Diversity and Inclusion + Gender Equity Pioneer
Hattie Hill has spent more than three decades developing successful global diversity and inclusion and gender equity strategies for corporations, nonprofits and foundations across 70 countries, including IBM, Southwest Airlines and McDonald’s. Partnering with Fortune 500 CEO’s, she’s driven significant cultural change by prioritizing the importance that businesses and people place on diversity. Her belief that talent and culture is the new corporate currency and her desire to see people of all backgrounds and gender enjoy amazing success is what motivates her passionate pursuit of equity.
Her prophetic sensitivities and experience over the past 30 years have profoundly impacted the way that many of today’s organizations approach diversity and inclusion and gender equity. Above all, Hattie is adept at discovering the root of the problem and providing a practical, strategic resolution.
Visionary Servant of T.D. Jakes Foundation
Currently, Hattie serves as the president and CEO of the T.D. Jakes Foundation, where she’s leading the fund toward a $50 million fundraising goal and improving disadvantaged communities by providing economic growth globally through science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).
An artful director of business strategy, Hattie is expanding the newly founded foundation’s strategy by bridging the gap between human potential and companies seeking talent – proving again she’s a gifted connector of people and opportunity.
Published & Powerful
Hattie is a masterful speaker and author of multiple books written to give women practical advice and encouragement to gain control over their personal and professional lives.
Drawing from her own experience with adversity as well as from others’ experiences, she’s organically become a global thought leader who has mastered the ability to connect, engage and transform those she encounters. Her counsel, books and keynotes have elevated corporate culture, while improving employee engagement and driving business, therefore increasing revenue amounting to millions of dollars.
Earlier in her career, Hattie served as president and CEO of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, where she worked to champion gender equity with women in the food ecosystem. At WFF, she proudly initiated and managed an unprecedented collaboration with research giant McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace Study to advance women leaders. Before that, she founded and was CEO of Hattie Hill Enterprises, Inc., where she became a turnaround specialist for major ailing companies worldwide and was commonly the number one speed dial for CEOs as she instructed them what to do for their people in order to advance their business.
Hattie also serves on the board of Texas Women’s Foundation, National Restaurant Association, VisitDallas, Dallas Regional Chamber and the tech startup ShareMaster.