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Director, Equity Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EEDI) Education & Leadership Development

Lake County, Illinois
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Feb 15, 2024

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Director, Equity Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EEDI) Education & Leadership Development

Reporting to the Chief Equity Officer, the EEDI Director Enterprise Education & Leadership Development will develop and deploy the EEDI educational and development strategy in support of the highest prioritized needs of the business.  The EEDI Director, Education and Leadership Development serves a critical role with the intent to build inclusive leadership, teams, and diversity at AbbVie. This involves designing and delivering the strategy, development solutions and journeys that raise the performance of leaders and strengthen culture.  This role will also support the strategy design and implementation of programs and projects to deliver expected business outcomes.


  • Drive strategy development, implementation approaches and progress to deliver our EEDI priorities.
  • Design, develop and communicate an innovative EEDI Enterprise Education Strategy to build inclusive leaders, key talent, and employees, enhancing their ability to deliver expected business outcomes.
  • Assess, improve, and redeploy existing enterprise EEDI educational curriculum to provide impactful inclusive development solutions, differentiated by client populations, people leaders, key talent, and employees.
  • Design, develop or acquire new EEDI educational resources to provide impactful inclusive development solutions, differentiated by client populations, people leaders, key talent, and employees.
  • Engage and manage vendors to design and deliver best in class EEDI educational materials and experiences.  This may include resources, workshops, cohort learning, enterprise solutions, etc.
  • Consult with EEDI functional leads, BHR and functional stakeholders to scale and deliver enterprise and leadership solutions, messaging and narrative related to inclusive leader, key talent, and employee development.
  • Embed EEDI education within existing AbbVie frameworks and systems, as well as developing an operating model for sustainability of EEDI education.
  • Ensure that EEDI education is globally applicable.
  • Research best practices in diversity initiatives.
  • Translate external and internal trends into innovative, pioneering, and creative practices.
  • Partner with other Centers of Excellence to proactively contribute to the creation, development and roll-out of global programming to meet current and future state EEDI functional needs.
  • Develop EEDI Education team members to develop EEDI practitioner acumen, through consulting, design, and implementation skills.
  • Lead as an ambassador of the EEDI organization representing the services, support and resources available to the business and help manage the global reputation of the AbbVie organization as a whole.
  • Partner with the HR leadership team to model “The Ways We Work” (AbbVie Leadership Behaviors) and foster an environment where every employee is engaged and inspired to contribute their best.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Advanced degree or EEDI Certification preferred.
  • 12 years+ of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • 5 years+ experience managing teams.
  • 12 years + HR/legal/compliance experience managing sensitive data.
  • Broad multi-stakeholder experience.
  • Experience working in mid-to-large global and matrix organizations in a complex work environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Proven track record of leading and implementing large-scale programs and projects.
  • High organization and detail orientation with a successful track record of executing initiatives from start to finish.
  • Ability to influence people without direct authority to achieve solutions.
  • Effectively use data to tell a story or create a narrative for change.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills plus interpersonal and presentation skills to drive results.
  • Manages equitably and inclusively for all AbbVie employees regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability status and more.
  • Acts with authority in decision-making situations and takes on decision-making roles amidst uncertainty when necessary.
  • Harnesses the collective problem-solving powers of diverse, matrixed teams to achieve AbbVie organizational goals.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago

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