs, workshops and speaker series. Besides her formal involvement in the ERG, she regularly participates in speaking engagements related to women's education, empowerment & endorsement. Outside of her formal role, she is passionate about arts & democratization of art & regularly supports emerging artists and artists within under-represented racial groups as a patron, art-collaborator and collector. She is particularly perceptive about women & their role in corporate/social life & personal experiences that have shaped their journeys.

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Meghan Flannery Hayes

Research and Development Engineer
The Pennsylvania State University - Applied Research Laboratory

Meghan co-founded the Women’s Strategic Synergy Group at ARL Penn State, which identifies issues and advocates for positive change. Efforts under her leadership include hosting events to build employee retention, promoting a positive and inclusive work culture, facilitating listening sessions for women, and successfully advocating for parental leave. Within WSSG, she helped develop a new mentorship program for all new employees who started remotely due to COVID, and mentored three women across two different mentorship programs. She also advises on action plans to increase workforce retention and diversity in recruitment. In 2021, she served as a panel member on a DEI-focused empowering women Intelligence National Security Alliance event, where she provided perspective on fostering a sense of belonging to underrepresented groups, including women in technical fields and leadership positions. She is a vice-chair of the Board of Directors for Centre Safe, a not-for-profit that empowers survivors of domestic violence.

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Yasmine Alani

Senior Creative Learning Lead
Media Zoo

Yasmine is passionate about creating safe and supportive spaces for women, and has hosted workshops on 'Exploring the Female Experience' for IWD, as well as chairing Allyship events to enable male employees to become better allies to women. Yasmine has developed training to ensure recruiters remove biased language in the recruitment process, to encourage female applicants. She has also championed a company-wide showcase that celebrated unsung women and their contributions. She set up and now leads the Inclusion Group at Media Zoo. Yasmine developed the first parental coaching program while working at News UK. This enabled women to quickly reintegrate into the workplace, reducing anxiety and imposter syndrome. Furthermore, she set up the first internal business-wide mentoring program, with a particular focus on championing women to mentor other women. Yasmine was the Gold winner of the Rising Star Award in 2021 for the impact of her Diversity and Inclusion work

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Shelley O'Connor

Business Change Manager
Bank of England

As co-chair of LGBTQ+ Staff Network, Shelley has stood up as an ally for all her colleagues. She has worked on the Trans Equality Policy and Transitioning at Work guidance with the Networks Trans reps, standing up for Trans colleagues in senior management meetings and pushing for change. Shelley is a vocal ally for women in the Bank and frequently calls out microaggressions. She led the project team for the Stonewall WEI submission 2022, which resulted in the Bank moving up 100 places to 57th. The work has supported the Bank to become a more inclusive place to work in and for women of all kinds to be themselves. Shelley has been part of the Gender Network for five years, sitting on the steering committee and driving intersectional change. She has also worked with the Disability Network, creating management guides and training with HR.

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Huijie Ma

ADAS Lead Software Quality Engineer
Jaguar Land Rover

Huijie is Chair of the Inclusion Council and holds leading forces from all networks in promoting and delivering D&I projects. She hosts regular meetings with (GEN + WiE&A) and REACH Network members, creating a forum for their issues to be raised and delivering projects to improve them. She also constructed and maintained a DEI website to promote business, unity force, and drive action. Furthermore, Sophie planned and delivered the Mother Nature Lockers initiative, which supplied free sanitary products, menopause support, and personal care items for all women in the factory; now, the project is being rolled out to all plants. She created and presented the Network Lunch & Learns on Awards to promote women's work and discuss colorism, to promote understanding and inclusion of people from different ethnicities. Additionally, Huijie has been leading a Pregnancy & Maternity focus group, creating a process and materials to streamline actions and turn pregnancy into a development privilege.

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Gillian Lyng

Managing Director
Deutsche Bank

Since 2016 Gillian has supported maternity leave returners, sharing her experiences as a returner through her internal blog as a Mental Health First Aider by co-hosting quarterly maternity returners meet-ups, building a community amongst working parents. Over 50 maternity returners have been supported through this initiative in the UK & it's now extending to other locations globally. In 2021, Gillian took on a volunteer role as a program leader for the Diversity pillar of Technology, Data & Innovations People Strategy. She has supported women in technology by championing inclusion and educating staff about how to work inclusively. She created a new regular employee-led cross-division speaker series sharing tips on how to make meetings inclusive & having inclusive conversations. She is also raising awareness of violence against women through employee-led events, promoting allyship, and inspiring colleagues, especially male colleagues, to become active bystanders, challenge peer culture & support survivors.

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Andrew Eisen

SVP, Head of S&P Market Intelligence Software Solutions
S&P Global

Andrew Eisen is the head of S&P Global Market Intelligence Software Solutions business, which provides industry leading solutions across enterprise data management, syndication, investment management and asset servicing. Andrew and the leadership team launched three new Women’s Career Development and Retention programs which saw hundreds of women enroll for mentoring, sponsoring, and coaching. In addition to directly mentoring 10 women, Andrew has also placed a focus on building recognition of female members of his team and encouraging them to take on a more public persona. In 2021-22, IHS Markit (now S&P Global) has seen a significant increase in female promotions at the VP level and SVP level. 2022 is also seeing an increase in female hires, specifically in the intern program that reached an all-time high of female representation. These outcomes have received public recognition from Mogul Top 100 Workplaces, the Rewards & Benefits Association and Forbes’ list of America's Best Employers for Women.

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Ajoy Menon

Senior Managing Director, Cloud First Lead, Advanced Centers in India, Accenture
Accenture

As the Cloud First Lead at ATCI, Ajoy is committed to helping women achieve their full potential by conceptualizing, sponsoring, and driving programs for maximum impact. Previously, as the lead for the largest ATCI market, Ajoy drove the diversity ratio to 48.3% (2% above ATCI average) and it further increased to 50% in 2022. His notable contribution as a program sponsor sees Ajoy conceptualize the Cloud Career program to help women technologists transform their careers and create the Cloud X Hackathon event. With over 7,000 participants, 4,000 entries, and 136+ prototypes, the event generated ideas for an Accessible & Inclusive Environment. In addition, Ajoy has been building tech expertise with the Go-Higher hackathon, which has helped 500+ women at AM level and above build a brand of knowledge through hands-on cloud learning and an innovation contest. Furthermore, he has enabled PwDs – a Sign language training for 190 people, of which 126 are now certified, and the #Horizon>Together mentoring program for PwDs.

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Burcin Ressamoglu

CEO
Sodexo Engage

Burcin has been a member of Sodexo's global women advisory board (SoTogether) since 2017. The board sponsors inclusion and gender balance initiatives in the company and partners with local NGOs to advance women's representation. She collaborates with Sodexo leadership teams on HR processes, the embedding of DE&I strategy, and how to improve the measure of KPIs. Burcin is also a mentor to women in Sodexo and across the world, encouraging and advising them on building their careers through Sodexo Together initiatives. Her commitment to gender equality and inclusion has resulted in 59% of the management community and 45% of the senior leadership community in Sodexo being represented by women. Furthermore, in 2022, the company was awarded an Investors in People Gold Award – a recognition that only 17% of firms achieve. Additionally, Burcin is part of several NGOs leading on gender equality and actively mentoring young Turkish women through TurkishWIN, a global community of women with cultural, professional, or family ties to Turkey

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Dipi McKernan

Chief Operating Officer, Fidelity Holdings Limited, Global Head of First Line Risk and Regulatory Solutions
Fidelity International

For over a decade Dipi has passionately championed D&I in the financial services sector at a senior level. Within Fidelity she is an Executive Board member, sits on Fidelity’s Global D&I Leadership Council and is Executive Co-Sponsor of Fidelity’s Social Mobility Strand. She is also a role model and mentor, particularly to women in the industry and has contributed to the City Hive mentoring programme and The Investment Association’s Investment20/20 programme. Dipi is also a Director and Steering Group Member of “Progress Together” – a membership body that drives socio-economic diversity at senior levels across UK financial services. Chosen to be part of a group of 30 industry leaders - she was instrumental in the development of Progress Together - promoting social mobility across the UK financial and professional services sector. In 2022, she received the Freedom of the City of London in recognition for her exceptional contribution to the industry.

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Catherine Brown

Partner, Financial Services
Oliver Wyman

Catherine’s leadership priorities at Oliver Wyman Australia focus on upholding its unique culture and values. During her time in Australia, the company jumped to #5 in "Most Prestigious Consulting Firms in Asia Pacific" in the 2022 Vault rankings, and the Australian office has been certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace. She has helped increase women hired by 11% since May 2021. In 2016 she pioneered Oliver Wyman’s European BOOST program, which provides sponsorship and support for individuals taking parental leave. In 2021 she introduced BOOST in Australia, with a 100% success rate to date. She is a mentor to over 25 incredibly talented women, and a senior stakeholder for Women of Oliver Wyman. She has been a sponsor of the company's Inspiring Leaders program since 2015. In addition, through her pro-bono work she supports organisations that promote gender diversity. Her motivation: I would rather women don’t have to think about it.

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Erin Platts

Head of EMEA & President of the UK Branch
Silicon Valley Bank

Erin has been Executive Sponsor for SVB’s global gender network since 2021 and established a local EMEA chapter in 2022. Five years ago, she created the first EMEA women's network and under her leadership the team implemented significant enhancements to the company’s family-friendly policies by extending enhanced pay for maternity, shared parental and adoption leave from 12 to 30 weeks; making it available from day 1 of employment. In addition, introducing 'Special Parental Leave' that provides any FTE 12 weeks fully paid. Her commitment to women’s inclusion has seen her exceeding internal targets to achieve 50% women in senior leadership hires and promotions. She mentors and sponsors numerous women, internally and externally. Erin's ambition is to dramatically increase the number of women and other overlooked talent in the innovation ecosystem and to create an environment where all people can thrive, build with purpose, and bring their authentic selves to work.

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Rhonda Taylor

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Dollar General Corporation

Rhonda has leadership responsibility for legal, risk management, public relations, government affairs, global compliance, corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, and internal audit. As one of three female C-suite leaders at the Fortune #106 company, she values diversity and inclusion as well as the mentorship and development of all talent. Rhonda mentors several individuals, both formally and informally, connecting one-on-one with future leaders of the Company and offering counsel and advice. She also is a mentor to her team, leading by example as a good business partner while proudly celebrating the accomplishments and successes of her colleagues. She also helps spearhead D&I efforts at Dollar General to guide and support the Company’s diversity and inclusion strategy, mission and goals. Additionally, Rhonda is a member of the Women's Professional Network Employee Resource Group, which strives to cultivate and further inclusivity and empowerment through networking, leadership, educational opportunities, and experiences.

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Anissa Dhouibi

Managing Director, Global Head of Equities Quantitative Analysis
Citi

Since joining Citi, Anissa has been actively involved in increasing women’s representation in Markets, particularly in MQA (Markets Quantitative Analysis), an area of Wall Street in which women are traditionally underrepresented. At Citi, women's representation in Anissa’s group has meaningfully increased since she joined. She is also an MD sponsor for RISE, the women’s affinity network in Markets North America. The group organizes events ranging from mentoring, speaker series with women leaders, product teach-ins roundtable discussions, and regular networking events for women. Additionally, Anissa is a mentor to several junior women in Markets and a regular speaker and organizer of networking and career advancement events for women and has been a regular mentor also with Streetwise Partners for multiple years. She was one of the mentors in their first women-only mentorship program aimed at providing unemployed or underemployed women with professional mentorship, skills, resources, and access to networks they need to secure and maintain employment.

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Tiffany Garland

U.S. Head of Sales, Rare Disease
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

As a founding member of Alnylam's Employee Resource Network (ERN) for women, iThrive, Tiffany engages leaders at Alnylam to promote gender diversity and strengthen career growth for staff through advocacy and mentorship. Outside her role as Head of Sales, she sits on the DE&I leadership team, a cross-functional, employee-driven group supporting internal DE&I objectives and workstreams. Tiffany works closely with the talent acquisition team to understand how they can refine their hiring process by developing internal talent and communications and recruitment guidelines for gender diversity. In addition, she is an ambassador and an active participant in the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA). This women-run organization furthers the advancement of women in health care globally. She is also a member of her local chapter of the National Sales Network (NSN), a national non-profit focused on supporting the professional development of sales professionals.

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Louise Woods

Head of International Disputes - Europe
Vinson & Elkins

Louise is the president of Arbitral Women and is the office lead for the Women's Initiative (WI) at Vinson & Elkins, placing her at the forefront of the WI's activities in London. Her responsibilities have included organizing internal skills training and client events; writing on the topic of diversity; spearheading a cross-office senior female networking and mentorship program; mentoring women colleagues herself both formally and informally; and acting as talent lead for her practice group. She is also the office lead for the Practice Group Talent/Diversity Team, a role which has seen her drive D&I efforts including a schools outreach mentoring program; internal training on topics such as implicit biases and DISC assessment; cultural and religious celebrations; and a London office Book Club to discuss race and gender issues. Together with Human Resources and graduate recruitment teams Louise has worked to ensure the diverse hiring, retention and promotion of lawyers at the firm.

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Jacquie Van der Veur

Senior Manager, Communications
VMLY&R

Jacquie is co-chair of Lumina, an internal employee resource group for those who identify as women, that creates an environment where all people are valued and treated equally. It promotes engagement in policy creation, forward-moving education, opportunities to connect, personal development, professional recognition, and support. In March 2022, Jacquie spearheaded a movement to change VMLY&R's bereavement policy to allow for pregnancy loss to be included and available for both parents to use. In 2022, Jacquie has been an outspoken voice for gender diversity and women's inclusion. In March, she was a speaker on a panel about "Motherhood and Bias," and in May, she assisted in running multiple panels about Reproductive Healthcare. The sessions, available for all U.S. agency employees, provided 650-plus attendees with education and a safe space to share concerns about the leaked supreme court ruling.

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Dharma Laloobhai

Head of EMEA ETF Portfolio Management
BlackRock

As a member of the Women In Investments EMEA Committee, Dharma partnered with the global sponsor to launch the APAC (2021) and AMRS (2022) chapters which have the primary objective to retain women investors, grow careers and facilitate networks. Some examples are several panels in the past two years two of which Dharma hosted, including one on Internal Mobility and another on the Women Development Programs. Dharma also partnered with WIN Japan to launch the WIN for Men initiative after co-leading this for EMEA in 2018. She also co-led the ‘Taking the Stage’ program in 2019. Furthermore, she directly and indirectly always contributed to promotions for women through mentorship and sponsorship and, in the past two years, appointed several women team leaders. Outside of her firm, Dharma has served as a mentor on the Migrant Leaders Mentoring Program and CityHive Mentoring, launched on the back of the #TalkAboutBlack campaign.

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Marion Bentata

Chief Administrative Officer
State Street

Marion strongly believes in the power of education and visibility when it comes to making the workplace more inclusive. She therefore acts as a role model for LGBTQI+ women, regularly appearing on panels to discuss the specific issues faced by this part of the LGBTQI+ community in the workplace. This has included featuring on the EUROUT Conference’s “Corporate activism: the second full-time job” panel and the LBTQIA Women’s Visibility in Business conference organized in Gdansk, Poland in November 2021. In 2019, Marion founded Women of Interbank, a women’s group within Interbank, the network of LGBT+ networks for financial services firms in the UK. In this framework, she regularly organises educational and networking events with a view to increase women representation and visibility within the network and ensure there is a safe space for LGBTQI+ women in financial services.

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Molly Gray

Senior Account Executive
FiscalNote

Every day Molly meets with companies to help them report on their DEI initiatives and ESG goals. She also supports them in tracking the diversity of women on their board, the diversity of their suppliers, their governance policies, and labor practices. Molly strongly believes that companies must be focused and committed to reporting on, diversity, inclusiveness, and belonging within their organizations. She meets with global sustainability leaders, ESG directors, DEI officers, and inclusion directors to help track the great work they are responsible and accountable for, so they can report on what they are doing to create an inclusive culture and company. Additionally, from 2020 to 2021, Molly was a volunteer coach and mentored for Girls on the Run for girls from 3rd - 5th grade.

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Christian Kinnear

Chief Sales Officer
HubSpot

Christian Kinnear is the Chief Sales Officer of HubSpot, where he leads the company’s global sales strategy and organization across North America, Latin America, EMEA and JAPAC. Since joining HubSpot in 2016, under his leadership, HubSpot expanded its footprint with global operations in Ireland, Germany, France, UK, Spain and the Netherlands. Christian has also been instrumental in building HubSpot’s award-winning culture, championing various global Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging efforts

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Naoto Kubo

Managing Director & Partner
Boston Consulting Group

Naoto is Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group and has been responsible for hiring women talent for the Japan office. He has conducted several events for women to expand the candidate pool and join BCG to increase gender balance within the firm. Naoto is a core member of BCG's Financial Institutions, People, and Organization practices. He has worked closely with clients, mainly in financial services, and much of his work involves development of corporate and business strategies, transformation, group management, digital transformation, and post-merger integration.

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Mel Edwards

Global Chief Executive Officer
Wunderman Thompson

Mel Edwards is the Global CEO of Wunderman Thompson, a network built to inspire growth for ambitious brands. She oversees 20,000 creatives, data scientists, technologists, and storytellers across 90 markets.A catalyst for business transformation, Mel is recognized as a leader with a proven record of helping marketers anticipate and navigate change. At WPP, Mel successfully led the global brand transition to Wunderman Thompson whilst continuing to expand the agency’s client relationships with Ford, HSBC, Microsoft, Nestle, Pfizer, Unilever, and more. Most recently new clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, Snap and Kyndryl. Mel is recognized as one of the most influential people in digital marketing and advertising, having been featured in Campaign’s A-List, The Drum’s Digerati, HERoes Women Role Models, and Ad Age’s European Women to Watch.Mel currently lives in London with her husband, Rich, and her two teenage children, Honor and Mack.

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Francesca McDonagh

CEO
Bank of Ireland

At Bank of Ireland Francesca set D&I targets to achieve a 50:50 gender balance in management and leadership appointments and introduced dedicated female accelerator and development programmes . In 2021 the percentage of women represented in senior appointments was 45%, up from 38% in 2017, and by H4 2021 this figure had risen to 51%. Under Francesca’s leadership a number of initiatives were introduced including a policy whereby colleagues having a baby via a surrogate can take paid leave in line with maternity benefits; a Recruitment Charter for hiring diverse talent; and a domestic abuse leave policy providing a range of supports to colleagues who may be experiencing domestic abuse. Additionally, Bank of Ireland is the only Irish bank to proactively publish their Gender Pay Gap Report ahead of legislation, and during the pandemic colleagues unable to work due to childcare and caring commitments continued to receive a full salary.

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Apiramy Jeyarajah

Co-founder of the Intersectionality workstream at the Diversity Project & Head of UK Wholesale Aviva Investors
Aviva Investors

As co-founder of the intersectionality workstream at the Diversity project, Member of the Inclusion Steering Committee at Aviva Investors, Mentor to women, Apiramy consistently and tirelessly works to drive DEI within the company and the industry. She challenges outdated business practises to contribute to creating a more gender-balanced company. She drives discussions on how Aviva can create a culture of belonging for all to thrive and has helped implement Inclusive leadership approaches within organisations to focus on getting middle managers on the inclusion journey to flex their management style to the individual in their teams. Apiramy’s goal is to create a culture of "add," not "fit," and a leadership team and style that has, at its core, empathy and curiosity for its employees. She is keen to inspire the next generation into work, pass on the knowledge to navigate the industry, and empower others with the soft skills required to succeed.

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Keri Sweet Zavaglia

SVP & US General Counsel
National Grid

Keri is helping National Grid, The Energy Transition Company, implement its vision for a fossil-free future while delivering safe, reliable, and affordable service to its more than 7 million customers across New York and Massachusetts. Keri is committed to helping women thrive in the energy industry. She serves as the Executive Sponsor of National Grid's PRIDE Employee Resource Group- which advocates for, invests in, and sponsors LGBTQ+ employees to ensure everyone is treated fairly, respected, and empowered to achieve their full potential. Keri is a member and former Executive Sponsor of the Employee Resource Group WiNTR, focused on supporting women in field, engineering and technology roles. She has incorporated diversity metrics in personal and team objectives and promoted women to leadership roles. She has been a speaker for WiN, an ERG focused on supporting and sponsoring women in the organization, and a mentor through Executive Connections with the Alliance of Black Professionals ERG.

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Lindsey Rix

Chief Executive Officer
Canada Life UK

Throughout her career, Lindsey has been a passionate advocate of women's inclusion, whether through significant mentoring and support provided to women during all stages of their careers or through setting up dedicated accelerated leadership programs to broaden further and accelerate women's opportunities. As a CEO, Lindsey has been able to ensure Canada Life UK has committed to offering fully flexible working to all 1500 of its colleagues. Additionally, she has put Family Friendly Policies under review to ensure that they have a robust D&I lens and has championed the rollout of Menopause support & guidance. Under her leadership, the company released an annual report to publicly set out Canada Life's commitment to reducing the pay gap and has committed to having 35% Women in Senior Leadership Roles by 2023. Lindsey is currently a key mentor to several women looking to achieve senior executive positions in financial services.

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Meyseng SE TCHAO

Head of Future Vehicle and Mobility Services - Vice President at DEKRA
DEKRA

With a background of over 20 years in the Automotive industry, Meyseng considers it a part of her mission to mentor and sponsor the next generation of women in the workplace, providing confidence and opportunities for their own journeys. She is taking part in two Mentorship programs for women, one at DEKRA and one for the WAVE (women and vehicles in Europe) association. With another colleague, she created a small initiative called Women Circle @DEKRA aiming to promote gender diversity within the company. Furthermore, she strongly supported an HR initiative to create a dedicated budget for salary equality in France that has been in place for a few years. Outside of DEKRA, she is also an active member of the Lean-In Network. She is known within her team and peers as a woman who stands up for other women and dares to speak out for women’s equality and gender diversity.

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Diana Velarde

Delivering Deal Value Director
PwC Mexico

In addition to her commercial role, she is also the Director of the Firm's first D&I Staff Council. As part of her work within the council, she leads the gender inclusion efforts to reduce gaps, stereotypes, and unconscious bias both inside the Firm and within our process, through conversations with senior leaders. She promotes initiatives to support women who suffer, or are at risk of suffering, any forms of gender-based violence by providing tools and a support network. Diana co-founded the Deals Women Network (DWN), which promotes networking and skills development for women. Another program she co-founded was Women in Mergers & Acquisitions Consulting. Her involvement in this project includes speaking in online forums focused on inviting female students and graduates to apply to Deals' open positions.

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Catherine Wright

Senior Vice President (SVP)
Silicon Valley Bank

Catherine is a strong advocate for DE&I and this year Co-Founded SVB’s first EMEA Gender Employee Resource Group (ERG), engaging with over 500 colleagues to drive change towards a gender-balanced, inclusive and equitable workplace. Alongside Senior Leadership, Catherine led the launch of 6 Gender-ERG working-groups: Talent, Inclusion, Ecosystem, Working-Families, Comms/Events and Allyship, with KPIs aimed at moving the needle for female senior leadership representation to 50% by 2030. She also collaborates on cross-ERG initiatives to improve representation, beyond just gender. For IWD, Catherine chaired multiple NPS leading internal & public events to over 400 people, promoting gender equality among clients/employees in the Finance & Technology Sectors. Catherine is Founder of The Women in Business Society, a free global community serving over 1000 women, providing opportunities to share knowledge, network & create connections. She also mentors women and delivers masterclasses in addition to publishing a monthly magazine including professional development resources.

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Samantha Gould

Head of PR and Campaigns
NOW: Pensions

Samantha has DEI at her core, and she is a member of several groups, including the Diversity Project and internal D&I Steering Committee and the Working Parents And Carers Network, of which she is also the founder. In addition, Samantha is a member of the Pride network, Race and Culture network and Gender Inclusion Network. Since 2019, she has been campaigning to raise awareness of pension wealth inequality. She has produced four industry-leading reports since 2019, which have gained international media coverage, reaching an audience of 2 billion +. For years, Samantha has been promoting DEI activities within and outside of her organization and pushing to create greater equality for all. As a recently qualified financial adviser, Samantha is passionate about helping women to understand their pension gaps and how they might close them to reach their retirement goals.

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Hadia Sheerazi

Program Manager Carbon Management Research Initiative
Center on Global Energy Policy

As an interdisciplinary researcher and practitioner, Hadia has been an active proponent of mainstreaming gender-equity and social justice in climate action, sustainability and national disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy-making, and highlighting the lived experiences of women and minorities on the front lines of energy poverty and climate change in academic research and flagship reports. Most recently, Hadia was one of 10 employees at Columbia University selected to help search for Columbia Climate School’s first Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Bias who will play an instrumental role in shaping the DEIA culture and influence key hiring decisions at this new school. Hadia has also served as an Ambassador for Girl Rising, was named a "Global Champion for Women's Economic Empowerment" by UN Women’s EmpowerWomen team, and invited to the first United State of Women Summit by The White House Council on Women and Girls as a "Nominated Changemaker."

