Deputy General Counsel and Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Shutterfly
Melynnie Rizvi is the Deputy General Counsel and Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Shutterfly. In her legal role, Ms. Rizvi leads the Employment, Compliance, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Commercial and Legal Operations functions and as Head of DEI, Ms. Rizvi drives strategy and program management to build and foster a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Prior to joining Shutterfly, Ms. Rizvi was the Head of Global Employment Law, Compliance and Social Justice and Policy at SurveyMonkey. In this role, Ms. Rizvi provided strategic guidance to the People team, oversaw global employment law, and led SurveyMonkey for Good, the company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Social Impact initiative. Prior to SurveyMonkey, she was Senior Director, Global Employment, Litigation, Chief Sustainability & Diversity Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer at Veritas, a global technology company. In this role, Ms. Rizvi led the global employment law and litigation teams, managed the global compliance program, and led the Corporate Responsibility, and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. Prior to Veritas, she was a Director of Global Employment Law at Symantec. Prior to Symantec, she was a partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and an associate at Baker & McKenzie.
Ms. Rizvi is a graduate of Northern California Grantmaker’s Racial Equity Action Institute and The Leadership Consortium, Harvard Business School’s Executive Leadership Acceleration Program, a recipient of the University of Alberta’s Alumni Honour Award, was named Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2016 Employment Counsel of the Year and is an accomplished author and speaker on employment law, compliance, social impact, diversity and inclusion issues. Ms. Rizvi is a Board Member of Fresh Lifelines for Youth and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, and past Board Member of Watermark and the Success Through Education Program. She received her JD and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.