Meet the Teams Pushing for Diversity at the Nation’s Top Corporations

Making inclusion and diversity a priority

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Diversity and inclusion executives are rapidly becoming more important at large corporations. A more inclusive environment not only benefits the company, it also strengthens the larger global competitiveness of American industry.

Here, Black Enterprise wants you to meet the dynamic, results-driven CDOs who share in jointly pushing for diversity at their respective companies.

Josie Thomas, EVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, CBS Corp; and Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, EVP, Diversity, Inclusion and Communications, CBS Entertainment

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Thomas leads multidimensional diversity and inclusion strategies across the corporation and works with senior executives to develop talent, diverse suppliers, and national industry impact. Smith-Anao’i develops new diversity and inclusion programs for CBS Entertainment. “At CBS, we know that only with the most diverse voices in the room do you reach the best business decisions,” says Thomas.

William L. Hawthorne III, SVP, Diversity Strategies & Legal Affairs; and Kristyn Page, VP, Diversity & Inclusion Strategies, Macy’s

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Hawthorne and Page drive inclusion strategies at Macy’s and strive to integrate diversity and inclusion into several key business areas for its workforce: marketing, communications, supply chain, and strategic community partnerships. “As America’s department store, we believe reflecting diversity and inclusion in these operations is an essential part of our business model.”

Susan Reid, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion Officer; and Sandra L. Richards, Executive Director, Head of Diversity & Multicultural Marketing, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

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Reid spent 20 years working in HR for a broad range of industries and now works as global head of diversity and inclusion at Morgan Stanley. “My priority is to help the firm develop an effective and sustainable strategy for driving diversity and inclusion long- term.”

Richards works to build the firm’s brand in diverse markets, and serves on the Wealth Management Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Natasha Radden, VP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer; and Reisa Bryan, Senior Director, Head of Diversity Talent Acquisition, TIAA

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Radden oversees diversity and inclusion efforts as vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer, while Bryan is responsible for overseeing the campus, affinity and diversity and inclusion recruiting programs for the firm. “Diversity and inclusion is integral to who we are as a company and who we’ve always been. A diverse workforce helps us better understand and address the needs of our customers.”