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Disrupting the Disrupted – and How a Skills First Strategy Can Help Your DIB Mission with Susie Lee and Janice Burns from Degreed

Whether you're combating implicit bias, reinforcing hiring best practices, educating your workforce through an open dialog on difficult news, or working to develop policies for workplace equity, a skills strategy can have a positive impact on your Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) programs. Join Susie Lee, Executive Officer for DIB, and Janice Burns, Chief Career Experience Officer at Degreed, to learn how skill building can help your people see your organization and the world in new ways.


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About Your Speakers


Susie Lee, SVP of Global Business Transformation, Degreed

Susie M. Lee is the SVP of Global Business Solutions at Degreed, responsible for leading the business, product & technical consulting team, sales enablement and also working strategic partnerships to advise Enterprise clients with transformational thought leadership, strategic planning, design and best practices on go to market strategies for both our direct and channel business. Prior to joining Degreed, Susie was the SVP of the Global L&D Technology Product Management & Implementation team at Bank of America, where she successfully led the launch of Degreed enterprise wide, globally. Shortly after, she joined Degreed to build the Client Experience team and developed the approach and methodology to launching Degreed for clients. Susie has demonstrated 20 years plus success in various leadership roles in human resources, financial services, retail, loyalty marketing and technology industry at companies such as Lombard Insurance/Fairfax Holding Company and LoyaltyOne Airmiles. Susie resides in Ottawa Canada, but worked internationally in the US and Asia.

Janice Burns

Janice Burns, Chief Career Experience Officer, Degreed

As a human capital futurist and strategist, Janice Robinson Burns develops and implements talent management and development programs that drive business results. She recently joined Degreed as their first Chief Career Experience Officer. Prior to Degreed, Janice spent 27 years at Mastercard, with her most recent role as their Chief Learning Officer. As CLO, she led the design and implementation of employee learning experiences and development programs globally, as well as development of frameworks to advance managerial capabilities and effectiveness. In this role, Janice was also accountable for providing thought leadership for change management and business unit transformation projects while ensuring an effective linkage to Mastercard’s talent development platform.

Prior to the CLO role, Janice served as Group Head of Human Resources for the Global Products and Solutions organization, where she was responsible for setting and executing the human capital strategy and delivering human resources support globally to over 3000 of Mastercard’s staff. Prior to that, she served as Chief Diversity Officer and was accountable for developing and implementing the company’s integrated global diversity and inclusion strategy. In this role, she was focused on enhancing corporate image, increasing employee productivity and engagement, developing the company’s talent pipeline, and ultimately driving shareholder value.

Janice earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.