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Richa Pathak

Group Vice President
Avigna Group

At Larsen and Toubro, Richa supported the CSR's activities surrounding both internal and external communications and also had a crucial role in devising programs such as Digital Sakhi (for women) for the company on financial inclusion to people at the grassroots levels. Richa has always been an active speaker. She was invited as a guest speaker for the national conference organized by We Citizen Foundation on Girls' education and leadership under the aegis of the Government of India, on the topic "How Laws, Security and Safety can impact girl education?". She was also a speaker at the National Law Institute University in Bhopal to speak on 'Role of GC in corporate governance and beyond…' specifically targeting the inclusion of women on board. Richa also has worked for the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in a pro-bono legal aid capacity, helping underrepresented and underprivileged women to understand their fundamental rights.

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Jess Gosling

Senior Innovation Policy Advisor
UK Government

Jess has used her diversity and inclusion ambassador role to recognize the intersectionality of culture and gender across the British Government. She was responsible for organizing the rollout to over 400 colleagues across the Government of the #IAmRemarkable training, a Google initiative encouraging women to speak openly about their accomplishments. She has also supported broader D&I practices by volunteering to be on recruitment panels at all levels, ensuring that a diverse and inclusive culture was being realized across a number of Departments. Through utilizing a positive, proactive, and solution-focused view, Jessica has also managed to commit to several pro-bono initiatives in her spare time, including launching both, The Standard Brain, a platform designed to challenge the perceptions faced by under-represented groups around self-promotion, unconscious biases and imposter syndrome and Yogi Bants, a global community changing the narrative of inclusion in wellness with laughter.

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Malcolm Palmer

Chief Operating Officer, Investment Solutions & Services
Fidelity International

As the Accountable Executive for the UK Women in Finance Charter, Malcolm supervises the company’s progress toward achieving gender balance targets: going from 29.4% women in senior roles and 53% women in the overall workforce in April 2022 to 27% and 52% respectively in April 2021. He is also Chair of the COO ISS D&I Working group - championing all aspects of diversity within his business area and encouraging leaders to take accountability and ownership towards improving diversity and inclusion. Malcolm is actively engaged with the Women in Finance Charter Blueprint creation and communication as well as a member of the Taskforce. Blueprint is an industry-first blueprint to accelerate gender diversity across financial services. He is an active mentor. Additionally, he was a keynote speaker for Fidelity's internal celebration event for featuring on The Times Top 50 Employers for Women List 2022.

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Omar Boulos

Senior Managing Director - Resources Industries US South
Accenture

For Omar, DEI is at the heart of everything he does and is crucial for the company's success. In early 2021, he shaped and implemented the "New Business DEI Initiative" that reviews the gender and ethnic diversity of team structures in proposed work to embed DEI into the fabric of the business he leads. The initiative is increasing opportunities for the firm’s diverse workforce, helping them to progress with their career. Since the initiative began, 242 programs have been reviewed, triggering 46 deep dives with leaders to either re-shape the teams immediately or identify actions to correct them in the immediate future. Additionally, he made sure that this initiative became a pre-requisite to any new business being discussed for approval and a mandatory approval step in the management process. Omar also actively mentors and sponsors women at all levels in his business and across Accenture, formally and informally, to grow their careers.

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Karen Blackett OBE

WPP U.K Country Manager & GroupM U.K CEO
WPP & GroupM

As the GroupM UK CEO and WPP UK Country Manager, Karen has launched the Visible Start Program, which has trained 300 midlife female returnees in digital media, and provided confidence building, soft skills, networking, and mentoring. Since 2020, she has supported a Sponsorship Program benefiting 30 Black and ethnically diverse employees and launched best-in-class mandatory DEI training on Allyship and Conscious Inclusion. In addition, she has been championing training for senior management in understanding all structures of oppression and helped build and launch the Inclusive Leadership Learning Experience to help mid-level managers foster a culture of belonging for their teams. As a result, WPP UK was named 9th best performer in FTSE100 gender diversity ranking in Senior Leadership and on the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for transparency in gender data for four consecutive years. Karen is also a founding trustee of the Black Equity Organization; a new national Charity focused on dismantling systemic racism.

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Anne Erni

Chief People Officer
Audible

Anne Erni is the Chief People Officer at Audible where she leads the People and Places team, which comprises Human Resources, Workplace Real Estate and Facilities, and Newark neighborhood-making. Anne has consistently partnered with the CEO to drive diversity in the leadership team, including reaching 55% female representation in the executive team in 2021. Thanks to Anne’s work to intentionally grow women into leadership roles, the proportion of women at VP level and above has risen by 11 percentage points from 2020 to 2021. As well as informing the creation of a D&I strategy which includes targeted, bespoke plans for each business, Anne encouraged the formation of formal affinity groups, renamed ‘Impact’ groups, with one key aim being to increase diverse representation in Audible's content offerings. Anne is an internationally recognized thought leader on workplace innovation and a champion for equitable hiring and professional development practices.

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Wesley LePatner

Global Chief Operating Officer, Core+; Chief Operating Officer, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT)
Blackstone

Wesley has served as Chair of Blackstone's Women's Initiative since 2019. Under her leadership, the Initiative has driven many programs focused on developing employees' careers, fostering connectivity across businesses, encouraging organic mentorship relationships, and helping shape Blackstone's recruiting strategy. Wesley also created the Working Parents initiative in the U.S. for the firm. She is a mentor and champion for other women and is deeply committed to hiring and retaining top women talent. Over the past few years, Blackstone has also evaluated its benefits to ensure they are comprehensive and competitive. The firm offers primary and secondary caregiver leave, adoption leave, phased back to work, fertility coverage, and backup childcare, to name a few. It also recently introduced family planning benefits for US employees, such as enhancing infertility benefits to include cryopreservation and extending primary caregiver leave to 20 weeks.

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Nicolina Andall

Senior Corporate Counsel
Atlas Copco

Since 2020, Nicolina has been a member of the UK D&I committee and was spotlighted globally for her support for women and diversity within this global Nasdaq listed company. As one of the few diverse members of the senior leadership team at the top of the Holdings group within the UK, she is often approached to encourage and mentor those within the organization. Nicolina is involved with the rollout of the new mentoring program for young women at university to build an understanding of STEM careers and join the innovative global engineering sector. Furthermore, she is an Ambassador, presenter, and mentor for Women On Boards UK and sits on the Racial Equity Committee of International Women’s Forum UK. In 2022, they set up a mentoring scheme to link ethnic women with high-profile women leaders to help them on their senior leadership journeys.

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Arungalai Anbarasu

Chief Technology & Strategy Officer
Waygate Technologies

Arungalai is mother to a 7-year-old daughter, fierce gender-balance advocate and a member of the Women's Network Group within Baker Hughes, and she has been coaching and mentoring gender-diverse employees to succeed in their careers so that she can create more gender-diverse teams in a high-tech business. Arungalai has been promoting roles in STEM with school and university-level students and is a thought leader in Forbes Technology Council and on Gender Balance & Working Mothers. She was featured in the Top 100 Women in Technology Leaders by Technology Magazine in 2021, in the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by National Diversity Council in 2021, and in the 10 Most inspiring women leaders to follow in 2022 by Insights Success in 2022 & 40 under 40 by CDO Magazine in 2022.

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Marie-Jeanne (MJ) Deverdun

CFO of Deutsche’s Investment Bank
Deutsche Bank

MJ joined the CFO team in 2019 and is responsible for business aligned activities including strategy and planning, performance management, resource allocation and management reporting. She is also the COO for Fixed Income and Currencies.Since joining Deutsche Bank in 2010 MJ has held a number of positions, starting in Risk running Credit Operations, moving to Portfolio Risk Management focusing on the optimisation of financial resources across CIB and holding various COO roles in Structured Finance, GCT and Fixed Income. MJ holds an MBA from Audencia Business School and is Mum to a six year old boy.

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Lexie Toorock

Marketing Associate
Bridgewater Associates

Lexie Toorock joined Bridgewater in 2012, and she is a relationship manager, focused on business development and sales, reporting directly to the co-Head of Client Service. Lexie is a founder of Bridgewater’s Diversity and Inclusion Council in Client Service, a member and early builder of Bridgewater’s Women’s Network, and a leader in the firm’s central DEI efforts. She has consistently mentored women and others throughout the firm, while also hosting various firmwide discussions on business and leadership. Beyond Bridgewater, she serves on the board of LSA Family Health Service, a nonprofit focused on assisting families and children by meeting their basic needs for food, healthcare, education, and a safe home, and she is a significant contributor to fundraising efforts and strategy for Grameen America, the largest microfinance nonprofit in the US. Lexie holds a B.S. in Strategic Management and Economics from Babson College.

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Melisa Turano

Head of Lending, Transaction Management and Mujeres al Mundo
HSBC Bank Argentina

Melisa is Co-Founder of HSBC’s Mujeres al Mundo (MAM), a program aimed at accelerating the economic inclusion and empowerment of women, based on four pillars: training and networking, mentoring, international connectivity and financial services. From 2021-to date, HSBC Argentina has disbursed US$350million in loans for women-led SMEs. Over 4,000 businesswomen/entrepreneurs have already signed up as part of MAM community, which has recently been expanded to Uruguay and Mexico, consolidating a regional strategy to unlock the potential of women’s market, highlighting the important role they play in the economy with a comprehensive proposition to help them thrive. For MAM, Melisa trained +125 relationship managers and developed an ambassadors network to embed gender perspective in the business. Melisa chaired Balance ERG for three years (2017-19), engaging +100 colleagues to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace. She is women’s mentor at Vital Voices and Cherie Blair Foundation and member of DEI committee at BritCham.

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Shelina Janmohamed

Vice President, Islamic Marketing
Ogilvy Consulting

As one of the few high-profile women of color at Oglivy Shelina plays an active role in pushing the company’s D&I agenda, sitting on the Inclusion boards of both Oglivy and WPP. As well as chairing key public and internal sessions, such as industry discussions on unconscious bias and women, Shelina has represented Ogilvy at International Women's Day events. In the past she has hosted a women’s speed mentoring scheme, and today she mentors junior talent herself with a focus on women and women of color. She is the bestselling author of the memoir Love in a Headscarf about her experiences as a Muslim woman. Her children’s book debut was ‘The Extraordinary Life of Serena Williams’. In May 2022 she published “BeYOUtiful” an illustrated book for empowering girls to understand what it means to be beautiful and to decide for themselves.

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Daniela Gauntlett

Learning & Development Manager, GroupM University
GroupM

For the past two years, Daniela has been the Chair of GEN GroupM's gender ERG and has worked with fellow ERG Unite, representing LGBT+ employeed to raise awareness of gender diversity, including trans and nonbinary. She also has been supporting the Visible Start returners program that welcomed 45+ women from diverse backgrounds back into work or a first career. She is currently working with two of these women in her team. Daniela will continue to champion the program, work on the launch of the next iteration and serve as an ally to challenge ageist attitudes and those against parents, carers, and disabled people, to create opportunities for those underrepresented in the industry. Daniela also pitched and designed a Listening Project, qualitative 1-on-1 interviews providing insight on barriers to gender parity, and the annual WPP Belonging Survey data, which provides key insights. Furthermore, Daniela is a member of the Bloom women's network as a mentee, enabling her with confidence, gravitas, and the skills to build a network of allies to push for gender equity.

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Tejal Shah

Head, HR Strategy and Transformation
Kantar

Tejal chairs the Women at Kantar ERG globally which she re-launched on International Women’s Day in 2022 with a “Disruption Talk” on Breaking the Bias and spotlighting employees who were breaking the bias at Kantar. She has developed the Women at Kantar strategy focusing on promoting gender equality in the workplace and building an inclusive community of women and allies by creating safe spaces for sharing experiences and learnings to help create an environment where women are comfortable bringing their whole self to work. Women at Kantar now has 750 members with chapters for Women in Tech and Women in Retail. Tejal is passionate about hardwiring positive change into Kantar’s DNA to improve its workplace for women through increasing data transparency to bring more impactful focus and providing input on people policies to ensure they are inclusive. Tejal mentors underrepresented minorities inside and outside work helping them realise their full potential.

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Joanna Haslam

Design Director
Snap Finger Click

Joanna takes an active role in recruitment, ensuring job adverts appeal to a diverse audience. As a result, Snap Finger Click is 40% women, well above average in Technology. At Snap Finger Click, they create games designed to appeal to a diverse audience outside of hardcore gamers; Joanna is responsible for the design of these games. When she arrived at the company in 2017, she helped create a flexible working policy so that staff could work from home, choose their hours, and choose to work part-time. This new policy benefits, especially parents. Joanna promotes Limit Break, a mentorship for underrepresented groups (including women), to the staff and encourages them to apply as mentors and mentees and has been a mentor herself since 2020. Furthermore, she has worked with the social media manager to create content promoting the work of women employees and dispelling myths about women in games.

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Jon Holt

Chief Executive
KPMG UK

Since being elected as Chief Executive of KPMG in April 2021, Jon has put Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) at the heart of his strategy. He is responsible for the firm's progress against IDE targets, as well as pay gaps and action plans, and he ensures that these are regularly discussed and challenged by the Executive Committee in order to drive action and progress. He also sets the tone for all people processes, making sure that colleagues apply a gender and ethnicity lens to achieve the right outcomes and drive sustainable change. In his previous role as the Head of Audit, Jon developed IDE goals for all Audit Partners and Directors, and initiated IDE awareness sessions for all 7,000 of Audit’s employees. Since 2017 Jon has been a member of the KPMG Inclusive Leadership Board, which serves to challenge the firm on progress and bring in external views regarding best practice.

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Julian Granger-Bevan

Partner, Digital Practice
Oliver Wyman

Since the start of 2022, Julian has sponsored an initiative to certify Oliver Wyman Australia as a Family Inclusive Workplace™. In addition, he has sponsored the Australia-wide Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), ensuring that key ERGs are well led and supported, sponsoring cross-ERG initiatives, sharing best practices within groups, and providing visibility of the ERGs to the market senior leadership team. Since 2019, Julian has actively participated as a Women at Oliver Wyman mentor, meeting regularly with junior women consultants to provide them with an additional perspective on their career pathway and growth. Julian’s ambition is to role model inclusion and belonging through everyday actions inside and outside his work. This includes dedicating his time to ensuring that talented colleagues are supported throughout their careers, calling out opportunities for the firm to have a broader range of perspectives, and continuing to actively sponsor the ERGs in Australia, which play an essential role in advocating for and supporting allies across IDB.

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Terecina Kwong

Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Bank PLC and HSBC Europe
HSBC

Terecina is a passionate supporter of driving gender diversity and inclusion. She strongly supports the creation of a nurturing and sustainable inclusive culture, where differences are acknowledged, appreciated and encouraged. This helps individuals thrive, supports innovation and makes the organisation a better workplace. Terecina is the Global Co-Sponsor of HSBC Balance (an Employee Resource Group promoting gender diversity with over 50,000 members across 48 countries) and HSBC Digital Business Services (DBS) on 'Inclusive Culture’. Terecina also sponsors #Inclusive Europe, an Employee Resource Group covering over 10,000 colleagues across 21 countries. Alongside sponsoring female talent under HSBC’s talent programmes, Terecina also mentors colleagues around the world and participated in various external events in Europe and Asia supporting wider female talent growth in the community.

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Catherine Johnson

Group General Counsel
London Stock Exchange Group

As Executive Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion and chair of LSEG’s D&I Working Group, Catherine brings together leaders who own, drive and oversee change within their business units and regions. In her collaboration and overarching leadership of the LSEG Inclusion Networks, Catherine's focus on diverse female talent drives these networks' realignment and overall strategy to increase awareness and allyship. Catherine’s consistent visible leadership and promotion of internal activities and events in support of LSEG Inclusion Networks that represent diverse groups and talent are evident in her attendance, promotion, and speaking engagements at specific activities such as International Women's Day – No Woman Left Behind panel discussion, which discussed how to drive genuinely equitable opportunity for all women, across all backgrounds and demographics. She accelerated the progression of underrepresented talent by launching Women's Mentoring Circles in collaboration with LSEG's Women Inspired Network, and in 2020, she spearheaded LSEG's reverse mentoring program for black colleagues and senior leadership.

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Nadjia Yousif

Managing Director & Partner
Boston Consulting Group

In addition to her main job, Nadjia chairs DE&I for BCG's largest region covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. She oversees the regional networks: Women@BCG, Pride@BCG, Accessibility, and Ethnic & Cultural Diversity with a focus on gender, driving the mission internally to step-change BCG gender diversity, especially women’s representation, particularly at senior levels across the region. Nadjia has been driving the change across Recruiting, Sponsorship; Career Support, Bonding; Policies, and External Engagement. She has ensured the company’s policies have maintained equal retention rates of men and women across cohorts, resulting in a 10% increase in the number of junior female consultants in the last two years and this year, a 5% increase in experienced women hires. Nadjia's involvement with DEI goes beyond BCG by being a Trustee of the charity Women for Women International UK, which helps women affected by war and conflict to rebuild their lives and communities through a holistic curriculum of social and economic empowerment.

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Shimna Sameer

Head of Preferred Lending
Bank of America

At work and in her communities, Shim is a tireless advocate advancing women’s careers, mentoring and developing women leaders, and working to dismantle barriers built by unconscious bias. She is often invited to speak at various forums, panels and events, and has served as a keynote speaker addressing global audiences on the topic of inclusion and empowerment of women. She is an executive sponsor for Bank of America’s Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development for Women employee network, with 44,000 members in 25 countries. She is founder of the company’s Consumer Investments Women’s Forum and founder and executive sponsor of the Preferred Banking Executive Women’s Forum, bringing together executive women and providing them exposure to education, expansion and advancement opportunities. She has been named to the 2022 and 2020 EMpower Top 100 Executives Role Model list, and the 2021 and 2020 “INDIA New England News” list of Outstanding Women.

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Louise Prashad

Chief HR Officer
Diageo

Louise was appointed Chief HR Officer in January 2022 and is the Executive member responsible for the design and implementation of Diageo's Inclusion and Diversity strategy. In her previous role as Global Talent Director, Louise led the creation of Diageo's Thriving Through Menopause guidelines in 2021 to raise awareness and understanding of menopause throughout the business. The guidelines are live in over 40 countries and in June, Louise championed Diageo to become the first global company to make the balance+ menopause app available to all employees. Under Louise's leadership as Global Talent Director, she helped to foster a culture with inclusion and diversity at its heart and developed Diageo's approach to talent development and acquisition. During her time in this role, she worked to drive the representation of women in leadership roles from 28% in 2016 to 42% in 2021.

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Gretchen Berlin

Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Gretchen has been the co-lead of McKinsey’s DEI efforts in North America in an official capacity since October 2021 and previously for the Mid-Atlantic office. She launched the Women and Families initiative to drive an integrated effort on gender equity across multiple dimensions. Gretchen also advocated for improvements to the parental leave and return from leave re-boarding programs, resulting in an enhanced offering designed in a manner inclusive of all family structures/types. In her career at McKinsey, she has always been very committed to people leadership and passionate about being an ally and sponsor for all under-represented colleagues.

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Farrah Ekeroth

Head of Employer Brand
EY

For over two years, Farrah, alongside her day job, has served as Co-Chair of the EY Women's Network. In this role, she has led EY's largest ERG with 3,500+ members across 25 UK locations. She co-leads a team of volunteers to accelerate gender parity at EY through various initiatives with 70+ events delivered in the last two years covering body positivity, intersectionality, everyday sexism, allyship, and menopause topics. The network also runs a Conversation Series with women role models across the firm in fireside chats. She has led EY's International Women's Day celebrations for the last two years. In addition, Farrah hosted, developed, and led EY's largest IWD Awards to date, receiving a record-breaking 600 nominations across the firm celebrating women role models and allies. Furthermore, Farrah launched EY's EMEIA Women in Technology Program with the United Nations to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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Carol Fergus

Director, Global Travel, Events and Ground Transportation
Fidelity International

In 2021, Carol developed and launched a certificate-accredited two-year apprenticeship scheme for young adults from minority groups, collaborating with Fidelity suppliers within the Corporate Property Services (CPS) business area. She is proactively involved in promoting intersectional D&I within Fidelity and being a role model by supporting the Social Mobility strand and Cultural Diversity Network Focus Group. Carol has also been a panellist on various internal webinars on D&I topics, especially promoting and championing mental health and invisible illness inclusion, and Black History Month. Additionally, she has featured in the internal “Senior Leaders going back to Grassroots” campaign to promote diversity and inclusion in CPS. She is a TAMS Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advisor and founding member and Advisory Board member for LEVEL all Women's Travel network.

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Amal Khatib

Project Manager at Oliver Wyman Dubai
Oliver Wyman

Amal co-led Women at Oliver Wyman (WOW), the employee resource group for gender equity, at the India and Middle East office. In 2021, she led a team of 14 to organize a large program around International Women’s Day which lasted for 30 days and offered talks and discussions and semi-weekly newsletters. The program saw increased engagement compared to previous years, tripling the number of event attendees. Outside Oliver Wyman, Amal worked with Nama Women Advancement Establishment in the UAE. This included moderating two panel discussions on business and entrepreneurship, coaching upcoming Emirati women entrepreneurs, and delivering workshops on business ideation to 200+ women. Amal’s first work on gender was creating a dance installation around gender roles which she performed at the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival 2012. Amal’s inspiration is her mother, who dedicated her life to support women in Palestine and is working relentlessly to champion women in legislation and society

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Natasha Pinto

Manager, Culture and Wellbeing | Global Co-Lead - LSEG Accessibility Network
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

Natasha is a strong advocate of Diversity & Inclusion and is involved in enabling, supporting, and promoting a disability-inclusive environment. She has been invited to speak at several industry events to share best practices, and has advised many corporates, NGOs and individuals, focusing on redefining, and breaking stereotypical mindsets of what the disabled community can achieve. She initiated and rolled out a people leaders handbook to creating a disability inclusive workplace. She has played a significant role in contributing towards the wellbeing of the disabled community through many inclusive initiatives, such as ensuring subtitles in global corporate videos as well as focusing on digital and physical accessibility. Natasha received the prestigious NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Award-2021 and was a Finalist for the D&I Champion of Change Award-2020 by Community Business. She was a speaker at FICCI -Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry-Innovation Summit,2022, focusing on creating diversity in organizations.

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Allison Wolf

Senior Associate, Invention+
Mindshare

Allison is the U.S. communications lead for Mindshare Collective, an employee group that drives intersectional diversity within Mindshare and clients' media plans, with identity groups including the LGBT+ community, women, Latinx, and more. She drives numerous events year-round in partnership with media companies like Paramount and senior leaders that highlight women/minority voices and create a sense of belonging for people at Mindshare. Allison also worked on the launch of Mindshare's Latinx private marketplace that drives clients' ad dollars to support the voices of Hispanic & Latinx journalists and content creators across the U.S. She was instrumental in working with media vendors and Mindshare's programmatic & planning teams to create a catalog of sites that prioritize and amplify LatinX journalism. Thanks to Allison's work, thousands of dollars were donated to nonprofits that support women and other marginalized communities on behalf of Mindshare.

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Adelle Wainwright

Regulatory Policy Manager
National Grid (Electricity System Operator)

Adelle is passionate about creating an environment of belonging at National Grid. She has been part of the Women in National Grid (WiNG) leadership team since 2019, helping the ERG grow to serve its 900 members. She now co-Chairs the group leading 50 diverse volunteers to challenge stereotypes and promote equal opportunities for female professional development and personal success. Through her roles in WiNG she has enabled support for the female talent pipeline through launch of WiNG’s mentoring programme, a development planning support package, leadership talks, networking opportunities, and professional qualification events. She also mentors a diverse group of women and advocates for inclusion in the organisation. Her work enables WiNG’s inspiring events and social media campaigns for key celebrations including International Women’s and International Men's Day, alongside targeted campaigns including a series on gender-based violence and a newly launched menopause initiative, helping colleagues bring their whole selves to work.

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John Rohde

CEO, RES Americas
RES (Renewable Energy Systems)

John believes all women are supported in the work environment, and one of the first things he did as CEO of the Americas was to sign RES up to the Business Coalition for the Equality Act. He has supported the LGBT+ network in implementing the gender affirmation policy and creating a workplace ally guidance document. On his leadership team, he has increased diversity from one female to three within his first nine months of work. This Pride Month, the company’s Americas head office is attending Denver Pride for the first time and has arranged for trans speakers in the UK and Australian head office. Globally the firm is also reviewing its HR processes, including recruitment and career progression, to ensure there are no barriers to advancement for those from underrepresented groups, including women and non-binary people. John advocates for DEI by joining panels and organizations and by speaking publicly about DEI to try and influence everyone to do more.

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Christian Hyldahl

Head of Continental Europe
BlackRock

Christian has consistently advocated for DEI at BlackRock by strengthening regional efforts to mitigate potential bias in the hiring process, identify women's talents and help accelerate their career growth through training, leadership programs, and mentorship. As a member of BlackRock's Global Human Capital Committee, he has been committed to building, developing, and retaining a diverse talent pipeline where women from all backgrounds can build long-term careers fulfilling their potential. His efforts led BlackRock to have 45% of employees across Continental Europe (CE) being women. In addition, Christian prioritized concrete actions to foster women's talents at all levels, including senior management. As a result, he has been able to increase the share of female Country Managers in CE from 37% to 63% over 2 years. He also promotes women leaders in key regional roles, such as the recently appointed COO for Continental Europe.

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Bina Mehta MBE

Chair
KPMG UK

In 2021, Bina was appointed KPMG UK’s first female chair in its 150-year history. As well as chairing KPMG’s UK Board, Bina also chairs the firm’s Inclusive Leadership Board, a forum for independent experts to provide challenge to ensure the organisation is embedding inclusion, diversity and equity within the business strategy. She uses her prominent role to champion the need for organisations to create inclusive, supportive, and diverse cultures that enable people from all backgrounds to thrive. Bina won the Hammer Award at the 2022 GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards, awarded to an individual who has broken through the glass ceiling, and was awarded an MBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours list for supporting female entrepreneurs.

