Joseph Santana

S2-D Reaching the Next Level: Leveraging Six Decades of D&I Experience

About Joseph Santana

Joseph Santana is a well-known global diversity and inclusion speaker, coach, and consultant. He’s worked with some of the most admired companies in the world, including Accenture, AARP, Arup, BAE Systems, Biogen, Navigant, Siemens, United Technologies, and Volkswagen.

Joe’s unique and highly effective approach is the result of his broad background, including running a profitable NYC-based, $48 million dollar-a-year, 300-employee business and leading a national training and organizational development team. In his last corporate role as Siemens’ first Diversity Officer, he applied these skills as the architect of their rapidly successful 65,000 USA employee practice. His accomplishments include launching a national governance organization, creating and implementing a diversity-and-inclusion sustainability model, and establishing a platform that enabled the company to grow over 60 employee resource groups, 3 national networks, and 11 diversity councils..

For his work as a thought-leader, Joe has received a number of prestigious awards, including a Diversity Officer Leadership Award from Diversity Best Practices, a listing among the "Most Important Hispanics in Technology, Government and Business"" by Career Communications Group, Inc. in 2010 and again in 2011, as well as a place on Hispanic Business Magazine’s 2011 list of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics."


University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business