Full Name
Misty Gaither
Job Title
Senior Director & Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Indeed
Speaker Bio
Misty Gaither is Indeed’s Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, leading a global team of ~30 people across the US, APAC, and EMEA. Misty is also responsible for helping Indeed achieve its 2030 ESG goals and developing the DEI International strategy for Recruit Holdings HR Tech Strategic business unit, the parent company for Indeed and Glassdoor. Misty has spent most of her career in various leadership roles within sales organizations, including Altria Group and JPMorgan Chase. Most recently, she pivoted into DE&I by way of a business development role at a non-profit start-up focused on racial equity and inclusion in tech.

As a business development leader, Misty gained recruiting, HR, and D&I operations experience at some of the most coveted tech companies in Silicon Valley. She later took an opportunity to go “in-house” to work on D&I at Twilio as their first D&I business partner. Misty’s cross-industry experience contributes to her wealth of knowledge and unique approach to developing strategies that embed DI&B into the company's infrastructure.

Misty is a natural connector and relationship builder. She is used to being one of the “only” in the room and has an innate ability to engage with executives. Misty isn’t afraid to ask tough questions and share recommendations for solutions. She is passionate about implementing change through education and awareness about the issues surrounding DI&B.

Misty is a proud alumna of Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry. She earned her degree in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration and the Black Venture Institute at Berkeley Haas School of Business. Misty is a dog mom to a 7-year-old Yorkie (Dash), and an active godmother of three. She enjoys fitness, traveling, shopping, brunch, spending time with loved ones, and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. where she serves as the President of The Twenty Pearls Foundation for her local Oakland chapter.
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