Come join us for an empowering talk, "The Power of You," by Beatriz Rodriguez, Director of Diversity and Inclusion of The Home Depot. Beatriz will be talking about a multi-dimensional approach to diversity of work and how a new generation of leaders can move an organization forward.
Beatriz M. Rodriguez is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion of The Home Depot, reporting directly to the EVP of U.S. Stores and Operations. In this role, she is responsible for developing enterprise-wide strategies and solutions that promote diversity and inclusion in the workforce, among vendors and suppliers, and within the community. Known for her out-of-the-box thinking, Rodriguez is a key influencer among her peers and senior leaders in recruiting, retaining and developing the Company’s high performing workforce of more than 350,000 associates. The scope of her role also includes leading the supplier diversity strategy to ensure the identification and inclusion of diverse suppliers in the sourcing and procurement process.
Rodriguez joined The Home Depot in 2000 as an hourly store associate and has held positions of increased responsibility serving the Florida and California areas including store, district and regional human resources director. Prior to The Home Depot, Rodriguez worked with other retailers as well as the banking and agricultural import and export industries.
Rodriguez received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Puerto Rico. Later, she earned her MBA in Human Resources from Webster University and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University.
About the Impact Speaker Series:
Since 2002, the Impact Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership." The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
The series is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.