People on the Move: CVS Names Shari Slate as SVP, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

CVS Health (No. 28 on DiversityInc’s 2022 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) announced on Monday that Shari Slate will be its new Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, effective Feb. 27, 2023. She will report to Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer Laurie Havanec.

Slate will oversee the diversity, equity and inclusion strategy for CVS Health as well as innovation and implementation to make sure the workforce of the company reflects the communities CVS Health serves.

“Shari is a respected business leader and a champion of innovative people-oriented practices related to diversity and inclusion,” Havanec said in a statement. “Her addition to our team will help us continue to build our diverse, inclusive and consumer-focused culture that’s at the heart of everything we do.”

Bringing more than a decade of experience, Slate will join the company from Cisco, where she was Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer and Senior Vice President, Inclusive Future and Strategy.

In a statement provided by CVS, Slate said that “CVS Health is redefining the consumer healthcare journey.”

“Our ability to be successful requires us to bring diverse and inclusive solutions to the marketplace – work that can only be done with the very best talent representing the communities where we live and work,” she said. “I look forward to building on CVS Health’s strong foundation to advance our purpose and the sense of community our colleagues and consumers deeply value.”



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