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Sherry Snipes is a dynamic authority on diversity and inclusion who is passionate about the changing face of the world and changes facing the world. She has the unique experience of leading diversity initiatives at public and non-profit organizations where she has been responsible for all aspects of diversity and inclusion from design and implementation to re-engineering, including launching multiple women’s leadership and diversity training programs.
Sherry currently leads diversity programming at the American Institute of Architects. She previously held the role of Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement for Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Sherry is truly committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive world which lead her in 2012 to co-found the DANDI (diversity and inclusion) Awards which spotlights organizations and individuals truly making a difference towards creating a more diverse and inclusive world. In 2012 She founded the Global Diversity Collaborative, a start-up 501(c)3 focused on leveraging technology to build an international network of peers, professionals, activists and educators.
In 2011 Sherry was recognized by The Network Journal as one of the “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business” and 2009 she received the NAAAHR Greater New York Leadership Award. Sherry has been featured in numerous publications including The Network Journal, Newsday, Diversity Careers, Diversity Executive, Uptown Professional and Savoy Professional. She has been a featured speaker at U.S., Austria, Hungary, Great Britain and Belgium diversity leadership programs and also serves on a number Boards. A graduate of Hampton University, Sherry spends her personal time raising two active boys. Her personal mantra is: “Be inspired and be inspirational and be aspirational".
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