Past Event

DEI Through the Leadership Lens: A conversation with Chief Diversity Officers

October 29, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online Event

The HCM Club is proud to present DEI Through the Leadership Lens: A conversation with Chief Diversity Officers.

This virtual panel with leading diversity executives will explore how they engage others in Equity and Inclusion throughout their organizations - What is the role of the Chief Diversity Officer? What competencies are required for excellence and what is the future of this role? How do these accomplished Chief Diversity Officers measure the impact of DEI in their organizations and what can attendees learn with regard to promoting DEI in their own organizations?

Moderator: Cindy Pace, Vice President, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at MetLife and Adjunct Lecturer at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies Human Capital Management Program


  • Elizabeth Nieto, Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Amazon
  • Ripa Rashid, Managing Director, Head of Inclusion and Diversity, Cowen Group
  • Shannon Schuyler, US Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer, PwC
  • Alicin Reidy Williamson, Senior Vice President, Chief Inclusion Officer, Endeavor

Please contact Vanessa Carrillo at [email protected] with questions about this event.

Organizations in virtually every sector are met with a pointed challenge: to commit to, act on, and increase transparency into their ongoing progress to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion. To create viable, sustainable pathways for achieving a comprehensive DEI agenda, organizations must remove long-held systemic, cultural, and interpersonal barriers at every level.

The Leading Towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion series convenes and connects respected faculty and industry experts across the nonprofit, negotiation, and human capital management sectors for inspiring, solutions-focused conversations on implementing systemic changes that benefit individuals, organizations, and the communities they serve. This series is brought to you by Columbia University’s Nonprofit Management, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Human Capital Management master’s programs as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to anti-racism.

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or [email protected] Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please notify us at least 10 days in advance if you require closed captioning, sign-language interpretation or any other disability accommodations. Alternatively, Disability Services can be reached at 212.854.2388 and [email protected]

Contact Information

SPS Human Capital Management