Celeste Warren

Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence | Merck

Celeste Warren is Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence at Merck. Celeste has over 30 years of experience in the fields of Human Resources Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Change Management. She serves on the boards of RWJBarnabas Health Systems, Paradigm for Parity and “All In Together.” She is also a member of CNBC’s Workforce Executive Council and World 50’s Inclusion and Diversity Impact Community. Celeste is an author and her articles on diversity, equity and inclusion have been featured in numerous national and global publications. She has had the opportunity to speak at various events across the world. She has been honored with many awards, including: • Black Enterprise’s “Top Executives in Global Diversity and Inclusion” • Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Corporate America” • Diversity Woman Magazine’s: “Elite100” List Celeste attended the University of Kentucky where she earned her B.S. degree. She received her master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She is the wife of John Warren and the mother of two children, Christina-Celeste and John Steven, Jr.

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