Michele C. Meyer-Shipp

VP and Chief Diversity Officer, Prudential

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp is vice president and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential. She oversees all diversity and inclusion efforts for the company, and ensures ongoing compliance with federal and state EEO/AA laws and requirements.

Prior to joining Prudential, Meyer-Shipp served as General Counsel of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, led diversity and inclusion efforts in Global Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch, served as Director of New Jersey’s Division of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, and spent many years in private practice specializing in the area of employment law. Meyer-Shipp is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law.

Meyer-Shipp is on the Boards of GLSEN, Inc. (The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), the National Organization on Disability, and the American Conference on Diversity. She is an active member of several professional associations including the Association of Corporate Counsel, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Corporate Counsel Women of Color, National Employment Law Council, and the Society for Human Resource Management. She also is a Co-Chair of the Asia Society Global Talent and Diversity Council. Meyer-Shipp was recently named a “Diverse Attorney of the Year” by the New Jersey Law Journal, and has received numerous honors including the Oliver Randolph Award from the Garden State Bar Association, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association’s Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Award for the Corporate Sector, and has made the Black Enterprise List of Top Executives in Corporate Diversity for three consecutive years. She has also been named as one of the “Most Powerful & Influential Women of the Tri-State Area” by The Tri-State Diversity Council.