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HR Leading the Charge for Inclusion in the Workplace - VIRTUAL Meeting
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HR Leading the Charge for Inclusion in the Workplace - VIRTUAL Meeting

When: July 21, 2020
5:30 PM
Where: Virtual Meeting
United States
Presenter: Susan Gordon, VP of Diversity – Ross Stores, Inc.
Contact: Sara Colindres

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Susan Gordon is the former Chief Diversity Officer and a highly qualified expert for the United States Army.  In this role, Susan was responsible for ensuring Diversity and Inclusion strategies and initiatives were aligned and integrated into all military and civilian human capital and Equal Employment Opportunity decision-making models throughout the Army.  Ms. Gordon has earned more than 25 years of diversity, inclusion, talent management, and Human Resources leadership experience at several Fortune 500 companies including acting as the Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion for Microsoft, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for TD Bank, Vice President of the Corporate Law Office, Vice President of Human Resources and Director of Talent Management for Bank of America, and Assistant Vice President of Corporate Diversity Staffing for the TJX Companies.

As the CEO of Inclusion Excellence LLC and an independent Workforce Inclusion Coach, Susan provides strategic diversity, inclusion, and leadership development coaching and advice to CEO’s and other senior executives at Fortune 500 companies (i.e., AstraZeneca Global, Sunoco, etc.), not-for-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning, and has mentored countless high potential professionals to successfully move forward into leadership roles.  In addition, Susan has written award-winning inclusion programs and has designed, developed, and trademarked leadership development programs including “The Business Ready Women™,” The Business Ready Professional™, and The Business Ready Workplace™.

Ms. Gordon has been formally recognized for her diversity and inclusion leadership achievements with several awards over the years including (but not limited to) the U.S. Army Superior Civilian Achievement Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting’s Diversity Leadership and Service Award, Bank of America/Fleet – Diversity in Action Award, the YMCA Black Achievers Award, and the National Association of Professional Women’s “Professional Woman of the Year Award” for her outstanding leadership and commitment to her profession.  She has also demonstrated her commitment to her diversity and inclusion profession in volunteer roles including acting as the Florida State Diversity and Inclusion Director for the Society of Human Resources Management/HR Florida, Florida Regional Director for the International Society of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals, Diversity and Inclusion Subject Matter Expert for the Society For Diversity, and as a Georgetown University/OPM – Diversity & Inclusion Advisor.

Susan holds an undergraduate degree and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Northeastern University, and completed studies in international business in London and in Prague.  She holds certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and also earned a certificate in Human Resources Negotiation Skills from the Harvard/MIT/Tufts Program on Negotiation. Susan also holds U.S. Secret Security Clearance.


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