THE GLOBAL DIVERSITY LIST 2023
When we first produced the Global Diversity List in 2016 there were no others of its kind, and many people asked why we would need such a list. The answer: it is important to showcase and amplify the work being done to promote Diversity and Inclusion, as quite simply it inspires others. Diversity is not about who is the best; it is about sharing and being inclusive, encouraging others and setting the standard. Without the initiatives those on this list are implementing the world cannot continue its growth towards Equality for all.
And it cannot be denied that across the globe fundamental freedoms and human rights are under threat, with a rise in hate crimes against marginalised communities, further impacting those who are disadvantaged because of their gender, age, physical abilities, ethnicity, sexuality and other unchangeable characteristics.
I am so optimistic that people can make a difference, that organisations and businesses can shift the dial towards empowering colleagues. This is why I believe it is so important we provide a platform for those who are committed to making real change. The Global Diversity List does just that, recognising those doing outstanding work in Diversity, Equality and belonging, and inspiring others too.
The people and networks on the 2023 Global Diversity List represent a small cross-section of the huge number of people around the world who strive, day in and day out, to make workplaces somewhere employees are welcomed for who they are. Embracing a diverse and inclusive environment fosters a sense of belonging among employees, resulting in increased connections. Organisations that adopt Diversity and Inclusion practices realise significant benefits in terms of business results, innovation, and decision-making. It’s a win-win for everyone and deserves to be applauded.
For the first time the list celebrates the Head of Diversity role with its own category. In the early 2000s, many organisations cared very little about Diversity; there were few teams dedicated to its support and growth. Heads or Directors of Diversity, or Chief Diversity Officers were scarce. But according to LinkedIn data, the number of people globally with the Head of Diversity title has more than doubled between 2015 and 2020. I am proud that this list gives others the opportunity to see the commitment and dedication these individuals bring to the workplace in championing diverse and inclusive cultures.
I have spent my life fighting for change, and know from experience that good things come from accepting other people for who they are. And until the day comes when we can say that nobody is undervalued simply because of how they worship, who they love, what they look like, their race, age, gender or physical ability, we will proudly continue to celebrate those who work to make the world a fairer and more equal place.
Congratulations to all those who made the list this year and are striving to influence change. Thank you.
Founder, Global Diversity List
Adrien and Pierre Gaubert
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Founding myGwork to promote empowerment for the LGBTQIA community in finding workplace equality, the Gaubert brothers are dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion.
Vice Chair, Pareto Facilities Management Ltd
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Andrew has built an inclusive, social value driven environment at Pareto, including introducing strategies and initiatives that support underrepresented groups.
Chief Operating Officer, IriusRisk
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A board member, speaker and activist for women, Cristina encourages and empowers women of all ages to achieve their dreams.
iAsia Brown Senior Producer, Xbox
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A keynote speaker and Military Transition Advisor, iAsia is Co-Chair of the DEIAB Committee at Women In Technology Hollywood.
B2B Marketing Director, Lockton
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Working at Lockton for over 20 years, Leanne supports the LGBTQIA Resource Group and is a chair of the Neurodiversity Group.
Chief Marketing Officer, Boots UK
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An inspiring leader, dedicated to DE&I, Pete has won four prestigious Marketer of the Year Awards and two Diversity and Inclusion champion awards.
Director & Global Head of Investment Banking Technology Strategic Programs, Credit Suisse
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Pips educates about LGBTQIA identities, helping others on their journeys, and is Co-chair of the Credit Suisse’s LGBTQIA & Ally Network.
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Born into a disadvantaged background, singer, public speaker and social change activist Saskhia is a multiracial trans woman, championing Diversity and Inclusion.
Head of UK Functional Salesforce & Chair of Capgemini UK’s Race & Equality Network
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Born in the UK to Pakistani parents, Tokeer champions Diversity at Capgemini, driving change to ensure everyone feels valued and respected.
National Chair and Co-founder, BARAC (Black Activists Rising Against Cuts) UK
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An award-winning Black, disabled woman, Zita focuses on equality through her art, and is a community activist and trade union leader.
Executive Director Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), U.S. Department of State
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Gustav has been fundamental in introducing various DEIA training initiatives, and in 2022, received the Luther Replogle Award for Management Improvement.
Operations Leader, Lockton
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Hannah joined Lockton following roles at AXA, Marsh and Aon and is the Chairperson of the Women in Lockton (WiL) Associate Resource Group.
President & Managing Director, CNBC International
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Proud DEI advocate and highly-respected journalist John successfully led through the pandemic, maintaining the organisation’s status as the top business and financial news brand worldwide.
