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Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Executives Council

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As we begin a new decade, organizations and their leaders are confronted with numerous challenges. Fully understanding and engaging all of an organizations’ talent is directly tied to leveraging opportunities for growth and marketplace success. To that end, the goals of this council include:

  • Gaining a deeper understanding of how different regional business conditions affect the work of global inclusion executives
  • Shaping and sharing best global DEI strategies
  • Articulating and acquiring additional competencies for effective DEI professionals today and in the future

Our conversations help to break down outdated norms and contribute to member companies’ ongoing success.

  • 3M Company
  • ADP
  • AbbVie Inc.
  • Accenture
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.
  • Alcon
  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • BD
  • BNY Mellon
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Ball Corporation
  • Bank of America
  • Bechtel Group, Inc.
  • Boeing Company
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Brown-Forman Corporation
  • CSL Behring
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Cisco
  • Coca-Cola Company, The
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Corning Incorporated
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Deere & Company
  • Discover Financial Services LLC
  • Electronic Arts Europe Ltd.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Emerson
  • Envista Holdings Corporation
  • FMC Corporation
  • Fidelity Investments
  • General Mills
  • General Motors Company
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • JLL
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Marriott International
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Merck
  • Moody's
  • New York University
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Novartis International AG
  • PVH Corp.
  • Papa John's International, Inc.
  • People's United Bank
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Principal
  • Procter & Gamble Company
  • Qualcomm
  • RBC
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • ResMed Inc.
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Sanofi
  • Smartsheet
  • Sony Music Group
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • Swiss Re US
  • T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
  • TD Bank
  • Target Corporation
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • The Hartford
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • Truist
  • Twitter
  • UPS
  • Univar Solutions
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Walt Disney Company, The
  • Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Warner Music Group, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • WestRock Company
  • Yum! Brands, Inc.
  • Zendesk
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Zuora
  • eBay, Inc.

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

As one of the founding members of the Workforce Council on Diversity in 1993 I have witnessed The Conference Board transition from an organization that was learning about diversity and inclusion to one that considers these concepts an integral part of their identity and brand.

Although I have found the most enrichment and professional growth from being a part of my Council, I have also had the benefit if being able to exchange ideas and information with leaders from all of these teams through The Conference  Board diversity conferences and workshops throughout the year. When the new Chief Diversity Officer for The Conference Board is in place, I look forward to seeing us take things to a whole new global level of thought leadership and dialogue.

Deborah Dagit, Merck & Co., Inc.

The most senior executive responsible for global diversity, equityand inclusion in companies where 20 percent of revenues are earned outside the US. Membership is by invitation only.

May Snowden

May Snowden

Senior Fellow, Human Capital and Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council II and Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council
The Conference Board
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Why join the Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council?

It’s very rare that an organization is able to bring top expertise together to share issues, concerns, strategies, and challenges in an atmosphere of trust. 

Karen Vari, Executive Director of Global D&I and Human Resources, Fluor


The opportunity to engage with my peers is invaluable. You have the right people at the table representing various industries, and creating a safe space to share real challenges along with viable solutions.

Raina Washington, VP, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Lockheed Martin Corporation 

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