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Robyn Grew

Global COO & GC, Head of ESG, Head of Man Group US
Man Group

Robyn leads ‘Drive’, Man Group's global DE&I network, and chairs its Steering Committee, overseeing Man Group's DE&I activity globally. She is the senior executive sponsor of Man Group's BEAM (Black employees and allies) and PRIDE (LGBT+) employee networks and has been driving "Paving the Way," the firm’s campaign to diversify the "pipeline" and encourage a broader range of talent, especially women, to enter the company and industry. Alongside the CEO, Robyn led Man Group's signing of the Women in Finance Charter and has been working to meet the targets set by this. Man Group now has 56% women representation on its board. She spearheaded the inclusion of gender pronouns across WorkDay, Slack and emails and has been leading HR and Talent in Diversity-focused recruitment, graduate engagement policies, and initiatives. Furthermore, she championed a Women Returners program, which helps highly-skilled women return to the workforce following a career break, and also worked on expanding the firm’s mentoring program to include peer mentoring through the "Power of 10" program, which is led by Robyn and other women from the Executive Committee.

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Rachael Asonibare

Chief Information Officer
Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria & West Africa

Rachael Asonibare is the Chief Information Officer for Nigeria and West Africa at Standard Chartered Bank. Rachael is an advocate for employee development, and she is an active member of the Bank’s Network of Women (NOW). She champions an annual awareness program on health, wellness and fitness. She is a career mentor to several women both in and outside of the Bank and is committed to helping them upskill their capabilities to take advantage of the new evolving professional roles within the professional industry. Racheal is passionate about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially on education and the empowerment of women and youths. Most recently, she sponsored a CSR program on Climate Change to create awareness and enable the behavioural and societal support required for the achieving the global net zero agenda. Rachael consistently works towards inspiring young girls in Information Technology and Cybersecurity through ELICIT, an NGO she co-founded.

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Sandra Arnold

Regional Head of Learning, UK & EMEA
GroupM UK Ltd

Sandra has been an active ally and advocate of women’s inclusion. Through the Visible Start women 45+ “returnship” program, she has supported the production and delivery of mid-life women returners training program, helping to build/rebuild confidence, learn new skills, and recognize and appreciate their existing transferable skills. The full program resulted in 20 women being hired within the Group, around a quarter of those into senior roles. Sandra also designed, developed, and launched an internal sponsorship program, requiring senior leaders to actively and intentionally advocate for and seek out the opportunity to grow and develop the careers of minority ethnic employees (60% women), resulting in 50% promotions overall (of which 60% were women). Additionally, she is a member and co-chair of Lifetimes (Generation) ERG promoting multi-generational workforce benefits with a particular focus on women 45+. Sandra organized numerous menopause lunch and learns, drop-in sessions, and set up a menopause champion group.

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Marjorie Dickman

Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer
BlackBerry Limited

Marjorie joined BlackBerry in 2020 as a corporate officer and the company's first Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer, making her one of the few female Global Government Affairs/Public Policy C-suite leaders worldwide. As the top advisor to BlackBerry's Executive Chairman and CEO on worldwide government affairs and technical standards decisions, Marjorie has role-modeled gender diversity and women's inclusion across the company. She proactively endeavors to ensure that all voices and perspectives are considered in corporate decision-making and has mentored many women across the technology sector. Her multi-decade history of advocating for and mentoring women and promoting STEM education and careers for women has inspired an entire cohort of women (and men) at BlackBerry, who have joined Marjorie in promoting gender diversity and women's inclusion throughout the company and beyond.

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Donna Milrod

Executive Vice President and Lead Acquisition Integration Executive for the Brown Brothers Harriman Investor Services Business Integration
State Street Corporation

Donna is a member of State Street's Professional Women's Network, an employee resource group (ERG) that focuses on networking, coaching, and professional development opportunities for women; and also of the State Street Management Committee, which serves as the company's most senior strategy and policy-making teams, including implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives. In addition, Donna serves as a mentor in "Leading Women," a group of State Street's top female executives established to advance and sponsor senior women across the organization. Donna has a leadership role in State Street's 10 Actions Against Racism and Inequality, established in 2020 to help drive DEI issues both within the firm and beyond. As a Workstream Sponsor for Action #8: Representation Across the Industry, Donna and her team leverage partnerships across the industry and educational networks to advocate for industry representation and career opportunities for Black and Latinx talent, in addition to the creation of college and graduate internship programs designed to attract diverse talent to the industry.

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Tanja Velling

Senior Professional Support Lawyer
Slaughter and May

Since becoming the Gender Equality Network (GEN) Chair in 2017, the network has grown to over 100 members and organized various events. These include a panel consisting of four women partners discussing career journeys and the legal industry, co-hosted by Macfarlanes and NOTICED for International Women's Day (IWD), a talk by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi, authors of Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change, co-hosted by the Diverse Network in 2021 and a roundtable with Angela Darlington for IWD, co-hosted by the LGBTQ+ network, on workplace inclusion of lesbian and bi women. Tanja also organized the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign that offered free breast examinations by a nurse and helped put together a podcast series for International Day of Families that shares the experiences of having children. She has also been mentoring with the 30% Club supporting mentees with career planning and the King's College Women in Law Society Mother-Daughter mentoring program.

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Caroline Spence

Head of UK&I Chief Risk Office
AXA UK

Caroline chairs AXA’s Balance Network, which focuses on gender equality and supporting working families. Over 2 years, Caroline has supported the release of a Home School Hub, to support parents home-schooling their children during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the launch of a Women’s Wellbeing Hub, to provide a supportive resource for women and help educate those across the organisation. During this time, over 15 ‘People Like Me’ vlogs have been released, spotlighting those who don’t let prejudice, stereotypes or perceived shortcomings prevent them from achieving their goals. In addition, over 5 Virtual Speed Mentoring sessions have been run which connect mentees and mentors to have conversations around career progression, networking and interview skills. Caroline also supported with the update of the Menopause Policy and the creation of a Domestic Abuse Policy and Hub, with the aim of increasing awareness and creating a safe and supportive environment for anyone suffering.

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Sarah Chapman

EMEA Application Engineering Manager & North Europe STEM Champion
3M

Sarah initially trained in ballet until an inspirational teacher steered her towards a rewarding career in STEM, a story she recently shared in a TEDx talk entitled “Why we need STEM role models who are a bit less brilliant” which challenged the genius scientist stereotype. A Technical Manager at global science-based technology company, 3M, and working parent, Sarah is a role model and champion for diversity in STEM. She chairs the 3M EMEA Technical Women's Leadership Forum which has delivered #IAmRemarkable workshops to over 500 people and was recently appointed as North Europe STEM Champion enabling her to take her STEM volunteering to a new level and support 3M’s pledge to create five million unique STEM and Skilled Trades learning experiences for underrepresented individuals by the end of 2025. A governor at Farnborough College of Technology, she was recognised as a ‘Rising Star in Education’ in the WeAreTheCity Rising Star Awards 2022.

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Caroline Gill

Well Delivery Lead, Shearwater Asset
Shell UK Ltd.

Caroline is a role model because she tirelessly works to empower individuals within her team and the wider company. She leads by example to encourage an environment where there is trust, respect, and freedom of speech. Caroline always appreciates the diverse development needs of others, always looking for opportunities to elevate and recognize, whether through their work, through visibility and opportunities to present at internal or external meetings, or through award nominations for the team and individual members, ensuring everyone feels valued. She encourages flexible working for those with childcare commitments. She fosters a diverse and inclusive working environment, allowing team members to feel welcome, valued, and able to perform at their best. Caroline has been an active member of OEUK's Diversity and Inclusion Task group since 2019, which brings together senior leaders and D&I champions to promote and develop best practice within the energy industry.

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Lucy Straker

Deadly Weapons Protection and Political Violence underwriter
Beazley

Lucy founded Beazley Families Network and it’s committee to ensure working parents feel supported and empowered at Beazley both taking parental leave and successfully returning to the workforce. Following maternity leave she interviewed 40 women from across her company about their experiences around parental leave. Additionally, Lucy interviewed 10 external companies to ascertain what their internal protocols were and how Beazley compared. Using the initial research she then led a working group that identified a formal structure for pre and post-leave, designed internal communication plans, internal web pages, a parental handbook, a buddy system and manager training. She also set up the network and engaged with HR, D&I, and communications to ensure a minimum standard is adhered to. The whole process is accessible to all. In May 2022 she was able to present it to the executive committee and successfully got it formally agreed with an annual review signed off.

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Sinead Maxwell

EMEA Corporate Citizenship Program Manager
Fiserv

One of the ways Sinead has pushed to create an environment that celebrates inclusion in the workplace has been through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). She is an active member or ally of all the ERGs in region and continuously looks for ways to support and promote them. The ERGs she is involved in include the LGBTQ Community UNITY, the Asian Leadership Council, the Women's Impact Network (WIN), the Young Professional Leadership Council and the Black Leadership Council. Together with some colleagues, Sinead is also leading an initiative to form groups across EMEA called Culture Circles, based on a tried and tested model first established in Ireland. The aim is to bring employees from all backgrounds together to network, have fun, celebrate different cultures and festivals and educate others along the way. Within the last 18 months five Culture Circles have been set up in office locations across EMEA under Sinead’s guidance.

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Andrew Williams

Group Chief Executive
Halma Plc

Andrew is Group Chief Executive of Halma, the FTSE 100 global group of life saving technology companies. Halma is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture throughout the Group and has been a member of the 30% Club since 2017. Andrew’s work to improve the gender balance in leadership positions at Halma has resulted in more diversity at all levels of the organisation. As of March 2022, Halma’s plc Board and Executive Board were 50% and 60% women, including two of the three Sector Chief Executives who lead its portfolio of companies. Female representation on all Halma company boards was 26%, an increase from 18% in 2020, and targeted to be 40%+ by 2024 supported by a range of initiatives, including Halma’s graduate programme which is 55% female. As Halma’s CEO Andrew is personally committed to ensuring that this progress lasts and to build further on other dimensions of diversity.

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Michael Roberts

Chief Executive Officer US and Americas
HSBC

Michael is an advocate and Sponsor for all HSBC ERGs, including Balance (gender equity). Michael is supports the Balance ERG by sponsoring a partnership with the United Nations. This partnership brings together an intimate group of the most ambitious leaders from across government and institutions who will spearhead transformative change across countries, companies, and communities, inspiring many others to follow suit and demonstrate the value of allyship. The Inclusion & Culture Team, newly formed under Michael Roberts in 2020, supports, develops, and implements programs and processes to progress the US Inclusion and Culture strategy. As a result, in 2021, an increase was achieved in women's representation in Senior Management. In November 2021, two women were appointed to the HNAH, HUSI, and HBUS Board of Directors, moving the profile of women to 36.4% of the Board.

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Luke Adebiyi

Business Development Manager, Banking
Capital International Group

Luke is Group Mental Health Lead at Capital International Group and an Advisory Board Member for The InsideOut Mental Health Charter, which demonstrates leadership engagement in and commitment to the mental health agenda by signing up to several actionable principles. Luke was previously a Company Director at the Isle of Pride and is in charge of organizing the first-ever Isle of Man Pride in history, promoting equality on the Island. Luke is also an ambassador for reboot, which is tackling racial inequality in the workplace. In addition, is a Trustee of InspireUK, a Mental Health Charity to support the overwhelming NHS, and other mental health providers throughout the pandemic. More recently, Luke has supported Unmind with videos to share his wellbeing story, globally.

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Jennifer Bell

CEO, North America
Aon plc

As Co-Chair of the Global Inclusive Leadership Council (GILC), Jennifer drives the group’s efforts to provide advice, recommendations and accountability for I&D strategy and actions at Aon plc. Her achievements in the role have included the formation of a new Aon plc sub-committee to the board for I&D, which she now regularly reports to, and the launch of a global ‘I&D Scorecard’ which has clear goals for gender diversity and is linked to leadership renumeration. Part of Jennifer’s work with the board sub-committee led to the recent announcement of a 50:50 gender balance within the Aon Executive Committee. She has also worked hard to ensure that female representation on her leadership team is higher than average, and she remains connected with Aon’s Business Resource Groups in order to drive equity at all levels of the firm, not just at senior leadership. Over recent years she has mentored a number of female colleagues and clients.

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Jen Tippin

Chief People & Transformation Officer
NatWest Group

As Chief People & Transformation Officer and executive sponsor for LGBT+, Jen co-chairs NatWest’s 'One Bank Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Committee’, bringing together key stakeholders, including employee-led networks, to share best practice, drive impact and positive change. Jen strives to build a culture of inclusivity where all women can thrive, working with the Gender Network to ensure women's voices are heard. Jen pushes for constant improvement, recently initiating a review of women’s safety, the company’s parental leave policy and introducing enhanced menopause support. Jen relentlessly holds leaders to account for attracting and retaining diverse talent and building strong sustainable pipelines. Externally, Jen is a proactive ambassador, regularly speaking at external events to help to facilitate change across UK plc, and supports several campaigns such as female executive development, the 30% club and 25x25, an initiative to help to increase the number of female CEOs in the UK FTSE.

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Susan LaMonica

Chief Human Resource Officer
Citizens

Susan LaMonica is the Chief Human Resources Officer & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and serves on the bank’s executive committee. She is responsible for developing and driving people strategies to further Citizens’ growth plans while working to enact sustainable and systemic change leading the company’s ESG efforts. As the Executive Sponsor of Citizens’ Business Resource Group, Women’s Impact Network, she understands the challenges that exist for female colleagues, customers and community members while advocating for efforts to attract, retain and support women inside and outside of Citizens. She led the development of initiatives aimed at increasing accountability in Citizens’ hiring process and the deployment of programs such as TalentUp which focuses on talent acquisition, reskilling/upskilling, and expanding the talent pipeline. Outside of Citizens, Susan is a board member of Oasis, a non-profit whose mission is to change the lives of women and children by breaking the cycle of poverty.

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Linda Seymour

General Manager, President & CEO
HSBC Bank Canada

Throughout her career with Canada’s leading international bank, Linda has been a passionate advocate for gender diversity and women's inclusion. Over the last two years, Linda continued to use her position of influence to create meaningful change. She championed D&I by making it a key priority in HSBC's strategy approved by the Board in November 2021 and supported the creation of a D&I Dashboard, including targets for women leaders, to drive accountability and measure progress. Linda endorsed improvements to employee benefits supporting women, including flexible/hybrid work, market-leading maternity benefits, parental leave, and family-building benefits. Additionally, she set a 50% promotion target for women in senior leadership, which was achieved in 2020. Furthermore, Linda has been mentoring and sponsoring female talent, actively hosting exchange sessions and other employee-led meetings on challenges experienced by women, and challenging her leadership team to increase women's representation in their respective succession plans.

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Sandra Horbach

Managing Director & Co-Head of US Buyout and Growth
Carlyle

Carlyle's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council launched in 2013 as one of the first of its kind in the investment management industry. As well as being a leader on this council, Sandra plays a pivotal role in ensuring at least half of the firm's incoming classes are diverse. In the past year, she led the charge in re-evaluating and refining Carlyle's portfolio board diversity goals, which now includes ensuring that 30% of all directors on boards of Carlyle portfolio companies are diverse by 2023. As an active leader in Carlyle's Global Mentorship Program, which has had over 1,000 pairings globally since its inception in 2015, Sandra oversees more than 100 employees, 61% of whom are diverse (female or ethnic minority). She is a long-time Executive Sponsor of Carlyle's Women's Employee Resource Group, which creates inclusive environments for women to advance their skills and leadership potential through connection, mentorship and discussion.

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Justine Anderson

Chief Operating Officer for EMEA
BlackRock

Justine is an active participant within BlackRock's Women's network, Black Professionals Network, Women in Investments network, and the Administrative Professional network. As COO of EMEA BlackRock, her biggest focus is to normalize the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives in the firm's every action, to challenge and create a subtle change in the day-to-day. Justine’s role provides her with dozens of daily decisions that impact employees across the region. She approaches all of these with DEI as one of the core pillars—for example, bringing in parental leave coaching and supporting an internal program to develop and retain women, as well as a development program for Black professionals. Justine is also a Sponsor for BlackRock's participation in Black Women in Asset Management, a non-profit organization promoting the advancement of Black women working in asset management.

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Suzie Nolan

Head of Property Fund Management
Aviva

Suzie is the Co-chair of Aviva Ireland's (Gender) Balance network. She has created opportunities for the network to educate colleagues about all genders, gender discrimination, stereotyping and allyship. In addition, she has escalated a review of the company’s equal parental leave policy to provide equality for all parents. Suzie is also on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and has addressed the gender imbalance at senior levels at Aviva by promoting the need for diversity of thought at all decision-making forums. She supports gender conversations across the organization, encourages the elimination of 'manels' (male-only panels), and has established a mentor circle program that has helped women mentees be successful in progressing their careers further and faster. Suzie has also been working as a Council member of the 30% Club with senior leaders of organizations across Ireland to collectively drive change in companies' attitudes towards gender balance and identify ways to progress gender equality.

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Selma Music

Head of Global Banking Sales - Global Trade and Receivables Finance
HSBC

As Head of Global Banking Sales at HSBC, Selma supports gender inclusion within different groups and committees inside the bank, has mentored upcoming women within HSBC since 2019, and has been establishing partnerships with stakeholders to advance gender inclusion. Selma is an ally of the LGBT+ community and a co-founder of a start-up that created a blind recruiting app, to avoid discrimination in the recruiting process, accelerating the diversity agendas of corporates in Europe. In addition, she has moderated interviews with female executives who support diversity efforts in their organizations.

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Elena Koycheva

Head of ESG Client Experience
BlueBay Asset Management

Koycheva contributed to the establishment of BlueBay’s women’s forum, which she subsequently restructured to bring greater intersectionality. Now, as co-chair of the RBC BlueBay Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Forum she works on creating a DEI vision and strategy, organizing various work streams and establishing a diversity data initiative. She actively collaborates with the Employee Resource Groups of BlueBay's parent company, RBC, and other financial organizations. In addition to spearheading the firm’s partnerships with GAIN, 100BlackInterns and SEO London, Elena has led BlueBay's International Women’s Day events over the years. Elena is a member of the RBC BlueBay Corporate Responsibility Committee, Charity Forum, and RBC’s RWomen ERG. Externally, Koycheva leads the CFA UK Job Profiles working group and is a member of the CFA UK Volunteering and  Networking Steering Committees. She promotes greater D&I awareness as the CAIA London chapter head. Koycheva is a member of the 100 Women in Finance MidCareer Committee, mentors in cross-industry mentoring programs and is a Diversity Project Ambassador.

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Dipti Kulkarni

Senior Vice President, Senior Business Support Manager
Bank of America

Dipti Kulkarni is a business support manager for a global technology team at Bank of America. An advocate for diversity and inclusion for almost a decade, she was the recipient of Bank of America’s Global Diversity and Inclusion award in 2019 and 2021. She put her passion for inspiring and mentoring women to work in 2021 through her active support and participation in several events such as the "Innovation Challenge" to promote innovation, as a panelist for the "Diversity Series" in celebration of Women's History month, as a speaker at LEAD's (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development for Women) "The Power of Your Authentic Voice" event, and as one of the organizers of an enterprise event, "Courageous Conversation: Coming together against racism," in partnership with the Asian Leadership Network, Black Professional Group and Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement. She also mentored young professional women to help them advance in their careers.

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Filiz Besler

Director of Product and Platform Operations
Xaxis

Filiz co-founded and co-chairs Xaxis UK's Rise Women Network with a mission statement that aims to create networking opportunities for Xaxis Women. There has been an enormous response and enthusiasm for Rise amongst women in Xaxis. After getting their feedback, Filiz and her team put together a plan on the most burning topics such as financial advice, salary negotiation, Imposter Syndrome, returning from Maternity leave and more. Whilst there are a growing number of women in leadership at Xaxis, Filiz plans to continue strengthening Rise with a vision one day to make it a fully inclusive workplace where women have equal opportunities. Outside of work, she is very active in human rights, including supporting several charities such as Nadia's Initiative, which works to rehabilitate the Yezidi community in Iraq.

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Ria Pandit

Cyber Security Engineer
DWS

Every day, through her work and outreach activities, Ria tries to create an inclusive environment within technology. She is a Gold Tier Facilitator as part of Google's #IamRemarkable initiative, which aims to provide women and underrepresented groups with self-promotion skills. In addition, she is part of various Employee Groups such as Women in Technology, the UK&I D&I Council, the Junior Network, and the D&I Retention Pillar. During her time working with these groups, she has organized, led, and participated in many initiatives, including training on bias within hiring, manager community drop-in sessions, and 'Share the Tech' talks. Furthermore, Ria has participated in graduate recruitment events, including speaking at various universities, on panels, and through 1:1 mentoring, aiming to encourage more BAME students (primarily women) to apply for roles within Technology and Finance. She is also a mentor with the Stemettes, an organization that enables women and non-binary individuals between 11 and 25 to partake in STEM.

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Ronald O'Hanley

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
State Street Corporation

Under Ron's leadership, State Street has continually focused on increasing female leadership in the companies in which it invests, including by launching the Fearless Girl initiative, which helped spur female corporate board member appointments. Ron also introduced STT company-wide diversity goals that are tied to executive compensation, diverse talent slates for all open positions, and introduced State Street’s “10 Actions Against Racism and Inequality,” the firm’s commitment to taking strategic action in the IDE space. In 2021, Ron added two women to State Street’s Management Committee, bringing female representation to 28%, with 36% of promotions at Managing Director level and above being women. State Street has been featured on Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies and Best Companies for Dads, and the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index. For seven consecutive years the firm has earned a 100% on the HRC Equality Index.

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Christian Edelmann

Managing Partner for Europe
Oliver Wyman

First and foremost, Christian is a father. He has two young children and took significant time out of his career after each birth to enable his wife return to full-time work. As Managing Partner for Europe, Christian is the most senior role-model for other men in the region. By talking openly about his parental leave he has reduced the stigma around it. As a result, many more men now take longer breaks. Following his parental leave, Christian was one of the architects of a revised parental leave program, which for the UK now includes 26 weeks of equal parental leave. Fathers taking on greater childcare responsibilities will help address some of the inequities women experience in the workplace, something Christian is cognizant of as Global Sponsor of the employee group Women at Oliver Wyman. Christian also personally oversees all efforts to meet the firm’s diversity targets in Europe.

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Adam Kerfoot

UK Commercial Director
CBRE, Global Workplace Solutions

Adam has worked to build the largest, most effective Commercial team in the industry, and his reporting line is now 50/50 male/women. In addition, Adam has been an advocate for change and diversity, making opportunities available for women who may have felt overlooked in the industry. He and his team have made key workplace adaptions to retain and develop returning Mothers within CBRE, who may not have otherwise been able to return due to new family commitments. By developing a program to welcome returning mothers, they have removed the uncertainty and anxiety some women have experienced on MAT leave. This program has also created opportunities for returning Mothers to advance their careers shortly after returning, recognizing their hard work and talent. Furthermore, Adam has been a mentor to and helped develop two women members of the team who have been selected for the firm’s High Potential program, recognizing them in the top 0.001% of CBRE talent.

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Cristina Palmaka

President, SAP Latin America & Caribbean
SAP Latin America &Caribbean

Cristina Palmaka is president of SAP Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) since July 2020. With more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, she is known for creating inclusive conditions that allow diverse teams to thrive and achieve extraordinary results. SAP LAC has more than 6,000 employees throughout Latin America and Cristina believes in the power of their diversity to unlock business value and social impact. She brings to the table people from different races, genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds to broaden perspectives and make decisions educated by different viewpoints. Cristina is part of the company's D&I council and its main sponsor. Under her leadership, women in the workforce at SAP LAC increased from 35.6% to 38%, and women in leadership went from 28.8% to 33%. Also, SAP LAC's employee network model grew substantially, thanks to an executive sponsorship program that promotes their work and increases visibility.

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Jennifer Remling

Global Chief People Officer
WPP

As WPP's Global Chief People Officer, Jennifer Remling is laying the groundwork for unlocking the creative potential in all 109,000 employees within the WPP network. Central to that is ensuring DE&I is embedded in all aspects of the People strategy – from talent acquisition and total rewards to employee engagement and leadership development. Jennifer has a wealth of experience building high-performing teams in agency environments in roles at Essence, R/GA, AKQA, 360i and most recently GroupM. There, she transformed the People team to deliver a world-class People proposition that ensured a fair, equitable and inclusive workplace for all 36,000 employees in 80 markets. Jennifer is passionate about helping people find meaning and purpose in what they do, no matter their background. That’s why she published “Carve Your Own Road: Do What You Love and Live the Life You Envision” in 2009 and has made it her lifelong ambition to help as many people as possible reach their full potential

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Anna Manz

Chief Financial Officer
London Stock Exchange Group

Over the past 18 months, Anna has engaged in several initiatives to promote D&I. She has led the cultural change aspects as Exco Sponsor for the D&I Committee, focused on 'creating a culture that fosters belonging' to embed the concept and enabling policies across the group. She held an 'employee board listening conversation' with colleagues from North and Southeast Asia, and spent time with the Indian teams discussing culture, diversity, and inclusion in various formats to understand the challenges. Anna is committed to coaching and developing leaders of all backgrounds by sharing her career path, views, and experiences at women’s networking and D&I events. She has taken an inclusive approach to developing her Finance Leadership team, ensuring diversity. In 12 months, she reached 36% ethnic diversity from a baseline of almost no diversity, with seven of the 13 being female.