Diversity and Inclusion Director, LSEG
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Katherine leads on all group-wide D&I activities, internal campaigns and ambitions, creating a global programme to enhance employment policies at LSEG.
Katie Neeves FRSA
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Katie came out as trans in 2018, founding Cool2BTrans to support and inspire trans people and encourage others to be allies.
Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board, Colt Technology Services
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As CEO, Keri is passionate about Diversity, Inclusion and the future of tech, directing Colt as a leading digital infrastructure company.
Founder and leader of Black@Kearney Europe, Kearney
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Maxine is fundamental in promoting Diversity and Inclusion at Kearney where she serves as a Global Ombudsperson and a Global Wellbeing Ambassador.
Head of Culture, Well-being and Inclusion, LSEG
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Rachel has over 20 years of global experience driving Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion strategies in large organisations.
Enterprise Architect & Leader Mfamily Network, Metro Bank (UK)
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Stephanie leads Metro Bank’s first family-focused colleague network, Mfamily, and is active in Inclusion networks on gender, sexuality and families.
Partner & Managing Director, Kearney Africa
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Theo has over 23 years industry and consulting experience, both public and private; he strives to make workplace Equlity the norm.
HR DIVERSITY CHAMPION
Senior Workplace Innovation Advisor, U.S. Department of State
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With 11 years HR experience in the U.S. Diplomatic Service and 13 years in the private sector, Mandy continuously advocates for Diversity and Inclusion.
Global Head of Learning, Kearney
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Bronwyn has responsibility for end-to end people development of all employees. She is a member of the Belonging@Kearney, PROUD Allyship and Black@Kearney Allyship committees.
Group Head of Talent, LSEG
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Jig sets the D&I strategy at LSEG, facilitating a six-fold increase in the global D&I team to positively create global change.
Managing Director, Global Head of HR for Global Markets, UBS
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Having contributed to seminars on facilitating disability Inclusion in the corporate sphere, John uses his role to produce positive change.
Workforce DEI, REI
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Kristin is responsible for the leadership of REI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy and plans; she is committed to having courageous conversations.
Global Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging Business Partner, Allianz Commercial
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An out queer woman, Marie-Helene places Diversity front and centre at Allianz. She is Chair of the Allianz Global Pride Board.
Director, Global HR Practice, Leathwaite
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Rebecca believes that Equality is a universal right, partnering with CEOs, Boards and Executive Committees to find the very best talent.
Programme Manager, Advence HE
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An award-winning specialist in Diversity and HR, Sanchia has over 15 years’ experience in creating cultures where staff feel supported.
Chief Equality & Inclusion Officer and Executive Vice President, P&G
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Shelly has expanded LGBTQIA employee groups globally at P&G, and is an active member of P&G’s Corporate Women’s Leadership Team.
Global Head of Talent Development, Betsson Group
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Maria is a distinguished leader, mentor, and coach. She is a trailblazer, propelling the Diversity and Inclusion agenda forward within the iGaming industry in Europe and beyond.
HEAD OF DIVERSITY
UK Head of Diversity and Inclusion, BNP Paribas
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Ama is dedicated to promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace, heading up DE&I practices at BNP Paribas across the UK.
Head of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Takeda
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Hayden is a global DEI leader focused on powering more equitable society; he is an active philanthropist and community leader.
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, UnitedHealth Group
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Joy leads strategies and initiatives that create a culture of innovation and performance and is a dynamic speaker and strategic thought partner.
Head of Engagement and Inclusion, Metro Bank (UK)
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Khushboo leads on Diversity at Metro Bank, using her lived experience as an Asian, disabled woman to shape intersectional Inclusion.
Head of Inclusion UK, Clifford Chance
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Nina drives diverse representation through data, and was previously the BBC’s Creative Diversity Lead heading up the 50:50 The Equality Project.
Rubén Alejandro Ramirez
Group Head Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Syngenta Group
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Rubén draws on his extensive background in Diversity, implementing the company’s D&I strategy for 57,000 employees across over 100 countries.
Sacha de Klerk
Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Norton Rose Fulbright
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Working on both individual learning and systemic change, Sacha has developed many of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Employee Resource Groups globally.
Senior Director Global Diversity and Inclusion, Canada Goose
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With over 20 years’ HR experience Sheena was named one of Canada’s Top Five Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Leaders by Women’s Executive Network.
Head of Talent & Inclusion - International, Lockton
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Vic has revolutionised Lockton’s Diversity agenda internationally, drawing on her experience of working in various industries and countries.
