Perspectives From A Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Nancy Di Dia, Executive Director, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer & Head, US DICE at Boehringer Ingelheim USA discusses her 15 years as a D&I officer, her personal history, and how she nurtured the development of the D&I programs at a pharmaceutical industry giant. She shares her learnings on how to build sustainable change over time.

Nancy Di Dia is Executive Director, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer & Head, US DICE at Boehringer Ingelheim USA. She brings more than 25 years of change and social experience in overall management, leadership and cultural change in the corporate world. Her experience has spanned financial services and healthcare. At Boehringer Ingelheim Nancy has responsibility for leading a culture of diversity, inclusion, engagement and belonging within BI’s Animal Health, Biopharma and Human Pharma business units. In addition, Nancy is an (ICF) International credentialed and certified PCC Executive Coach with a focus on finding impactful ways to engage the brain in sustainable insights and change. She is an active member of the task force for Talent Innovation- a think tank and research group of leading global companies that leverages talent across the divides of gender, generation, geography and culture. Nancy is also on the board of the International Multicultural Institute (IMCI) a non-profit that offers service, knowledge and skills for individual and institutional change through inclusion. She was recently appointed to the Governor’s council on Girls and Women in STEAM for the state of Connecticut and continues to act on the PhRMA chief diversity officer council to improve diversity in clinical studies. Nancy is fluent in Italian, an avid exerciser, rower and enjoys gardening, cooking and seeking out fine wines from around the world.

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