Monica L. Bankston – Corning Incorporated
Monica L. Bankston Chief Diversity Officer Corning Incorporated Headquarters: Corning, NY Business: Technology Website: Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, deep trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries, and the world-class talent of its diverse... Read more
Annie Holmes – Council of Chief State School Officers
Annie Holmes Chief Equity Officer Council of Chief State School Officers Headquarters: Washington, DC Business: Education Management Website: To fully support state members in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Council of Chief State School Officers understands that it must first focus on internal goals in... Read more
Lynnette D. Espy-Williams – Cozen O’Connor
Lynnette D. Espy-Williams Member and Chief Diversity Officer Cozen O’Connor Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA Business: Legal Services Website: “Cozen O’Connor does not need convincing—as a firm and as individuals, we recognize the moral and business imperatives to building a much more diverse legal workforce. Cozen O’Connor is now one... Read more
Satra Sampson-Arokium – Dechert LLP
Satra Sampson-Arokium Director–Diversity & Inclusion Dechert LLP Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY Business: Legal Services Website: With 27 Dechert offices worldwide, diversity and inclusion are core components of the firm’s identity, and how it attracts, recruits, and develops people. As an integral part of the firm’s... Read more
April Kelly-Drummond – Denny’s Corporation
April Kelly-Drummond Head of Diversity, Equality, Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement Denny’s Corporation Headquarters: Spartanburg, SC Business: Food and Beverage Website: Denny’s believes equality is not a policy, it is a value. Through a variety of programs, the company supports key causes, including requiring a diverse slate of candidates... Read more
Joseph Searles and Sady Fischer – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Joseph Searles Director of Diversity Community Engagement Sady Fischer Director of Diversity & Inclusion Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Headquarters: Rochester, NY Business: Health Insurance Website: “At Excellus, we work to ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve and an inclusive, respectful, fair, and equitable organization in... Read more
Teresa Lavoie, PhD – Fish & Richardson
Teresa Lavoie, PhD Principal and EMPOWER Chair Fish & Richardson Headquarters: n/a Business: Legal Services Website: Fish & Richardson recognizes that people are one of the firm’s most valuable assets. Diverse backgrounds provide unique perspectives that result in new and better solutions, and having a diverse team that... Read more
Jacqueline M. Welch – Freddie Mac
Jacqueline M. Welch Senior Vice President–HRDI; and Chief Diversity Officer Freddie Mac Headquarters: McLean, VA Business: Financial Services Website: Freddie Mac gets diversity right. As a minority majority company, almost half of its employees are women. However, the organization believes that a more inclusive workplace is a must... Read more
Dinesh Paliwal – HARMAN
Dinesh Paliwal President and CEO HARMAN Headquarters: Stamford, CT Business: Technology Website: Diversity and inclusion is a primary pillar for HARMAN. Building an inclusive organizational culture that values integrity, respect, diversity, and teamwork above all else has unlocked incredible value for HARMAN—from its ability to hire the best... Read more
Dion Weisler – HP Inc.
Dion Weisler President and CEO HP Inc. Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA Business: Technology Website: After the separation of Hewlett Packard Company in 2015, HP increased the number of women at the executive level by four percent. In the years since, that number has continued to rise. At present,... Read more