Principal Consultant, Cook Ross, Inc.
Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale has more than 30 years experience leading the diversity and inclusion efforts of businesses and organizations in over 25 countries, on four continents. As CEO, Consultant and Coach, she designs global diversity and inclusion strategic initiatives, identifies diverse talent and provides leadership and executive coaching, team development and cultural change management programs for Multinationals, Fortune 500, technology, manufacturing and consumer products organizations. Additionally she lends her expertise and thought leadership to non-profit, educational institutions, foundations and public sector organizations, including the US State Department, Catalyst Inc, Women’s Foodservice Forum, Human Rights Campaign, Dress For Success and the ALPFA Institute. In 2008 she joined Campbell Soup Company as Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer where she was instrumental in Campbell winning the 2010 Catalyst Award. She led their international diversity and inclusion business efforts in North American, Australia and Europe. Prior to Campbell Soup Company she was EVP Diversity Initiatives for MTV Network where she established Executive Networks, four Global Diversity Councils and the Executive Development Program. From 1990-2002 she was CEO of Barnes O’Neale & Associates. Ms O’Neale is the author of “Seven Keys To Success: Unlocking The Passion For Diversity”. She has been quoted in Black Enterprise Magazine, Cable World Magazine and Harvard Business Review. She has written numerous articles on leadership, culture and diversity including: “Appreciating Diversity Keeps Rowers on Course”, “CDO As Revolutionary Leaders” and “Unlocking Inclusivity: One Manager’s Journey”. Rosalyn was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America, Top Executives In Diversity, 100 Top Executives in America and received the “Candace Women of Achievement” form the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. She has been a keynote speaker for many organizations including Diversity Woman, the Network of Executive Women, DiversityBusiness.com, New England HR Association (NEHRA), National Association of Female Executives, Multicultural Forum of Workplace Diversity, Working Mother Multicultural Women’s Conference, Network Affinity & Leadership Congress, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and the American Express Sales Conference. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and serves on the Worldwide Board of Directors of Dress For Success. Rosalyn is the mother of Denita Herring and Danielle Barnes, and grandmother of David, Dylan and Denisha. She lives in Long Beach CA with her wife Mendy, and their two dogs Noah and Kobe.