About the Council


The Global Talent and Diversity Council advises Asia Society on how best to leverage its public voice in the area of global talent and diversity leadership and how to best serve Corporate Members with their global leadership objectives and to regularly share best practices on the leadership challenges they face in global talent and diversity. 


Council as of January 2015



Michelle Gadsden-Williams
Managing Director, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Credit Suisse



Letty Ashworth
General Manager, Global Diversity
Delta Air Lines, Inc.


Lynne Barry
Human Resources Director
Telstra International Group


Jonathan S. Beane
Executive Director, Multicultural Initiatives
Time Warner, Inc.


Jyoti Chopra*
Managing Director, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
BNY Mellon


Manolet G. Dayrit


Ana Duarte-McCarthy
Chief Diversity Officer


Jonathan Dunne
Global Director, Human Resources
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited


Deborah Elam
Chief Diversity Officer

Apoorva Gandhi
Vice President, Multicultural Affairs
Marriott International


Michele C. Green, Esq.
Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
Prudential Financial, Inc.


Cecilia Nelson
Assistant Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
L’Oreal USA


Aimee Horowitz
Global Inclusion and Diversity Director
Oliver Wyman


Walter Hurdle
Global Chief Diversity Officer


Eugene Kelly
Worldwide Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion
Colgate-Palmolive Company


Marilu Marshall
Senior Vice President
Global Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Kathleen Navarro
Chief Diversity Officer
New York Life Insurance Company


Christine Z. Sheehy
Managing Director & Head of Human Resources, Americas
Standard Chartered Bank


Vipul Sheth
Vice President, Quality Coronary & RDN
Medtronic, Inc.


Marva Smalls
Executive Vice President, Global Inclusion Strategy


Belinda C. Tang
Vice President, Leadership and Diversity
IBM Corporation


Elizabeth Varghese
Americas Leader, HR Performance Improvement Practice


Shariq Yosufzai
Vice President
Global Diversity




Subha Barry*
Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Board Chair, Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Philip A. Berry*
Philip Berry Associates LLC

Michael E. Chen*
General Partner and CEO
Chen and Associates


Kathryn Komsa
Member of the Board

David Reid
Director, Global Talent Initiatives
Asia Society


*indicates Former Co-Chair Council as of January 2015