Episode 38: Robin Washington

Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and commitment to gender parity, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

We are honored to present this month’s episode of Leadership Reimagined, “A Competitive Advantage: Black Women Leaders” with Robin Washington, board director of Alphabet, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Mastercard Foundation, Salesforce.com and StockX. In addition to her avid board leadership, Robin most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Gilead Sciences, a $30-billion, research-based biopharmaceutical company.

Join us in celebrating the story of a black female leader, Robin Washington, and her long, purposeful career of mentorship and sponsorship of women and minorities.

A relentless champion of diversity and steward of fostering inclusivity, Robin states, “It is a proven fact that if you create cultures in organizations where everyone thrives, you’ll have a competitive advantage. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a business imperative and organizations that create inclusive cultures will perform better.”

A financial expert, Robin’s career includes positions with Deloitte & Touche, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Tandem Computers, PeopleSoft, and prior to Gilead, CFO of Hyperion Solutions. In addition to currently being on the boards of Alphabet, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Mastercard Foundation, Salesforce.com and StockX, she is also a member of the Presidents Council & Ross Business School Advisory Board, University of Michigan; the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation.

With a wealth of experience and commitment to changing the game for women and minorities, it is our privilege to present to you this episode of Leadership Reimagined “A Competitive Advantage: Black Women Leaders” with Robin Washington!

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