Denise Reed Lamoreaux

Removing gender bias from performance feedback

#ChooseToChallenge the fact  women receive far less actionable feedback on their performance than men.

Denise Reed Lamoreaux  is the Global Chief Diversity Officer at Atos with a proven track record of producing extraordinary results.  In her role, Denise strives to
• Drive efforts to increase diversity of staff members through education programming, coaching, mentoring and recruitment/retention strategies, while fostering an inclusive workplace that values, and is sensitive to, the diversity of our staff
• Interface with legal, communications, marketing, and HR teams to directly impact employee perceptions and corporate culture
• Facilitate, moderate, and evaluate corporate programs to provide transformational experiences
• Liaise with recruiting and internal first to hire, promote, and retain key talent from all representative groups
• Lead both operational and strategic activities for internal and external audiences to affect change and impact decisions in recruiting, hiring, retention, and recognition
• Collaborate with Learning and Development to support employee success by offering programs, services, individual assistance and resources designed to enhance the diverse development of 120,000 + global resources in 73 countries
• Position Atos as an ethical, diverse, and inclusive employer of choice

Based in Rochester, New York, Denise has been involved in diversity and learning-related endeavors for 30 + years.  Her career has encompassed Secondary Education, Professional Leadership Coaching, Leadership, and Instructing at both the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School and Monroe Community College’s Corporate College program.  She has served as Global Chief Diversity Officer at Atos for 5 years, and has won over 40 International D&I awards for the programs and policies she has implemented.  

Denise led and participated in the development and delivery of programs that produced winning results:
• Top 50 Diversity Stars by National Diversity Council
•’s Best Employers For Women’s Advancement List
• TEDx: The 511 On The Generations
• Brandon Hall Bronze for Women Who Succeed
• Women In IT Award for Diversity Initiative Of The Year (2 years in a row)
• Times Top 50 List Of Best Employers For Women (2 years in a row)
• #41 on the UK’s Stonewall Index for LGBT+
• Brandon Hall Bronze Award for Diversity and Inclusion Programming
• The Prince’s Trust “Best Place For Race” designation
• VERCIDA’s Top 10 List for Gender & Top 5 List for Generations
• Atos HR Honors Award For NAO Diversity Programming
• Atos Bronze Award for Exemplary Performance
• Brandon Hall Silver Award for Best Blended Learning Solution
• Corp U Award for Most Innovative Idea Implementation Program
• HP Top Ten Happening  
• HP’s HR Heroes Award for excellence in video learning
• BELC’s Educator Award for career development programs

Publications featuring Denise’s work:
• 2020 Diversity in the Workplace Report
• How Atos uses succession planning to improve gender balance
• Dialogue Q2 2020 ‘s publication, The Inclusion Imperative
• SUNY Geneseo’s Scene Spring 2020 Magazine
• If unconscious bias training doesn’t work, what’s the alternative?
• Inspiring Workplaces Presentation on Removing Gender Bias From Performance Feedback
• Business Disability Forum’s Blog Post
• Leadership is Changing podcast
• Getting to the Heart of the Chief Diversity Officer's Agenda
• Building a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workplace

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