As Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Americas, Patty is responsible for leading the region’s engagement in our global diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy, ensuring D&I is integrated into business and client initiatives, and overseeing our partner network to optimize a diverse talent pipeline and professional development opportunities and outcomes. Patty works closely with senior leaders and our Employee and Business Resource Groups as we accelerate our focus and actions supporting underrepresented talent, including Black and Latinx. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Patty was with Visa, where she focused on similar initiatives and played an integral part in designing an underrepresented talent strategy, including standing up the company’s first Black Executive Council. She also designed and launched Inclusive Leadership training for people managers. Patty’s prior experience includes designing and facilitating Diversity and Cultural Competence training and implementing the Executive Diversity Council, chaired by the CEO, at CSAA Insurance Group. Patty began her career as a producer for ABC 7 network television and later served as the Promotion Director for KTSF 26, the leading television station for the Asian community in the Bay Area. She holds a degree in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University and an MBA from Brandman University. A Seaside, California native, Patty currently serves on the advisory board of Self-eSTEM, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a sustainable supply of underrepresented minority women leaders who are recognized as top talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Flexible work schedules, work from home, diversity & inclusion, wellness & wellbeing, returnships, identifying and refining internal & external workforce strategies aligned to our “new normal”.
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