Managing Partner and Chairman, Kearney
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Alex is also Kearney’s Chief Diversity Officer. He speaks regularly on matters of culture, justice and joy, hosting the popular podcast Joy@Work.
Chief Executive Officer, LSEG
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David holds Inclusion at the heart of LSEG’s strategy, enabling change, accountability and alignment across the Group, by embedding an inclusive, high-performing culture.
Chief Marketing Officer, Ecolab
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Gail champions Diversity at Ecolab, founding the Black Leaders Forum and is a member of Ecolab’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.
Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
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A thought leader delivering the intersection of Diversity, culture and behavioural science to business. Lin is also the President of the Rising Network in London.
Global Senior Manager Belonging, Bacardi
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Nina is a Diversity & Inclusion expert with 10 years’ experience, driving Bacardi’s Diversity program build an inclusive workplace.
Global Enterprise Inclusion & Diversity Leader, GHD
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Appointed the first Global I&D Leader, Sadaf led on the development of GHD’s inaugural Diversity strategy across 200 offices globally.
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Collaborating to accelerate DE&I journeys, Sarah works to design pathways and metrics for success, focusing on both Kearney’s clients and communities.
Founder & CEO, Shape Talent Ltd
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With over 20 years’ experience, Sharon is a chartered psychologist and coach. She founded Shape Talent in 2017 to accelerate meaningful progress in gender Equity.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Genpact LLC
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Tiger is passionate about Diversity and leads Genpact’s commitment in fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Partner, Vice President, Barclays
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Wallace leads Inclusion through talent management and organisational development. He is a certified Executive Coach and Neuroscience Leadership certified practitioner.
PROFESSIONALS IN INDUSTRY
Chief Risk Officer, Santander UK
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Christine is a true Diversity and Inclusion leader. She is Executive Committee Sponsor for REACH, Santander’s race, ethnicity and cultural heritage network.
Head of Marketing Operations, Legal & General Investment Management
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Deon is a culture carrier and Diversity champion, working tirelessly to drive LGBTQIA Inclusion both internally and in the wider industry.
Chief Operations Officer, Wickes
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Fraser uses his position at Wickes to drive tangible and effective change within the business to create a more diverse and inclusive environment.
Head of Apprenticeships & Diversity Programmes, Citi
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An award-winning LGBTQIA speaker and advocate, Jacqui enables and empowers talent at Citi. She is Co-Chair of our Citi LGBT+ Network - PRIDE.
Interim CEO, bp
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Murray is a committed advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. For him, Diversity is not just only about fairness, it’s key to business success.
Data, AI and Industry Solutions Global COE Director, Avanade
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As European Executive Sponsor of PRISM, Avanade’s LGBTQIA network, Sarah has demonstrated outstanding leadership and advocacy for women, the LGBTQIA community and other underrepresented groups.
Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Action, Employee Relations & Compliance, lululemon
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Stacia is focused on incorporating Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action into every business area; she is an inspirational, results- driven, people-focused leader.
General Counsel & Company Secretary, Diagio
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A leader in Inclusion and Diversity, Tom is a Steering Committee member of the Parker Review, consulting on the ethnic Diversity of UK boards.
Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, IHG Resorts & Hotels
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Championing a diverse culture, Yasmin is a role model and mentor. She is a member of IHG’s Global DE&I Board, setting IHG’s inclusivity agenda.
Dr. Zaheer Ahmad MBE
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A global leader of D&I over the last two decades, Zaheer started EqualityX to celebrate outstanding Muslim talent and champion the achievements of inclusive Muslim employers.
Disability & Neurodiversity Employee Resource Groups
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These networks collaborate to build a community that thrives on being authentic, bold and passionate in their approach to Inclusion.
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The Atos Adapt network supports employees with disabilities to reach their full potential in the workplace, assisting with work adjustments.
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ENABLE supports employees who have disabilities or family members with disabilities, acting as a network to help them thrive whilst maintaining focus.
Disability Confidence Network
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The Disability Confidence Network is dedicated to ensuring employees feel valued and able to reach their potential through Inclusion, awareness, education, access to workplace adaptations and advocacy.
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ACE (Access. Connect. Empower) champions accessibility, community and opportunity for caregivers and employees with disabilities, providing both information and networking.
Legal & General Group
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Among other goals, Neurodiversity Network aims to remove barriers faced by neurodiverse colleagues and improve talent development of L&G’s existing neurodiverse pool.
Disability at Microsoft
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Disability at Microsoft creates spaces for discussion, support and awareness, connecting with key stakeholders across the organisation to embed accessibility.