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Amanda Brock

CEO
OpenUK

Amanda supports the initiatives of several organizations. She is a Judge at We are the City's Rising Stars Program, speaks at many organizations' diversity events, and in 2022 organized an IWD Day event at the House of Lords with Baroness Kennedy and the Judges rescued from Afghanistan. Amanda leads an organization with Diversity at its core and supports diversity at every turn in her work. She also led the creation of two OpenUK Kids Camps in 2020 and 2021, designing courses for kids using a digital glove based on Imogen Heap's software glove, with which Arianna Grande toured. This has encouraged young women into developing digital and coding skills. OpenUK gave away over 8000 gloves to young people, particularly targeting the digitally excluded to allow them free participation.

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Enna Jimenez

Business Transformation and Quality Leader
IDEMIA

Enna is a Founding Committee Member of Women in IDEMIA Network, WIN, facilitates WIN Circles in Boston, giving women a chance to come together in a safe space, and supported the launch of WIN's first Mentor/Mentee program. She spearheaded on-boarding recruiting vendors based in Puerto Rico to increase diversity for its Engineering roles and led the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, raising awareness of Latinas and their influence in collaboration with LatAm colleagues. Between 2020 and 2021, Enna launched a partnership between IDEMIA and the Boston Greater Chamber of Commerce, where she sent three employees to their Women's Leadership program yielding 2 of the women to be promoted internally, with one to a director-level position. She is also part of the global company's Ambassadors social media group to help elevate the voice of employees internally and externally. Enna has been an active public speaker, speaking at over 40 organizations, conferences, and workshops, raising awareness of Afro-Latinas in Technology, leading as a woman, sponsorship, and mentoring.

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Jennifer Taylor

Chief Compliance Officer, Institutional Clients Group & Citibank, N.A.
Citi

As Co-Chair of Citi's EMEA Women Affinity Steering Committee, Jennifer spearheaded the creation of initiatives, including the "Power Walk," bringing women and male allies together to walk in pairs, sharing stories in a mentoring conversation. In 2022, over 200 employees participated in 11 locations globally, with plans to expand in 2023. Jennifer is an advocate for gender diversity; hiring a number of high-profile women, improving her department's gender diversity globally and at senior levels. She is a mentor to several women and sponsors talent within Citi and pan- industry. Prior to joining Citi, Jennifer was the Co-Chair of EMEA D&I Council at a top-tier investment bank, where she executed a global D&I strategy, oversaw mentoring programs and panels, and drove progress toward representation targets. Furthermore, Jennifer was invited to ring the closing bell at the NYSE in celebration of International Women's day in 2022 in recognition of her diversity efforts.

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Lin Yue

Executive Director
Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Lin is a thought-leader in delivering the intersection of business, diversity and behavioural science. Alongside her role at Goldman Sachs, she has created ground-breaking talk series such as “Diversity – From Awareness to Action” focusing on behavioural science and how changes happen, to create inclusive cultures both internally and partnering with clients and driving changes in the industry. She articulates East Asians' experience and leads discussion on Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, focusing on intersectionality of gender and race. She created “How to find your voice” series to empower women, especially as working parents. Lin believes that inspiration alone isn’t enough, we need to accelerate learning to equip individuals and organisations. She regularly shares her insights with internal teams, and industry groups such as CFA, ICAEW & Lean-in. She influences via leadership positions at Diversity Project, UK Chinese Women Connect, and Rising Network, and is recognised by multiple awards for her work.

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Eunice Heath

Corporate Director of Sustainability
Dow

Alongside her role as Corporate Director of Sustainability, Eunice actively mentors across Dow’s ten Employee Resource Groups. Specifically, the Women's Inclusion Network’s (WIN) +5 program, matches up-and-coming female employees with potential mentors. For this affinity network, she has provided mentoring and coaching support for women across functions and regions including Supply Chain, Purchasing, Commercial, R&D and Manufacturing. Through these engagements, female leaders have successfully been able to position themselves for broader accountability within their current roles as well as for promotions. As the keynote speaker for Dow WIN’s partnership with EY, Eunice actively shared her personal experiences throughout her career as an African American woman, wife and business leader. As a result of authentically telling her story, many young female leaders asked Eunice to serve as their mentor for her to coach them through challenging business and personal situations, whilst male leaders in attendance recognized the importance of allyship.

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Sarah Primrose

Senior Associate
King & Spalding LLP

Sarah is a member of the firm-wide Women's Affinity Group, which plans and hosts a number of events each year to promote leadership training and mentoring. As well as being a member of the Hiring Committee and helping to give platforms to diverse women candidates, she also serves, through the firm's formal mentoring program, as a link with new associates, meeting them on a frequent basis in order to ensure their success, and making introductions to partners and other associates. As part of the firm's pro bono program, Sarah has worked with numerous organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, Youth About Business, and Street Law. Sarah also leads the Credit Abuse Resistance Education program in the Atlanta area. Externally, she is a member of the Junior League, which helps to promote voluntarism, develop women leaders, and inspire people to positively impact the community. Moreover, Sarah works directly with victims of sex trafficking through a Junior League partnership with Wellsprings Living.

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Diane Chan

Director, Corporate Technology
BNY Mellon

As Director at BNY Mellon, Diane is an empathic leader and a change agent who goes above and beyond in transforming Women's leadership at BNY Mellon. She is IMPACT's (which supports DEI) Co-Chair and a leader with the Women In Technology NY. Having always advocated for gender equality, Diane, through company-wide meetings and events, leads three significant initiatives to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. The first initiative includes her and tenured employees sharing career journeys and advice to new employees and interns. Through COVID, these events helped employees create a network of mentors. The second initiative focuses on Women's Career Advancements to provide career planning and coaching sessions and internal website posting of photos and stories to advocate for more women in technology and careers. The third initiative celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Months through sharing the different Asian cultures and hosting events featuring Asian American leaders.

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Anusha Pache

Organisation Design & Operating Model Consultant
(formerly PwC)

At PwC Anusha set up and ran a ‘Forward from Maternity Leave’ networking group to support new mothers returning from maternity leave. Returning from her second maternity leave she was acutely aware of the difficulties in transitioning back into the world of work and using her experiences she developed the objectives, set up sessions to focus on core topics, including confidence building and flexible working, and successfully helped to connect women of different grades across the organisation. Anusha is passionate about supporting women of colour in the workplace and has coached and mentored over 20 more junior colleagues providing advice, guidance, and support with career progression. Outside of work Anusha is an Advisory Group member for the Action for Trustee Racial Diversity (ATRD) and is currently using her experience to advise on the establishment of a mentoring scheme for new and existing trustees to share experiences; she is also a mentor for the Girls Network since 2022.

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Pooh Vichidvongsa

Vice President, Division Merchandise Manager
Dollar General Corporation

Pooh values inclusion and ensures each team member in the company is 'seen,' exposed to other areas of the business, and participates in cross-function meetings. She develops working relationships between teams to ensure critical synergies and partnerships. Pooh also encourages and supports her team's involvement in Dollar General's various Employee Resource Groups and meets with her mentees at least every month to talk through challenges, career advice, and how to navigate DG. Furthermore, Pooh helps coach minority and women-owned businesses and recruits and hosts female and minority interns from several colleges, serving as a mentor and providing counsel, experience opportunities, and career skills. She is a member of WPN: Women's Professional Network and IGNITE that strive to cultivate and further an inclusive and empowering women's network, supporting leadership development and workplace transformation to achieve gender quality and NextUp Nashville which advances all women, growing business and transforming workplaces through the power of community.

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Simon Cooper

CEO, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and CEO, Europe & Americas
Standard Chartered

As Global D&I Council Chair for Standard Chartered, Simon has accelerated the pace of change, resulting in Inclusive Leadership workshops for over 16,000 leaders and in CEOs taking more accountability for the delivery of local D&I plans and objectives. Simon has overseen the introduction of a global Fair Pay Charter; the disclosure of the Gender Pay Gap in key markets; and the implementation of safety and security initiatives in 21 markets to support female colleagues living and working in countries with a history of heightened violence. He recently oversaw the launch of landmark research on menopause in the workplace, in collaboration with the Financial Services Skills Commission. Simon’s approach has resulted in positive metrics including female representation in senior roles, which increased from 27.7% in 2018 to 31.19% today, and employee inclusion index scores, up from 78% in 2019 to 80.65% in 2021.

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Pierre Sarrau

Co-Head and Chief Investment Officer for Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions
BlackRock

Pierre is a senior co-sponsor of BlackRock’s "Women in Investment" initiative in EMEA. The initiative looks to nurture and facilitate the development of women within BlackRock's investment teams and attract women's talent to new roles and opportunities. Thanks to the commitment of Pierre and his team, the representation of women within BlackRock's European Investment platform has grown significantly. He is also the senior Sponsor of Big City Bright Future, a program founded by BlackRock in 2015 and was created in partnership with IntoUniversity, a UK charity focused on education, to increase economic mobility and help students from underprivileged backgrounds gain work experience. As a Managing Director, Pierre is actively involved in BlackRock's internal diversity network and is a senior sponsor of landmark industry initiatives fostering social inclusion and gender diversity. Furthermore, he is a mentor and advocates for helping women from all kinds of backgrounds to grow careers in the workplace, especially in financial services.

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B. Pagels-Minor

Secretary, Board of Directors
YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago

B sits on the Board of Directors of the YWCA, an organization whose entire purpose is to empower women. In 2020, B and their team acquired an additional YWCA location that was in danger of closing, ensuring that women and children in a more suburban area of Chicago had their programs maintained. The YWCA also acquired Streetwise, an organization that allows individuals to become independent workers and develop their own income. With COVID, those individuals were given additional training that supported programs like vaccination registration, food assistance programs, and childcare. The YWCA also stepped up and provided 1000s of meals to Chicagoans who had lost their jobs due to COVID, as well as providing grants to support housing assistance. Outside of the YWCA, B speaks nationally and internationally on gender diversity and women's inclusion including talks with companies such as British Airways, McMaster University, and Crunchyroll so far in 2021.

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Siew Choo Soh

Chief Information Officer, Asia
Metlife Asia

As a Chief Information Officer for Metlife Asia, Siew Choo serves on the Global T&O Diversity Council and is a sponsor of the Asia Women in Tech group. Prior to MetLife, Siew Choo was Managing Director at DBS Bank in Singapore and was the sponsor for the DBS Gender Diversity agenda, where she drove many initiatives including DBS Women in Tech Hiring that helped increase by 4% representation of women in tech in a single year. She is a Board Member who champions gender diversity at the School of Science & Technology in Singapore and the National University of Singapore - High School of Maths & Science. Siew Choo was recognized in 2020 as one of Singapore’s Top 100 Women in Tech. In 2019 and 2021, she was recognised by IBM for the Top 40 Women in AI awards. Furthermore, she is a mentor at the Financial Woman Association in Singapore and a Core Team Member of Web3 Women in Hong Kong.

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Samina Jafree

Managing Director - Head of Advisory & Sales, Wealth Management Middle East & Turkey
Credit Suisse AG

As a managing director and internally Head of the Middle East & Turkey Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Board, Samina focuses on highlighting the strategic role that D&I plays in achieving business goals, as well as implementing several initiatives that promote an equal opportunity landscape within her region, centered around three ongoing D&I Priorities. To build women's representation, Samina implemented female talent mentorship programs, set gender aspiration and hiring targets through ongoing monitoring, reviewed the gender pay gap, and set up a Women's Network. Additionally, Samina focuses on fostering an inclusive culture through awareness. She also focuses on age by using the generational gap as an advantage and implementing some strategies like reverse mentoring. As a senior female leader at Credit Suisse in the Middle East, Samina co-hosted Women's Events in Saudi Arabia in 2019 and Qatar in 2022.

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Teresa Ko

China Chairman
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Teresa has been a staunch advocate for gender diversity for over a decade. As the first female to chair the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Listing Committee, Teresa has been a leading voice on greater board diversity in listed companies. Teresa is known for her commitment to clients and believes in using her position as a trusted advisor to encourage systemic change. She is dedicated to developing Freshfields colleagues, both professionally and personally to maximise their potential. As executive sponsor of Freshfield’s Asia Women's Network, Teresa mentors and sponsors female associates, helping them to hone their business development skills, connecting them to key contacts, and nurturing them to become future leaders. As well as being recognised as a HERoes Executive Role Model. She was recently named in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2022 - an elite ranking for the most prominent women lawyers globally and in Forbes’ ‘Asia's Power Businesswomen’ list 2021.

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Marian Salzman

Senior Vice President, Global Communications
Philip Morris International

A veteran communicator and trendspotter, Marian makes smart use of her global platform to advance positive change. Through regular bylines, interviews, and keynote addresses, she advocates for the equitable advancement of women. A member of the PRWeek Hall of Femme and Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, she has been honored with the Changing the Game Award from AWNY/She Runs It and serves as a mentor for Brown Women in Business. Within Philip Morris International, Marian promotes change through two employee resource groups: EMBRACE Global (focused on racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity) and the Women’s Inspiration Network (WIN). Her latest book, The New Megatrends: Seeing Clearly in the Age of Disruption (Penguin Random House, May 2022), examines changing gender mores and the role female leaders can play in addressing critical societal issues.

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Casey Ryan

Global Head of Legal Personnel
Reed Smith

In her position as the Global Head of Legal Personnel at Reed Smith, Casey oversees the firm's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program, Women's Initiative Network, and Recruiting, Retention and Hiring Programs for lawyers. In 2021, she oversaw the launch of the Family Network, which included the introduction of benefits such as childcare, tutoring, and peer to peer networking, as well as resources to achieve a work-life balance across all family stages. Meanwhile the Family Support Initiative, which was launched in 2020 to address COVID-19 family challenges, was also enhanced. Other policies implemented under Casey’s leadership include a global flexible working policy to provide for agile work; expanded maternity and adoption leave policies; a family forming benefit with a leading global fertility benefits provider, and a Declared Pronoun policy focused on communicating preferred pronouns. Of the firm’s partner promotions in 2021, 42% have been women and 22% have been ethnic minorities.

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Catherine Owen

Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Commercialization
Bristol Myers Squibb

Catherine Owen was recently appointed to SVP and General Manager, U.S. Commercialization. In this role, she has responsibility for Cardiovascular, Immunology and Oncology Commercialization at Bristol Myers Squibb. Prior to her current role, Catherine was SVP Major Markets at Bristol Myers Squibb and oversaw 19 global markets. Each market has an active B-NOW (BMS Network of Women) chapter focused on ensuring all women at BMS have equal opportunities to develop and advance their careers through programming, development, and mentorship. BMS has achieved gender parity across the company and is on track to achieve gender parity at the executive level by the end of 2022. Catherine is a mentor to many women leaders across BMS and an advocate for supporting wellbeing at work, as well as expanded family care leave so that working parents can thrive in their personal and professional roles. Catherine also mentors colleagues from previous roles, and is on the board of the Philadelphia Conference for Women, a non-profit professional and personal development program where she advises on women's leadership initiatives.

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Eunice Zhu

Director, Head of Derivatives XVA Trading
SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Ltd

At Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)’s Nikko Capital Markets, Eunice is an active committee member of the BALANCE network, a group which supports gender balance and aims to empower all female and male colleagues. Through BALANCE, Eunice hosted the ‘Learning from Leaders’ session where she interviewed the CEO of SMBC Nikko Capital Markets in front of an audience of 200 colleagues. Eunice’s other work championing diversity has seen her actively mentoring and tutoring for the “Young Women into Finance” programme and Career Lead to help develop the female talent pipeline for the finance industry, as well as participating in D&I initiatives such as multiple women’s networking and support groups. Outside of SMBC Eunice founded and now leads the Lean In (Women in Banking & Finance) circle, connecting and empowering women who have career ambitions in finance. She runs monthly and sometimes bi-monthly events for the circle’s 400+ members.

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Leigh Kelly Andrews

Content Marketing Manager, Middle East & Africa
Kantar

As Content Marketing Manager for the Middle East and Africa and Chairperson of the South African Transformation & Sustainability Forum, Leigh works closely with the company’s regional I&D champions to ensure I&D is woven into cultural DNA. She has crafted communications about South African results from the WFA’s first census into diversity, equality, and inclusion issues in the global marketing industry and industry-specific Kantar findings on gender diversity and the power of inclusive portrayal. As Communications & Engagement Lead of the Women at Kantar Employee Resource Group (ERG), she ensured their relaunch tied in with the global International Women's Day 2022 theme #BreakTheBias with a live internal Disruption Talk session. Externally, Leigh partners with Women in Research (WIRe) and has served as advisor for the Women in Marketing Africa chapter since being panel moderator for their ‘Female representation in the media: who controls the narrative’ continental launch at Loeries 2018.

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Lucy Cohen

Co-Founder
Mazuma

Lucy is Co-Founder of Mazuma, has led a women's management training program and has been actively promoting women in tech. She also led a campaign to improve female healthcare in the UK, which resulted in the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health updating their guidelines and the NHS reviewing training. The petition reached almost 35,000 signatures. Lucy’s campaigning for better minor gyno care hit the headlines, and she appeared on BBC Breakfast, and ITV on numerous radio channels, as well as being featured in Vogue, The Daily Mail, and the BBC. Lucy was also involved in writing the Women's Health Plan for Wales.

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Rocío Del Mar Cárdenas Coronilla

TSTS Associate Technical Service Engineer
Fujitsu Technology Solutions S.A.

As a volunteer and organizer of the Diversity and Inclusion group at Fujitsu, Rocío actively collaborates on activities and awareness-raising proposals. She is a facilitator of Google’s #IAmRemarkable campaign, and managed to teach online workshops this year even with the difficulties presented by the pandemic, to help empower women and minority groups to break the glass ceiling. In addition she has put together a Spotlight blog and prepared a Brave, Bold & Brilliant podcast together with Tulia Lopes to inspire and help other women. Rocío has also had the opportunity to collaborate externally with other companies, and made an inspirational presentation ‘Hangout’ for people from both Fujitsu and other companies to learn about all the activities she is undertaking. For International Women’s Day this year, Rocío was involved in putting together events including inviting a female Spanish scientist to give a speech to inspire the company’s employees.

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Bianca dos Santos Waks

Pro bono senior associate
Mattos Filho

Bianca has conceived and implemented a pro bono service in favor of the defense of human rights, with focus on women's rights, the rights of immigrants and refugees, the LGBTQIA+ community and racial justice, promoting lawyer's training to deal with these issues. She works with a team of 10 talented and dedicated people who are part of a reference pro bono practice in Brazil. They were recently awarded the Chambers pro bono recognition for their work inspiring other women in the firm to achieve their goals through meaningful work and have also been recognized by Latin Lawyer and Lumen Award. In addition, she has supported and participated in the initial constitution of some of the firm's affinity groups, especially of LGBTQIA+ and racial inclusion, and is the point of contact for conversations on a professional career and personal development.

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Chimmy Ngoma

Sales Enablement Associate
Calastone

Chimmy believes that in the workplace, we must actively create inclusive and empathetic environments so that employees are comfortable sharing and bringing their different life experiences. For this reason, in 2020, thanks to Chimmy’s advocacy and engagement with senior leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) became part of the corporate objectives, and Calastone made unconscious bias training mandatory throughout the company. The same year, she organized a panel entitled Stereotypes of Technology, which allowed women across the organization to share their experiences and barriers faced within the industry. Chimmy also decided to create a resource page to educate employees on gender equality and empower women by raising awareness of various charities, podcasts, books, and videos. In 2021, she started work on an initiative to teach coding to female students as well as leadership, teamwork, presentation, and CV skills.

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Christoph Schweizer

Chief Executive Officer
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

As CEO of BCG, Christoph has made diversity, equity & inclusion a key priority for the firm. Women hold several critical leadership positions across global functions and regions – in particular leading BCG’s businesses in some of the world’s largest economies: the United States, United Kingdom, and China. Christoph has set clear goals related to the hiring, promotion, and retention of women, working closely with leaders and teams to advance this critical agenda. The firm has seen a rise in the percentage of women new joiners globally, from 44% in 2020 to 48% in 2021. BCG also continues to uphold equal retention rates for women and men at all levels, with the aim to further increase women representation. Christoph is known for creating a truly inclusive workplace, emphasizing widespread awareness through regular trainings for all 26,000+ BCGers to ensure all live up to the firm’s DE&I ambitions and business ethics.

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Ronnie Felder

Global Chief People Officer
VMLY&R

Ronnie Felder, VMLY&R’s global chief people officer, oversaw the promotion of two women to global executive co-directors of DEI in 2020. The team has since grown to a global roster of 10 women. More recently, Ronnie was a key player in the promotion of three women into executive or leadership roles and hiring of nine more women into leadership roles. Ronnie is also involved in the development of policies and provision of benefits, many of which are vital to employees who identify as women. For example, VMLY&R offers employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave for child birth, adoption, or foster placement, including in the case of surrogacy. VMLY&R also pays up to $8,000 per child in adoption expense reimbursement and offers educational resources to assist with adoption and assisted reproductive technologies. Ronnie is dedicated to ensuring VMLY&R is the best place to work for everyone and committed to elevating as many women as he can into leadership positions within the agency.

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Yvonne Greenstreet

Chief Executive Officer
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

As CEO at Alnylam, Yvonne has advocated for the development of measurable benchmarks to hold the company accountable, leading a cross-functional global team to create an action plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that after establishing a set of guiding principles to inform their work, it led to Alnylam's first-ever Corporate Responsibility Report for 2021. Alnylam is committed to supporting women in the office and at home and creating a work environment that allows staff to balance work and family. Alnylam’s Employee Resource Networks (ERNs) enable global networking, education, advocacy on gender diversity, and promotion of equity and inclusion both internally and externally. In 2021, the company initiated The Athena Project, which focuses on enhancing women's leadership skills at the Director and Senior Director levels. As a board member of the Biomedical Science Careers Program, Yvonne advises and supports initiatives to provide academic opportunities to underrepresented individuals.

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Yvonne Garcia

Chief of Staff to State Street Chairman and CEO, Global Head of Internal Communications, and Head of Global CEO Experience Program
State Street Corporation

Yvonne sits on State Street’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (ID&E) Council and serves as Executive Sponsor of the firm’s Latino Professional Affinity Group. Under her leadership State Street earned a spot on Working Mother Magazine's “100 Best Companies” and “Best Companies for Dads” lists, as well as the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index and the “Top 10 Companies to Work For” by Latina Style Magazine. In 2020, Yvonne helped to define the firm’s 10 Actions Against Racism and Inequality, and in 2021, she supported the addition of two women to State Street’s Management Committee, bringing the balance to 28% women. In addition to her work for Slate Street, Yvonne is the Chair of the Association of Latino Professionals for Advancement (ALPFA) Advisory Board, and the Executive Director of Small Business Strong, a coalition of leading firms in Massachusetts supporting women and minority-owned businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic downturn.

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Tamara Box

Managing Partner, EME
Reed Smith LLP

Tamara Box is the Managing Partner, EME and a member of the global board at Reed Smith LLP. Tamara is a founding member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club, an influential group seeking to enlist Chairs and CEOs to bring more women into senior management and onto boards. Tamara is also a non-executive director on the Board of Interpath Advisory, a member of the Board of the Chartered Management Institute, a trustee of gynaecological cancer charity Eve Appeal, a member of the Advisory Board of children’s charity, Theirworld and an Emeritus Governor of the London School of Economics. Tamara is an active and passionate advocate for the women at Reed Smith and for gender balance more generally. Several Reed Smith women Tamara has nominated have been shortlisted or winners of female leadership awards including from Rising Star, Citywealth PowerWomen, and Asian Women of Achievement.

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Sue Unerman

Chief Transformation Officer
MediaCom

Sue has been involved in a number of major initiatives to drive greater gender diversity and equality at MediaCom. These include serving as Executive Sponsor of the Gender ERG and serving as a member of the new Global Belonging Council, a diverse mix of senior people from different areas of the business who meet on a regular basis to drive sustainable change in all areas of DE&I. She is also actively involved in the company's Leadership Reverse Mentoring, a program which sees junior employees act as mentors to senior global leaders. Sue has been a frequent participant in, and promoter of, the company’s ongoing learning initiatives around allyship and microaggressions and is also the author of two best-selling books on diversity in the workplace, “Belonging, the key to transforming and maintaining diversity, equality and inclusion at work” and “The Glass Wall, success strategies for women at work and businesses that mean business”.

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Natasha Harrison

Founder & Managing Partner
Pallas Partners LLP

Natasha is a leading international disputes lawyer and one of the few women to set up and lead a City law firm. Natasha launched Pallas Partners in February 2022, starting out as a majority female firm with significant representations of ethnic minority background and LGBTQ+ colleagues. Diversity is integral to the firm-wide strategy she introduced, with the firm pledging to achieve diversity parity by 2025. When launching Pallas the vast majority of the partners, associates and staff from Boies Schiller Flexner’s London office joined her. That office, which Natasha founded, was ranked #1 for the highest proportion of U.K lawyers identifying as LGBTQ+ by Law.com, and #1 in AmLaw’s UK A-List for diversity and female equity partner representation in 2020. She further won plaudits for overhauling BSF’s diversity programme when she was the Deputy Chair there, securing the firm Mansfield Rule Certification. Natasha sits on the Changemakers Board at The Brokerage, a charity creating internship opportunities for under-privileged candidates.

