November 4-5 2021
Best Practices in DEI
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Thursday, Nov 4, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern
Sharhea Wade is the Head of Global Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) North America at State Street Corporation. Reporting directly to the Chief Diversity Officer, she is responsible for developing and implementing I&D programs that promote State Street's strategic goals of being a destination for top talent with a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. In partnership with Human Resources (HR) colleagues, she manages a team that drives the delivery of I&D programs and services across the enterprise. She also oversees State Street's approach to I&D consulting with internal clients, engaging leaders with insights from qualitative and quantitative diversity data.
She previously worked as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the CAO of State Street Corporation. In partnership with senior executives, she was responsible for managing the Corporate Administrative & Oversight organization, including business communications, recertifications, employee hiring, etc. She was also the Secretary for the Technology and Operational Risk Committee, a senior management level committee reporting to the Board of Directors. Sharhea began her career at State Street as an intern in 2008 and succeeded in various credit analyst roles within the Global Treasury Investment Portfolio team. Sharhea and team were responsible for managing the fixed-income investments, including deep-dive analysis, monitoring, and assessing the creditworthiness of the bank's global portfolio.
Sharhea is an active community member who currently serves as the elected President of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) – Boston Chapter and, most recently, the board of The Philanthropy Connection. She also served as the Executive Director of the Boston Chapter's Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Program for four years.
Sharhea graduated from Bryn Mawr College, majoring in Economics and Boston University with a Master of Business Administration. In her spare time, she loves to read and sing until her lungs give out. She is originally from the beautiful, volcanic island of Montserrat, West Indies, and now resides in Roslindale, MA.
Keith Marion is the Head of People/Workplace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Business Leader for Point32Health, the newly combined Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan organization. He is a seasoned executive with expertise in leading enterprise-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives. His approach values the many differences present in society and seeks to create business value through those differences while bringing the organizational core values to life.
Keith graduated from Newton South High School, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Diversity Champion & Leadership certificate from Bentley University, and is a current Master’s of Business Administration candidate at Cambridge College. He graduated from The Partnership Next Generation Executive Program, is a past recipient of the Boston Business Journal Diversity Champion award. Keith chairs the YMCA Boston Achievers Board, is a member of the SPOKE/Medicine Wheel Board, and is the current Chair of the Advisory Board for Berkshire Partners Blue Hill (Dorchester) Boys and Girls Club.
He is a proud resident of Dorchester, where he lives with his family.
Zainub R. Ruane (she/her/hers) is a Senior Consultant with Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group. She solidified her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) shortly after becoming a parent and experiencing the corporate world through the lens of a caregiver and woman of color. She has spent the last few years working to change perceptions and stereotypes in the workplace surrounding people in marginalized communities through her work with Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group, where she advises and trains organizations on DEI daily.
Zainub has over a decade of experience working with and for Global Fortune 500 Companies such as Boston Scientific, Olympus America and Chubb Corporation. She has developed and influenced product marketing on a regional and international level. The majority of her experience is in the medical device industry where she marketed surgical devices and systems. Throughout all of her roles Zainub has played an active part in supporting team and organizational culture.
She received her Master's in Business Administration from Babson College, and her Bachelor's degrees in Political Science with a minor in Anthropology from Rutgers University. Most recently Zainub completed a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from eCornell. She is currently completing a course on Gender Inclusion through the University of Pittsburgh.
Creative Manager, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Evan O'Brien has served as the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Creative Manager since the museum's opening in 2012 and has overseen the creation, development, and management of museum exhibits, performances, and public programs. Having created and managed historical tours and experiences for 18 years, Evan specializes in blending theatrical performance and storytelling with historical information to provide educational and entertaining experiences for audiences and students from around the world.