President, Deb Dagit Diversity LLC
Deb Dagit is a sought-after consultant and speaker on the topics of diversity and inclusion. As Merck’s VP and CDO for almost 12 years, Deb was responsible for global equal opportunity, employee relations, recruiting and staffing, and diversity and inclusion. Under her leadership, the company was recognized for its exemplary work in diversity and inclusion by a wide range of business publications, government agencies, and professional organizations.
She played a role in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act through her lobbying efforts, and testified before the U.S. Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee in 2011 regarding best practices for improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities. She has been a lead corporate consultant for the Disability:IN Inclusion Works initiative since 2013 and serves on the DEI Advisory Committee.