The Empower Role Model Lists

The Empower Role Model Lists supported by YouTube showcase leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and smashing the ceiling for people of color within global business.

These inspirational leaders are paving the way when it comes to increasing representation and driving inclusion for others within the workplace.

We are delighted to announce that from 2022, the Empower Role Model Lists are fully international and can accept nominations of business leaders working in any country.

100 Senior Executives

leading by example and removing barriers on the pathway to success for ethnically diverse employees.

100 Future Leaders

making a significant contribution to ethnic diverse inclusion at work.

50 Advocates

creating a more diverse and inclusive business environment for ethnically diverse employees.

The Empower Role Model Lists are now live!

Check out our 2023 lists

Inspiring Words From Our Role Models

The moment someone gets an award, has a new business going, are promoted or gets exposure and looks ‘like me’ — it helps build someone’s self confidence somewhere.

Mauro GregorioPresident, Performance Materials & Coatings - Dow

To me, it is important to have these lists to showcase and celebrate the work many people are doing to make their teams and workplaces a more inclusive and an accommodating environment

Mary AgbesanwaManagement Consultant - PwC UK

When we lead with decency, all of our other values are supported. They’re made even stronger by a commitment to diversity.

Ajay BangaPresident and CEO - MasterCard

It's not easy to speak up, especially in the early days of your career. Why should anyone listen? I've always striven for excellence & to make a difference. Honoured to be recognised as a Future Leader.

Celia FraserBusiness Intelligence and Strategy Lead (Europe and Asia) - Capital Group

Inclusion matters. Having diverse viewpoints, experiences and people on teams allows us to gain valuable insights that drive better results. What a privilege it is to be included in the Empower Ethnic Minority Lists.

Quita HighsmithHead, Alliance and Advocacy Relations - Genentech

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