Dr. Lillian Schumacher & Beatriz Jimenez
Best Practices for Building a Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion Program
This interactive session will include a panel discussion where the presenters will discuss their D&I journey. The discussion will center around the key
factors that impacted the decision to implement a D&I strategy; tips for obtaining executive leadership buy-in; hurdles they encountered and how they overcame them. Attendees will also participate in table discussions to share key learnings and best practices.
Speaker Bio - Dr. Lillian Schumacher
Notable Involvement and Recognitions
Speaker Bio -Beatriz Jimenez
Beatriz Jimenez serves as senior director of global talent management and diversity and inclusion for Dana. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that Dana has policies and practices in place, globally, to attract, retain, and utilize the best talent within the organization. In addition, she is a champion for diversity and inclusion initiatives and works to advance a culture where employees’ ideas and perspectives are heard and valued.
Beatriz joined Dana in 2009 as human resources (HR) country lead for Dana Mexico responsible for leading HR initiatives across all product and functional groups in the region while also supporting Dana’s overall HR transformation efforts. In 2011, she joined Dana Brazil Ltd. in Porto Alegre, Brazil, as vice president of HR SA before relocating to the world headquarters in 2014 to lead HR initiatives for Dana’s Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle business units. She assumed her current role in 2016.
Prior to joining Dana, Beatriz worked for Grupo ADO as a corporate director responsible for labor relations, training, organizational development, and personnel administration. She also served in several key roles involving labor relations, training, and organizational development for General Motors, including an assignment at NUMMI, the joint venture between GM and Toyota in Fremont, California.
Beatriz earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from Universidad Iberoamericana and a master’s degree in organizational development from Bowling Green State University.