Category: Diversity Leader Award

Katerina Taylor – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Katerina Taylor Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Headquarters: Columbia, South Carolina Industry: Law CEO: Jim Lehman, Managing Partner Website: Her Credentials: MBA, finance, Argosy University; BBA, marketing, Texas Wesleyan University Her Philosophy: I base all my leadership decisions in humility and humanity. In a year of firsts… Read the full article

Patty Arvielo – New American Funding

Patty Arvielo Co-Founder & President New American Funding Headquarters: Tustin, California Industry: Mortgage CEO: Rick Arvielo Website: Her Credentials: La Mirada High School New American Funding has long outperformed other large lenders when it comes to lending to minorities. This is a result of our Latino Focus and New American Dream initiatives, and the… Read the full article

Sheryl Battles – Pitney Bowes

Sheryl Battles Vice President–Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement Pitney Bowes Headquarters: Stamford, Connecticut Industry: Global Shipping & Mailing CEO: Marc Lautenbach Website: Her Credentials: BA, human biology, Stanford University Her Philosophy: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sums it up best: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments… Read the full article

The 2021 Diversity Leader Awards

The 13th Annual 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 the full article

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: Her Credentials: BS, Temple University; M Ed (2) & PhD (ABD), Pennsylvania State University Her Philosophy: Empowered Black Women Empower Black Women. In 2020, Chief Equity Officer Annie Holmes… Read the full article

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: 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, people will forget what you did,… Read the full article

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: Her Credentials: BS, accounting, Miami University of Ohio; MS, taxation, Fordham University; Strategic Human Resource Management certificate, Harvard Business School; licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), state of New York… Read the full article

Harvey Anderson – HP Inc.

Harvey Anderson General Counsel HP Inc. Headquarters: Palo Alto, California Industry: Technology CEO: Enrique Lores Website: 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 legal functions. In committing to the… Read the full article

Rosanna Durruthy – LinkedIn

Rosanna Durruthy Vice President, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging LinkedIn Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California Industry: Public Company CEO: Ryan Roslansky Website: 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 us create for ourselves; it’s the… Read the full article

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: 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 lending to minorities, based on the… Read the full article