Tisa Jackson
 
A passionate visionary leader, Tisa Jackson found her calling more than 17 years ago and believes being a diversity and inclusion leader is a privileged obligation. She was recently selected as one of "The Most Powerful and Influential Women in California" by the California Diversity Council. The list recognizes fifty women from throughout the state for their contributions in their respective fields.
Tisa has been a key architect in the creation and transformation of diversity and inclusion functions and programs within the financial services, high tech and non-profit industries for Global 100, Fortune 100 and mid-size companies, non profits and a start-up company.
 
Her professional experience and knowledge encompasses strategic human resources management, community outreach, branding and event marketing, career development, training development and organizational development for numerous organizations, including: Deloitte, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Countrywide Financial, Hewlett Packard and the Y.W.C.A. of the West End.
 
Tisa founded the Professional & Technical Diversity Network (PTDN) of Greater Los Angeles, a diversity consortium comprised of companies committed to diversity and inclusion. PTDN includes companies such as: Kaiser Permanente; HealthNet; Manpower; ABC; and Macy's West, along with professional developmental organizations such as: the National Society of Hispanic MBA's; Black Data Processing Associates; the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center; and Diversity Employment Source, which focuses on people with disabilities. The consortium's mission is to strengthen the economy and community by educating, providing resources and networking opportunities for businesses, organizations and professionals. The PTDN model has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and HR Magazine.
 
Tisa is a frequent speaker and trainer of students, professional managers at various levels and entrepreneurs. In 2008, she spoke at the Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity (GOLD) symposium in Japan. Other speaking engagements have included the following: the Los Angeles County Multicultural Conference; Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC); Out & Equal Workplace Summit; Asian Professional Exchange (APEX); Professionals in Human Resources Annual Diversity & Cross Cultural Leadership Conference; American Banker's Association; and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. Tisa's editorial articles have also been published in Diversity Journal, addressing topics such as global diversity, market intelligence and community partnerships.
 
Tisa has also served on various boards, committees and advisory councils for numerous organizations, including: Millennium Momentum Foundation; Global Organization for Leadership & Diversity (GOLD); Women at Work; Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center; L.A. County Human Relations Commission; the Diversity Employment Source Business Think Tank, focused on people with disabilities; and the Urban Financial Services Coalition.
 
Tisa holds a bachelor of science in Management and Organizational Behavior and Political Communications from Emerson College in Boston, MA.
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