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The Financial Times has named Rachel Higham one of the 50 most inspirational champions of female future leaders in global business.

​The FT and HERoes Champions of Women in Business lists aim to increase gender diversity in business by highlighting the accomplishments of leading business women worldwide.

They celebrate leaders – both male and female – who inspire organisations and individuals to do more for gender equality. This year’s list – just the second compiled – recognises Rachel’s importance as a role model who makes a significant contribution to gender diversity.

Rachel is a popular mentor internally and externally, and plays a pivotal part in our Gender Equality Network. And she’s a strong advocate of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) roles.

Howard Watson says: “Rachel embodies our values of gender inclusion and of promoting women in tech. As executive sponsor of our award-winning TechWomen programme, she’s a generous, inspiring role model for more than 600 colleagues. And she achieves this whilst also undertaking a ground-breaking transformation of our IT capabilities.”

Rachel says: “It’s such a wonderful honour to be recognised alongside global role models. I feel privileged to be able to make a difference and help strive towards gender equality. “I only get to do that through the incredible support from my mentor and our company, the inspiration I get from my mentees and our TechWomen, and the passion and hard work from our TechWomen programme team.”

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