DAWN, Disability, AWareness Network
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DAWN inspires a sense of community, empowering and supporting diverse talent for both members with lived experience of disability and allies.
Sodexo Organization for disAbilities Resources (SOAR)
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SOAR raises awareness, provides education and resources, and proactively provides outreach to create a culture that embraces, values and fully utilises those with disabilities.
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Enable’s objective is to create an equitable working environment for everyone, irrespective of their neurological, psychological or physical differences.
Allianz Technology and Allianz Services
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GRACE acts as an enabler to raise awareness and visibility on racial and ethnic Diversity, ensuring an inclusive, safe and bias-free workplace for all employees
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The Together Network has emerged as a leading force in promoting ethnic Diversity and Inclusion within Atos, with a message of advocating excellence in cultural Diversity.
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FT Embrace works to inform and educate individuals about BAME experiences and raises cultural awareness through open discussions and events.
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OneWorld fosters a diverse environment to collaborate, welcome and celebrate differences in a safe space, providing cross-cultural engagement.
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Black@Kearney Network reflects the cultural growth of Kearney offices globally, notably engaging the next generation through the Student Lab Programme.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
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Culture Club ERG promotes and celebrates the understanding and appreciation of multiculturalism, Diversity and allyship through collaboration, dialogue, Inclusion and action
Asian Affinity Network
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LSEG’s Asian Affinity Network embodies its cultural intent, partnering with leadership to increase the progression of employees with Asian heritage.
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Fusion champions cultural Diversity throughout the business. It celebrates, promotes and changes how employees view cultural Diversity.
Origins, Nationality and Ethnicity (ONE) ERG
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ONE engages Standard Chartered in dialogue, educates the workforce on ethnic Diversity and supports the implementation of D&I strategy.
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Newly rebuilt, the Roots community continues to grow and its work has expanded beyond Wavemaker to the advertising industry and local community more broadly.
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Glamazon began as an email chain in 1999, and now it focuses on community projects, civil rights and Pride Month activities.
LGBTQ+ and Allies ERG
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AMS’s LGBTQ+ and Allies ERG is committed to creating an environment where the LGBTQIA+ community is visible, heard, and proud.
Deutsche Post DHL Group
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Establised in 2008, RainbowNet provides a platform for LGBTQIA+ employees to share their experiences and has members across the globe.
PRIDE at Google
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Pride at Google believes that authenticity should always be embraced. They are working to create spaces of belonging for LGBTQ+ communities.
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An employee-led group, PRIDE brings people together from all levels, offering peer-to-peer support, raising awareness and providing a safe space.
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Proud focuses on visibility, ally engagement, intersectionality and recruitment, and Kearney now has inclusion scores of over 100 points.
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Lockton Pride are committed to bringing together all members of the LGBTQIA community and its Allies through education and awareness.
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myGwork is the largest global business network community of LGBTQ+ professionals, graduates and inclusive employers, ensuring a safe space in the workplace.
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Proud aims to enrich the professional and personal development of LGBTQIA employees at Paramount globally, by promoting community, cause and culture.
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PROUD Brazil creates a supportive environment for Syngenta’s LGBTQIA colleagues, with 3,000 people now participating annually in its Pride Day events.
EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women
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The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women connects women entrepreneurs with advice and resources, with its membership reaching over 800 across 55 countries.
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FT Women runs events and networking opportunities to educate, empower and advance its employees, represented by networks in London and New York.
Lean In Circle
IHG Hotels & Resorts
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IHG’s growing global network of Lean In Circles empowers its female colleagues to realise their ambitions, providing advice and sounding boards.
International Federation of Business and Professional Women
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With networks of professional women in over 100 countries, BPW International develops career potential through mentoring, networking, empowerment programmes and more.
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One of the longest-standing networks at Kearney, The Women’s Network is committed to recruiting, advancing and supporting the careers of its female employees.
Women of Kellogg (WOK)
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WOK is Kellogs’s largest ERG and is committed to accelerating gender equity progress to increase female representation across all areas of the business.
Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN)
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The GWLN was established in 2022 to foster relationships, support career development and connect female role models with mentors.
Women’s Business Alliance
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The Women’s Business Alliance was launched in 2011 to promote career development for women, providing advice and support alongside business relationship building.
Women of Nike & Friends Network (WON)
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Women of Nike & Friends (WON) empowers, inspires and invests in women at Nike, investing in three areas: Career, Champion and Connect.
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WEConnect International drives money into the hands of women business owners, representing 16,000 people across 135 countries in 2022.