ISPI SoCal Presents: Sari Brody
Connecting Performance Improvement to Diversity Series
Sari Einy Brody, Consultant, Speaker and Executive Coach | Former Global Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Ingka Group (IKEA)
About the Speaker:
Sari Einy Brody has been working in the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) space for over 25 years, standing up for equality and fairness and sharing her passion for the topic by taking an activist role. Her approach to working with and benefiting from ED&I is holistic, aimed at making a positive impact on people’s lives, organizations, and society as a whole.
In her latest role as the Global Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at IKEA, Sari spearheaded the company’s transformation into a leader in equality. During her 20 years with IKEA, she introduced and launched ED&I throughout the company; provided strategic direction and a systematic approach for integrating the topic into the overall business strategy; established a worldwide network of over 80 ambassadors, who jointly developed the global strategy and implemented it, with a local flavor, in their respective countries; and collaborated with NGOs, governmental agencies and other corporations to share learning and together create a positive change in society.
Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager and a certified coach with ICF. Madrid, Spain Summary Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion executive, with over 20 years of experience, working across cultures and geographies. Responsible for leading Ingka Group in its pursuit of Equality since 2001. Passionate about human rights and equality, interested in cultures and diversity. Work Experience Ingka Group. Global Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Manager. September 2012 - Present Providing strategic direction and a systematic approach for integrating ED&I into our business practices. Our Global approach is adaptable to the 32 countries in which we operate; thereby addressing the different needs of our160,000 co-workers, our customers and our communities. Together with the global ED&I team and a network of approximately 80 ambassadors from across the Ingka Group world, we lead the ED&I efforts, with the aim of creating a positive impact on people’s life at work and in society. IKEA North America Services, LLC. Talent Manager 2008 - August 2012 Responsible for national strategies and approaches for Recruitment, Competence development, Leadership Development, Succession and Cultural Diversity. IKEA North America Services, LLC. Leadership and Diversity Manager. 2001 - 2008