Role Model Lists

Empower, Outstanding and Heroes Role Model Lists

Our Empower, Outstanding and Heroes Role Model Lists showcase and celebrate global business leaders who are driving change in the workplace and inspiring the next generation of diverse talent.

The Empower Role Model Lists supported by Yahoo Finance showcase business leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and working hard to smash the ceiling for people of color across the world.

The global Outstanding LGBT+ Role Model Lists supported by Yahoo Finance showcase LGBT+ business leaders and allies who are breaking down barriers and creating more inclusive workplaces across the world.

The global Heroes Women Role Model Lists supported by Yahoo Finance showcase leaders who are championing women in business and driving change for gender diversity in the workplace.

Meet Our #1 Role Models

Tiger Tyagarajan

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GENPACT

Tiger is the number 1 Senior Executive on our Empower Role Model List 2022. Under Tiger’s leadership, Genpact has made strides to reach its vision of having a 50% gender-diverse workforce globally, reporting 41% global gender diversity in 2022, with women making up 45% of its board.

Moriaki Kida

CHAIRPERSON & CEO, EY JAPAN

Moriaki is our OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List 2021 number 1 Executive. As Chairperson and CEO of EY Japan, Moriaki Kida has led discussions on progressing LGBT+ inclusiveness globally, resulting in human resource policy transformations across EY and empowering future leaders across EY’s large footprint.

Megan Clarken

CEO, CRITEO

Megan is the number 1 senior executive on our HERoes Women Role Model List 2021. As CEO of a public company that employs over 2,500 people across the globe, Megan is committed to using her platform to shine a light on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Crystal Sai

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHIEF OF STAFF, GLOBAL ONLINE, ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES

Crystal is the number 1 Future Leader on our Empower Role Model List 2022. Crystal currently serves as Global Advisor, and previously Co-Chair, of ELC’s Black employee resource group NOBLE, the Network of Black Leaders and Executives.

Lex Shu Chan

GENERAL COUNSEL, THE BUSINESS OF FASHION

Lex is the number 1 Future Leader on our OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List 2021. Over the last two years, Lex has been involved in leading various initiatives from establishing and managing the activities of Employee Networks (comprising of Black and Ethnic Minorities, Families, Female Empowerment, Pride, People & Planet and Mental Health) to working with the Editorial Team on the foundation of a fellowship program for up-and-coming Black journalists.

Marilyn Linn

INTERIM HEAD OF MULESOFT GLOBAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT, SALESFORCE

Marilyn is the number 1 Future Leader on our HERoes Women Role Model List 2021. Having always been an advocate for gender equality, Marilyn recently shifted her DEI focus to address the challenges and struggles faced in the workplace by those who identify as belonging to more than one underrepresented group.

Mark Read

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, WPP

Mark is our Empower Role Model List 2022 number 1 Advocate Executive. In June of 2020 Mark announced WPP’s set of commitments to combat racial injustice and support Black and minority ethnic talent, which included pledging $30m over the next three years to fund inclusion programs and support anti-racism charities.

Marc Pritchard

CHIEF BRAND OFFICER, PROCTER & GAMBLE

Marc is the number 1 Ally on our OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List 2021. Marc is a pioneering ally to the LGBT+ community and to P&G’s LGBT+ network, GABLE, and uses P&G’s considerable voice as the world’s largest advertiser to promote equality and the accurate, authentic portrayal of LGBT+ people globally.

Keith Barr

CEO, IHG

Keith is the number 1 Ally on our HERoes Women Role Model List 2021. 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.