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Since joining Merck & Co. in 2019, Radhika has championed multiple DE&I initiatives engaging with Senior-Leaders using a data-driven approach to increase Asian representation in mid-management and Senior leadership roles. Currently co-leading Merck’s Asia Pacific Association (APA) with +2100 global members, Radhika aims to promote and leverage Asian diversity to raise cultural competency so that employees can bring their authentic selves to work. Thanks to her efforts, global membership grew by 100% in 2020-2021. In addition, she led APA’s first Global Mentoring Program launched for employees of Asian descent and allies to promote career development, cross-geographical and cross-cultural mentoring with a customized curriculum. In 2020, Radhika co-led the partnership with North-South Foundation to raise funds for underprivileged kids in US, and in 2021, partnered with UNHCR to help global refugees impacted by the pandemic. She led multiple cultural / STEM events at local schools to promote cultural/STEM awareness in communities.