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Nancy Di Dia
Executive Director,
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Boehringer Ingelheim

Nancy Di Dia Influences the Growth of Female Representation at Boehringer Ingelheim

Nancy Di Dia is the Executive Director, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Americas, Boehringer Ingelheim USA. Under her leadership and vision, the company has grown representation of females at the director level and above from 16 percent to 42 percent over the last 10 years. Nancy helped achieved these results through several steps, beginning with an assessment of the culture and opportunities for women in leadership. This was followed by immersing and educating senior leadership on the challenges women face. The effort led to the development of three specific programs for women in leadership; changes to benefits programs like expanded parental leave; and more agility in mobility internationally.

Di Dia attributes the success of diversity and inclusion in the organization to developing a culture of belonging, inclusiveness, and the ability of people to do work they find exciting and provides purpose and meaningful outcomes. She builds relationships to develop trust. Nancy is an ICF international credentialed and certified Executive Coach. She is also an active member of the advisory board of Hidden Brain Drain Task Force and the Center for Talent Innovation.


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