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From 2019 to 2021, Elaine was Founder and Chair of TOGETHER – an ERG aimed at gender diversity and in 2019 created the environment for JTI’s newest ERG, EmbRACE, aimed at ethnic and racial diversity. Over the last two years, she has actively created a sense of belonging for a group of gender and ethnically diverse employees. As one of the most senior woman of color in the company, she has advocated for the creation of a safe space for people to share experiences, learn and grow, and she has raised her concerns to senior management whenever incidents of systemic racism have occurred. In addition, Elaine has formed a network of change agents and ambassadors at all levels of the company that has created psychological safety and took every opportunity of panels speaking to advocate for gender and ethnic diversity.