Melody Mitchell

 America’s Head of Talent, Development and Inclusion, Barclays

Melody Mitchell joined Barclays in December 2021 as the Americas Head of Talent, Development and Inclusion. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing and ensuring regional deployment of the talent, development and inclusion strategy while in adherence to the regulatory requirements for the US. She brings over 15 years of experience in both financial services and retail where she has held several senior leadership positions supporting both regional and global businesses. Melody has seen proven success in aligning talent solutions to business strategy and implementing scalable change to optimize workforce performance and achieve tangible results for the organization. 

Melody has experience in diversity and inclusion, talent management, leadership development and facilitation, employee training, strategic HR business partnering, recruiting, and employee engagement. She is a recognized coach and has additional certifications in various instruments of measurement including personality identification and behavioral methodologies. Melody has a proven track record of coaching executives in the areas of transformational leadership, team building, and change management. 

Melody holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and a BA from Cornell in History, Political Science, Law and Society and Inequality Studies. She is on the Board of Directors at the PACE Lubin School of Business for their Transformational Leadership Program and serves on the Advisory Board for the Harvard Business Review. 

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