SHELTON, Conn. — Edgewell Personal Care Co. has appointed Karen Anderson director of diversity, equity and inclusion. Reporting to chief human resources officer John Hill, Anderson will lead Edgewell’s global diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy.
“Karen brings more than two decades of experience in HR and Talent Management to this role and is uniquely qualified to advance our DEI program,” said Edgewell CEO Rod Little. “Having been with the organization for more than five years, she displays a deep understanding of our unique mix of people, our culture and our business, and I look forward to working with her as we continue on our DEI journey.”
Anderson previously was a director of HR at Edgewell, working with the company’s leadership team and key HR leaders to set priorities and advocate for DEI initiatives.
“Supporting and advancing DEI is deeply important to me,” said Anderson. “At Edgewell, we are a people-first organization that strives to find joy in all that we do. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core to our guiding purpose of making useful things joyful and foundational to the values by which we live. There is nothing truer to that purpose than ensuring that everyone has a platform to be seen for who they really are and heard for their unique experiences, with equal opportunities to succeed. I am ready to do the work and partner with the Edgewell team to continue advancing this purpose.”
DEI is an important part of the Company’s sustainability strategy with a focus on sustaining the safety and well-being of the individuals who work at Edgewell, the people who use its products, the partners with whom the company works and the communities it serves. Following the announcements that it joined CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ and the Board Diversity Action Alliance, Edgewell will build upon the commitments outlined in its Sustainable Care 2030 strategy to promote an open and inclusive culture where everyone is treated fairly and with respect so that the Company can retain and attract the best talent.
Edgewell’s Sustainable Care 2030 strategy will enable it to sustain and grow its business while inspiring a world where the joy of caring for yourself is balanced with caring for our shared planet and society, according to the company. Unveiled in 2020, Sustainable Care 2030 includes key commitments and targets across Edgewell’s brands, operations and supply chain, as well as in its workforce and communities.