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Tracey Yurko

Chief Legal Officer
Bridgewater Associates

As Chief Legal Officer, Executive Committee member, Operating Committee member, and a Partner, Tracey is among the most senior leaders at Bridgewater. Her work spans initiatives designed to promote equality for all employees and a department-level D&I program. Under Tracey's leadership, Bridgewater instituted third party pay equity audits and is one of the only alternative asset managers to disclose pay equity data for women and people of color on their public website. In partnership with others on her team, she established the firm's first Pro Bono program, creating opportunities for attorneys to provide services to organizations that reflect their and Bridgewater's values around diversity. In addition, Tracey built a database of D&I industry memberships and conferences and established a development budget for each department member to attend. Furthermore, she promoted awareness and education by requiring diversity information from outside law firms and service providers and organizing department-wide D&I training within and outside the company.

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Najoh Tita-Reid

CMO
Logitech

Najoh Tita-Reid is Logitech's CMO and an ambassador for the company's efforts to enable all people to pursue their passion in a way that is good for the planet. Previously she held senior roles at Hero AG, Bayer, Merck, GlobalHue and P&G. Throughout her career, Najoh has worked tirelessly to drive change and results, inspiring women to stand in their unique power and do the same. This includes driving equality of women’s representation, equal pay, and opportunities for career advancement. She has implemented psychological safety training and practices to establish environments that are safe for all employees, and women, to work and contribute fully. She is a mentor to over 20 women, coaching them to overcome barriers in achieving their career goals. Additionally, Najoh is a founder member of the first organization for Black CMOs that advocates for the next generation of talented and diverse women. Finally, she is an active speaker who shares advice on women's leadership to attract top female talent to join her organization and pursue their ambitions across sectors.

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Samantha Merwin

Head of Markets Advocacy for ETF & Index Investments
BlackRock

Samantha is the Head of Markets Advocacy for ETF & Index Investments at BlackRock. In addition to this role, Samantha co-chairs the firm’s Associate Development Program (ADP), which helps Associate women at BlackRock develop their personal impact, executive presence, and leadership skills to achieve their career goals. After completing ADP in 2017, Samantha chaired its Alumni program for two years before taking leadership of ADP in 2020. 170 women across BlackRock’s Americas offices have participated in ADP, over 50% of whom have been promoted at least once since completing the program. Samantha also serves as a mentor, formally in BlackRock’s mentorship programs for underrepresented groups, and informally throughout different parts of the firm. Since 2019, Samantha has been an active member of the Women’s Bond Club (WBC), whose mission is to advance women in financial services and shape the industry’s future; she received the WBC Rising Star Award in 2020.

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Karen Anne Hutton

Head of Repowering & Life Extension
RES

Karen Anne’s a founding member of RES' Global Gender Affinity Network, which promotes gender equality in RES across 11 countries and which was recently awarded the Culture Change Award at the Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards. In addition, she’s the Leader of the Career Progression workstream that aims to eliminate barriers to progression that different genders face. Karen Anne’s currently leading a review of Gender Pay Gap Reporting (GPGR) to identify opportunities for improving RES' GPGR. She’s also been mentoring, and advised on changes to the internal communications campaign that resulted in a 75% increase in female mentors this year and improved the gender diversity in RES' internal mentoring program. Since 2022, Karen Anne’s been working on an internal sponsorship program that addresses the under-sponsorship of women and non-binary people, alongside a return to work program which will support people of all genders to return to work after an extended career break.

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O'Brien Kalumba

Director, Business Manager
Standard Chartered Bank

Throughout her 10 year international career working across Zambia, UK and Germany, O’Brien has been an advocate and champion of D&I both at Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) and externally with a focus on increasing representation of female leaders and minority ethnic groups. At SCB, she is the co-chair of the Gender Network in Germany and has played a significant role in advocating for important role that mentorship, sponsorship, coaching has in one’s career. In July 2021, was nominated as one of the 20 current and future Black Leaders at Standard Chartered, amplifying their voice by sharing life experiences, knowledge, and advice as part of Black Leaders Awareness Day. O'Brien is passionate about women empowerment and is also a Director at When Females Lead, a not-for-profit organization that aims to empower and raise confident women leaders across the African continent and beyond through Mentorship & Career Guidance (mentoring over 200 young female professionals) and uplifting vulnerable children.

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Jane Harris

Global Vehicle E-Commerce Manager
Jaguar Land Rover

Since becoming Vice Chair and Event Lead for Jaguar Land Rover Gender Equality Network, Jane has focused on women's development and health requirements by raising awareness, empowering people, and advocating for change in the workplace. In March 2021, she designed and developed a company-wide virtual events platform to which she invited internal and external experts to educate, storytell and role model. In addition, Jane created multiple series of events on topics such as self-development and growth, health and wellbeing, and confidence and ways of working. She also led a Menopause Awareness Campaign, events on men's mental health for International Men's Day, and delivered an inspiring Break the Bias programme for International Women's Day. Her work has helped, grow the Network by 40% to over 1,400 members, and by providing feedback and insights, has successfully influenced business priorities within the D&I agenda. Jane is a changemaker and continuously innovates to create a workplace where women are visible.

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Kay Malcolm

Senior Director of Database Product Management
Oracle

Kay is a member of Oracle's ERG, Alliance of Black Leaders for Excellence. Dedicated to using technology to make a difference, Kay partnered with the Oracle Diversity and Inclusion team to support their work with HBCUs and HSIs. She leads a team dedicated to helping customers build innovative solutions on Oracle Database, in the cloud and on-premises and is the creator of Oracle LiveLabs, a platform to increase access to Oracle Cloud technologies with 3M+ views. Her team launched an Applied Database Systems course at Howard University that taught modern data management topics, working with several Oracle Database PM weekly guest lecturers. Kay hosts the podcast Lashes.Love.Tech and uses every opportunity to pursue her passion for increasing minority and women representation in STEM careers – both at Oracle and the tech industry at large. Her goal: to create a more robust, diverse talent pipeline into the engineering organizations at Oracle.

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Ciara Ros

Senior Associate
Vinson & Elkins

Ciara has been a London office lead for the Firm's Diversity Team Committee for seven years and is a stream leader for two sub-committees of the Women's Initiative. She uses her diverse experiences and kind, giving nature to inspire a future generation of disputes lawyers to take on the construction and engineering worlds. Ciara's commitment to driving DEI is evident through her mentoring junior colleagues, her role as communications chair for Young ITA, her development of women contacts in business and law, and the low-key and generous support and encouragement she offers women and diverse attorneys on a day to day basis around the firm. Additionally, Ciara is an active member of Arbitral Women, attending events, contributing to the newsletter, utilizing her role as Young ITA Communications Chair to ensure gender diversity on panels, and championing female reporters for events.

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Jacob Aarup-Andersen

Group CEO
ISS

Jacob has encouraged all 30 countries in which ISS operates, to sign the UN charter of Women Empowerment Principles, strengthening ISS’s commitment to advance gender equality. He set a new target to reach at least 40% of gender balance within all corporate leadership levels by 2025 – a target already reached at the Board of Directors. Over the last 12 months, Jacob successfully implemented leadership programmes to attract and develop female talent, with the number of women at Executive Group Management (EGM) level increasing from one to four. In addition, the Global Management Trainees are gender balanced, ensuring a strong pipeline of future leadership talent. Jacob, as the Gender Balance Employee Resource Group sponsor, empowers the team to drive continued awareness and initiatives globally, and explore global partnerships to drive further action. Jacob ensures that DEI is high on the EGM agenda and a new strategy, policies and frameworks ensure a fairer, more equitable workplace. Outside the organisation, Jacob has joined the Danish Diversity Council. Alongside other prominent CEOs, Jacob will host the council focussing on DEI initiatives and future challenges.

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Kevin Hogarth

Partner – Chief People Officer UK
KPMG UK

In his role as Chief People Officer at KPMG in the UK, Kevin has executive accountability for the firm’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity strategy and policies, and has set clear expectations about the proportionality of all promotions, and the outcomes of performance reviews and reward processes. Since joining he has initiated a review to ensure that annual IDE targets and the associated plans are sufficiently stretching, and that KPMG in the UK are on target to achieve their publicly quoted gender targets. As well as requesting the organisation develop more ambitious gender targets that go beyond current 2022 goals, Kevin has also required a IDE review of all new policies being implemented as part of the transition to hybrid working, to ensure there will be no adverse gender impact. He has been a member of the KPMG Inclusive Leadership Board since starting at the firm, and along with the CEO and Chair sets the agenda for this group of external advisers.

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Anne Richards

Chief Executive Officer
Fidelity International

As the Chief Executive of Fidelity International and Chair of Fidelity’s Global Operating Committee, Anne is responsible for setting the firm’s corporate and strategic initiatives with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion. Under her leadership, Enhanced Parental Leave Policy was introduced, allowing fathers/secondary carers to take equalised paid leave as mothers/primary carers regardless of sexual orientation or working location. Another policy provided all employees with caring responsibilities with up to five additional days paid leave per calendar year. In 2020, Fidelity achieved their target of 30% women in global senior management roles and set a new target to achieve 35% women in senior roles by December 2023. Under Anne’s leadership, Fidelity also piloted a female leadership program which resulted in a direct increase in female recruitment to senior roles in India, and expanded the firm’s successful New Horizon Returnship Program.

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Farmida Bi CBE

Global Chair
Norton Rose Fulbright

As Norton Rose Fulbright LLP’s first female Chair, Farmida is committed to further increasing the representation of women in management positions and closely supports the firm’s ambitious global gender diversity targets. She has also long been a sponsor and steering group member of the firm's women's network. Farmida personally reorganised the firm’s CSR programme and, alongside the Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) Managing Partner, implemented initiatives addressing gender and wider diversity and inclusion issues. This included a bursary programme to improve access to the legal profession and a Race & Ethnicity Strategy, which involved setting targets and launching a learning and development programme to increase BAME representation. Farmida leads the firm’s EMEA partnership with Save the Children (STC), which tackles the disruption COVID-19 caused to education, providing pro bono and volunteering support. She also drives the firm’s 2022 Global Charitable Initiative with STC, helping communities affected by climate change.

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Jessica Rascionato

Executive Vice President, Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Management
Citizens Financial Group

Jessica has served in several leadership roles in the Citizens Business Resource Group, Women's Impact Network (WIN), since its inception in 2017. From 2019 to 2021 she served as the Chairperson of the group, growing the organization to reach 2,000 members, aligned under the mission to help women advance their careers through professional development and networking opportunities. Jessica also helped initiate the development of the Women in Commercial Banking Group, an internal organization at Citizens that provides networking opportunities and encourages local connections in the Greater Boston area and across Citizens' footprint in North America. Externally, Jessica serves as Board Director for the Center for Women and Enterprise, a 501C3 organization that provides education and support to female and minority business owners throughout New England and in 2021 she co-chaired the Boston chapter of 50/50 Women on Boards, a global advocacy organization that promotes gender diversity for corporate boards.

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Aditi Javeri Gokhale

EVP, President of Retail Investments
Northwestern Mutual

Aditi is the executive sponsor of Northwestern Mutual's African American ERG and has spearheaded strategy development with leaders and advocated for resources required for the group's mentorship program, talent development, and robust programming for its 700+ members. In 2019, Aditi championed the company's first-ever Women's Initiative, which aims to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women at the company. Since then, she and her colleagues have created programs that support women through leadership development and coaching. As a result, women recruitment grew by 60% over the last five years, and women in leadership positions increased by 57% in the previous three years. Aditi, with her team, championed the Northwestern Mutual's Women's Field Association, a first-of-its-kind industry group, which supports the growth, development, and relationship building of the women advisors in the organization.

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Maria Cornett Bertram

Global Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications
S&P Global

Maria is a leader in S&P Global women's PILOT program, a skill-based program targeting mid-career women. She participates actively, leading panels, sharing expertise, and coaching women throughout the duration of the program. Maria has successfully raised the profile of women leaders by participating in a 2-year program on women sponsorship at the executive level, thereby highlighting the contribution of women in leadership at the company. She has also been an active mentor for years, and thanks to her coaching, many women successfully moved into leadership roles. Furthermore, she mentors graduates in programs from the Brandeis International Business School, Miami University and other institutions, helping them to identify areas of career direction and find internships and employment.

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Suzanne Rich Folsom

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Philip Morris International

Suzanne is a leader in the global corporate, government, and NGO communities whose multi-decade focus on—and support for—emerging female leaders sets her apart. With a compelling strategic vision and sustained commitment, she actively supports mentoring and sponsoring the next generation of leaders around the world. Owing to the breadth of her experience—from working for multiple heads of state to her work with the United Nation’s Decade for Women Conference and the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to her corruption-fighting role at the World Bank, to serving as General Counsel and a trusted business adviser for a range of multinational companies, to her myriad board roles—Suzanne’s leadership is a model for how progress can be achieved. She continues to emphasize the critical role corporate governance engagement plays over the long term—all with the recognition that achieving meaningful change takes time and a champion to drive it forward.

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Ruulke Bagijn

Head of Carlyle's Global Investment Solutions
Carlyle

Ruulke is an active leader and a member of Carlyle's DEI Council, founded in 2013 as one of the first DEI initiatives of its kind within the investment management industry. She is an advocate for diversity and passionate about increasing the representation and leadership of women in private equity. Under her management, 45% of entry and mid-level employees are women, and 27% of senior leaders are too, which is an 8% increase since 2021. Since 2018, Ruulke has played an active leadership role as the Inaugural Chair of the Dutch committee of Level 20, the not-for-profit body established to inspire women to join and advance in the private equity industry. In addition, she focuses on attracting and retaining women into the private equity industry across the Netherlands, supporting women to reach the most senior levels, and organizing and running networking events and initiatives to connect women across the industry.

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Genevieve Esguerra

Content Operations Manager
London Stock Exchange Group

As a member of the D&I Committee, Genevieve’s goal is to share the voice of her colleagues and push the DEI agenda. In 2021, she was elected Global Co-Chairperson of LSEG Women Inspired Network (WIN) and has worked closely with the Executive Sponsor & D&I team to push for a more gender diverse and racially diverse company. To help attain the company’s leaders' goals, Genevieve holds monthly meetings with WIN Chapter leads across the globe and sets objectives, works on initiatives such as mentoring, leadership development training & sharing updates to ExCo and D&I. In addition, she has worked with the talent team on focus group discussions to understand the slow progress of talent in Asia. As a result, she partnered with various networks in the Philippines and Co-founded the Women Inter-industry Network to push the D&I agenda.

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Jennie Koo

Head of Operations Risk Management
Capital One

When Jennie joined Capital One over two years ago, it was with the understanding that she would continue to drive a gender lens in the Financial Services sector. She is currently the UK Chapter co-lead for the internal gender Business Resource Group empowHER, as well as serving on the UK Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Partners forum which pushes for progress with initiatives such as getting more women into senior leadership roles. She brings a gender lens to all activity and conversations including those within the REACH ethnicity network, and frequently takes part in collaboration between REACH and empowHER such as Career Pathways to build community support outside of the organization, actively engaging in local school career sessions. Some of the key initiatives Jennie has been responsible for have included establishing safe space meetings to discuss key challenges; running regular bite-sized sessions where senior women share their five guiding principles; and expanding the mentoring program to include reciprocal mentoring.

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Lauren Fuller

Customer Journey Developer
NatWest Group

At the NatWest Group Gender Network; Lauren has taken on the role of Initiatives & Partnerships Lead and sits on the Leadership Team board. Her DEI work includes building an award support hub including an Awards Pairing Programme to encourage more women at NatWest to nominate themselves for awards. As a result, since 2020 the bank has seen almost 100 women being shortlisted for awards externally. Additionally, she developed Woman’s Worth to support c.2000 women with managing their finances, and the Lean In Circles she launched currently has 30 circles running with 400 people involved. Other initiatives Lauren has kickstarted include Google’s #IamRemarkable with 30 facilitators delivering workshops to over 1500 colleagues 13 months. Also launching MentorHER; a Gender-based reciprocal mentoring programme with over 350 matched colleagues. Lauren was a winner of the bank’s 2021 Amethyst Award for Gender Inclusion and is a finalist in the Women’s Recognition Awards 2022.

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Deepa Raj

Service Delivery Associate Director
Accenture

Deepa has demonstrated passion for driving gender equality in leadership through various programs. She is the Founder-Lead of Women Leads of Future program, and Program Advisor for the Women Leadership Development Program for which she helped conceptualize and design the structure and construct. She has exceeded the overall gender diversity target and has increased women leads in her span. She executes various engagement and retention programs for women in Accenture Chennai Life Science team. As a part of CSR @ Operations, Deepa leads projects that support education for underprivileged; through one of the school adoption programs, she helped schoolgirls participate in state and national sports tournaments. Deepa is a recipient of young scientist award from the Indian Science Congress Association and the Van Slyke International Travel Grant Award from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry. Being a passionate leader, she invests quality time in mentoring and coaching budding women leads.

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Justine Tabarin

Senior Manager, Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Criteo

Justine is a trusted advisor and sponsor of Criteo’s Employee Resource Groups: Women, Pride, BIPOC, Critenable, Education, Parents, and Green. When she joined Criteo's Comms team, she instantly gravitated towards initiatives around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), diversity, inclusion, and environmental sustainability – which led to her promotion to CSR lead. In her role, she developed a strategy for Criteo’s CSR program and Criteo Cares, the employee engagement branch which aims to develop empowerment and leadership. In 2021, Justine helped lead Criteo's signatory to L'Autre Cercle – an LGBTQIA+ charter that outlines the firm’s commitment to an inclusive environment. She also led the launch of Criteo’s global GIVING platform, which focuses on volunteering and charitable projects for employees to participate in. Furthermore, in 2022, Justine launched IMPACT week, where employees volunteered in clean-ups for Earth Day. Today, she is working to enrich Criteo's environmental sustainability strategy

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Harriet Kuzemko

Manager - FS Strategy
KPMG

Since joining the team, Harriet has worked hard to create the infrastructure to help promote gender diversity. She is a founding member and Co-Chair of SheCan, a network within KPMG, and has organized internal events on topics including healthy masculinity, financial planning, and career coaching. The committee also releases a monthly newsletter, has a workstream focusing on improving allyship, and a group identifying tangible change initiatives to share with the broader team. Harriet felt the need and took the opportunity, thanks to her expertise in building a network, to create an umbrella network where she and other networks can work together and utilize increased scale to widen their focus areas. She has also been involved in several external recruitment initiatives promoting diversity in deals and opportunities in the FS Strategy Team as she believes that building a strong and diverse recruitment talent pool is key to increase and maintain diversity.

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Luke Ellis

CEO
Man Group

As CEO of Man Group, Luke oversees the firm’s DE&I strategy alongside the Group COO and General Counsel. Together they re-launched Drive, the internal DE&I network, which today is comprised of the gender balance network Women at Man alongside several others. Luke also oversees the Senior Executive Committee, who are responsible for championing DE&I at the firm and leading Drive’s employee networks. Luke is the executive sponsor of Man Group's commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, and the firm has seen the proportion of women in senior roles increase from 16% in 2016 to 27% in 2022, which is aligned with efforts to support and develop women within the firm. The firm’s consistent efforts to support and develop women have now led to increased targets to reach 30% female representation in senior roles by 2024, whilst the board achieved gender parity in 2020.

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Jorge Arce

CEO HSBC Mexico
HSBC

Jorge promotes gender equality within HSBC Mexico by actively participating in the ERG Balance activities. He signed the WEP's from UN Women to support gender equity actions within the organization and has worked with authorities of the financial system to reinforce gender balance actions. Also, Jorge promotes a DEI agenda with ABM (Mexican Bank Association). This year, under his administration, HSBC Mexico launched "Mujeres al Mundo", an initiative from Argentina focused on products and services for women. As a result, HSBC Mexico has increased the number of women in leadership positions from 22% in 2017, to 30% in 2021, above the regional goal and 13% above the national average. In addition, women in succession plans of the Executive Committee increased from 68 to 92% in the last five years. Before working at HSBC, Jorge participated in launching Women in Wall Street in NY.

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Michele Wee

CEO
Standard Chartered bank (Vietnam) limited

Michele’s organization has 70% female representation with 45% in leadership roles. As chair of the Vietnam’s people’s agenda, the focus on DEI, CSR and New Ways of Working resonates across the organization of 1550 employees that participated in 30 events through the year. More broadly, Michele is also senior Bank sponsor of SCB’s global coaching program – IGNITE that target mid-level females as they progress their leadership journey. The program has coached 650 females (21% of total female population) across 53 countries. For the Vietnamese community SCB’s commitment of female empowerment through various local partners NGO’s, Chambers of Commerce, clients and vendors impact ethnic minority students to executive / entrepreneurs providing thought leadership, toolkits and financial education that augments female participation in society and business. Michele is vocally advocates for all DEI through media and panel discussions and is recognized by Top 100 women in Fintech 2022 and Heroes for the 2nd consecutive year.

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Rebecca Glashow

CEO Global Distribution
BBC Studios

Since joining BBC Studios in June 2020, Rebecca has recruited a senior leadership team with talented women leaders in key roles that are helping to grow BBC Studios' commercial business around the world. Furthermore, she has been at the forefront of creating and championing BBC Studios' flexible work environment that allows all employees to find balance in their lives while still making an impact. She is a member of the Women's Forum of New York, a network of women leaders representing the highest levels of professional achievement across all sectors, industries, and spheres of influence in New York City. Rebecca previously served on the board of WICT, an organization dedicated to helping women in media, entertainment and technology advance, and she is also the global executive sponsor of the Pride network at BBC Studios, an employee group dedicated to providing support, advice and community to LGBTQ+ team members and allies.

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Rachel Higham

Global CIO
WPP

Through a complete redesign and relentless focus on equality through our recruitment process, Rachel improved the female intake into the WPP IT organization from 11% to 38% over the past 12 months. Through the firm's operating and organizational model redesign and by establishing a new people design authority to govern internal and external appointments, she has improved the representation of women in the top 3 layers of leadership in WPP IT. Before joining WPP, she was the founder and executive sponsor of the multi-award-winning TechWomen program in her previous job. During her final year leading the program in 2020/1, Rachel delivered a year-long development journey for 450 women across BT and supported an alumni network of 2,300 women. The program was enormously successful, dramatically improving participants' confidence, with 67% of them moving into more prominent roles, and addressing the local cultural barriers to women's progression in India and Malaysia.

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Julie Lilley

Chief Executive Officer
Federation of Small Businesses

As CEO at the UK’s largest business group, Julie founded a new cross-organization Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Steering Group, which includes both leading staff and a set of elected FSB volunteer members, including female business owners and staff. As the leader of the business, Julie has overseen a majority female Board of Directors, and a majority female Senior Management Team – empowering women to put themselves forward, and sending the message throughout the organization that women succeed at FSB, and reach the very top. Most recently, Julie has signed FSB up to the Menopause Workplace Pledge, starting a conversation with the small business community (collectively – the UK’s largest employer) to address 900,000 women that have left work because of periods, fertility struggles, pregnancy or menopause.

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Sue Fox

Independent Non-executive Director
Scottish Power Energy Networks Holdings Ltd

In her previous role of CEO HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man, Sue was the Lead Executive Sponsor of the D&I Allies Group. Through this role she raised the profile of the group’s work and helped to cement an inclusive culture at the bank. In by-monthly ‘Ask Me Anything’ townhalls hosted and sponsored by Sue for over 1,200 colleagues, she regularly raised issues of diversity, inclusion and equality, actively encouraging people to discuss and ask challenging questions about gender bias in the workplace. For the last 4 years Sue has been a Global Ambassador for BALANCE, HSBC’s gender diversity Employee Resource Group, made up of over 48,000 members. For International Women’s Day this year she hosted a virtual panel event and wrote a thought leadership article about gender equality, sharing her own experiences of trying to climb the executive career ladder in a historically male dominated sector and highlighting the struggles women still face today.

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Katie Koch

Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Public Equity at Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Goldman Sachs

As a passionate believer that diverse teams outperform, Katie is at the forefront of leading Goldman Sachs diversity efforts and is a champion for women at the firm and across the industry. She has built and leads one of the industry’s most gender diverse investing teams where over 50% of the team’s $330bn AUS is managed by female portfolio managers. She is a member of the Steering Committee for the Asset Management Division’s D&I Council and is the firm’s sponsor for the ‘Girls Who Invest’ program. Over the past four years, Katie has evolved the firm’s proxy voting policy to push for greater levels of diversity on public company boards and has seen significant improvement, with 68% of all-male boards voted against in 2019 having added at least one woman director. Externally, Katie serves on the Board of the Toigo Foundation, which seeks to advance inclusive leadership within finance and beyond.

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Susan Jurevics

EVP, Head of International
Audible, Inc.

As Executive Sponsor of Women@Audible, Audible's largest global impact group with chapters in the US, UK and DE, Susan champions women in business and guides future leaders in their commitment to career development. In leading Audible in nine marketplaces outside the US, Susan and her team have been intentional and purposeful with their responsibility as a content creator. In the past year, they increased their multi-million dollar fund designed to identify, produce and elevate local, diverse voices. Every International Audible marketplace delivered highly-rated, award-winning Original titles under this initiative. In addition to her work for Audible, Susan serves as Executor of the Christine Schneider Scholarship, part of NYU Stern’s Breakthrough Scholars Leadership Program. This four-year undergraduate initiative helps make college accessible to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, and offers cohort-based leadership workshops that complement extracurricular support and career development resources.

