Leslie GrayLeslie Gray

Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO at Mozilla Corporation

Leslie is Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief of Staff to the CEO of Mozilla Corporation. As Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Leslie is responsible for Mozilla’s global inclusion strategy and programs across our own culture, as shown in our products, and in how we build community beyond Mozilla. Leslie is also responsible for managing business operations for the Office of the CEO and supporting strategic projects on behalf of the Office of the CEO.

Leslie began her career in marketing technology with Accenture, helping companies to better align product fit to consumer behavior. As a recovering technologist, Leslie now spends her time helping leaders and organizations drive improved business outcomes including revenue, usage, retention, employee engagement, and diversity. Leslie is on the Industry Advisory Council for Virginia State University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first African American Greek-letter sorority. She is also a member of the United States Tennis Association, and a member/volunteer of Palo Alto Pickleball Association.

Leslie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Southern California.

Takes part in

May, 20 8:00 AM CEST
Stage 1
Panel Discussion

Creating a Diverse Talent Pipeline in the Absence of Diverse Candidates

Large corporations and small businesses across industries continue to struggle to find diverse talent. One of the main issues is the shortage of diverse professionals in the talent pipeline. Companies around the world suffer from their own version of the pipeline problem, whether in tech, consulting or finance.

A diverse workforce is more creative and innovative. Employees from different backgrounds and skill sets can offer a broader range of ideas and solutions. They can also spot things that other members of the team may not notice. Even if your company has already set up a DEI program, hitting its targets will be a major challenge if hiring practices remain unchanged. It’s time to find new, hungry job-seekers by developing strong, meaningful relationships with diverse candidates. Once you do, your company's ability to bring the best professionals into your talent pool will improve dramatically.

Identifying the root problem interfering with inclusive hiring can help organizations boost both growth and progress. The speakers in this panel will talk about:

  • How to enlarge the talent pool when the market lacks diverse talent
  • How to promote the inclusion of minority employees
  • How to ensure psychological comfort for diverse employees in the post-COVID workplace
Speakers
Ezequiel Massa Head of Diversity & Inclusion at SAP Latin America & Caribbean
Tina Vinod Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ThoughtWorks
Emmanuel Michael Leadership and Career Success Coach
Leslie Gray Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO at Mozilla Corporation
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