Corporate Circle

The Value of Research, the Power of Knowledge 

Re:Gender’s Corporate Circle initiative supports major companies in their efforts to strengthen policies advancing gender equity and corporate social responsibility. We use a gender frame that puts gender into the context of other markers of identity (ability, age, class, race, sexual orientation, immigration status, etc.) to look broadly at how it shapes social norms in a business setting. The Corporate Circle connect Diversity and Inclusion professionals with academic researchers to provide insights, new ideas and best practices about some of the toughest areas corporations are grappling with today. 

We are working together in 2015 to further the agenda and broaden perspectives on issues under our focus areas—Identity, Economic Well-Being and Thriving Environments.

Corporate Circle membership offers:

  • Invitations to intimate quarterly meetings designed to explore complex Diversity and Inclusion-related issues.  We bring together academic researchers and Diversity professionals to uncover practical approaches to addressing these issues.
  • Access to tips and tools including literature reviews of annotated lists of papers, reports, articles and other materials that bring a gender lens to topics discussed at quarterly meetings. 
  • Access to the organization’s cross-sector, multidisciplinary, multi-issue network of academic researchers, policy thinkers and practitioners. 
  • Collective input by members to identify annual research topics that address pressing issues in the corporate arena.
  • Senior Diversity and Inclusion professionals the opportunity to participate as members of the Corporate Circle Advisory Board.
  • Networking opportunities among Senior Diversity professionals representing a cross section of different business sectors, all who are concerned with similar issues. 
  • Recognition as a corporation supporting Re:Gender’s mission to end gender inequity on the organization’s website. 
  • Opportunities to sponsor and participate in Re:Gender events, including the annual Awards Dinner, conferences, workshops, panels and research projects.

To join, please contact Gail Cooper at gcooper[at]





Corporate Circle Advisory Board

Jennifer AllynCo-Chair
Managing Director, Office of Diversity

Barbara Burdett
Director, Global Business Solutions
T. Rowe Price

Erika Irish Brown
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Bloomberg L.P.

Trevor Gandy
SVP & Chief Diversity Officer
Chubb Group of Insurance of Companies

Kara Helander, Co-Chair
Managing Director

Megan Hogan
Vice President, Global Leadership & Diversity
Goldman Sachs

Stacey Jones
Managing Director, Corporate & Recruitment Marketing

Ana Duarte McCarthy
Chief Diversity Officer

Meredith Moore
Director of Global Diversity
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Angela Morris
SVP, Diversity & Inclusion Sponsorship Management
Bank of America

 Lisa Garcia Quiroz 
Chief Diversity Officer and 
SVP, Corporate Responsibility
Time Warner Inc. 

Cheryl Reese
Vice President, Diversity
Prudential Financial

Jessica Ross
Vice President, Global Leadership & Diversity
Goldman Sachs

Marina Smith
Executive Director, Human Resources
Morgan Stanley

Geri Thomas
Chief Diversity Officer and Georgia Market President
Bank of America

Sherita Thomas
Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
T. Rowe Price

Karyn Twaronite
Partner, Americas Inclusiveness Officer

Melinda Wolfe
Chief Human Resources Officer
Pearson Inc.