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Dani Monroe | MBA DEI+B Advisory Council

Dani Monroe

Dani Monroe

Founder, Martha’s Vineyard Chief Diversity Officer Summit
President, CenterFocus International, Inc.
Author of Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce

Dani is a senior executive with global experience in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, strategy, and organization transformation spanning 40 years. Her deep knowledge in connecting human capital change to business, social and environmental outcomes while improving the bottom line has allowed her to add value in the healthcare, financial, and technology industries.

She has focused her work on implementing anti-racist and anti-bias cultures, identifying and retaining talent, and connecting an organization’s work to its surrounding community.

Dani held the inaugural Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer position for Mass General Brigham, the largest private employer in MA, with 85,000 employees across 16 institutions. Reporting to the CFO and CEO, she was directly responsible for designing an anti-racism strategy that increased diversity at the Board and Hospital President levels. She designed and implemented five DE&I Summits with attendance maximizing at 4,200.

Dani is the Founder of the Martha Vineyard Chief Diversity Officer Summit, one of the largest and most prestigious gatherings of CDOs in the country.

Dani’s clients in her global consulting work have included: Cardinal Health, MetLife, Novartis, Pfizer, State Street, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Houghton Mifflin, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, Partners Healthcare, Prudential, Experian, and the CIA. Her clients were all “C” Suite executives seeking to improve performance and innovation in their organizations through developing and retaining diverse talent.

Dani has an MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine University. Dani is the author of the book Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce (Palgrave MacMillan) and numerous published articles.

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