Category: Diversity Leader Award

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: 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. Progress is made. Everything we are… Read the full article

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: 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 that will be lasting, touch multiple… Read the full article

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: 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 Negotiation and Bachelor in Corporate Communications… Read the full article

Richard Mayfield – Walmart

Richard Mayfield EVP, Global Sourcing & Regional CEO – Walmex & Canada Walmart Headquarters: Bentonville, Arkansas Industry: Retail CEO: Doug McMillon Website: His Credentials: BA & MA, economics, Cambridge University; ACA His Philosophy: Valuing people for who they are and for the unique perspectives and capabilities they bring matters deeply to me. I am… Read the full article

KeyAnna Schmiedl – Wayfair

KeyAnna Schmiedl Global Head of Culture & Inclusion Wayfair Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts Industry: e-Commerce CEO: Niraj Shah Website: Her Credentials: BS, human services & MBA, human resources, Fitchburg State University Her Philosophy: We know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective… Read the full article

The 2020 Diversity Leader Awards

The 12th Annual Diversity Leader Awards PDJ Celebrates the Vision and Courage of this Year’s Diversity Leader Award Recipients The 16 organizations and 18 individuals honored in this issue of PDJ as Diversity Leader Award recipients epitomize the best, brightest, and most committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. They represent industries such as research, insurance,… Read the full article

Annie Holmes – Council of Chief State School Officers

Annie Holmes Chief Equity Officer Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Headquarters: Washington, DC Industry: Education Management CEO: Carissa Moffat Miller, PhD Website: Her Credentials: BS, education, Temple University; M Ed, college student affairs, M Ed, higher education administration, and PhD, adult education and lifelong learning (ABD), The Pennsylvania State University Her Philosophy:… Read the full article

Abbi Cohen – Dechert LLP

Abbi Cohen Deputy Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Dechert LLP Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY Industry: Law CEO: Henry N. Nassau Website: Her Credentials: BA magna cum laude, economics with High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Barnard College, Columbia University; JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School Her Philosophy: It is not within my… Read the full article

Sady Fischer – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Sady Fischer Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Headquarters: Rochester, New York Industry: Health Insurance CEO: Christopher C. Booth, Esq. Website: Her Credentials: BA, gender studies, SUNY Empire State College; CDP (Certified Diversity Professional) Her Philosophy: Inclusion, diversity, equity and access (I.D.E.A) are important priorities because we care about our employees,… Read the full article

Lynne Walker – First Horizon National Corporation

Lynne Walker Executive Vice President & Director of Affinity Strategy First Horizon National Corporation Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee Industry: Financial Services/Banking CEO: D. Bryan Jordan Website: Her Credentials: bachelor’s degree, economics and sociology, Duke University Her Philosophy: Diversity + Affinity = Inclusion. Through this equation, the goal is to advance and support bank-wide strategies, tactics,… Read the full article