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.

Ken Ohashi

CEO, BROOKS BROTHERS

Ken is our Outstanding LGBT+ Role Model List 2022 number 1 Executive. As first minority and openly gay CEO Brooks Brothers has had in its 200-year-old history, Ken is also a member of YPO, a worldwide organization for CEOs under 45, and is a member of the LGBTQA CEO network.

Yvonne Greenstreet

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS

Yvonne is the number 1 Senior Executive on our Heroes Women Role Model List 2022. As CEO at Alnylam, Yvonne has advocated for the development of measurable benchmarks to hold the company accountable, leading a cross-functional global team to create an action plan for DEI, leading to Alnylam’s first-ever Corporate Responsibility Report for 2021.

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.

Travis Torrence

GLOBAL LITIGATION BANKRUPTCY & CREDIT TEAM LEAD, SHELL USA

Travis is the number 1 Future Leader on our Outstanding LGBT+ Role Model List 2022. Travis is the only openly LGBTQ+ member of Shell Legal’s global DEI Committee, providing programming for a department of over 1,000 staffers and advocating for policies, systemic change, and inclusion efforts affecting Legal’s constituents. In addition, he was an active speaker at Shell’s events, such as International Coming Out Day in 2021, along with four other LGBTQ+ employees, all sharing stories about their coming out journeys and experiences as out-professionals.

Neha Rajesh

MARKETING LEAD – CHROME ENTERPRISE EMEA, GOOGLE

Neha is the number 1 Future Leader on our Heroes Women Role Model List 2022. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Neha launched a platform called WonderWoman to connect young girls with women mentors in the tech space to support each other on their journeys. Through this initiative Neha has helped several women globally progress their careers, find new routes to employment and grow their skills.

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.

Jen Tippin

CHIEF PEOPLE & TRANSFORMATION OFFICER, NATWEST GROUP

Jen is the number 1 Ally on our Outstanding LGBT+ Role Model List 2022. Under Jen’s leadership, the company launched a new ‘Inclusive’ groupwide value, the first LGBTQ+ bank wide training module, launched equal parent leave, giving individuals up to a year off to spend with their family following the arrival of a child regardless of gender or identity, and enhanced private medical support for colleagues going through gender reassignment.

Andrew Williams

GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE, HALMA PLC

Keith is the number 1 Advocate Executive on our Heroes Women Role Model List 2022. Andrew’s work to improve the gender balance in leadership positions at Halma has resulted in more diversity at all levels of the organisation. As of March 2022, Halma’s plc Board and Executive Board were 50% and 60% women, including two of the three Sector Chief Executives who lead its portfolio of companies.