Profile photo of Rachel Higham
Profile photo of Rachel Higham

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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