The 2021 Diversity Leader Awards
PDJ Celebrates the Creativity and Commitment of this Year’s Diversity Leader Award Recipients Every year, since PDJ began celebrating organizations and individual Diversity Leaders who are committed to taking diversity to the next level, we have been impressed and encouraged by their commitment, their intelligence, and their creativity. The... Read more
Annie Holmes – Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Annie Holmes Chief Equity Officer Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Headquarters: Washington, DC Industry: Education Policy Nonprofit CEO: Carissa Moffat Miller, PhD Website: www.ccsso.org Her Credentials: BS, Temple University; M Ed (2) & PhD (ABD), Pennsylvania State University Her Philosophy: Empowered Black Women Empower Black Women. In... Read more
Satra Sampson-Arokium – Dechert LLP
Satra Sampson-Arokium Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Dechert LLP Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY Industry: Law CEO: Henry Nassau Website: www.dechert.com Her Credentials: Masters of Public Administration, Marist College; BA, political science, State University of New York at Albany Her Philosophy: “People will forget what you said,... Read more
Karyn Twaronite – Ernst & Young (EY)
Karyn Twaronite Global, Americas & US Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer Ernst & Young (EY) Headquarters: London, England Industry: Professional Services CEO: Carmine Di Sibio Website: www.ey.com Her Credentials: BS, accounting, Miami University of Ohio; MS, taxation, Fordham University; Strategic Human Resource Management certificate, Harvard Business School; licensed Certified Public... Read more
Harvey Anderson – HP Inc.
Harvey Anderson General Counsel HP Inc. Headquarters: Palo Alto, California Industry: Technology CEO: Enrique Lores Website: www8.hp.com His Credentials: Bachelor of Science, civil engineering, Marquette University; Juris Doctor, University of San Francisco School of Law In mid- 2020, Harvey Anderson and his team implemented the Mansfield Rule for HP’s... Read more
Rosanna Durruthy – LinkedIn
Rosanna Durruthy Vice President, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging LinkedIn Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California Industry: Public Company CEO: Ryan Roslansky Website: www.linkedin.com Her Credentials: BS, government and humanities, Harvard University; LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program, Design Thinking, Stanford University–Graduate School of Business Her Philosophy: Belonging isn’t something any of... Read more
Patty Arvielo – New American Funding
Patty Arvielo Co-Founder and President New American Funding Headquarters: Tustin, California Industry: Direct Mortgage Lender CEO: Rick Arvielo Website: www.newamericanfunding.com As a result of the company’s Latino Focus and New American Dream initiatives, New American Funding’s purchase lending in 2020 was 44.9 percent more than the industry percentage in... Read more
Keith McClain – New York Life
Keith McClain Vice President and Global Head of Compensation New York Life Headquarters: New York, New York Industry: Financial Services CEO: Ted Mathas Website: www.newyorklife.com His Credentials: Master’s degree, human resources management, Rutgers University; Bachelor’s degree, industrial and organizational psychology, University of Maryland His Philosophy: Progress does not happen.... Read more
Sandye Taylor – RBC Capital Markets
Sandye Taylor Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion RBC Capital Markets Headquarters: Toronto, Canada Industry: Investment Bank CEO: Derek Neldner Website: www.rbcwealthmanagement.com Her Credentials: JD, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Bachelor’s degree, University of Maryland College Park Her Philosophy: Stay solutions oriented. Create practical solutions... Read more
George-Axelle Broussillon Matschinga – Sephora
George-Axelle Broussillon Matschinga Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion Sephora Headquarters: San Francisco, California Industry: Prestige Beauty Retail CEO: Jean-Andre Rougeot Website: www.sephora.com Her Credentials: Master in Public Administration, Harvard University; Master’s degree in Management of people and organizations, ESCP Europe Business School; Master in Human Resources, Communication and... Read more