Nora Vele

S1-B Creating a Truly Inclusive Diversity Strategy that Includes People with Disabilities

About Nora Vele

Nora Vele is the Executive Director of EEO/AA Compliance/Diversity for Merck & Co. Inc. She provides strategic direction on all aspects of the company's compliance programs.  To support Merck's commitment to inclusion, Nora served as co-chair for the organization's launch of its Workplace EnABLEment program, a strategic business tool which provides customized workplace accommodations to employees with apparent and non-apparent disabilities. She also provides coaching and expertise to Merck’s Business Insight Roundtable, which helps to drive the organization's business imperatives. Nora has over 20 years of demonstrated expertise in developing cutting-edge compliance programs, design of affirmative action metrics and measurement tools and change efforts.  She is a member of the Corporate Leaders in Equal Opportunity (CLEO) and served on the Board of Directors for the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC).  She has held corporate leadership roles collaborating with government agencies on the integration of compliance and diversity programs.


University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business