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Paola Maffezzoni

Head of Marketing & Comms - Italy, GroupM - PR & Marketing Director - Italy, WPP
GroupM

Paola is Operations Director of the Winspire leadership team, a cross-agencies WPP Italy project inspired by the WPP Stella Project, whose aim is supporting female talents and leadership with internal/external audiences and stakeholders. It collaborates with some industry big players to create initiatives dedicated to DEI. Some of the projects Paola has been responsible for organizing have included a ‘Fast Forward Women’ training with Facebook, inspiring women in their careers; a WPP ‘#IAmRemarkable’ workshop with Google Italia; pro-bono activities for women entrepreneurs in the world of technology and to create adv campaigns for associations that support women in troubled countries (e.g. Afghan women). Paola is a mentor for the young generation of marketers, she has been invited to join as a speaker to external events, such as WomenXImpact, an event dedicated to women empowerment where she had the chance to be a role model for marketing community.

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Heather Reisner

Product Development & ESG Sr. Associate
WisdomTree Asset Management

Heather leads WisdomTree’s Women's Initiative Network (WIN) and has been actively involved since the group was founded in 2019. She developed an internal mentoring program launched in 2022 to connect women at WisdomTree with leaders who can help them achieve their career goals. Heather joined WisdomTree in 2018 as part of the firm’s Product Development team focused on managing the launch of new exchange traded funds (ETFs) and overseeing relationships with key service providers. As of February 2022, Heather also began co-leading the firm’s Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiative. Outside work, Heather serves on the Associate Board for Rising Ground, a charitable organization that supports children and families in the NYC-area. At her previous firm, BNY Mellon, she was an active member of the firm's women’s network.

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MiRan Park

Managing Director, Strategy, M&A and Partnerships
S&P Global

In addition to her role leading the Content Partnership team within the Strategy, M&A and Partnerships function at S&P Global, MiRan is a UK-based member of the Women's Network. She mentors women, supporting their continued development and professional advancement to strengthen the diversity of SPGI’s talent pipeline. She also served as a co-mentor to IHS Markit's CEO, Lance Uggla, in 2021 under its inaugural Collaborative Mentoring program whose objective was to allow participants to exchange personal experiences and perspectives while respectfully sharing information that challenges biases and assumptions through a structured program. She supports early career programs such as SEO London through mentoring and interview programs to drive diversity and inclusion. In addition, MiRan amplified people resource groups around mental health and participated in panel discussions to raise awareness. Outside of S&P Global, MiRan is a board member and ambassador at Outstanding Global, an executive coaching and leadership development program provider, where she spoke in events designed to support women's leadership development.

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Hannah Ryan

Associate Director, Business Development
The Business of Fashion

Hannah set up BoF’s Female Empowerment Network with the mission to cultivate a workplace where women feel nurtured, empowered, equally represented, and heard. Hannah and her Network stand for career advancement, support, education, and the development of women. The network works to dismantle any structures that prevent women from progressing in their roles. She organised a monthly speaker series inviting outstanding women in their field, ranging from women's health experts to C-level executives and founders. The series opened up conversations on race, fertility, anxiety, micro-aggressions, and violence against women. These successful events brought the women of the company closer together, helping them to highlight and address what work still needs to be done within the workplace.

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Carlotta Zorzi

Partnerships Manager
Shopify

Carlotta is dedicated to having a positive impact on society through helping more women and underrepresented groups access roles in tech and growing in the industry. An advocate for social mobility and equitable opportunities, Carlotta holds multiple positions in addition to her Partnerships role at Shopify. On top of her contribution as Communication & Operations Lead on the Women at Shopify Leadership team where she creates content that goes out to nearly 3000 women globally, Carlotta also regularly facilitates #IamRemarkable sessions that help women and underrepresented groups learn the importance of advocating for their achievements. Outside of Shopify, Carlotta is a mentor for women-focused networks like Bloom UK and a Tech Career Coach for School16, a NYC-based startup that helps individuals from all over the globe get into tech no matter their background. Carlotta is also a Visiting Professors at Sussex University, a career development speaker and a 2021 TechWomen100 award winner.

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Stephanie Danner

Sr Director, Connections
Anheuser-Busch InBev

As Senior Director of Connections at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), Stephanie is a female leader in a male-dominated industry, one of a select group of female partners at the company. She is dedicated to creating an inclusive space within the beer industry for all. Her efforts to advocate for gender diversity in advertising and employment within the beer industry include working with recruiting teams to ensure a minimum of 50% of candidates for new positions on her team are diverse; partnering with external agencies to ensure the teams supporting the organization are diverse; and recruiting on college campuses to attract more women into the company. Stephanie has worked to promote and develop female leaders within the company by providing one-on-one mentoring to six women and hosting informal group mentoring through Women in Beer get-togethers and career panels. She also serves as a ‘Captain’ for the Network of Executive Women within ABI, an educational non-profit committed to advancing all women through the power of community.

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David Schwimmer

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
London Stock Exchange Group

David has set a clear vision for a diverse culture where inclusion is a constant practice. He has established priorities against which to measure the Group’s progress globally; LSEG employs 23,000 people, more than half of whom are based in Asia Pacific. In 2022, one of LSEG’s strategic objectives is to ‘foster a diverse, inclusive culture’, a goal embedded throughout the organisation. David has introduced senior leadership gender and race/ethnicity targets aiming to achieve 40% women in senior leadership roles by the end of 2022, 20% underrepresented groups in senior leadership roles by the end of 2023 and 25% by the end of 2025. With great pride, LSEG was shortlisted for the "Company of the Year" category at the British Diversity Awards in 2022 and awarded “Large Brand of the Year” in the Bank of London Rainbow Honours 2022. LSEG continues to build momentum in advancing its diversity, inclusion, and belonging agenda.

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Jig Ramji

Group Head of Talent
London Stock Exchange Group

Jig leads the global Talent and DEI Function and sets the DEI strategy, owning the four priorities around which the strategy is based: create a culture that fosters belonging, build a diverse leadership team, accelerate the progression of underrepresented talent, particularly ethnically diverse women, and shape inclusion in our industry. As Group Head of Talent, he is heavily involved and ultimately responsible for ensuring the hiring of diverse talent across the company. Jig also ensures that every leader has an objective centred on DEI in their performance to help drive the representation of senior women. He created a new leadership development strategy, with inclusive leadership at its core, to support the career development of women company-wide. In addition, he also initiated the Belonging & Inclusion index from LSEG engagement surveys and an Employee policy review to mitigate bias and psychological safety.

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Serpil Timuray

CEO Europe Cluster and Member of Group Executive Committee, Vodafone Group
Vodafone Group plc

Since 2014 Serpil has chaired Vodafone’s global Inclusion for All Committee, which has led a pioneering agenda towards colleagues, customers and communities to improve diversity and inclusion. Serpil has championed the development and rollout of specific apps and services to support women in markets where Vodafone operates – such as the domestic violence app, and drove a target of connecting an additional 20 million women in Africa and Turkey, achieved four years ahead of schedule. In March 2020, Serpil led the development and launch of Vodafone's #ChangeTheFace initiative – a call for action based on ground-breaking research into the lack of racial, gender, age diversity within the technology industry. This evolved into the #ChangeTheFace Alliance where leading global tech companies and organisations collaborate on accelerating diversity and equality in the technology sector. In February 2022, Serpil received the Diversity In Tech Outstanding Achievement Award at Mobile World Congress.

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Linda Yaccarino

Global Chairman, Advertising & Partnerships
NBCUniversal

As global chairman, Linda is an advocate of BOLD, an initiative created by NBCUniversal with a mission to influence, inspire and develop the next generation of Global Advertising & Partnerships leaders. Linda's extensive championing of BOLD's mission has driven transformational change for the initiative, including the creation of new opportunities in leadership and diversity, with BOLD Vets, the group's program to honor and engage veterans within NBCU, and BOLD Spotlight, a series of inspirational conversations with internal and external leaders from diverse backgrounds and careers. Externally, Linda uses advertising to advance equity through a variety of partnerships including the #ShesMy campaign, which champions the ways women break down barriers in both the professional and personal spheres; Target’s Scene in Color, which elevates emerging BIPOC creatives in film; and a partnership with Telemundo to release a Latina-centric storytelling guide as well as external partnerships around Telemundo’s exclusive coverage of the Women’s World Cup in 2023.

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Danny Harmer

Chief People Officer
Aviva

Danny champions the female agenda by encouraging business to consider the potential future impact of hybrid working on women, carers and the future gender pay gap. Danny is responsible for Aviva’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy, which supports women through initiatives including: simplifying all job adverts to encourage more female candidates; including diversity targets in Executive reward; monthly reporting on gender diversity metrics; inclusive leadership training; Aviva’s own Licence to Hire training (covering non-inclusive behaviours and recruiting underrepresented candidates); extending sponsorship programmes to advance the careers of underrepresented talent (including women); and engaging 1,000+ part-time colleagues (87% female) to understand challenges around development and progression. Aviva’s employment policies include equal parental leave, paid carers leave and domestic abuse support, the latter of which Danny is co-executive sponsor of. Danny is also the co-executive sponsor of our Pride community, and has also contributed to a number of external news articles championing women.

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Ilse van Gasteren

Partner/Lawyer
Clifford Chance LLP

Since joining Clifford Chance in 2001, Ilse has advocated for gender parity within the Amsterdam office and the Global Firm, ensuring that diversity is at the very top of the agenda. From 2020 to 2022, Ilse co-led a project with Harvard's gender and behavioral science expert, Paola Secchi Dimeglio, to perform an AI data-driven "body scan" of the Amsterdam office appraisal and promotion systems to find nudges to improve the gender balance and enhance retention numbers in the longer term. The research outcome has been used to implement changes in the Amsterdam appraisal and collaboration systems and heavily contributed to increasing the number of women partners from 2 to 5. Under Ilse's leadership, Clifford Chance Amsterdam launched their chapter of the global gender parity group Accelerate in 2020, and she also organized a high-profile women leadership program for women associates.

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Claudia Parzani

Partner
Linklaters

Always hugely passionate and supporter of the value of the diversity at every strand, Claudia serves as sponsor many initiatives and programmes and has participated to mentorship projects to support female and young talent. She is the founder of Breakfast@Linklaters, an important female business community in the country and the Italian Ambassador of Inspiring Girls, a project launched in Italy with the Ministry of Education. As Special Friend of UNHCR in Italy, she is supporting the campaign for the instruction of refugees focusing on young women. In the past she was President of Valore D, the largest Italian association of companies for gender inclusion. In 2020 Claudia published with Il Sole24Ore the book “Meravigliose. Tour guidato all’interno di noi stesse” dedicated to gender issues, young women and talent. In 2022, she has been appointed as Chair of the Italian Stock Exchange, the first woman to take this position.

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Maria Glasscock

Executive Director, People
Selfridges

As Executive Director of People, Maria champions the representation of women within Selfridges by focusing on the cross-sectional data of female talent and creating more inclusive opportunities for female team members, particularly those from underrepresented and minority groups. In 2021, Maria set a target to increase female leadership in 'Director positions' to 50%, which was surpassed in 2022 (hitting 51%), while also increasing the number of female leaders from ethnic minorities in leadership roles. In 2021 and 2022, she created educational training for managers on Inclusivity, Menopause, and Mental Health. In March 2022, she hosted team panel discussions with 'Fertility Matters at Work' and launched the 'Fertility and Neonatal loss policy.' Furthermore, Maria has introduced new D&I Terms of Business for all partner recruitment agencies, where every candidate shortlist must be 50% female. Moreover, she has been sponsoring careers events that promote Black women within the Tech space and has mentored on Diversity in the Retail's Global Female Leaders program.

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Ishita Dhamani

Partner, Supply Chain Competency Leader, EY ASEAN
EY

After these past two years of the pandemic, Ishita’s focus is to push forward equitable policies and a safe work environment to drive gender equality. As the Supply Chain leader at EY, she has ensured that 50% of candidates considered for any role should be female. In addition, she has furthered EY’s culture of flexible working hours which could help young mothers manage work and childcare commitments. Ishita also has organized monthly sharing sessions by women leaders and has been a mentor to young women within the company. Thanks to her efforts, her team has 40% gender diversity, with 60% of managers being women. Additionally, Ishita strives to create a better working world outside her company, so she engages with the professional and start-up community in Singapore to promote gender diversity through inspirational speaking, collaboration, support, and mentoring.

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Margherita Fontana

Europe, Middle East, Africa and India Commercial Director Dow Consumer Solutions
Dow

Margherita was named the Global Leader for the Dow Women's Inclusion Network (WIN) Employee Resource Group in 2020. For four years prior to this she led Dow WIN in the EMEAI Region, helping to move the needle for female representation at leadership levels to 50%. Margherita was responsible for developing and implementing the group’s strategy, including setting up a Female Sponsorship Program. Established in partnership with INSEAD Business School, it was the first ever sponsorship program for female talent in the EMEAI region. Within 18 months 50% of the female talent who participated had been promoted to leadership roles. Last year Margherita developed the second cohort of the program, which is aiming to help promote 80% of the 36 women participating within 24 months. In 2023 the 3rd edition of the Female Talent Sponsorship program will be run, to continue the focused efforts in developing Dow Female talents across the organization. Other initiatives she has headed up have included attaining an Equal Pay Certification for Dow Switzerland and sponsoring the role model stories of Dow’s ‘Hidden Heroes’.

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Juliana Puntel

Senior associate of the Charities, Social Business & Human Rights practice
Mattos Filho

Juliana is a lawyer at Mattos Filho, an international Law Firm based in Brazil, and part of 4Women, a group that works to boost gender equity and promote women to leadership positions through training, mentoring, and the creation of an increasingly strong and welcoming professional network. In 2019, the 4Women program was recognized by Valor Econômico and Women in Leadership Latin America (WILL) in the ‘Women in Leadership’ category, and in 2022, it was one of our internal programs that has granted us with the “Work-life balance” recognition by Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Awards. Juliana is a feminist lawyer who is concerned with promoting gender equality and inclusive environments in her team, in her relationship with stakeholders and in the legal solutions she proposes to clients. Recently, Juliana became a mother and has carried out actions aimed at a more inclusive motherhood and integrated into the corporate environment. Juliana is also involved in pro bono initiatives offered by the firm to feminist and women’s organizations in Brazil, such as Instituto Alziras, Instituto AzMina, Me Too Brasil, Casa Sueli Carneiro ( an important institution that honors Sueli’s black feminist activism).

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Sonia Silva

Executive Director- Regional Head, Financial Markets Client Management
Standard Chartered Bank NY

Sonia is a member of the Gender Equality Network and has a leadership role at BOLD, the Black Organization Leadership and Development network. Through Mentorship and her network, she shines the light on talented women that are yet to be given an opportunity to showcase their talent and potential by creating support lean-in circles within the firm to allow women to get advice and guidance. Sonia also created a platform called For Women by Women, an educational platform that aims to encourage, support, and elevate Women across the globe through different experiences. Furthermore, she delivered workshops and Masterclasses on Leadership, Imposter Syndrome and Personal Brand and actively engaged in events that elevate women. However, Sonia also brings difficult conversations to the table, such as panel discussions on career paths for Women and Women of Color, on "Women by Banking," or as a board of advisor for WOMENICE.

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Amanda (Jane) Rodriguez

Retail Account Manager
Benefit Cosmetics (LVMH - Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton)

Amanda championed DEI by raising awareness about 'National Arab American Heritage Month' in 2021 with Benefit Cosmetics/LVMH to promote a more inclusive and diverse company culture. This positively impacted LVMH senior executives as she was given the opportunity to present on the positive influences of Middle Eastern culture and her personal testimony as an Arab-American. She joined and collaborated with the EllesVMH Resource Group to bring awareness to NAAHM and was featured in EllesVMH Newsletter and LinkedIn to encourage female empowerment and D&I. Amanda also joined the ‘LVMH New Moon APAHM Closing Celebration’ as a panelist to commemorate Asian Pacific American traditions and shed light on how allies can help support underrepresented cultures and communities. Additionally, Amanda participated in EllesVMH AllyLunch! a pilot program that provides LVMH employees with community and mentorship opportunities; her feedback and suggestions to the creators helped expand the program and drive mentorship for future executives.

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Irene Henriksen McGillivray

Senior Account Lead
Yahoo!

Irene, AuDHD, is the Global Lead for the company’s Neurodiversity ERG, working on creating a more inclusive workplace for neurodivergent employees while collaborating with all ERGs to cover intersectionality. The ERG looks at each office to see how it can be more inclusive of Neurodivergent people and reimagines their structure to become more Neuro friendly, and it also ensures recruitment, hiring, interview, and onboarding processes are inclusive. In addition, the Neurodiversity ERG, creates awareness in the company by hosting events related to Neurodiversity. Previously the ERG hosted a panel for Parents and Caregivers called: A Community of Care: Caring for our Autistic families and caregivers. Irene tirelessly works to educate the company on Neurodivergences and how to be more inclusive and recently did an event for Autism in the Workplace where we had the amazing Joan McDonald in to talk about how we can be allies to Autistic people.

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Krystle McGilvery

Founder
Mind Over Money

Krystle has been empowering women through mentoring for over ten years and actively encourages financial independence. She is the Board Director of an all-women board of not-for-profit organization Abianda, which supports women and girls connected with gang violence and county lines. Krystle has actively hired women within her organization, Mind Over Money, and provides financial education and training as a benefit. Krystle is a mentor at Women of Colour Global Network and Like-Minded Females and runs her female-only personal and financial development community The Growth Assemble. In 2022, she was added to the D-List platform as a diverse entrepreneur. Krystle has been an active advocate for women by being a panelist at several events within the last two years, including the Female Founders Lead Today Shape Tomorrow Flagship event, The Female Lead and AllBright: The Road to a Shecovery and the Hatch Presents - Women in Business Achieving Economic Empowerment.

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Claudio Gienal

CEO AXA UK and Ireland
AXA

Claudio has placed gender equality as a key, strategic priority for AXA UK&I, and his actions have resulted in AXA being listed as a coveted 2021 and 2022 Times Top 50 Employer for Women and helped to significantly reduce the gender seniority gap. Under Claudio’s leadership AXA UK&I have improved the female representation on the executive committee from 19% in 2018 to 44% in 2022. Claudio has also improved women in executive roles from 32% in 2020 to 40% in 2022. Claudio regularly participates in D&I initiatives, during 2022 these have included external panel discussion to celebrate International Women’s Day with Liverpool Football Club and an internal virtual speed mentoring event hosted by our network. Claudio also uses his LinkedIn platform to celebrate international women’s day through Break the Bias post and sharing recent conversations he had with participants in the AXA Global IWD mentoring initiative. Claudio is also an active participant of the Swiss Embassy’s YPG Mentoring Programme which sees Claudio mentor and coach future generations of female business leaders

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Lou Maiuri

President and Head of Investment Services
State Street Corporation

From 2017 - 2021, Lou served as the Executive Sponsor of State Street's Professional Women's Network (PWN), an Employee Resource Group providing professional development opportunities for women across the company. He regularly encourages colleagues and peers to participate in the network’s events, as he strongly believes that networking and conversations are critical to help to foster a strong pipeline of female talent. As well as launching and continuing to lead the PWN's Global Advisory Board, which advises on policies that drive diverse hiring and promotional practices, Lou has made a number of female leadership appointments at the Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President levels. In 2021, the firm reached 32.4% female representation across leadership roles, and approximately 36.4% of promotions at Managing Director level and above were women. PWN initiatives Lou has led have included authoring a blog on “Allyship and Equal Pay Day for Black Women” and hosting an event focused on Women in IT.

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Sharon Thorne

Global Board Chair
Deloitte

Sharon has spent over three decades on boards and held several executive roles including Deputy CEO of Deloitte North South Europe. She actively promotes and is a sought-after public speaker on diversity and inclusion, mental health/wellbeing, and sustainability. Sharon works with Deloitte’s leadership to set and meet ambitious goals for the representation of women in leadership globally. She is an advocate for allyship and sponsorship in the workplace, for example through her involvement with Deloitte's Women in the Boardroom report. Sharon established Deloitte’s UK diversity networks in 2007, and champions the Deloitte Global Gender Balance network, the Deloitte UK Neurodiversity network, and the Deloitte Global LGBT+ network. She personally sponsors and mentors several people, and actively participates in external forums such as The 30% Club. Sharon regularly meets with groups of women at Deloitte and externally to share her experiences, understand theirs, and encourage them to pursue their career ambitions.

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Tracy Garrad

CEO AXA Health
AXA Health

Tracy is the Executive Sponsor for Diversity & Inclusion across AXA in the UK and Ireland, and as part of this role she chairs the Diversity and Inclusion Board, which is comprised of senior leaders from across the business. Over the past year successes have included getting AXA UK&I listed as a coveted 2021 Times Top 50 Employer for Women, developing and executing an Ethnicity Action Plan, and launching an allyship program which has been engaged with over 2,000 times to date. Additionally, Tracy was able to strengthen senior leadership commitment to D&I by ensuring all leaders have two performance-related D&I objectives, as well as making D&I a quarterly standing agenda item at Executive Committee meetings. To celebrate 2021 International Women's Day, Tracy starred in a global AXA Group panel discussion on the impact of Covid-19 on gender equality, which was watched by over 3,000 employees across the globe.

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Caroline Frankum

Global CEO, Profiles Division
Kantar

Kantar is a world-leading market research agency, inspiring growth by understanding people. As a Global CEO, and part of Kantar's Exco and I&D Steering Committee, Caroline is committed to ensuring a culture that embraces all intersections of diversity. She holds herself accountable to increasing female representation by being an authentic ‘see it, be it’ role model to Kantar’s ~12,000 women, which includes being a mentor and sponsor for Kantar’s Aspire programme empowering females across the globe progress their careers by building strong, authentic, influential personal brands. Caroline also serves as Global Executive Sponsor of Pride@Kantar, the Employee Resource Group inspiring Kantar’s 700+ LGBTQIA+ employees and allies flourish at work by embracing and celebrating their individuality, and co-founded Kantar’s 360 Mentorship Program with Special Olympics athletes, to support people with intellectual disabilities build successful careers in paid jobs. She also represents the ‘Agency’ voice on the Market Research Society’s DI&E Council.

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Leanne Wood

Chief HR Officer
Vodafone

Leanne has been driving gender balance, diversity, and inclusion for over 20 years across tech-comms, luxury and FMCG industries. At Vodafone, Leanne is an Executive Committee Member and Sponsor for its Employee Networks, including the Women's Network, and led Vodafone's #CountMeIn diversity data capture initiative to enable an intersectional approach to DEI and strengthen women's inclusion and representation. She launched the Reciprocal Mentoring program enabling senior leaders to connect with minority groups and, in 2019, equalised parental leave to support parents and families so that responsibilities are shared. In 2022, as part of Vodafone's support of Ukrainian refugees, she led the Ukraine Employment Programme providing those displaced with employment and resettlement, with 61% of applicants being women. Additionally, Leanne launched Vodafone's hybrid working model to provide flexibility, including 20 days of remote working from any location to attract and retain diverse talent.

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Charlotte Duerden

International Chief Customer Officer
American Express

While leading the UK Business as Country Manager, Charlotte pledged American Express’ commitment to achieving a 50:50 gender balance in senior management under HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, a target which was reached earlier this year. As an Executive Sponsor of American Express’ Women’s Interest Networks, Charlotte has championed the Company’s ‘Ambition Project’ as a means of raising awareness of the role ambition plays in women's professional success. She has also overseen initiatives including the roll out of self-identification amongst colleagues to help drive D,E&I changes across the company and the introduction of training to over 5,000 colleagues in order to combat unconscious bias. As colleagues moved towards working from home during the pandemic, American Express also initiated a range of company-wide internal communications and initiatives intended to support colleagues, particularly those shouldering caring responsibilities. Under her leadership American Express has been recognized over the past two years as a top employer by the Financial Times, LinkedIn, Working Families and Glassdoor.

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Jane Palmieri

President of Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure (II&I); Asia Pacific oversight
Dow

Jane is president of the Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure operating segment within Dow. With annual sales of $16 Billion, this segment provides innovative solutions to global markets including infrastructure, consumer, construction, mobility, and energy. Jane leads a diverse global leadership team comprised of 40% women, underscoring inclusion as a top business priority. As a member of Sadara Chemical Company’s and Stanley Black & Decker’s Board of Directors, Jane advocates for female representation in the workforce. Jane is also the Executive Sponsor of Dow’s Veterans Network Employee Resource Group focused on attracting, retaining, and mentoring active service members and military veterans. A true champion for gender equality, Jane’s executive-level speaking engagements have included: a notable keynote speech at the 2019 P.O.W.E.R. Up leadership development conference, co-sponsored by EY; and an executive-level industry panel at the March 2019 AFPM International Petrochemical Conference on "How Inclusion Ignites the Workforce in the Petrochemical Industry.

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Neha Rajesh

Marketing Lead - Chrome Enterprise EMEA
Google

Neha works at Google and has been championing DEI initiatives through mentoring and coaching for 8+ years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Neha launched a platform called WonderWoman to connect young girls with women mentors in the tech space to support each other on their journeys. Through this initiative Neha has helped several women globally progress their careers, find new routes to employment and grow their skills. She also runs regular school visits for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to introduce them to the world of work, and to inspire the next generation of female leaders to pursue a career in technology. Born in India and immigrating to the UK at the age of 20, Neha has made it her mission to open doors for women across various backgrounds and walks of life through mentoring, volunteering, providing job opportunities and raising her voice.

