Diversity Woman Stars Award Committee Member
May Snowden is an affiliate of The Conference Board and FutureWork Institute. With more than 20 years of experience, Snowden insightfully creates and leads initiatives that strengthen corporate cultures and brand identification while improving relations with customers and vendors. In November of 2007 Snowden & Associates was launched because of her passion for this work and her commitment to domestic and international clients. Snowden is an independent diversity and inclusion strategist, consultant, educator, facilitator, speaker, and executive coach. She inspires corporate leaders to articulate a global diversity and inclusion vision. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Global Diversity at Starbucks Coffee Company. Her contribution to the company’s global strategies helped establish their reputation as a leader in diversity and inclusion. Previously Snowden served as Chief Diversity Officer for Eastman Kodak Company, where she created the global diversity leadership team and the external diversity advisory group. She served as chief advisor to the CEO and senior management. This led to significant recognition from DiversityInc as one of the nation’s leading specialists in diversity. Snowden has also held a number of executive positions in the telecommunications industry with budgets as large as $150M and a workforce of over 5,000. Snowden received her undergraduate degree in business from the University of Maryland at College Park, and holds a Master of Executive Business Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.