Scott Vowels
Ruth Cotter
Chief Human Resources Officer and
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing
and Investor Relations

AMD

Ruth Cotter Leads AMD in Establishing Multi-Voice Culture

Ruth Cotter, the Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Investor Relations for AMD, has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the development of the organization's multi-voice culture which empowers people to do their best work together in an inclusive environment. Her leadership led to enhanced parental leave benefits, up-leveled HR policies and benefits for LGBTQ+ employees, embedded diversity and inclusion elements in all learning and development programs, and the creation of Employee Resource Groups. AMD achieved a 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for two years in a row.

Cotter challenges the status quo by asking deeper questions and encouraging differing perspectives. She models and encourages her team to have a forward-thinking, learning mindset. Cotter attributes the successful culture of respect and belonging to the embedding of D&I principles into day-to-day experiences, employees being willing to bring their whole and best selves to work, and putting D&I at the forefront of internal and external communication efforts. She is always willing to engage in-person with teams and leaders to build trust.


Favorite Quote:
“Raise your hand.” A whole new adventure and journey awaits when we step up and raise our hand. So many of us wait for the right time and circumstances to take on a project or to provide the perfect solution. But, what are the odds of that right moment happening? Getting out of our comfort zone and stretching our capabilities are fundamental to learning more about the world around us and growing ourselves. - Ruth Cotter