Women in business

Champions for action

Welcome to our Champions for action homepage as part of our 2019 Women in business campaign. Our champions for action are global business figures leading the charge for gender diversity.

Each Champion has shared a variety of challenges, success stories, advice and practical solutions for addressing gender parity at the senior management level. Explore their stories below.

From these challenging discussions we will create a practical blueprint for boosting more women into senior leadership roles.

Francesca Lagerberg on making change happen

Promoting positive progress

Kim Schmidt champions culture change

The right thing can also be the hardest

Peter Bodin leading from the top

Culture change has to come from the top

Achieving inclusivity in India

Vandana Saxena Poria on her vision for diversity

Isabel Perea Gaviria on the war for talent

Why gender balance is a powerful weapon

Dr Anna Zaroda-Dąbrowska on overcoming bias

True diversity requires a new frame of mind

Brenda Trenowden CBE on driving inclusivity

How to lead a cultural shift

The reason for research

Knowing your numbers allows for intelligent action

Nicole Bradley on her personal journey

Overcoming obstacles on the way to partnership

Funke Abimbola calls out bias

What makes a truly inclusive business culture

Q&A with investment bank MD Janki Lalani Gandhi

Recruiting and retaining female talent in finance

Miriam González Durántez on inspiring young women

It’s never too early for mentoring

Leticia Hervert on diversity and the professional body

Founding economic growth on teamwork