Welcome to the INvolve Role Model Hall of Fame which celebrates Role Models who are dedicated to progressing inclusion for all from the very top of the business world. The exceptional role models are featured in our Hall of Fame having all appeared in the top ten of our Empower, Heroes or Outstanding Executives Lists for three consecutive years.

Executive Role Models

Megan Clarken

Heroes Women Executives Role Model List 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020

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. With vast awards under her belt, Megan continues to be recognized for her ability to transform businesses, while championing underrepresented groups in media.

Michele Wee

Heroes Women Executives Role Model List 2023, 2022 and 2021

Michele is the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam. Her organization has 70% female representation with 45% in leadership roles. Michele is also senior sponsor of SCB’s global coaching program – IGNITE that target mid-level female leaders. 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.

Moriaki Kida

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2017

As Chairperson and CEO of EY Japan, Moriaki has led discussions on progressing LGBTQ+ inclusiveness globally, resulting in human resource policy transformations across EY and empowering future leaders across EY’s large footprint.

Masami Katakura

Heroes Women Executives Role Model List 2022, 2021 and 2020

Masami is Chairwoman and CEO of EY ShinNihon and she serves as a member of EY Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness Steering Committee, leveraging the group as a means to advance DEI efforts worldwide.

Bina Mehta MBE

Empower Executives Role Model List 2022, 2021 and 2020

Bina was appointed KPMG’s first woman Chair in its 150-year history. She also chairs the firm’s Inclusive Leadership Board, and is a recipient of the 2022 Hammer Award at the 2022 GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards.

Anré Williams

Empower Executives Role Model List 2020, 2019 and 2018

Anré leads American Express’ Executive Black Engagement Network, and has established an African American MBA Student Support Fund at the University of Pennsylvania.

Melanie Richards

Heroes Women Executives Role Model List 2019, 2018 and 2017

Melanie is one of the founding members of the 30% Club Steering Committee and has been a part of KPMG’s Senior Business Women Network for over 10 years.

Harriet Green

Heroes Women Executives Role Model List 2019, 2018 and 2017

Harriet became the first female board member in the industry as she was appointed to Singapore’s Economic Development Board.

Allyn L. Shaw

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2021, 2020 and 2019

As the President & CTO at Recycle Track Systems, Allyn leads all diversity and inclusion efforts. He is also on the Board of Directors – Out & Equal, Victory Fund & Institute and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

Jim Fitterling

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015

As CEO of Dow Jim launched EMERGE, Dow’s first-ever inclusion conference. He is also an active member of GLAD, Dow’s LGBT+ and ally employee resource group.

Stacey Friedman

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2018, 2017, 2015 and 2015

Stacey is a visible LGBT+ thought leader, she has discussed the importance of representation and creating an inclusive work environment at OUTWomen and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s celebratory gala.

Martine Rothblatt

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2017, 2016 and 2015

Martine is constantly championing Trans rights both in and out of the workplace, she wrote a book called “Apartheid of Sex: A Manifesto on the Freedom of Gender”.

Inga Beale

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2017, 2016 and 2015

Inga was the first Chief Executive of Lloyd’s of London. She is also a Patron Insuring Women’s Future.

Alan Joyce

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2017, 2016 and 2015

Alan is a proud advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, he campaigned in favor of marriage equality as a fundamental human rights issue.

Paul Reed

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2015, 2014 and 2013

Paul became a Stonewall Ambassador in 2017, he was also an executive sponsor of the Ethnicity and the LGBTQ+ employee network at BP.

Claudia Brind-Woody

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2015, 2014 and 2013

Claudia has been featured in The Guardian’s WorldPride Power List Top 100 and was the Global Co-Chair for the IBM LGBT+ Executive Taskforce.

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2015, 2014 and 2013

Beth has a strong history of advocating for LGBTQ+ role models in leadership roles, she is a member of Out Leadership’s Global Advisory Board. Beth has been recognized by Japan’s SuperStar awards to celebrate LGBTQ+ role models.

Antonio Simoes

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2015, 2014 and 2013

Antonio encourages open conversation around LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace, he has spoken on panels encouraging businesses to improve their diversity and inclusion strategy; such as the World Economic Forum in Davos on LGBTQ+ in the global workplace.

Anthony Watson

Outstanding LGBTQ+ Executives Role Model List 2015, 2014 and 2013

Anthony is a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Finance Committee and Treasurer of GLAAD the world’s largest LGBTQ+ media rights advocacy organization.

