Additionally, Roni is a regular speaker, coach and mentor. During her role at People 1st, Simone led and grew the Women 1st campaign to increase women in senior positions in the hospitality industry by creating a community and support framework delivering an annual conference, awards and establishing an active and organic mentoring platform reaching over relationships. In she created Northern Power Women NPW to accelerate gender equality from the North of England by recognising, celebrating and showcasing role models. NPW engages all genders across the Northern Powerhouse including the launch of a reverse mentoring pilot and a monthly, live recorded podcast and annual awards.
Simone has recently created Northern Power Futures to discuss the future of the world of work, designed by the generation of future leaders. She has also been working with leading business schools to incorporate a student engagement programme to help students connect with business, gain exposure to the NPW community, and access mentoring opportunities. She is a regular judge at diversity awards, and often speaks in the media on the importance of gender balance. One example was the development of a Data Science Lab, which she championed internally in She invested in video content, seminars and training to develop existing female staff within the division, and to attract other women into STEM roles internally.
Through her various roles, she advocates for equal opportunities for women in the workplace. She is also a presenter for the Women in Business WIB TV show and has appeared on Disruptive TV, where she discussed key statistics, research on women in the workplace and associated topics. Activities have included upskilling programmes for high potential women, introducing gender-balanced shortlists for all job vacancies, and implementing inclusion training.
Their aim is to move this to half by They have introduced agile working, mentoring circles, maternity coaching for leavers and returners, sponsorship programmes for high performers and reviews of data to understand when and why women leave the firm. She has also introduced a programme of female client networking events and are active supporters of HeforShe. Through her ownership of succession planning to the most senior roles in the company, as well as partnering with the CEO and Presidents on hiring decisions, she has supported the promotion and acquisition of women into a significant number of critical roles.
Externally, Mairead is a vocal advocate of Diversity and Inclusion in business — most recently writing an opinion piece for City AM on the subject. She was then invited into other companies she works with to present the session to their teams. Externally, in , Nicole started work creating a Diversity and Inclusion network — Balance — across Out of Home advertising to drive more balanced representation in all companies.
She has signed 10 businesses up to Balance, who are now actively involved and making real change happen. The network is open to everyone who works in Out of Home advertising and provides information, training and advice to inspire women and BAME employees to stay in the sector longer while attracting new diverse talent. This involved bringing the women partners together to formulate a strategy to empower women in the firm. The initiative included training for women partners and associates on a range of subjects including Mastering the Unwritten Rules of Work and Developing a Personal Brand, as well organising talks and presentations by external speakers on key issues.
Arthur Cox was the first Irish law firm to introduce maternity coaching. Her ability to engage male champions in gender agenda has not only contributed to a sea-change in company culture, but has also been a catalyst to organisational change, with MUFG making its first public gender diversity declaration in when it signed the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter.
This saw several internal changes to policy and practice to support the progression of gender diversity at the firm. As a mentor to a number of women at MUFG and other organisations, Sarah utilises her extensive network to assist women seeking new roles, particularly post-redundancy. Sarah has also been involved in a programme, which saw her visit sixth form female students to promote the finance sector.
Externally, Raquel is an active member of the Women Partners Forum in Spain, which aims to promote gender diversity in law firm partnerships.
She hosts events for external attendees, including men, covering topics such as how best to support talent pipelines, flexible working arrangements and modernising perceptions of legal institutions. She has been named Women to Watch in and was awarded the everywoman in Retail Ambassador of the Year awards for her dedication to addressing the gender gap in retail and technology. She is also a STEM Ambassador for Connect Education and Business since October , where she is a role model and mentor to women and mothers looking to return to work.
She often speaks at events to inspire women to embark on a career in technology. To raise awareness and engagement, several breakfast sessions have been held with female managers to understand their career aspirations, as well as the challenges and opportunities when developing more diverse teams. The initiative is now available to female associates in 25 offices including Toronto and Bangalore. A champion for female representation and leadership, Stacey makes it a priority to reach a hand back and help pull other female leaders forward after not having a mentor to lean on herself.
