Nereida Perez

S2-E D&I Leadership from the Head & Heart: Engaging Senior Executives in a D&I Initiative
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About Nereida Perez

Nereida (Neddy) Perez is a globally recognized diversity and inclusion practitioner with more than 20 years of experience working with Fortune Global and U.S. 500 corporations. Neddy's background includes front line and executive experience in Human Resources, Diversity Management, Corporate Relations and Internal Communications.

Prior to joining Ingersoll Rand, she worked with a number of major global companies in the creation and expansion of their diversity efforts. These include National Grid, KPMG, Sodexo and Royal Dutch Shell (Shell Oil). 

Born in Havana, Cuba she has received numerous awards and global recognition for her work advancing the work of diversity and inclusion. She contributed to a variety of non-profit organizations to create programs that empower people and remove organizational barriers to advancement. Neddy is one of the principals behind the creation of, a web portal that serves as a clearinghouse for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math initiatives and programs. She also developed and implemented Shell Oil’s Digital Divide Initiative, a program which focuses on closing the gap in underserved communities by providing access to technology. Neddy is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University and holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Florida.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business