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Lydia Mallett

Vice President of Staffing and Diversity
Tyco International

Lydia Mallett

Lydia G. Mallett, PhD is Vice President of Staffing and Diversity, Tyco International, where she has responsibility for the strategic design and implementation in support of the organization’s total staffing requirements. In addition Dr. Mallett is responsible for developing and implementing a corporate-wide diversity strategy addressing issues such as workforce representation and retention, and work-life effectiveness. 

In that role, she also counsels Tyco’s senior executives in helping them devise and carry out diversity initiatives aligned with business objectives. Prior to joining Tyco in 2004, she was Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at General Mills where she developed and implemented a senior management accountability strategy and expanded a senior management co-mentoring strategy for women and people of color.

Ms. Mallett holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Labor/Industrial Relations, and a Doctorate degree in Social Psychology, all from Michigan State University.

She is active with several organizations, including the Executive Leadership Council, National Coalition of 100 Black Women (previous National President), The Conference Board Council of Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives and is a Board Member of the Feminist Press.