A working mother of two children, she understands the importance of women in the workplace and promotes a culture that fosters confidence, inclusion and positive outcomes for women. In her local community, Stacey is actively involved in supporting Leadership Ascent, a Denver not-for-profit that helps to support women in leadership. Stacey also serves on the Board of Directors for a local not-for-profit called Denver Urban Scholars, and is an active speaker and thought leader in the industry. Abi has taken Spabreaks. She recently opened a second call centre in Brighton to encourage more women to be able to be able to return to work.
Abi has won numerous awards since launching Spabreaks. She has also recently joined the board of the CEW. She pioneered Recovery Retreats for people with cancer in , working alongside other leading women in the spa industry has broken down prejudicial barriers against cancer patients and other individuals in spas.
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She recommended an amendment to the LAM HR handbook in Middle East to enhance maternity leave, in line with global standards, and has enrolled all female staff and senior male directors in a regional mentoring program Reach. Emma has spent many years championing women in Accenture from running early stage networks 15 years ago to sponsoring global attainment programs today. With a focus on retention, progression and recruitment in her former role, she increased the percentage of women at every level, exceeding the global targets.
She recently stepped down from board of techUK as the sponsor for diversity. Lea has been a long-standing sponsor, mentor and champion of female colleagues in the workplace. Additionally, she has had numerous mentoring and sponsorship relationships with female colleagues over the years. Externally, Lea maintains a number of informal mentoring relationships, and regularly attends roundtable discussions on how to support gender progression. Ann has led many initiatives that improve the lives of women and girls at Mastercard.
She has driven initiatives to ensure a balanced pipeline of future women leaders is in place, focusing on entry-level recruitment, and ensuring balanced candidate slates at entry level in every country.
Externally, Ann has led partnerships around the world with UN Women to advocate for and develop digital identities for women. She also created the global networking initiative Leave a Legacy, a coming together of senior women executives from around the world to create a community designed to promote and create legacy initiatives for the next generation of women leaders. Additionally, she regularly speaks at global organisations dedicated to closing the gender gap and promoting empowerment of women.
As the UK Executive sponsor for Women in Business, Wendy has a clear strategy with measurable goals to ensure women can succeed in Fujitsu. She has been key to driving the gender pay gap actions, which included getting an external audit to address any issues. She mentors women internally, and externally, to help them find confidence and realise their ambitions. She championed a new way of writing role descriptions so that they could eliminate male orientated language and encourage more women applicants, which resulted in an increase in the number of females who applied and who were appointed to senior roles.
She has also been hosting the Fujitsu Women in Technology event for Fujitsu customers where they bring the latest thinking and insight to the senior customer base. Externally, she has been re-elected to sit on the techUK council and has been leading a work package promoting a Returners programme which can be accessed via the techUK portal.
She has been collaborating with customers and partners to share the latest thinking on how women can succeed. Since , Tracey has been the Co-Chair of Citi Women, a global effort designed to empower and promote women at Citi.
In this role, she has had the privilege of receiving feedback from women across the globe and escalating appropriately, one important example, Citi signing the UK Women in Finance Charter. With this diversity of thought and experience, her business has achieved double-digit growth YoY since By understanding this business imperative, Tracey has led trainings for her staff to communicate, educate, and help women align their investment objectives with their life goals.
Under her leadership, Citi Private Bank will soon be launching a gender lens investment offering to clients. It upskills colleagues to value diversity and inclusion and be aware of unconscious bias. She mentors female colleagues and role models best practice. She speaks at internal and external events, and hosts visits from organisations to promote the benefits of an empowering, inclusive culture. She talks to girls at schools, supports with work placements, and has won an award for work with local charities.
Diane knows first-hand how transformative the mentoring experience can be, and in turn has worked hard to promote and mentor young women lawyers. Externally, she has been an active supporter of organizations such as Coastal Volunteers in Medicine and Womanspace, which offer critical support for women and families in need. She was also proud this year to work on a pro bono matter in the interests of academic freedom, securing asylum in the U. Within DPI itself, Runa prides herself in promoting equality across every level of the business. Three of the six current company partners are women, putting DPI well ahead of the industry average.
DPI invests in the emerging middle class in Africa, where women are increasingly influential, looking after investments based in 27 countries. Sue has made much progress in establishing a culture which embraces gender balance in the workplace, striving for gender parity in the leadership team and always working hard to seek out talent.
