Karen Anderson is Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Edgewell Personal Care where she is responsible for developing, executing and sustaining the DEI program and objectives which drive meaningful change.
She works closely with Executive Leadership, cross-functional partners, and Teammate Resource Groups (TRG) to ensure DEI strategy reflects the company’s purpose, values, and behaviors. Karen deploys strategic initiatives to see that DEI is embedded in Edgewell’s culture and that teammates are showing up authentically and celebrated for their uniqueness. Karen is a passionate leader who brings more than two decades of experience in Human Resources to the role.
Karen joined Edgewell in 2015 as a Senior Manager of Talent Management and then moved into an HR Business Partner role supporting Global Supply Chain, S&OP, Procurement, Engineering and Quality. She supported the business on organizational design, performance management, recruitment, compensation, and succession. Before being named Director of DEI in January 2021, Karen worked closely with Edgewell’s leadership team and key HR leaders to set priorities and advocate for DEI initiatives.
Prior to Edgewell, Karen was the Human Resources Director at Laticrete International. Earlier in her career, she held positions of increasing HR Business Partner responsibility at Perkin Elmer.
Karen earned a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Sacred Heart University.