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Sanjeev Malik

Sanjeev has mentored dozens of women across all levels at BlackRock, as well as sponsoring emerging talent to ensure they receive the exposure and visibility they deserve at appropriate leadership forums.  He champions participation by male colleagues in BlackRock WIN events to gain broader perspectives from female participants.  In partnership with HR, He has led by example, on both recruitment and promotion processes to ensure diverse slates with women candidates and diverse interview panels, as well as data and facts driven promotion decisions that meet our principles and  free of bias. As a technologist, Sanjeev has championed and supported women technologists in APAC Hackathon events. He is also the Inclusion and Diversity Executive Committee Sponsor for Technology and Operations in APAC and founded the Singapore chapter of Forum for Asset Manager ecosystem (FAME) with industry partners equally passionate about  Sharing,  Learning & Development of Talent across all levels  , where he promotes and encourages women leadership and participation.

Robert Fairbairn

As the Co-chair of the Human Capital Committee and Talent Sub-Committee, Robert has led and sponsored a number of initiatives aimed at increasing gender equality in the workplace. He helped launch BlackRock’s Women Leadership Forum, established extended maternity/paternity leave and a flexible time-off policy, and sponsored numerous senior women, through investing in helping them find broader, more impactful careers at BlackRock. As Interim Global Head of HR, Robert expanded adoption assistance and new surrogacy and egg freezing benefits for all employees. Robert is also one of the founders of the first chapter of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network based on the East coast. As one of BlackRock Women’s Leadership Forum Chairs, Robert has been a Global Executive Committee sponsor of the program for many years and has been instrumental in involving other Global Executive Committee members as sponsors of women in the program.

KC Boas

KC co-founded the Women in Retirement Group in her department at BlackRock, which focuses on career development and community building for its members. She leads programming across five offices, alongside a team that seeks to strengthen male allyship and gender diversity across the business. KC is also the Global Strategy Manager for BlackRock’s Women’s Network, and spearheaded a global campaign for International Women’s Day where she engaged thousands of employees across 63 offices in a gender equity pledge. Last year, she was asked to join the firm’s Global Mosaic Leadership Team as an inaugural member – working in concert with BlackRock’s Inclusion & Diversity Team to cultivate and advance diversity, equity and inclusion at the firm and in the communities in which it operates. Outside BlackRock, KC is an ambassador for Girls Who Invest and an associate board member for the Council for Economic Education.

Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Mirjam is Co-Sponsor of Elevate, an education programme within BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative & Allies Network (WIN) for emerging female talents. She is a committed mentor and has helped women to overcome professional challenges and supported their career advancement. Named as one of top 10 Business Women and one of the top 50 finance professionals in Switzerland by leading Swiss business magazines and laureate of “GenerationCEO”, she serves a visible role model and actively championing women to excel in their careers. Mirjam is the Founder and Chair of “MBA for Women Foundation”, a charity providing loans and scholarships to women enrolled in MBAs. Mirjam is invested in entrenching inclusion in the workplace and beyond and breaking down barriers to access and success for women.

Rachel Lord

A champion of inclusion and diversity in the workplace and beyond, Rachel is the Global Executive Sponsor of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative and Allies Network and Chair of BlackRock’s EMEA Executive Committee (EEX). Among her achievements is hiring and retaining a diverse body of talent, creating development opportunities for women across all levels of the business and increasing women’s representation within the EEX to 42%. Named as one of 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance, Rachel also sits on the board of the Investment Association, regularly speaks at events for senior women in business and delivered the keynote speech at the Credit Suisse Women’s Financial Summit. Rachel is a passionate advocate for creating businesses that are for everyone to be their full, authentic selves.

Amy Whitelaw

Amy has been committed to helping and supporting women throughout her career, serving as a mentor and sponsor to many women at BlackRock. Over the last 10 years, she has also developed influential programming for the women at BlackRock and has been co-head of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative on the West Coast since 2018 year, providing programming to well over 560 members across four locations. The programming includes 14 discrete committees which promote engagement, connection, and aims to empower and inspire members. Six years ago, Amy co-developed a program called Women in Focus, which created a framework for direct dialogue with senior men across BlackRock and helps to provide insight into the challenges that women face in advancing their careers.  Women in Focus is currently developing a video to scale and share the content with managers and employees globally. Externally, Amy is a member of 100 Women in Finance and Women in ETF’s, participating in several panel events on Diversity and Inclusion.

Anne Ackerley

A seasoned senior executive with over 30 years of experience, Anne is committed to empowering and advancing other women in financial services – and beyond. Throughout her career, she has devoted significant time to mentoring and sponsoring women – frequently speaking on career-building panels and advocating for gender equality in the workplace. Anne’s proudest achievement was co-founding BlackRock’s first employee affinity group, the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) in 2009. Since its launch, she has helped grow the network to over 4,000 members across 63 offices, impacting the careers of thousands of BlackRock women. Most recently, Anne has served as head of WIN for the Americas and as Chair of the Global WIN Executive Committee, working to accelerate the network’s mission at scale. Anne also contributed significantly to the creation of the Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF), a state-of-the-art and successful development program for high-performing women. She was also instrumental in the creation of Leadership, Excellence and Development (LEAD), a development program for under-represented populations at BlackRock, including women of color. Outside the firm, Anne has been honored by the YWCA Academy of Women Leaders, as well as the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW), and was awarded the Women’s Bond Club 2018 Merit Award. Currently, she is developing content in partnership with Girlboss, an online and events-driven female community, to empower millennial women to take control of their financial futures.

Rachel Lord

Rachel Lord, Senior Managing Director, is head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BlackRock and a member of the Global Executive Committee. Prior to assuming her current role in September 2017, she was EMEA Head of iShares and Head of Global Clients, ETF and Index Investments. During the time in her former role, Rachel was Global Inclusion & Diversity lead for iShares and achieved 100% diverse slates in recruitment at all levels since 2014. She also championed global minimum maternity policies.  As a result, there is 50% gender diversity at analyst and associate levels in iShares. Rachel is a member of the Women’s Initiative Network advisory council, and has been Global Executive Sponsor since early 2017. She leads on International Women’s Day European client and internal events, is a powerful advocate and role model for women leading major businesses at BlackRock. Rachel regularly mentors women, both internally and externally, and is often asked to attend and speak at events for senior women in business. She is a speaker at industry-wide recruiting and educational events for women at university, and girls at school, and actively engages with other women’s networks at major financial firms in Europe to encourage cross-firm collaboration.

Rachel Lord

Rachel Lord, Senior Managing Director, is head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BlackRock and a member of the Global Executive Committee. Prior to assuming her current role in September 2017, she was EMEA Head of iShares and Head of Global Clients, ETF and Index Investments. During the time in her former role, Rachel was Global Inclusion & Diversity lead for iShares and achieved 100% diverse slates in recruitment at all levels since 2014. She also championed global minimum maternity policies.  As a result, there is 50% gender diversity at analyst and associate levels in iShares. Rachel is a member of the Women’s Initiative Network advisory council, and has been Global Executive Sponsor since early 2017. She leads on International Women’s Day European client and internal events, is a powerful advocate and role model for women leading major businesses at BlackRock. Rachel regularly mentors women, both internally and externally, and is often asked to attend and speak at events for senior women in business. She is a speaker at industry-wide recruiting and educational events for women at university, and girls at school, and actively engages with other women’s networks at major financial firms in Europe to encourage cross-firm collaboration.