Tomás Leal

Chief Diversity Officer

Company: Fielding Graduate University
Role: Session Presenter
Session: The Latinx Professional Journey—The Rocky Road from Local to Global (S5-F)

Tomás Leal is an experienced change strategist and a diversity and inclusion (D&I) practitioner and consultant working across organizations to develop and execute global strategies and training that support workforce initiatives resulting in inclusive, high-performing and innovative work environments. His focus is on diverse global talent management, D&I learning and training, inclusion strategies, inclusive leadership, and cross-cultural competency building. He has experience working across industries, and worked in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

For the past 22 years, Tomás has held D&I roles based in the U.S. and the UK with Amoco, Royal Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, ITT Corporation, Microsoft and GlaxoSmithKline. Working across global business regions, Tomás has created D&I strategies, metrics and action plans that are locally relevant and aligned with globally driven business strategies. In addition, he has developed and delivered learning and development training programs, specifically in unconscious bias, inclusive leadership, race and racism, sexual orientation, trans and gender differences, to name a few.

Tomás spent 19 years in higher education administration mainly in Student Life and University Affairs roles at Southern Methodist University, University of Delaware, and University of Pennsylvania.

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