Candi Castleberry

Vice President of Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Candi Castleberry is Vice President of Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion (GDEI). She is responsible for development and deployment of the GDEI strategy at Amazon. She is also the founder of the award-winning Dignity & Respect Campaign, which has helped organizations and communities create more inclusive environments.

As an experienced inclusion and diversity leader, she created The Bolted-On to Built-In Model™ featured in her chapter of Crossing the Divide (Harvard Business Press). The model has helped her transition companies from compliance-driven processes led by HR to integrated activities that shift the responsibility for achieving an inclusive culture to every employee.

Experience in sales and product marketing shapes her approach to partnering with business and community leaders to build sustainable practices for the workplace and community. She has developed successful strategies and initiatives in technology, telecommunications, and healthcare, including Xerox, Sun Microsystems, Motorola, UPMC, Walgreens, and Twitter.

Candi has served as adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She received an EMBA from Pepperdine, a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, and completed the Stanford Executive Human Resources program. She has served on numerous non-profit boards and has a strong commitment to making the world a better place through advocacy and volunteerism.

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