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Ricole Tan

Partner & Director, Regional Lead, Financial Restructuring & Sustainable Financing
Boston Consulting Group

Ricole is a committee member of SEA Women@BCG Network and leads the Women@BCG Network in Singapore. She organized internal and external events to promote gender equality, such as International Women's Day celebrations, mothers’ appreciation, and panelist discussions with senior women business leaders on career navigation. Ricole encourages internal women affiliation and support through creating open and transparent communication channels amongst all women staff in BCG Singapore. She collaborates with the recruitment team to ensure women hiring and acts as a mentor to younger women colleagues of BCG. Furthermore, Ricole has participated in various seminars and discussions on gender equality and inclusions within the industry, such as women in shipping, demystifying gender in restructuring, the role of men in mentoring women, and personal branding for professional women.

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Siona Lamble

Treasury Business Partner and Co-chair of Gender Network
NatWest Group

Siona has been Co-chair of the Gender Network since 2021 and oversaw a review of the Male Allies Network in early 2022, providing scope, coaching, and supporting review leaders, re-launching it with new aims and objectives in May 2022. Siona also directed the re-launch of the recruitment process for volunteers to give more people the opportunity to be involved in the network. This led to the publication of 36 vacancies in May 2022 alone, with most of these filled by people new to volunteering, enhancing their professional development opportunities. Furthermore, she championed change for the maternity returners process, collecting feedback and liaising with the Family & Carers network and senior leaders. This has provided HR with the direction to enable change. Lastly, Siona aims to create cultural change through influencing for policy reviews, including, for example, women's safety when traveling.

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Martina Satherlund

Senior Director - Global Head Market Data
Fidelity International

Martina is a Senior Director in Fidelity’s ISS COO office. Within her department, she plays a key role in embedding D&I and is the business sponsor of Fidelity’s Returner Programme. She authored the article “Breaking bias and building balance” and in April presented “Breaking the Bias” at a primary school to act as a female role model along with her fellow rising stars. She coined the acronym SHOW - a concept that highlights the need to encourage women to join and stay within STEM by ‘SHOW’ing them how. It stands for School, Home, Office, and Workplace. At Fidelity, she is implementing unconscious bias training and the “shifting the dial 2022/2023” gender-balance focused programme to help develop talent in ISS COO. Externally, she was part of the Women in Finance Summit 2022. Leading FISD women’s group and participating in and moderating panels across the industry about gender balance and D&I initiatives. Martina is part of mentoring schemes and facilitates workshops for Fidelity’s menopause support policy.

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Maryse Gordon

Partnerships and Business Development Manager
RepRisk

Maryse’s work supporting the development of RepRisk’s D&I strategy comes from her years of experience as Vice Chair New York Women's Inspired Network (WIN) at LSEG. Maryse supported over 100 members in bringing opportunities to enhance career and personal development, in parallel to LSEG Benefits Committee, Charity Committee, and Black Employee Network. This work enabled her to fully understand the needs of women throughout the organization and target advocacy and activities to support them. During the pandemic’s lockdown, she ensured that LSEG women still received career development opportunities through networking, learning, and development in the virtual space. Maryse organized workshops, networking, and speaker events to address topical issues such as parenthood and well-being and linked in other employee networks for cross-pollination. Her platform within the WIN helped her launch the Black Employee Network in 2020, which added a new lens on the need for all Women in the workplace.

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Tanya N. Blocker

Director and Assistant General Counsel
National Grid

Besides her Director and Assistant General Counsel responsibilities, Tanya is the co-chair of the National Grid DEI committee in US Legal. Playing a vital role in driving the diversity agenda in the General Counsel Group, Tanya organized a trial reenactment of the historic case James Meredith vs. Ole Miss, spotlighting the achievements of Constance Baker Motley, the first black woman attorney on the Southern District of New York (SDNY) federal bench, for the group’s global Black History Month Program. Tanya spearheads and is a frequent speaker on DEI as well as employment law panels on pay equity, parity and gender bias. Recently, she spoke for the SDNY Federal Bar Association’s – “Grab Them by the Workplace: Understanding Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era” program as well as for the NYC Bar Association’s "Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment Post Cuomo” program. Tanya is currently a 2022 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity fellow.

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Laura Bampfylde

Director - Wealth
Redington Ltd

Since joining Redington in 2021, Laura has been a very active and engaging mentor both in and out of her firm. She has been mentoring and coaching young women within her company to help them gain confidence in navigating the financial services industry. She is passionate about increasing the number of women and other diverse talent representing the industry at conferences, running initiatives to build public speaking skills. In her previous role at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Laura was also a mentor, guiding students in the JP Morgan School's Challenge – an initiative encouraging young people to think about careers in STEM while starting to build professional networks. It was an excellent opportunity to showcase the range of roles within financial services and the different skillsets needed. Additionally, she mentors through the charity Migrant Leaders, specifically helping an A-Level student by introducing him to the different facets of the finance world.

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Ivan Menezes

Chief Executive
Diageo

Since becoming Diageo’s Chief Executive in 2013, Ivan has championed Inclusion and Diversity across the whole of the organisation, as well as the wider drinks and hospitality industry. As well as ambitious 2030 goals to increase the representation of women in Diageo leadership roles and the percentage of suppliers from female and minority-owned businesses, Diageo is amongst the first companies to have created a clear link and direct accountability for ESG commitments with its senior management community, meaning that ever senior leader is incentivised to make progress on this agenda. This year the firm has continued to empower women and to lean into often taboo subjects: its Global Menopause Guidelines are now live in over 40 countries and it introduced Domestic and Family Abuse Guidelines to foster a working environment that promotes safety and respect.

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Matthew Norris

Global Head, Standard Chartered Global Business Services
Standard Chartered Bank

Matthew is actively championing Diversity and Inclusion with a commitment to build a safe and inclusive environment in Standard Chartered Bank. Through the use of data and better understanding of unconscious bias, he introduced new perspectives that were effective in hiring more women across the board. Matthew worked tirelessly to advance representation of women leadership across various committees – specifically at the Board Director level, women representation went up to 50% from 20% and in the Executive Committees to 25%. He lobbied to appoint 24 women leaders to local Leadership Councils. Matthew has been a personal mentor for women colleagues across different levels of seniority since 2015. He is an active sponsor of IGNITE, a coaching programme for junior women talents. As part of “SheReturns” initiative, Matthew was instrumental in the collaboration between the Bank, government agencies and NGOs to empower women who wish to resume work after a career break.

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Alisha Alaimo

President
Biogen U.S. Organization

Alisha is responsible for driving growth and people development for Biogen’s U.S. Organization. Leadership to Alisha is about inspiring people to achieve more than they thought possible, embrace change, and seek diverse perspectives to deliver extraordinary results. She created new development programs including "Women on the Rise" and "PROPEL" to accelerate the readiness and visibility of mid-level women and non-white people for senior roles. She also serves as Executive Sponsor for Biogen's Women's Innovation Network, an employee resource group designed to create opportunities for empowerment, advocacy, and advancement. As a board member of The Biogen Foundation, she advocates for supporting access to science education for diverse populations. Her career spans a wide spectrum of leadership roles in strategy, sales, marketing, market access, key account management, advocacy, and medical functions in the U.S. and internationally.

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Lisa Quest

Partner – Co-Head of Public Sector - Europe
Oliver Wyman

As leader of the Public Sector and member of the European Leadership Team supporting over 1,500 employees in Europe, Lisa is committed to using her platform to drive diversity and inclusion through core commercial operations. An Executive Sponsor of Women of Oliver Wyman (WOW), Lisa’s goal is to achieve gender equality; therefore, she has built out her team on this principle resulting in being the only one that is gender-balanced at all levels. Her teams have achieved results through their deep understanding of public institutions and their ability to bring together diverse skills to solve complex problems. Long before the pandemic, Lisa was pivotal in championing the option of fully flexible working and job shares and campaigned for equal maternity and paternity leaves at 26 weeks. Beyond Oliver Wyman, Lisa is a member of the Board of Trustees for Best Beginnings and co-founder of the Green Hat Foundation, both charities focused on supporting people from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the UK.

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Rachel Stern

EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Global Head of Strategic Resources
FactSet

Passionate about D&I, Rachel has promoted gender diversity since she started at FactSet in 2001. As the company's first general counsel and sole female executive leadership team member for over 15 years, she fought for women to be included and promoted to higher ranks of management globally. Rachel is responsible for introducing the first female director to FactSet's board and including three more after her. Rachel has formally mentored and informally sponsored women who are now part of the company's leadership. As an Executive Sponsor of FactSet's Women's BRG, Rachel furthered programs around the world designed to bring women together to support each other. Furthermore, Rachel founded and led a 20/20 Women on Boards chapter to achieve at least 20% women directors on boards of public companies, and has supported the Thirty Percent Coalition. Additionally, Rachel is a Mentor, WOMN, LLC, mentoring women law partners in New York since 2014.

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Melíosa O'Caoimh

Country Head - Ireland
Northern Trust

As Country Head for Northern Trust Ireland, Meliosa is responsible for all its asset servicing business conducted from Dublin and Limerick supporting fund managers and institutional investors worldwide. Under her leadership, female representation at senior level has moved from 37% in 2019 to 44% in 2022. Meliosa led the firm’s signatory of the Women in Finance Charter in Ireland, setting a target of improving senior female representation from 44% to 48% by 2025. Meliosa has led a number of notable initiatives across the Irish community to help underrepresented groups obtain work experience. Meliosa is the chair of the 30% Club in Ireland. Since taking on this role, Meliosa has committed to ensuring the network is fully inclusive of diverse groups, recognizing the additional challenges underrepresented women face. She is planning to expand the network’s reach, recognising the talent in regions beyond Dublin, and ensuring the network is accessible to all.

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Mairead McIlkenny

Vice President Global Product Delivery
Fiserv

Mairead has always been a keen advocate for Diversity and Inclusion and has sponsored a number of ERG’s in her previous companies and participated in several discussion panels and working groups in Ireland and globally. Since joining Fiserv, she became a Committee member of the Disability Associate Council, of the Women's Impact Network, and an ally of the LGBTQ+ Leadership Council Unity. Her commitment sees her participating at DEI events, in mentorship programs, discussions, and driving engagement externally with local community women's events. Mairead takes a servant leadership approach with her teams and her stakeholders, ensuring that as a leader, she creates an environment of diversity and inclusion, where diversity of thought is encouraged and where everyone has a voice and where that voice is listened to. She is also always driving her recruitment partners to ensure they bring in gender-balanced and diverse candidates and have diverse interview panels with closed feedback loops to remove unconscious bias in the selection process.

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Helen Shan

Chief Revenue Officer
FactSet Research Systems

As the Chief Revenue Officer of FactSet, Helen is a committed advocate for driving equality and empowerment across races and genders. She is the company’s executive sponsor of the Asian Business Resource Group, a member of the Global Diversity Council, and an executive member of the Women’s Business Resource Group. Helen strongly believes in creating personal sponsorships and sharing advice on how to leverage differences into strengths. In addition to being an active speaker at FactSet, Helen has been a panelist at several external corporate events, such as the Women@Amazon’s "Achieving Gender Parity in AWS Partnerships” in 2020, EPAM's IWD 2021 "Lessons in Leadership" panel and HSBC's Latin American Women's conference that same year. As a result, she brings greater visibility to senior female executives, not only in a corporate area but also on the revenue-generating side.

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Marie Hemingway

Principal Asset Management Consultant
Atkins

Marie is a principal consultant helping the Defence enterprise transform their approach to strategic investment decision making with expertise in technology adoption, asset management best practice and people-centric change. Her part-time and fully flexible role at Atkins enables her to apply her skills and experience to additionally support ED&I work around her primary role, for which she is particularly passionate.Marie is the founder and Chief Technology Officer for Speak Out Revolution, an award winning non-profit on a mission to cancel the culture of silence on workplace harassment and bullying in pursuit of truly inclusive workplaces. She led the development of the Speak Out Dashboard - novel, open source technology which transparently presents global workplace challenges for people who experience non-inclusive behaviours so organisations can access intelligent insights to optimally solve the problem within their sector. Marie regularly delivers talks, workshops, training, and consulting to organizations, institutes, and member groups who dare to make a difference for more inclusive workplaces for all.

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Rainie Pan

Principal
Oliver Wyman

In addition to her role as a Principal in the firm’s Financial Services and Digital practices, Rainie leads the Hong Kong chapter of Women at Oliver Wyman (WOW), an employee resource group focused on promoting, supporting, and empowering gender diversity both within the firm and for the local community. An advocate for coaching, mentoring, and learning, Rainie is passionate about crafting sustainable career paths for young women as well as driving broader education, D&I and social impact initiatives in and outside of Oliver Wyman. She also serves in various volunteering capacities at not-for-profit and/or public sector organizations, including the Hong Kong PropTech Association, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, the Hong Kong Blockchain Society, and the Cherie Blair Foundation, providing coaching and mentorships to female entrepreneurs and students.

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Ashlee Williams

Vice President, Data Operations & Client Services
S&P Global

Ashlee founded Women in Maritime, a women’s networking group in the Maritime and Trade business line at S&P Global. Under Ashlee’s leadership, IHS Markit (now S&P Global) was the seventh company to gain Charter certification by Maritime UK for efforts to address gender fairness, equality, and inclusion within the maritime sector. The company actively achieved a 50/50 gender split through its Early Careers program for the Maritime & Trade business for the past three years, and Ashlee’s team comprised of 40% women in 2021. Additionally, Ashlee is a global board representative of WINS Global (Women's initiative for networking and success) at S&P Global, responsible for communication strategies, raising awareness, ensuring the value of diversity in the workplace is understood and communication is inclusive. Externally, Ashlee is a volunteer and mentor for the 'Y's Girls program', an early and effective mentoring initiative in East Surrey for girls aged 9-14 years.

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Chloe Howe

Head of Operations Trading & Implementation
Wickes

Chloe launched the Wickes Balance for the Better Network in 2019 and continues to lead it. She holds colleague listening events, mentors two women internally and uses the network to amplify women's voices. Chloe has worked with the leadership team to understand their role as gender allies and sponsors of female talent, launching the Gender Ally program open to all colleagues. Since launching in September 2021, they now have over 120 allies. In December 2021, she launched Wickes’ period positive campaign aimed to normalize conversations on the topic, remove the stigma around it and make period products available free of charge to those who need them. Wickes is also trialling flexible working for Retail Managers. In May of this year, she was recognized in the 2022 Role Models for Inclusion in Retail Index for her contribution to Inclusion in Retail by working with companies that have signed their charter to drive their gender diversity and make meaningful changes for women.

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Julia Jones,PhD

Software Developer
Credit Suisse

Julia is a career changer and people person dedicated to philanthropic endeavours, holding committee seats for Credit Suisse Inspire, the Credit Suisse BAME Network and Credit Suisse Financial Inclusion Advocates Network. She has an effervescent, endearing spirit that shines through in all that she does and the connections she forges with others. She willingly gives her time and effort to causes large and small. Her ethos is to give back and build a better society for all. In her two and a half years at Credit Suisse, Julia has impacted the lives of numerous individuals, from primary school children, school leavers to mature returners, encouraging them to take STEM careers. She is involved in impactful and strategic changes projects, value creation, that aligned to the long-term vision and success of the firm. Julia is also the founder of Aray Wellbeing CIC, a personal & career development charitable organization and Nerve2Serve, a community food bank, as well as a Charity Trustee for CORE Clapton.

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Barbara Bernstein

Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual

Barbara serves as the Education & Community Outreach Chair of the Northwestern Mutual Women's Council in Los Angeles that seeks to elevate women of all tenures and roles by acknowledging their unique strengths and challenges as they strive for academic mastery and career excellence. It fosters ways to achieve optimal work/life balance in pursuit of personal, professional, and financial goals through formalized programs, events, educational opportunities, and philanthropic efforts that attract ideal candidates and clients. Under Barbara's leadership, the council has created an environment to build bonds between women across the six network offices in Southern California and Nevada, starting with the Big Sister Program, which connects all women joining the network with a woman mentor to help bring them into the fold. Barbara's role is to help women articulate their goals and connect them to the tools available to bring those goals to fruition.

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Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram

Advocat, head of pro bono department
Clifford Chance

As a human rights lawyer, Sylwia believes in and fights for diversity, equity and inclusion, especially in the LGBTQ+ community, which she represents in court. For example, she has successfully brought a motion to a Polish court which ordered the conservative newspaper Gazeta Polska to halt the distribution of "LGBT-free zone" stickers (acting together with attorney Michał Wawrykieiwcz) Another instance sees Sylwia representing both at the police station and in court LGBT activists arrested for confrontation with the police during the protest against the arrest of the LGBT activist argot in Warsaw in august 2020. Sylwia also received the award Badge of Advocacy for the Distinguished from the Polish National Bar Association and the award from the "Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka Foundation" for outstanding achievements in representing minority rights and combating discrimination on the grounds of age, race, ethnic origin, religion, faith or lack thereof, disability or sexual orientation.

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Mark Read

CEO
WPP

As CEO of WPP, Mark appointed a new Chief People Officer and a Global Head of Culture, to continue to improve diversity and build an open and inclusive culture at the firm. Women now make up 51% of senior managers and 40% at the most senior executive level. Last year, WPP launched an updated online ethics training, including unconscious bias modules which are mandatory for all staff, and a new Conscious Inclusion training program to embed DE&I into hiring processes, performance management systems and leadership development. For the third year running the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index has listed WPP, and last year Forbes ranked the company sixteenth in its Top 20 Best Employers for Women List. In 2020, of a total $94 million had been spent by the firm on diverse suppliers, 64% of which went to women-owned business enterprises and 14% to minority women-owned business enterprises.

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Gregory Jones

Vice President, Global Head of Business Service Centre
InterContinental Hotel Group - IHG

A natural approachable and inclusive leader, Greg has worked and collaborated with HR and Talent acquisition partners to create a more balanced gender ratio of workers in India’s Global Service Centre employees to 48% male: 52% female – spearheading and bringing to life IHG’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion agenda in India, championing a diverse culture where everyone can thrive.He’s also actively creating career opportunities for women to move into roles of increasing responsibility, and believes that investing in women's talent and having diverse leadership and development initiatives is pivotal to the hospitality industry. For a long time Greg has supported organizations such as Jack and Jill (formed during the Great Depression by African American mothers) and 100 Black Men of America (a mentoring organization changing the lives of children through education) which has influenced his drive to make positive and inclusive cultural changes. For example, he recently hosted gender/transgender equality engagement sessions in the office featuring Kalki Subramaniam, an Indian transgender speaker.

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Megan Clarken

Chief Executive Officer
Criteo

Megan Clarken is the Chief Executive Officer at Criteo, the global commerce media company. Since joining in 2019, Megan has been instrumental in Criteo’s transformation. Today, the company operates a robust Commerce Media Platform that connects 22,000 marketers and thousands of media owners to deliver richer consumer experiences. Prior to Criteo, Megan served as Chief Commercial Officer of Nielsen Global Media, where she spent over 15 years in a variety of roles leading initiatives that allowed the 90+-year-old company to adapt and prevail in a time of change. Before she was dubbed one of the “most important figures in media” by Adweek, Megan was an Olympic class athlete, using her perseverance and resilience to pivot into a successful career in technology. With vast awards under her belt, Megan continues to be recognized for her ability to transform businesses, while championing underrepresented groups in media.

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Efe Ukala

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
JP Morgan

Efe is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JP Morgan. In addition to her role as in-house counsel, she’s involved in the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts that have resulted in hiring and retaining diverse talents. Her passion for inclusiveness transcends her day job. Efe is also the Founder of ImpactHER, a non-profit that cultivates environments within which African female-led small businesses not only survive but thrive. Under her leadership, ImpactHER has provided pro bono business advisory support and directly trained 46,806 African women entrepreneurs from 53 African countries, connected them with investors, and converted 16,432 non-technologically enabled businesses to technologically enabled businesses. Her work not only helped African women-led businesses from permanent shutdown during the covid shutdowns but is also actively changing the narrative of disenfranchised female business owners on the Continent; allowing women to crash through glass ceilings and re-define the face of successful entrepreneurs in Africa.

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Rebecca Henderson

CEO, Randstad Global Businesses and Executive Board Member
Randstad

Rebecca is one of two women on Randstad's executive board and the executive sponsor of Randstad's Global Diversity Council, which represents 15 business-led workgroups such as inclusive leadership, the Business Resource Group for Women, diverse hiring programs, equal pay, and the Pride Business Resource Group. Rebecca is a founding sponsor of Women in Randstad Empowering Development (WIRED), which empowers Randstad women to develop themselves as leaders and to achieve exceptional results through collective inspiration, sharing of knowledge, and giving back to the community. Furthermore, she is a sponsor and mentor to Randstad's Hire Hope apprentices, which provides career-readiness training and job-placement services to underserved and at-risk women. As a global executive at Randstad, Rebecca actively explores ways to advance gender parity issues and change policy in all areas of work. She also works with partner organizations like the Female Quotient to raise awareness and effect change to help working women advance their careers

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Debbi Vandeven

Global Chief Creative Officer
VMLY&R

Over two decades, Debbi has built VMLY&R into a creative force — experiencing unprecedented growth and recognition. In May 2021, under Debbi's leadership, Campaign magazine named VMLY&R as Global Creative Network of the Year. Additionally, in 2021, Debbi's leadership helped earn yet another year of growth for the nearly $2B agency, which bookended the year with renewal wins of two of VMLY&R's long-standing and notable clients. Debbi drives her teams around the world to create advertising that makes a difference, particularly in the crusade for gender equality. She was named 2020 Ad Age CCO of the Year, as well as being featured on Adweek's Creative 100, Business Insider's "30 Most Creative People in Advertising," and Campaign's Female Frontier Awards.

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Beth Diamond

Group Head of Claims
Beazley Group

In January 2020, Beth joined the Executive, taking on the global Group Head of Claims role, reporting to Beazley's CEO. She is responsible for the development, management, and operational efficiency of a high-performing global team who she committed to a culture valuing inclusion, friendliness, approachability, and creativity. Throughout her career, Beth has been devoted to developing junior talent through mentorship, helping many achieve promotions because she is passionate about empowering others to accomplish their objectives, maximize their opportunities, and stretch their development. Since she took the helm, Beth was able to double the number of People of Color on the team and materially increase the number of managers who are People of Color, as she recognizes development and promotion are crucial markers of change. Beth also played a key role in extending parental leave to 6 months paid leave, honoring equality in family responsibility while materially enhancing a staff benefit.

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Carol Lynch

Former Chief Business Officer
Sandoz

Carol was an executive sponsor of the Sandoz resource groups Women in Leadership and GLOW, where she had the opportunity to amplify the voices of and actively support underrepresented groups at Sandoz. By helping to bring awareness to GLOW issues, Sandoz has seen positive momentum, including raising its first Pride flag on the Holzkirchen, Germany campus and creating "all-inclusive" bathrooms. She is a globally experienced, values-based leader. She was a member of the Sandoz Executive Committee and served as co-chair of the Sandoz Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council, promoting diversity and inclusion across the organization to create an equitable and representative culture. Carol also endorsed Sandoz's sustainable programs and policies, which support minority and underrepresented groups with, for example, extended parental leave and flexible work, executive sponsorships, and DE&I training.

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Natsayi Mawere

Senior Associate
Reed Smith

Natsayi is the Chair of Reed Smith’s NYC office’s DE&I committee, has helped to develop the office's Racial Equity Action Plan and is also an Associate Liaison for the office’s Women’s Initiative Network (“WINRS”). In 2020, she introduced an annual virtual Career Day program to NYC WINRS that connects low-income and homeless women served by the NYC Coalition for the Homeless' "First Step Program" with lawyers in NYC WINRS, who assisted First Step students with resume development, mock job interviews, and discussed issues women face (in the context of a job search). As part of the NYC office's REAP, Natsayi worked with colleagues to develop a pilot Associate Buddy Program in 2021, which she took the lead in taking global in 2022. She is dedicated to investing in the well-being and advancement of others, especially women facing systematic barriers to employment.

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Joanne Michelle O. Manalo

Senior Vice President for Business Development
Teleperformance Philippines

Michelle is the new SVP, Business Development of Teleperformance. In her previous organization, Accenture, Michelle led the company’s Women’s Network in the Philippines, with a group objective to make women and women advocates feel empowered, connected, and valued. Key initiatives she spearheaded included the monthly Women’s Talk and the #SELFMADE TALK SERIES – a quarterly podcast that features inspiring and #SelfMade women. For Accenture in the Philippines’ International Women’s Day 2022, Michelle and the community ran the Designing for Inclusion virtual learning session. Since March 2021, she has also served as a sponsor for Google’s #IAmRemarkable initiative that strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments and promote themselves to others, breaking gender-related modesty norms. Michelle is grateful for the opportunity to drive her I&D advocacy in her previous org and looks forward to making an impact in Teleperformance.

