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MEET OUR FIRST LADY

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Kelley Cornish Slaughter , MA, CCDP

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION TRANSFORMATION

EXPERT |AUTHOR | SPEAKER

First Lady

Kelley Cornish recently served as a senior executive and the
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer for Diverse
Segments, Representation, and Inclusion (DSRI) at Wells Fargo &
Company where she was the primary liaison between DSRI and its
various business lines and support partners. Her work included
leading planning, implementing strategy and driving accountabilities
for all internal functions supporting DEI efforts across the enterprise.
Kelley was also responsible for developing the infrastructure
strategy and sponsoring large projects across lines of businesses/functions, including
partnership and collaboration with senior stakeholders to improve workforce diversity
outcomes for Wells Fargo to compete in the marketplace and optimize growth and
profitability. Prior to this role, Kelley served as the EVP, Head of Programming and
Diversity Initiatives, as the SVP, Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and
Integration Leader leading a team of DEI Consultants for the company focused on
coordinating the timing and administration of the enterprise D&I strategies and processes
as well as line of business-specific D&I deliverables across Wells Fargo within the US,
Canada, EMEA, and APAC. Kelley also served as the Global Head of Diversity and
Inclusion for the TD Bank Group and led Diversity and Inclusion for AmeriHealth Caritas
and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


In 2022, Kelley received the Woman of the Year Award from iHeartMedia radio because
of her work in the community and in corporate America. Her leadership gifts and talents
have also been recognized as one of the Most Influential Women In Corporate America
by Savoy Magazine, by the Network Journal as one of the Top 25 Influential Black
Women in Business, and she was a recipient of the Sojourner Truth Award by the
National Congress of Black Women. Kelley was acknowledged for her commitment to
diversity and inclusion throughout her career by receiving the Career Mastered Award
and has been recognized as a member of the top team of distinction for the American
Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking Award, and as a Diversity, Inclusion and
Equity Award winner by Peirce College for the City of Philadelphia. Kelley is also the
author of the book, "It's Work! How Will You Show Up?" where she shares professional,
personal and very practical tips on navigating the workplace and career during her
journey as a mid-level careerist.


Kelley obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina -
Aiken in Business Administration and her Masters from Webster University in Human
Resource Management. She is a Certified Diversity Professional by Cornell University
(CCDP) and has completed course work at the Harvard Kennedy School in strategies for
leading and building diverse organizations. Kelley is very active in her community and in
her church.

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