Carolynn L. Johnson, MBA

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Carolynn Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer at DiversityInc, a data platform and media ecosystem known as the preeminent source of diversity management data and best practices.

For twenty years, leading US corporations have trusted DiversityInc as a third-party data transparency validator by participating in the annual Top 50 competition. This survey is the most extensive and comprehensive, data-driven analysis assessing and ranking employers based on their programs, practices, policies, and outcomes to hire, retain, develop, and promote women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ, veterans, and active military service employees.   

As a DEI subject matter expert and influencer, Carolynn serves as a strategic advisor and thought partner to C-suite executives, government leaders, and major media outlets.  She also served as an expert witness before the United States House Committee on Financial Services. 

Prior to joining DiversityInc in 2003, Ms. Johnson was the marketing coordinator at Advanstar Communications and an account manager at Correct Communications, full-service marketing, and communications agency. 

Carolynn’s academic credits include completing an MBA from Rutgers University and an organizational management program at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College.  In addition to serving as the director of the DiversityInc Foundation, Carolynn serves on numerous boards to include: The Center for Healthcare Innovation, Rutgers Business School Center for Women, The Ph.D. Project, Inroads, and the Rutgers University Foundation Board. 

Mrs. Johnson resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children.