Dr. Meisha-Ann Martin, Senior Director, People Analytics, Workhuman and Andrés Tapia, Senior Client Partner, ESG and DE&I Strategist, Korn Ferry
Meisha-ann has a Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with fifteen years of experience working in People Analytics and Employee Engagement across a variety of different industries. She is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion and specializes in identifying and remedying inclusion gaps in organizations. Dr. Martin led the employee survey practice at JetBlue, led People Analytics at Flex, and is the former Head of Talent Experience at Servicemaster. She is currently the Senior Director, People Analytics and Research at Workhuman.
Dr. Martin was born and raised in Jamaica and tries to visit family in Jamaica and England as often as she can. She also likes to travel to lots of other places, visiting local haunts and eating local foods. When she is home, Meisha-ann enjoys cooking, reading and the great outdoors.
Andrés Tapia is one of the leading voices in shaping a contemporary, next-generation approach to diversity and inclusion as well as broader ESG issues. The approach is global, deeply integrated into talent systems, and focused on enabling marketplace success. He has over 25 years of experience as a C-suite management consultant, diversity executive, organizational development and training professional, and journalist.
Throughout Europe, Asia, North America, and his native Latin America, Andrés has served clients in shaping their enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion business cases and strategies across industries—including financial, technology, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, government, not-for-profits, and education—with dozens of Global 500 organizations as well as non-US multinationals in Brazil, South Korea, and India.
Andrés is the author of "The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity", as well as the co-author of "Auténtico: The Definitive Guide to Latino Career Success" and "The 5 Disciplines of Inclusive Leadership: Unleashing the Power of All of Us." He has also been published in major dailies throughout the US and Latin America, primarily through his writing for the New America Media wire service as well as on the Huffington Post. He is a frequently sought-after speaker globally on the topic of diversity and inclusion.
Andrés is the recipient of numerous leadership and diversity awards and is currently serving on the boards of Leadership Greater Chicago, Jobs For The Future, and Ravinia Festival. He previously served as a commissioner on the Highland Park (IL) Housing Commission overseeing the city’s inclusionary housing code. He now serves in an elected position as Highland Park City Council Member.
Andrés received a bachelor's degree in Modern History from Northwestern University in the Chicago area with an emphasis in Journalism and Political Science. He grew up in a bilingual/bicultural home in Lima, Perú.