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Job Title
VP and Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion
Speaker Bio
Shameka Young is responsible for driving a more integrated, global and regional approach to diversity and inclusion through data insights across the employee experience, incorporating clients for a broader impact. She has 20 years of professional services experience.
Prior to Cognizant, Shameka spent 14 years in Accenture’s Communications and High Tech industry with a specialized focus in the network practice. While there, she led strategic and technical consulting programs for multinational corporations. She also supported regional diversity and inclusion initiatives across the central region to retain women and minorities.
Shameka serves as the Texas Regional Advisor and a sponsor within Cognizant’s Women Empowered affinity group. External to Cognizant, Shameka just completed her term as the Chapter Advisor for Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Greater Texas. For clients, Shameka leads working sessions to promote the engagement of under-represented groups and broader corporate inclusion. Shameka is a graduate of the University of Texas and lives in Dallas where she supports her local charities.