In the pages that follow, meet 50 people who inspire us, empower us, challenge us, and are working hard to bring greater equality, dignity, and respect to their organizations.
Kimberly Admire Adams, Since Adams joined the global security and aerospace company in 1998, she has worked her way up.
These 50 executive diversity leaders have pushed to make their companies more inclusive, diverse, and equitable.
They have also taken the gospel of diversity and inclusion on the road.
Sheila Clark, Clark was head of the board’s equal opportunity programs before she was tapped as the director of diversity and inclusion in 2011.
Her job is to make sure not only that diverse candidates are hired and promoted, but that contractors and subcontractors from a variety of backgrounds are also considered in the negotiation of billions of dollars’ worth of contracts.As CDO of the pharmaceutical company Merck, she implemented diversity and inclusion efforts that went beyond corporate changes and included ensuring diversity in clinical trials and in educational and philanthropic initiatives.Merck has been widely recognized for its exemplary diversity and inclusion efforts ever since she took over as CDO of the pharmaceutical company in 2001.Dancy has been tasked with this challenging role for the New York Times Company.She is also responsible for the New York Times Foundation’s Neediest Cases Fund, which raises money for the underserved during the holiday season.To succeed, she draws from her experience at Quaker, Clorox, and Wells Fargo.Deborah Dagit, Dagit has earned accolades throughout her career for creating inclusive workplaces.Ken Barrett, When General Motors needed to fill its first CDO post in April 2012, it turned to this retired U. Daina Chiu, In 2008 Chiu was promoted from assistant general counsel at Mc Kesson to its first chief diversity officer.She quickly established a Chairman’s Diversity Council that left no doubt top executives supported the move to formally introduce diversity and inclusion policies.Todd Corley, The apparel company has been enjoying a changing image since Corley joined as the first chief diversity officer in 2004.His job has been to ensure that Abercombie & Fitch is an inclusive workplace and that the company and its brands are associated with diversity.