Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Siemens USA
Nichelle Grant is Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Siemens USA, where she guides the company’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy.
Grant’s 19 years within the Siemens business includes developing go-to-market strategies, focusing on the customer experience, and driving operational excellence combined with her passion and commitment to the cause will position the company exceptionally well with stakeholders across the country.
Grant has been involved with Diversity & Inclusion at Siemens for over 10 years, which included voluntarily leading the company’s employee resource groups and diversity councils for Siemens USA. Most recently, she has played an integral role working with our supply chain and procurement teams to increase our supplier diversity efforts and represent us before many customers for whom this is core to doing business with Siemens.
Grant’s leadership of Diversity & Inclusion extends far beyond Human Resources and has a much broader reach into topics that drive change and make impact to our workforce, our workplace and the marketplace. Grant will drive a more holistic approach to building and leveraging a workforce that mirrors the diversity of our customer base, suppliers, partners and society. She strives to help Siemens continue to drive an inclusive work environment to actively involve every employee’s ideas, knowledge, perspectives, approaches, and styles to maximize business success. And, she will systemically address through data and analytics customer diversity requirements that are now prerequisites and conditions for both routine and complex contracts.
Grant is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and a Master’s degree from Roosevelt University. Nichelle is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE). She resides in the Northern suburbs of Chicago, with her husband Ulyses.