Senior Fellow, Human Capital and Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council II and Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council
The Conference Board
May Snowden is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital and Program Director for two councils of The Conference Board: the Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council and the Diversity & Inclusion Leaders Council II. As an affiliate of The Conference Board and FutureWork Institute, Snowden brings more than 30 years of experience leading initiatives that strengthen corporate cultures and brand identification while improving relations with customers and vendors. Snowden is an independent diversity and inclusion strategist, professional facilitator, consultant, educator, speaker, and executive coach. She inspires corporate leaders to articulate a global diversity and inclusion vision and mission.
In November of 2007, Snowden & Associates was launched because of her passion for developing a new conscious awareness of thoughts, values, biases, and actions that lead to injustice and inequality among people. Snowden is a nationally recognized diversity and inclusion "voice" with significant experience as a C-level human resources leader with major P&L operating experience. She has delivered HR strategies and diversity initiatives and reengineered organizations to improve efficiency and productivity while reducing costs.
In her career, Snowden served as the vice president of global diversity for Starbucks Coffee Company, chief diversity officer for Eastman Kodak Company, and executive director of diversity for U.S. WEST. Snowden also has senior-level experience as a corporate relations liaison with state and local governments and the US Senate.
Snowden received her undergraduate degree in business from the University of Maryland at College Park and her Master of Executive Business Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.