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Plaxedes Makura

Legal Manager, Disputes
Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa LLP

Plaxedes is an experienced Disputes lawyer in the Alternative Legal Services (ALT) team at Herbert Smith Freehills. She was integral in the set-up of ALT Johannesburg in 2017, which forms part of an innovative team of 350 lawyers, technologists and legal analysts operating across 11 global locations. As well as serving on the "Pro Bono" and "Race Champions" Committees, Plaxedes was instrumental in setting up ALT's Social, Diversity, CSR and Mental Health Committees. In addition to managing complex cross-jurisdictional projects, Plaxedes’ responsibilities include recruitment of legal analysts, as part of the market-leading International Legal Development Programme. Plaxedes champions individual uniqueness and diversity and as a result, more than half of the legal analysts recruited in 2021 were women. Outside of work, Plaxedes founded "Pink Power", a charity raising funds for breast cancer patients' treatment. She has also fundraised to enable a Biokinetics student to complete her second year of studies.

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Lauren Clark

IT Program and Portfolio Leader
Corteva Agriscience

Lauren has been the Global Leader of the Women's Inclusion Network since 2021 and has managed to grow membership by over 20% in the last year. She expanded representation by a growing number of chapters, including the installation of a virtual chapter in North America, and has hosted events around advocacy and allyship but also hosted the first global International Women's Day celebration in 2022. Lauren and her teams are assessing how Corteva can become a preferred employer choice for women by setting up focus groups and developing recruiting best practices. In addition, many initiatives are taken outside of Corteva to directly impact local communities across the globe, including toiletry drives for women's shelters and partnerships with local STEM organizations for girls and girl scouts. In 2021, WIN members volunteered more than 300 hours of their time, benefiting 21 external organizations with 31,000+ people impacted.

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Esther Federspiel

Senior Management Support
Credit Suisse AG

Despite an already challenging work-life driving operative and strategic initiatives across the Middle East with her team of 4, Esther stepped up to the Business Area Middle East & Turkey D&I Board, helping to define the DEI Mission Statement: “No fear – to look different, speak different, think different. Difference creates opportunity. Inclusion creates value.” Esther understands that difference creates opportunity and inclusion creates value. Her priority is to increase women's representation at the senior level, and she established a Female Talent Coaching Program and, with HR support, launched a Women Network. She also contributed to the re-launch of the Employee Recognition Program and organized various Panel discussions. Esther is responsible for 4 DEI newsletters annually and presents DEI themes as part of the "Welcome day" for new joiners in Switzerland. Esther sees the advantages of reverse coaching where the young generation coaches the older and initiated a pilot program in this area.

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Magdalena Szymczak

Office & Corporate Communication Manager
Fiserv Polska S.A.

Magdalena is an active member of the Women's Impact Network community in Poland. As the PR & Communication Manager, she pays special attention to promoting women in the technology industry by delegating experts working for Fiserv Poland to the media and internal communication. In addition, she created an Employer Branding strategy, which some of its strong points are, among others, positioning women in the organization as industry experts and mentors, support for women in the recruitment process, and a partnership program for female students of technical universities. Furthermore, Magdalena organizes webinars for women in her organization, aiming to give them motivation and courage to reach for more, acquire new skills, and develop personally and professionally, as well as nurture their self-confidence and appreciate their talents.

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Heather Quinn

Financial Advisor
Northwestern Mutual

Although her career background is in the entertainment industry, she developed an interest in financial planning and now works at Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Advisor. Heather strives to help as many women as possible by guiding financial planning so that women can take control of their financial future. With an exhaustive knowledge of the financial services industry, and a compassionate, person-centered approach, she helps clients feel secure, educated, and in control. She once produced an ABC special called "Un-broke: What You Need to Know About Money" alongside Mellody Hobson. She saw firsthand how the entertainment career could have many phases, shifting from short-term contracts to loan-outs to vested corporate positions, making it much harder to map out personal financial plans. Hence, her goal is to guide people, especially women, in taking control of their finances to plan for the future.

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Colin Passmore

Partner
Simmons & Simmons

Colin has used his 10 years a senior partner at Simmons & Simmons to ensure that improving gender diversity is a key business priority for Simmons & Simmons with a focus on progressing women through to the partnership and into senior management positions. In those ten years, he has sponsored two female Managing Associates in their route to partnership; chaired quarterly gender balance meetings; sponsored the cost of two film screenings to mark the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act; supported the launch of email signature guidelines for the inclusion of personal pronouns; and started reverse mentoring with the firm’s female race and ethnicity partner lead to gain an insight into the challenges and opportunities faced by ethnic groups across the firm. Since Colin became a partner the percentage of firmwide female partners has increased from 11% to just below 25%. This year, six of the thirteen new partners at the firm were female. More recently, Colin has been a lead male advocate for demystifying the female menopause.

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Edward Chidsey

Partner and Senior Vice President
IHS Markit

At IHS Markit, Ed is Lead Advisor to the DEI team and a participating Sponsor within the Women's Sponsorship Program. As well as contributing to the Program’s panel events, he has sponsored a budget in 2021 supporting the launch of three new Women’s Career Development & Retention programs covering almost 300 women across all titles. These programs have since contributed to a meaningful increase in female promotions. In addition, Ed also plays an active role in early careers and IHS Markit’s campus recruiting programs, which have led to encouraging results including in some of the highest female representation in IHS Markit’s 2020 intern class. Ed and his team’s efforts have resulted in numerous Diversity & Inclusion awards for IHS Markit, including recognition from Mogul Top 100 Workplaces, Human Rights Campaign, and Forbes. Outside of IHS Markit, Edward is an active participant as a coach, teacher and fundraiser with several organizations focused on improving educational programs and career development opportunities.

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B. Pagels-Minor

Vice President, Board of Directors
YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago

B sits on the Board of Directors of the YWCA, an organization whose entire purpose is to empower women. In 2020, B and their team acquired an additional YWCA location that was in danger of closing, ensuring that women and children in a more suburban area of Chicago had their programs maintained. The YWCA also acquired Streetwise, an organization that allows individuals to become independent workers and develop their own income. With COVID, those individuals were given additional training that supported programs like vaccination registration, food assistance programs, and childcare. The YWCA also stepped up and provided 1000s of meals to Chicagoans who had lost their jobs due to COVID, as well as providing grants to support housing assistance. Outside of the YWCA, B speaks nationally and internationally on gender diversity and women's inclusion including talks with companies such as British Airways, McMaster University, and Crunchyroll so far in 2021.

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Larry Tomei

Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth and Personal Banking
HSBC Bank Canada

Larry Tomei is a passionate advocate for Diversity & Inclusion. As a first generation Canadian, Larry knows the challenges faced by newcomers, and it was this experience which led to his devotion to promoting D&I. Larry is a strong supporter of empowering women in the workforce. At HSBC Bank Canada, he has achieved a 50% gender balance on his leadership team and has championed three-year diversity and gender promotion objectives. Within WPB, Larry created a platform for female leaders to raise their profiles. He often designates women leaders to represent him in business and speaking engagements, and leverages communication channels to promote women as role models for upcoming employees. Larry mentors and sponsors women, ultimately leading to career advancement and transition into more progressive, important and impactful roles. He hosts “Women Only” exchange sessions to facilitate their feedback and to identify opportunities not only for improvement, but also for creating a pipeline of top talent

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Dean Curtis

Group Managing Director
LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group (part of RELX)

Dean believes an inclusive culture is a true differentiator and a fundamental pillar of a high performance organisation, overseeing two organisations which together have a 45.7% female representation across the workforce, and a 50/50 gender balance at leadership level. Dean has championed D&I initiatives including unconscious bias training for employees, gender balance leadership, psychological safety along with mentoring and sponsorship initiatives for women, all of which have driven employee engagement, retention and employee satisfaction. Dean believes that for diversity to be sustainable, first you must have inclusion. The diversity of backgrounds, experiences and beliefs drive the best decisions, innovation and results as the business continually strives for everyone to bring their best authentic selves to work. Dean regularly sits on panels and promotes the business’ Employee Resource Groups and is currently working with industry leaders to set up a D&I forum for the Energy and Chemical markets.

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Andrew Eisen

SVP & Partner, Financial Services Solutions
IHS Markit

This year, Andrew and the rest of the executive leadership team at IHS Markit launched and sponsored three new Women’s Career Development and Retention programs which saw hundreds of women enroll for mentoring, sponsoring and 1:1 coaching. In addition to directly mentoring ten women as a participant in those programs, Andrew has also placed a focus on building recognition of female members of his team and encouraging them to take on a more public persona. In 2020-21, IHS Markit has seen a significant increase in female promotions at the VP level and SVP level. 2020 also saw an increase in female hires, specifically in the intern program that reached an all-time high of female participation. These outcomes have received public recognition from Mogul Top 100 Workplaces, the Rewards & Benefits Association and Forbes’ list of America's Best Employers for Women.

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Lou Maiuri

Chief Operating Officer
State Street Corporation

Since 2017, Lou has served as Executive Sponsor of State Street's Professional Women's Network, an Employee Resource Group providing professional development opportunities for women across the company. He regularly encourages colleagues and peers to participate in the network’s events, as he strongly believes that networking and conversations are critical to help to foster a strong pipeline of female talent. As well as launching and continuing to lead the PWN's Global Advisory Board, who advise on policies that drive diverse hiring and promotional practices, Lou has made a number of female leadership appointments at the Senior Vice President or Executive Vice President levels. In 2020, the firm reached 30% female representation across leadership roles, and approximately 68% of promotions at Manager Director level and above were women. PWN initiatives Lou helped with in 2020 included authoring a blog on ‘Allyship and Equal Pay Day for Black Women’ and hosting an event focused on Women in IT.

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Georg Beyer

Managing Director & Senior Partner and People Team Chair of Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East
Boston Consulting Group

Under Georg’s leadership over the past 2 years, BCG has defined a clear business case as to why gender diversity is important for BCG, and has ensured that this is constantly communicated to leaders and to all staff. As well as setting goals on the hiring and retention of female talent, Georg and his team have stated their ambition to continue to advance BCG’s women representation in the region. The programs they have implemented include family support, extended paternity leaves, women leadership programs, and participation in external thought leadership publications. Georg personally oversees the retention and career progression of CEMA’s senior women including a strong focus on female share in succession planning for leadership roles. Alongside that commitment he also sponsors 14 senior women to ensure they are successful in advancing through the ranks, by making regular check in calls and advocating for them internally.

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Kevin Hogarth

UK Chief People Officer
KPMG

In his role as Chief People Officer at KPMG Kevin has executive accountability for the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy and policies, and in this capacity has set clear expectations about the proportionality of all promotions, and the outcomes of performance reviews and reward processes. Since joining he has initiated a review to ensure that annual D&I targets and the associated plans are sufficiently stretching, and that KPMG are on target to achieve their publicly quoted gender targets. As well as requesting the organization develop more ambitious gender targets that go beyond current 2022 goals, Kevin has also required a D&I review of all new policies being implemented as part of the transition to hybrid working, to ensure there will be no adverse gender impact. He has been a member of the KPMG Inclusive Leadership Board since starting at the firm, and along with the CEO he sets the agenda for this group of external advisers.

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David Stone

Partner, Global Head of Intellectual Property
Allen & Overy

David is an active force in promoting D&I at A&O. In 2019, David established a Women in Intellectual Property initiative amongst partners and staff globally. The group, which David still sponsors, hosts events for women clients; runs CPE sessions with women-only speaker panels; encourages women to publish thought leadership; and promotes women's achievements within and outside the firm. As a result, lawyers at Allen & Overy have felt empowered to take the spotlight and talk on topical IP issues in front of clients and peers. The group also runs a mentoring program connecting female lawyers across offices and seniority levels, which benefits not just the junior staff but also the mentors, who gain valuable experience and insights. David was also responsible for organizing a study of the language used in quotes for legal directories. With the findings he published guidance on avoiding gendered language when providing feedback on barristers, which is now used across the firm’s London Litigation department.

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Matthew Krentz

Managing Director and Senior Partner, Global DE&I and Leadership Chair
Boston Consulting Group

Matt is the DEI and Leadership Chair for Boston Consulting Group. He is responsible for the firm’s global Women@BCG program whose purpose is to increase the recruitment, retention, advancement, and satisfaction of women. The program is focused on outreach, increased flexibility and mobility offerings, bias reduction, pipeline planning, and customized professional development. Under Matt’s leadership BCG has increased women as a percentage of entry level hires from 29% to 42% and has retained men and women at equal rates over the last eight years. The number of female Managing Director & Partners at the firm has also grown at three times the rate of male MDPs, resulting in the percentage of female MDP representation doubling since 2013. In order to support caregivers at BCG during the pandemic, Matt worked with his team to develop a flexible work model that has provided caregivers with a 70% salary while working at 60% capacity across all cohorts and levels of the company.

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Osman Ershad Faiz

Chief Information and Operating Officer
AMTD Digital Inc

Continues his relentless effort across Singapore, Bangladesh as well as his new company, AMTD Digital Inc. through his advocacy to those 'men of position' and the HeForShe platform. Osman also leads the D&I Council. He personally mentors several mid-career women leaders within the Banking and FinTech industry and serves as Sponsor for the Women in FinTech initiative, which offers graduating students educational visits and internships to FinTech's to connect them with other women in tech and access to AMTD Digital SpiderNet ecosystem. Bangladesh was one of the first Muslim markets to launch a HeForShe network through Osman, and the Singapore HeForShe network he kickstarted currently has over 200 senior male leaders committed to helping hundreds of female executives pursue their personal and professional ambitions. In addition to the HeForShe networks, Osman has been supporting the Lead the Women initiative in Singapore, which reviews the hiring of women at each grade and identifies opportunities to drive progress towards a target of 30% women in key leadership roles.

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Lee Moore

Midwest Market Unit Lead
Accenture

Lee serves as Senior Managing Director and Midwest Market Unit Lead at Accenture, and has been a driving force behind the company's partnership with Women in Cloud (WiC), a community-led economic development organization dedicated to advancing gender equity in the technology industry. In addition to sponsoring and empowering a female Managing Director at Accenture to serve on WiC's Board of Directors, Lee serves on a core team of advisors and influencers helping the not-for-profit organization drive its mission to generate $1 billion in net new global economic access for women entrepreneurs by 2030, through partnerships with corporations, community leaders and policy makers. He spearheaded the creation of Accenture Midwest’s partnership with The Mom Project to provide career opportunities for people from that organization, and is also a champion of Accenture's Women's Employee Resource Group with nearly 6,000 members who participate in networking, work/life balance, recruiting and community access opportunities.

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Huibert Vigeveno

Downstream Director and member of Shell's Executive Committee
Royal Dutch Shell

As a passionate advocate for D&I, believing that diverse teams are better in conversation, decision and outcome quality, Huibert has set clear expectations with his leadership for creating gender balanced teams, with lasting improvements to gender diversity increasingly evident across his organization of 32,000 people. Operating in 150 countries, with revenues of $150 billion in 2020 and net earnings of $7 billion, women now hold almost half of all senior roles in Downstream: 44% up from 23% in the 18 months since Huibert was appointed. Under his leadership, women now run many of Shell’s leading and largest businesses, including Lubricants, Aviation, Marine, Low Carbon Fuels, Customer Operations and several Trading divisions. Further, women also lead the Mobility retailing businesses in Europe and the US as well as some of Shell’s largest and most complex chemicals plants and refineries in Asia and the US. Huibert’s other actions have included pushing Shell's brand campaigns to advocate for greater personal mobility for women, with messages of empowerment, support and celebration for achievements.

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Mahesh Zurale

Senior Managing Director, Lead - Accenture's Advanced Technology Centers in India (ATCI)
Accenture

As the Executive I&D Sponsor for Accenture’s Advanced Technology Centers in India, Mahesh has taken bold steps to create an inclusive and barrier-free culture. In order to champion continuous learning and help women technologists achieve fulfilling careers, Mahesh spearheads several strategic women-centric initiatives across ATCI. He is deeply committed to is achieving a gender-balanced workforce and growing the percentage of women directors in the team to 30% by 2025. Mahesh believes in technology being an equalizer and has been instrumental in developing pathbreaking programs, such as the Apex Leadership Crescent Program, Cloud Elevate, Grow Women in Leadership Program, Quantum Impact and High-Tech Women Edge, which are collectively geared towards enabling 25,000 women across career levels to build their technology skills and become stronger leaders of tomorrow. As the Accenture Technology Accessibility Co-Sponsor, Mahesh has also launched a virtual Accessibility Center; a dedicated place with a suite of assistive technologies to empower colleagues with disabilities.

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Andrew Williams

Group Chief Executive
Halma

Andrew’s work to improve the gender balance in leadership positions at Halma has resulted in more diversity at all levels of the organization. From July this year, the Executive Board will be made up of 78% women, including one Black woman. Additionally, 46% of graduates in the last four years have been women, and more than 50% of Halma’s senior leadership team are women, including on the plc Board, the Executive Board and the Divisional Chief Executives. As part of Halma’s commitment to building inclusive businesses, last year the firm launched its first ever global paid parental leave policy to support new parents to look after their new family, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation or the market in which they live or work. The policy aims to remove career impediments for mothers, and to enable fathers to enjoy more time with their new family.

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Christian Edelmann

Managing Partner Europe
Oliver Wyman

When promoted to Managing Partner Europe earlier in 2021, Christian enacted two policy changes. The first was aimed at talent acquisition, allowing business leaders to go beyond their hiring targets if they managed to attract female talent. This initiative allowed Oliver Wyman to hire five additional highly talented female colleagues. The second policy, which was implemented after a strong correlation was observed between the sponsorship of women and their career progress, asked each member of the European Leadership Team to sponsor two female colleagues. Christian has also been working closely with the HR team to ensure Oliver Wyman creates a ‘back to office work’ policy which allows employees to retain the benefits of hybrid working. The Men4Change program he co-founded two years ago has run workshops with many clients on the topic of gender balance, as a forum to share experiences and as an opportunity to get to know like-minded peers.

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Claudio Gienal

CEO
AXA UK & Ireland

Claudio has placed gender equality as a key, strategic priority for AXA UK&I with the result that the organization has been listed as a coveted 2021 Times Top 50 Employer for Women, and the gender seniority gap has been significantly reduced. Under his leadership female representation on the Executive Committee has increased from 19% in 2018 to 50% in 2021, and the percentage of women in executive roles has risen from 32.1% in 2020 to 39.9% in 2021. Claudio is actively involved in the sponsorship of female talent across the AXA Group, and on International Women’s Day 2021 he used his LinkedIn platform to spotlight three AXA female future leaders he is currently supporting. He regularly participates in internal D&I initiatives, which in 2021 have included an internal panel discussion to celebrate International Women's Day and a virtual speed mentoring event hosted by AXA UK&I’s gender equality network.

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Keith Barr

CEO
IHG

As Chief Executive Officer, Keith has been instrumental in defining IHG’s culture as one of inclusion, and to the sense of belonging colleagues feel and the freedom they have to be themselves. A commitment to champion a diverse culture where everyone can thrive is at the heart of IHG’s ‘Journey to Tomorrow’ 2030 Responsible Business plans, and the company has a set of targets to help achieve this, including driving gender balance and a doubling of under-represented groups across our leadership. Throughout the pandemic, recognising the pressures it has placed on all IHG colleagues, Keith has ensured that colleagues can prioritise wellbeing and manage family and work needs, including with the introduction of new global flexible working guidelines and recharge days to allow colleagues to recuperate.

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Julio Bruno

Chief Executive Officer
Time Out Group plc

Throughout his career and at Time Out Group, Julio has always surrounded himself with a team of mixed genders, races and ethnicities. The leadership team Julio currently heads at Time Out has a 50:50 gender split. In addition, 58% of the whole workforce is female and there is no gender pay gap. The company’s HR recruitment process involves practicing blind recruitment, to avoid unconscious bias around hiring men over women, and insisting on a 50% minority candidate long list from any agencies used. During 2020, in response to the issues faced by working parents over the pandemic, Time Out created a family resource center as a support to help with mental health and the time off needed while working and caregiving simultaneously. Every year Time Out celebrates International Women's Day, both internally and through the company’s media megaphone, and Julio actively encourages his editorial team to spotlight female owned businesses as well as minority-owned businesses.

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Shinbo Won

Head of Asia ex-Japan, BlackRock Investment Stewardship
BlackRock

Shinbo is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of BlackRock Singapore's Male Allies program, a role through which he is tasked with growing the pool of male champions who advocate for the empowerment of female colleagues. The position also involves supporting the broader Women's Initiative Network (WIN) in fostering diversity, equity and inclusion. The Male Allies program is focused around building awareness of biases and behaviors that act as barriers to achieving gender equity in the workplace, while sharing experiences and practices that help build a more inclusive culture. In his role at BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship, Shinbo and his team have strengthened the expectation of board diversity, including gender diversity, by newly implementing a voting policy in 2021 which BlackRock holds existing members accountable for a lack of women on the board by voting against the re-election of directors. Outside of BlackRock, Shinbo has been appointed as Male Champion of the Financial Women's Association (FWA) of Singapore.

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Jon Holt

Chief Executive
KPMG

Since being elected as Chief Executive of KPMG in April 2021, Jon has put Inclusion and Diversity at the heart of his strategy. He is responsible for the firm's progress against Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality (IDSE) targets, as well as pay gaps and action plans, and he ensures that these are regularly discussed and challenged by the Executive Committee in order to drive action and progress. He also sets the tone for all people processes, making sure that colleagues apply a gender and ethnicity lens to achieve the right outcomes and drive sustainable change. In his previous role as the Head of Audit, Jon developed IDSE goals for all Audit Partners and Directors, and initiated IDSE awareness sessions for all 7,000 of Audit’s employees, and since 2017 he has been a member of the KPMG Inclusive Leadership Board, which serves to challenge the firm on progress and bring in external views regarding best practice.

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Ivan Menezes

Chief Executive
Diageo

Since becoming Diageo’s Chief Executive in 2013, Ivan has championed Inclusion and Diversity across the whole of the organization, as well as the wider drinks and hospitality industry. As well as ambitious 2030 goals to increase the representation of women in Diageo leadership roles and the percentage of suppliers from female and minority-owned businesses, Diageo is also amongst the first companies to have created a clear link and direct accountability for ESG commitments with its senior management community. In February 2021, Diageo announced 20% of the Diageo Long-term Incentive Plan will be linked to ESG measures, including Inclusion and Diversity, ensuring that every senior leader is incentivized to make progress on this agenda. This year the firm has continued to empower women and to lean into taboo subjects: in March 2021 Global Menopause Guidelines were launched to offer strengthened support and flexibility and to encourage employees to build their understanding of how the menopause impacts individuals.

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Gerald Yao

Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder
FiscalNote

As Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at FiscalNote, Gerald has driven a number of initiatives to improve gender diversity at the company. Last year, after speaking with over 25 DEI experts on how to shape the company’s programs, he launched the first Diversity and Inclusion company-wide survey and led the creation of the 2020 State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report released internally to the entire international organization. Gerald also built the structure and recruitment of the company’s DEI Task Force. Furthermore, he organized Senior Leadership Team enablement sessions around DEI, integrating incentive goals for leaders. This year has seen him sign onto the CEO ACTION for Diversity and Inclusion, bring women onto the Advisory Board, and coordinate with the Head of CSR to create monthly themes related to DEI.

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Mark Read

CEO
WPP

As CEO of WPP, created two new roles of Chief People Officer and a Global Head of Culture to continue to improve diversity and build an open and inclusive culture at the company. Women now make up 51% of senior managers and 40% at the most senior executive level. Last year, WPP launched an updated online ethics training, including unconscious bias modules which are mandatory for all staff, and a new Conscious Inclusion training program to embed DE&I into hiring processes, performance management systems and leadership development. For the third year running the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index has listed WPP, and last year Forbes ranked the company sixteenth in its Best Employers for Women in the US List. In 2020, of a total $94 million had been spent by WPP on diverse suppliers in the US, 64% of which went to women-owned business enterprises and 14% to minority women-owned business enterprises.

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David McCormick

Chief Executive Officer
Bridgewater Associates

David is the CEO of Bridgewater Associates and has spearheaded the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion initiative as a top priority since 2017. David appointed Bridgewater’s first Chief Diversity Officer and full-time team, reporting directly to him. Under David’s leadership, the firm instituted pay equity reviews; launched affinity networks, including the Women's Influence Network; implemented equal parental leave; publicly released representation and pay equity data; ensured gender representation was a key consideration in designing a new governance structure; and increased the number of women in senior leadership. Throughout David’s career the advancement of women has been deeply personal to him – as a public servant focused on getting the best out of his team, as a business executive responsible for developing the next generation of leaders, and as a father of six daughters with his wife Dina Powell McCormick. David is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, has a Ph.D. from Princeton, and is a veteran of the First Gulf War.

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Sean Fan

Partner/Managing Director, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities Company Limited, Co-Head China Investment Banking Division
Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities Company Limited

Sean’s actions to foster workplace diversity at Goldman Sachs include serving as a member of the Asia Pacific Inclusion and Diversity Committee, where he focuses on developing and implementing D&I strategies across the region; ensuring the inclusion of women during recruitment and promotion processes; hosting roundtable sessions with diverse vice presidents including women to enhance visibility and connectivity with leadership; and serving as an active sponsor for high-potential professionals across Asia to ensure the progress of diverse representation. He also sponsors the China Diversity Network, where he is a frequent speaker at women empowerment events, such as ‘When Women Lead – Perspectives on Women in Business’ and the ‘Lean in China Young Leaders’ Program’, where he shared his belief in gender equality. Sean also played a key role in driving Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Equity’s incremental diversity hiring results.

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Simon Cooper