Bernita Dillard, MBA is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leader and change agent with 10+ years of experience in revolutionizing hiring and talent management programs to attract and retain top diverse talent. She has dedicated her career to creating inclusive work environments to ensure underrepresented minorities have equal access to career opportunities.
She has successfully created strategic partnerships between corporations, government agencies, and community organizations to expand talent pipelines and develop support frameworks to improve retention rates.
Bernita has been able to deliver industry-leading results for the world’s largest tech firms, such as Facebook and Google, through the development of comprehensive DEI strategies. By designing inclusive frameworks beyond talent acquisition to incorporate learning and professional development, employee resource groups, and compensation and advancement, she has successfully driven increases in diverse representation in talent pools and reversed attrition patterns.
Increased hiring of underrepresented talent by 700% through the launch of data-driven local talent acquisition program at Facebook
Delivered 26% increase in diverse talent hiring through community job fair expansion
Introduced global Diversity Talent Acquisition Summit at Facebook, attracting 1200 attendees
Her Key Achievements
Bernita holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from San Jose University and an MBA from the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College.
Her Speaking Topics
Building Successful ERGs • Data Analytics in Diverse Talent Sourcing • Inclusion in Product Development • Race and Gender Equity in Compensation
Bernita is a superstar--truly a "high potential". She has an amazing thirst for knowledge and success - a combination that will surely help her grow as a well-respected and sought-after professional.
Her contributions, work ethic, positive attitude, and ability to get things done have made her irreplaceable. Her impact on our department and our company have been significant. She is an asset to any team and I highly recommend her.
Principal at Bernida Reagan Consulting
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