Panelist; Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Amazon
Elizabeth Nieto is Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Amazon and is responsible for implementing Amazon’s comprehensive D&I strategy, focused on attracting and developing a diverse workforce that will delight customers globally.
Before joining Amazon, Elizabeth was the Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at MetLife since 2012 and the Global Talent Management Leader since 2017. Under her leadership, the company defined and implemented their first global D&I strategy supported by the Global D&I Council chaired by MetLife CEO. The strategy focused on the development of women globally and regional initiatives (e.g. emerging talent, LGBTQ+, people with different abilities, veterans) and accountability metrics to achieve the company’s world-class status aspiration. As the Global Talent Management Leader, she was responsible for the senior talent review and succession management process, the MBA global leadership development program and executive coaching.
Previously to joining MetLife, Elizabeth was the Global Head of Talent, Learning and Diversity for Marsh, Inc. responsible for talent management, all learning initiatives, including leadership, management and business core processes. She also led the Talent Management task force as part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies HR transformation initiative. Before joining Marsh, Elizabeth spent almost 20 years with Citigroup; for more than 10 years in global talent management, diversity & inclusion roles and as an HR business partner. Previously, she managed global and regional learning organizations working extensively in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Early in her career, she worked at Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting in the newly launched change management practice, both in the US and Latin America.
Elizabeth has used her insights and talent to help people through her work in non-profit organizations that support global girls’ rights to education, access to developmental opportunities for young underserved talent and teenagers at risk. She served as a board member for Girls Learn International, is currently a board member at The Opportunity Network, A Fair Shake for Youth and the All Stars Project.
Born and raised in Argentina, Elizabeth earned her Master’s degree from University of Buenos Aires. In 2014, she was named one of the Top Champions of Diversity by Diversity Global Magazine. In 2016, she was honored by the All Stars Project for her contributions to the development of underserved youth, and in 2017 by El Museo del Barrio in New York City for Excellence in Philanthropy. Crain’s NY recognized Elizabeth in their 2018 Notable Women in Finance.