Lead, Global Diversity & Inclusion
Linda Leonard has a passion for helping employees, and companies, reach their fullest potential. As Lead, Global Diversity & Inclusion for Bristol-Myers Squibb, she has put this passion into action on a global scale, actively challenging the status quo to ensure that the organization and its workforce of nearly 35,000 are prepared to meet the rapidly changing needs of the industry.
Linda has a long and successful history of helping organizations thrive using best and “next” practice human resources principles, inclusive leadership behaviors, accelerated career development, advanced analytics, employee engagement, and work-life integration tools. She serves as an internal consultant for all business units, functions and markets across the company to enhance every aspect of the employee life cycle – from recruitment, selection, performance, development, and succession – and proactively uses Global Diversity & Inclusion principles to develop a powerfully diverse and globally inclusive 21st century workforce.