Diversity Straight Up: Leading through transformational times
In the latest episode of the CBJ podcast, “Diversity Straight Up,” hosts Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington talk with Suzanne McCormick, U.S. president of United Way Worldwide, about the recent racial tensions in the country, her own experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand and leading through transformational times.
“I came to appreciate the beauty of that culture – it taught me that while we’re different, it doesn’t make us better. So it just humbled me. It was also my first experience actually living in a situation where I felt like a minority.”
About Suzanne McCormick:
Suzanne McCormick was named U.S. President of United Way Worldwide (UWW) in June 2019. She is responsible for helping the 1,100 local United Ways across the U.S. trailblaze in the philanthropic space to build more resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities. That includes leading in equity, tackling community problems with innovative and systemic solutions, and driving the ongoing digital transformation. Ms. McCormick came to United Way Worldwide from Tampa, Florida, where she spent five years as president and CEO for United Way Suncoast, one of Florida’s largest United Ways.