Tina Shah Paikeday, AESC Award of Excellence Winner 2020

Tina Shah Paikeday leads the global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion advisory services at Russell Reynolds Associates. Her work has included the recruitment of Chief Diversity Officers, the development of inclusive leaders and inclusive culture transformation. She has advised global diversity, equity and inclusion councils and executive leadership teams on the development of operating models for the formation and governance of DE&I functions, data informed approaches to developing impactful DE&I strategies and recommended action steps and programs to achieve DE&I goals. As a member of AESC's Diversity Leadership Council, her colleagues have commented, "Tina has always been ahead of her time in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion space. We are grateful to have her involved with AESC helping to shape best practices in our industry more broadly."

Shah Paikeday joined Russell Reynolds Associates from the Talent Advisory Board, a boutique research and management consulting firm she founded. As a Managing Director, she advised clients on managing a diverse workforce. Earlier, she was a Senior Director at the Corporate Executive Board and was instrumental in building the Corporate Leadership Council Solutions people analytics business. Shah Paikeday started her career at McKinsey & Company and has worked in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble and The Clorox Company. She was also CEO of zBox Company, a venture-backed, tech-based appliance producer whose product line was later acquired by Whirlpool.

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