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She co-founded the Santander Women in Business network to inspire, educate and recognise women across the bank and it now has nearly 3, members. She also mentors 8 women internally. Given her extensive network of external contacts, Sue has organised trade missions; launched business education programmes; and given female business leaders access to high profile business women who can help them transform their business.
She has also sponsored and spoken at events and awards that celebrate female entrepreneurs. In the past three years, 11 women have been elected partners in China—one-third of their partner group in the region. Carol leads a cross-functional committee dedicated to providing career support to women, including programs focused on sponsorship for mid-level and senior women and flexible working arrangements.
Externally, she is involved in a number of organizations that promote women in business, including the Mu Lan Club, an organization of female entrepreneurs sponsored by China Entrepreneur magazine. The group comes together to discuss topics impacting women in business.
In addition, she co-authored the BCG research paper Creating the Diverse Organization: How to Thrive in a Complex World April , in which they advocated that a diverse workforce is imperative for meeting the demands of diverse customers. She is one of four women out of 22 members to sit on the board. She is heavily involved in the talent development and diversity agenda, and actively promotes and supports development of female diversity and inclusion as a senior leader through mentorship and coaching.
Ebru has encouraged a number of her senior management team to participate in this particular program over the past years as mentors themselves. Mazuin in a career spanning two decades has built an industry reputation of playing a business transformation leader. This group established mentorship best practices, identified mentor pairings, and provided ongoing support to mentees through one-on-one sessions, group workshops and inspirational yet practical guest speakers.
She brought this experience with her to future employers and continues to play a role in formal mentor programs. At Lightspeed, she is currently a mentor in the LEAP program, which pairs influential senior women with high potential women in other parts of the company.
She is currently developing a program to bring one-on-one mentorship to a broad group of employees, to go beyond existing invitation-based mentoring. She is often sought out as a mentor and coach, particularly in the areas of communication, employee engagement, and difficult conversations, and has developed mentoring relationships both internally and externally.
Holly is an active supporter, sponsor and role model of gender diversity at MUFG, and is a critical enabler to its success. Holly exemplifies the company culture being built through her mentorship of many employees, sharing her knowledge and expertise to enable and empower others to drive change, and mentoring other women throughout her career. Payal is the sponsor of a coordinated programme around the recruitment, development, progression and retention of female employees.
In Jill launched Rauxa, which has grown to become the largest independent women-owned agency. Jill has prioritized mentorship with an internal program to lift younger women and increase their chances of visibility within the industry. She also supports industry mentorship programs including that of longtime client with Verizon AdFellows. She is outspoken in the industry, penning a call to action for Campaign U. They partner with local non-profits to give time and money.
To help address the challenge of gender diversity in her field, Kerry is involved in a number of Sage, industry and educational programmes. Kerry helped build a leadership programme to support high potential females in technology, a yearlong programme that focuses on women in STEM.
She speaks at industry events such as the North East Chamber of Commerce and has worked with local schools and in order to change mind-sets amongst young women considering their career options. At Sage Kerry coaches women through the Women Sage programme, designed to support talented females through their careers. She also works across various programmes including: return to work, diversity training, unconscious bias awareness and much more. She believes passionately in redressing the existing gender imbalance by championing women in technology and emphasising the message that women can enjoy enormously interesting and rewarding careers in the sector.
She also sits on the employee led diversity and inclusivity council where she supports and helps promote progressive initiatives across the business. Having herself benefitted from the support and mentorship of colleagues in developing a highly successful career in the fields of Sales and STEM, where women have traditionally been underrepresented, Kimberley has been keen to pay this forward to the next generation of up-and-coming women.
In particular, she is a strong advocate of mentoring, having mentored approximately 50 people over the course of her career, the majority of whom have been women. Externally, Kimberley sponsored the partnership with the LEAD Network Leading Executives Advancing Diversity , which has a mission to attract, retain and advance women in the retail and consumer goods industry in Europe through education, leadership and business development.
At all opportunities Noiana endeavours to act as a role model for diverse lawyers and women in the firm. Externally, Noiana helped establish, and sits on the steering committee of, Equal Representation in Arbitration, a group of professionals committed to improving the profile and representation of women in arbitration, particularly in the tribunals themselves. This initiative has gathered over signatories worldwide, including law firms, corporations, arbitral institutions and arbitration practitioners, all of whom are committed to achieving gender balance in international arbitration.
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