Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Randstad US
As chief diversity and inclusion officer with more than 20 years of human resources, diversity, supplier diversity, and compliance experience; Audra provides internal and external clients with guidance for effective strategies in diversity, supplier diversity, inclusion, and compliance. Under Audra’s leadership, the company has received numerous diversity awards. Audra is the executive sponsor for Randstad’s Hire Hope program which provides career readiness training and job placement services to underserved and at-risk women, including survivors of homelessness, exploitation, and trafficking. In addition, Audra’s department leads Randstad’s social justice initiative, the TRANSCEND program, which provides reskilling and placement for diverse and untapped communities. Audra holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a Human Resources concentration, and a Bachelor’s in Finance, from the University of North Carolina. A member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); she is also a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), an SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and a Six Sigma Green Belt. Audra is known for her speaking engagements at diversity conferences, hosting the global Diversity Deep Dive podcast and has published several white papers in her area of expertise.