Chief Diversity Officer & Partner
Headquarters: Addison, Texas
Industry: Professional Services/Consulting
CEO: Justin Bell
Her Credentials: BBA, management/ computer science, Benedictine University; studied at Howard University; Diversity & Inclusion Certificate, Cornell University
Her Philosophy: DE&I must be woven into the very nature of our daily activities, core to our company’s DNA and strategy, and etched into the hearts and minds of our people.
In 2021, Credera invested in new channels and methods for recruiting diverse talent, including ROMBA, NCRF, NSBE, SHEP, Black is Tech, and BUiLT; added three additional HBCUs to our campus recruiting portfolio; and redesigned our hiring process to improve data collection of EEOC/ diversity responses. We updated our performance management framework to include DE&I; analyzed DE&I data for hot spots; launched the Credera Veteran’s Network; and hosted listening sessions and Credera Listens panel discussions. We also published our first annual DEI&W Report; instituted bias training for everyone involved in recruiting and hiring; and offered 10 instructor-led sessions to build awareness regarding gender identity, race, and bias.
By 2023, Credera plans to Increase female and underrepresented ethnic group workforce representation to 35 percent, especially at senior and executive levels; ensure that employee representation reflects community demographics; publish our second annual Global DEI&W report; maintain global alignment via quarterly Global DEIW Forums and collaboration within our ERGs; and attend 10 or more DE&I recruiting events. We will launch a DE&I-specific quarterly survey to assess engagement and improve reporting; launch mental and physical wellness groups; create Dis(Ability) and Interfaith ERGs; and develop a supplier-diversity program. Credera will also establish a CDO forum to connect with other CDOs; develop additional cultural videos and a DE&I-focused podcast series; produce an inclusive leadership toolkit and training content; and pursue DE&I professional certifications for OCDO team members.