Diversity Leadership: Vildan Stidham, Abbott

Vildan Stidham, AbbottVildan Stidham
Divisional Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition

“At Abbott, our talent is our greatest business asset, and we see diversity as core to our success,” Vildan Stidham told DiversityInc.

In addition to overseeing diversity and inclusion at Abbott, Stidham is responsible for human-capital planning, employment marketing, executive recruiting, global sourcing and university relations. Prior to her current role, she was based in Singapore, where she led Abbott’s initiative to globalize talent acquisition as Director of International Talent Acquisition.

Stidham has held numerous human-resources posts at Abbott, including Director of Talent Acquisition for the Pharmaceuticals Group and Director of Global Talent Acquisition. Before joining Abbott, she worked in executive search, human-resources consulting and was a marketing line manager in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.

Her bachelor’s degree is in business administration with a concentration in marketing, and she also has an MBA from North Central College in Illinois. She is a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).