Executive DirectorCompany: Diversity Best Practices
Role: Session Presenter Sessions: Tackling the Roadblocks to Advancing Multicultural Women (S4-B) | Engaging Men as Allies for #MeToo (S3-J)
Deborah Munster is the executive director of Diversity Best Practices, a division of Working Mother Media. Diversity Best Practices is a global member services organization for diversity and inclusion practitioners and forwarding-thinking employers to share best practices and develop innovative solutions for culture change. Through research, benchmarking, publications and events, Diversity Best Practices offers members information and strategies on how to implement, grow, measure, and create first-in-class diversity programs.
Previously, Deborah was vice president of talent and inclusion for the ADT Corporation, with responsibility for fostering a diverse and inclusive culture through employee engagement, and for developing and driving a global talent and leadership development strategy.
Deborah’s professional experience has included more than 20 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining ADT, she was the director of global diversity and inclusion at Merrill Lynch, where she was noted for her diversity expertise, particularly in generational diversity, women’s programming, workplace flexibility, disability, and employee networks. She managed a $3 million endowment partnership with Columbia University, launching Greater Returns, a program dedicated to supporting women returning to the workforce. Her work and accomplishments have been noted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Working Mother magazine, Dow Jones and Silk Purse.