Our Advocates

Justin Trotman, MD Transport Operations, FedEx Express Europe

As a father of two girls, I want to be part of a progressive network that changes people’s beliefs and attitudes to women in business. I want them to believe that there are no boundaries for women and that they can build a career on their abilities and skills.  I want them to work for an organisation like FedEx that believes that all people no matter their race, colour or gender have the same opportunities. People are our organisations biggest assets and we need to include everyone in order to make it successful and build for the future.

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Alun Cornish, Managing Director Ground Operations, FedEx Express Europe & FedEx UK Ltd

Diversity and inclusion are important to me as they demonstrate fairness and consistency.

As an organization, we need to attract the most talented people, we need to grow and retain our existing employees, to do this they need to see that they will have equal access to career and development opportunity. In the ever-changing business world, we need a vast array of skills so that we are continually challenging the norm and maintaining our competitive advantage. We need different people.

Ed Alford, VP IT&S Enterprise Systems, BP Plc

"Our vision at BP, to engage more girls and women into STEM careers, is being elevated by our partnership with everywoman and the Modern Muse project, which will promote the fantastic careers of women of all ages in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics."

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Ed Alford

Rosaleen Blair CBE, CEO, Alexander Mann Solutions

"As the world's leading provider of talent acquisition and management services, with clients in over 82 countries, we understand the imperative of building sustainable diversity programmes to unlock all talent in an organisation. everywoman are masters at it."

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Rosaleen Blair

Rob Muller, Chief Executive Officer, QVC UK

"I am so happy to be able to support everywoman as an Advocate. Women play a huge role in the success of QVC UK and I am honoured to be able to champion the incredible contribution they, and millions of other women make to companies across the UK. Diversity across senior management and throughout the organisation is crucial to the continued growth of QVC UK and we do everything we can to ensure that opportunities are open to all."

Sophie Chandauka, Global COO, Shared Services and Banking Operations, Morgan Stanley

"The everywoman community is rare and unique in its capacity to bring powerful women together who really do 'walk the talk'. Through everywoman, we are positively driving new thinking in UK plc, and I love being part of creating meaningful change!"

Sophie Chandauka

Melissa Di Donato, Chief Revenue Officer, S/4 HANA Cloud, SAP

"Partnering in the everywoman events programme has enabled us to have a different and more engaging conversation with our customers."

Find out more about Melissa Di Donato.

Melissa Di Donato

Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, VMware 

"Research shows that increasing gender diversity increases problem-solving capability and leads to more innovative outcomes. As a CEO, I want the best ideas in play at VMware, and I can’t have the best ideas with half the population. The best company cultures are those that take advantage of the full power of human difference. In other words, where women, and men and all kinds of diverse people can bring their all."

Pat Gelsinger

Stephen Halliday, Chief Executive Officer, Wood Mackenzie

"We believe that greater diversity and more inclusive working practices are at the heart of being a successful and sustainable organisation.  Being part of the everywoman community provides a unique resource for individuals to learn from other organisations and support them in realising their own potential within Wood Mackenzie."

Stephen Halliday

Larry Hirst CBE, Former Chairman, IBM Europe, Middle East & Africa

"From being their first sponsor, to now 15 years later still a committed and active Advocate, I have never doubted the impact that everywoman has had on the diversity community. Together with pioneering partners such as IBM they have changed the agenda and as a result, many lives."

Find out more about Larry Hirst CBE.

Larry Hirst

Dame Mary Perkins, Founder, Specsavers

"I am extremely proud to be everywoman's patron and part of such an amazing group that so actively promotes the merits and talents of women and the vital contribution they make to the economy."

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Mary Perkins

Mark Reynolds, Chief Executive, Mace

"Mace is an international construction and consultancy company operating in a wide variety of sectors with many different clients.  It is therefore a business imperative that our workforce is representative of those clients.  The simple fact is that currently we aren’t, in relation to women.  We are committed to changing that by retaining, attracting and recruiting more women.  We are really pleased to be working in partnership with the everywoman Network on our flagship programme Mace Women of the Future."

Mark Reynolds

Dame Stephanie Shirley, IT pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist

“Back in 1962 I founded my software business as a company of women, a company for women, an early social business.  Then in 1975, the Sex Discrimination Act made it illegal for us to have our pro-female policies.  So – as an example of unintended consequences – we had to let the men in. 

As an everywoman Advocate, I confess to being a feminist in deed. But I have always been a humanist, totally committed to valuing the contribution of each human being and convinced that every single person can make a difference.”

Dame Stephanie Shirley

Kari Daniels, CEO, Tesco Ireland

"Of all the different teams I've worked in, the most productive, the most powerful and the most enjoyable have been those teams that are diverse."Find out why Kari believes hearts and minds, and role models are important.

Kari Daniels, Commercial Director Tesco Bank

Carolyn Herzog, EVP, Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary and General Counsel, ARM

"Cutting edge innovation enabling a diverse partner ecosystem is what has allowed ARM to be a consistently highly respected and trusted leader in our industry. I’m extremely proud to partner with everywoman to continue in this leading practice, sharing ARM’s belief that having a gender-balanced workplace will architect the workplace of the future to be inclusive of a diverse range of opinions, ideas and experiences."    

Find out more about Carolyn Herzog.

Jon Andrews, Head of Technology and Investments, PWC

"Solving the gender gap is critical to PwC and we believe it's really important across the whole of society that we address this problem. We need innovation, creativity and ideas from all of society, not just one half of it. everywoman is an important part of our diversity strategy and a practical way we can offer our females and male employees advice, and guidance to develop themselves in the workplace."

Find out more about Jon Andrews.


Guillermo Pablo Donadini, Chief Investments Officer, AIG

"Diversity is the best insurance policy to survive to the natural selection process in a world of relentless disruption and change."

Find out more about Guillermo Pablo Donadini.

Donadini Guillermo

Ricky McAulay, National Service Delivery Director, Royal Mail

"I am extremely passionate about people, their potential and entitlement to equality of opportunity in the workplace. We have significantly fewer women in Royal Mail in operational leadership roles which presents a fantastic opportunity to identify and bring through new talent with the energy and desire to change a legacy culture within the operation. Having a balanced workforce throughout the hierarchy and across all functions is key to developing a sustainable, high performing business."

Find out more about Ricky McAulay