Tisa, head of Global Diversity & Inclusion Practice Management, Microsoft, is a visionary leader with purposeful passion who believes being a diversity and inclusion leader is a privileged obligation. She’s a respected strategist, disruptive thought leader, speaker, community builder, and business leader. Tisa has received several accolades personally and for her employers including Global Organization for Leadership & Diversity’s Bridge Builder Award, Emerson College 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, and DiversityInc’s Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity list. Throughout her career she has been a key architect in the creation and transformation of Diversity & Inclusion strategies & functions, provided global strategic direction & consultation, managed human capital departments (e.g., Recruitment, Organization Development), developed & implemented community development & branding programs, built internal & external consortiums, conceived & executed employee engagement initiatives, deployed training & development programs for the Americas, Asia, the Oceania, and/or Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions. Her work has been performed for diverse companies ranging from Global 100 and Fortune 25 to start-ups and non-profits in the Internet, semiconductor, software, financial services, telecommunications, and management consulting industries for Microsoft, Deloitte, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. Tisa’s work has been featured the Wall Street Journal and HR Magazine, and others. Her columns have been published in Diversity Journal, addressing topics such as cultural competency, market intelligence, creating a training plan, and the future of Diversity & Inclusion. Tisa holds a BS in Management and Organizational Behavior and Political Communications from Emerson College in Boston, MA.