Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company today celebrates Caroline Frankum for her inclusion, for the third consecutive year, in HERoes 100 Women Executives List 2020. HERoes showcase leaders who champion women in business and who drive change for gender diversity in the workplace. Caroline has been recognised for her work in inclusion and diversity, in addition to her leadership of Kantar’s multi-million-dollar Profiles division, and position on the Kantar Executive Board. The HERoes 2020 award follows Caroline being named a winner of the 2020 Businesswomen of the Year Awards by CEO Today magazine earlier this year.
Caroline has been recognised as a role model for women in tech and the C-suite, and an active ally for underrepresented groups. She is Kantar's Global Exec Sponsor for the Pride@Kantar community supporting LGBTQI+ employees across the globe, and is an ambassador for Ethnicity Mentoring Programmes, providing sponsorship and mentoring for both Kantar employees and young individuals externally who don’t get the support or opportunities in business they deserve.
Caroline recently became a Sponsor for Leaders Plus, a social enterprise supporting women leaders with babies and young children stay in the career progression pipeline. In addition, she is a member of the Market Research Society D&I Council responsible for the Industry’s UK Manifesto for Inclusion & Opportunity and CEO Pledge, which endeavours to help the UK market research industry represent the diverse world it serves and provides an authentic voice for the industry, brands and society on issues of representation, equality and accountability.
Of her recognition, Caroline commented: “I&D needs to be an ethos that permeates an entire organisation. This means every employee taking accountability for their own behaviours and actions. Over the past 3 years in Kantar I have had the privilege of being a role model for women in the C-Suite and women in Tech, a mentor and sponsor to individuals who represent a wonderfully diverse mix of age, gender, sexuality, ethnic origin, and intellectual abilities. My experiences in these roles have taught me the importance of holding myself accountable in being an authentically ‘see it to be it’ role model and proactive ally. I strive to create a culture where every individual feels truly welcomed, supported, valued and meaningfully engaged by starting every conversation assuming positive intent, actively listening with empathy, recognising and de-stigmatising my own unconscious biases, and proactively learning with uncomfortable curiosity.”