Advocate Role Models

Simon Cooper

Heroes Advocate Role Model List 2023, 2022 and 2021

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’s approach has resulted in positive metrics including female representation in senior roles and employee inclusion index scores.

Anne Richards

Empower Advocate Role Model List 2023, 2022 and 2021

Anne joined Fidelity International as CEO in December 2018 and was appointed a Director of FIL Limited in September 2019. Anne has almost three decades of experience as an analyst, portfolio manager and CIO and is a strong proponent of ESG investing.  Her career path spans many blue-chip global names in the financial sector including Alliance Capital and JP Morgan.

Mark Read

Empower Advocate Role Model List 2023, 2022, 2021

In June 2020 Mark announced WPP’s set of commitments to combat racial injustice and support Black and minority ethnic talent, which included pledging $30m over three years to fund inclusion programs around the world. Since then he has continued to take steps to improve diversity and inclusion, including introducing DE&I goals into WPP senior leaders’ incentive plans, and establishing a Global Inclusion Council where underrepresented voices advise on DE&I goals and identify barriers to progress.

Seiji Yasubuchi

Outstanding Advocate Role Model List 2022, 2021 and 2020

Since becoming AXA Japan CEO in 2019, Seiji has worked to raise awareness of unconscious bias and to promote LGBTQ+ Inclusion & Diversity. He has supported the Tokyo Rainbow Pride and Business for Marriage Equality.

Marc Pritchard

Outstanding Advocate Role Model List 2022, 2021 and 2020

Marc is a pioneering ally to the LGBTQ+ community and to P&G’s LGBTQ+ network, GABLE, and uses P&G’s considerable voice as the world’s largest advertiser to promote equality and the accurate, authentic portrayal of LGBTQ+ people globally.

Ronald O’Hanley

Heroes Advocate Role Model List 2022, 2021 and 2020

Under Ron’s leadership as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, State Street has continually focused on increasing female leadership in the companies in which it invests. Ron also introduced STT company-wide diversity goals, diverse talent slates for all open positions, and introduced State Street’s “10 Actions Against Racism and Inequality”.

Anne Erni

Empower Advocate Role Model List 2022, 2021 and 2020

Anne is Chief People Officer at Audible, and has introduced DEI functions at other global, well-renowned brands. She is also a mentor with W.O.M.E.N in American (WIA) and has pioneered the first back to work program for women ‘Encore.’

Jim Fitterling

Empower Advocate Role Model List 2022, 2021 and 2020

Under Jim’s leadership Dow announced a bold framework aiming to address systemic racism and inequality within the company and its employees’ communities. Jim also serves as the Executive Sponsor of the Global African Affinity Network (GAAN) Employee Resource Group, which works to provide advocacy for one of the most underrepresented populations in Dow.

Keith Barr

Heroes Advocate Role Model List 2021, 2020 and 2019

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.

Peter T. Grauer

Outstanding Advocate Role Model List 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015

In his role as Chairman of Bloomberg LP, Peter is a driving force for Bloomberg’s D&I efforts. Under his leadership, D&I strategies that support recruitment, talent progression and client relationships have been implemented with great success.

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé

Outstanding Advocate Role Model List 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017

As CEO, Jean-Laurent has spearheaded a global diversity training program at BNP Paribas and has aided in the organization of diversity weeks in various regions with the support of internal Pride networks.

Greg Case

Outstanding Advocate Role Model List 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015

Greg is committed to shaping a workplace culture where every colleague can be their authentic self. In 2020, Aon was recognized by the Financial Times, Stonewall and the Human Rights Campaign as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality.

Marc Benioff

Heroes Advocate Role Model List 2020, 2019 and 2018

Marc has led Salesforce to undertake a comprehensive study or remuneration to ensure women are paid equally for comparable work to men. He is also an advocate for the Salesforce Women’s Network.

Ileana Sodani

Empower Advocate Role Model List 2020, 2019 and 2018

Ileana is Executive Sponsor EMEA for BNY Mellon’s diversity & inclusion ERG, IMPACT, spearheading numerous campaigns to build a sense of belonging at the organization.

Paul Polman

Outstanding Advocate Role Model Lists 2018, 2016 and 2015

Under Paul’s leadership, Unilever was the first company to publish a Human Rights Report.

Mark Zuckerberg

Outstanding Advocate Role Model List 2017, 2015 and 2014

Mark is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, he has campaigned against the ban on transgender individuals serving in the United States military.

Andrew Liveris

Outstanding Advocate Role Model List 2017, 2016 and 2015

Andrew was among the first to sign the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), showcasing his dedication to improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace.