A conversation between Karyn Twaronite, EY Global Vice Chair – Diversity & Inclusiveness and Greg Pope, EY Louisville Office Managing Partner discussing the importance of creating an environment where people feel like they belong at work and the benefits of belonging.
The dialogue will cover multiple dimensions of diversity including gender, race, LGBT+, disability and more.
Karyn Twaronite is a Partner and Global Diversity & Inclusiveness (D&I) Officer at Ernst & Young LLP, and is a member of the EY Global Practice Group, the EY Global Talent Committee, and the Ernst & Young LLP US Executive Committee. She is responsible for driving innovations that maximize the strength and effectiveness of the EY network’s diverse workforce of 260,000 employees serving clients across 150 countries in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEIA. In 2018 EY was inducted to DiversityInc’s Top 50 Hall of Fame, which recognizes companies that have demonstrated a longstanding and consistent commitment to D&I.
Karyn began her EY career as a tax professional more than 20 years ago, before then shifting her focus to help shape the organization’s talent, human resources and inclusion management practices when she became the Talent leader for the Northeast Region (US), and then the Talent Leader for the US and Canadian member firms.
Today, Karyn and her team oversee the strategic implementation of EY's integrated approach to D&I – the EY Culture Change Continuum: a road map for success – which enables member firm’s leaders to foster an inclusive environment, one in which all EY people feel a sense of belonging and can better leverage their own diverse skills, experiences and ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Karyn’s insights have been featured in numerous media outlets including Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Fast Company, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Karyn is a proud member of the Catalyst Board of Advisors, a leading non-profit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women in business around the world.
Karyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Miami University of Ohio, a Master’s degree in Taxation from Fordham University, a certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from Harvard Business School and is a licensed CPA of New York.
She lives in New York City with her husband and her son.