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Maria Stolfi
Global Head of Diversity,
Inclusion & Employee Engagement

Swiss Re

Maria Stolfi Develops Unified D&I Function at Swiss Re

In her role as Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Employee Engagement for Swiss Re, Maria Stolfi strategically integrated several key initiatives to establish a powerful diversity and inclusion platform. The unified design of a new employee value proposition, employer brand, employee engagement approach and D&I strategy created horizontal and vertical alignment. Stolfi and her team persevered through difficult challenges in order to transform D&I from a siloed function to a strategic global practice.

Stolfi's achievements include the design and implementation of a female sponsorship program, a D&I talent analytics tool, a global LGBTI+ initiative, and embedding D&I across the end to end talent management lifecyle. Stolfi implemented several best practices; a global D&I 'gap analysis' using a state of the art benchmarking tool, onsite and virtual 'Gender Intelligence Dialogues' run by D&I Champions on International Women's Day and the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) certification of Swiss Re's Zurich headquarters.

Favorite Quote:
“If you're not actively including, you're excluding.” — Maria Stolfi