Donna Herdsman | Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry; Head of DE&I EMEA

Donna HerdsmanDonna focuses on supporting clients in the development of inclusive leaders and the creation and sustainability of an inclusive culture. In particular, she helps clients navigate the personal landscape and business benefits associated with equality and equity, unleashing the potential of all to be their best self especially as it relates to increasing diverse representation in the work place.

Donna has over 35 years of experience as a management consultant and Executive supporting clients to realise the business benefits from transforming their business. She is an award winning Executive, having been included twice on Empower/FT/Yahoo Senior BAME 100 top executives list and named as First Woman, a CBI sponsored initiative, Mentor of the Year. Donna has also been named as a Equality Trailblazer by WearetheCity.

Donna has held senior leadership roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which has enabled her to gain extensive expertise and experience in strategy, sales, customer success, people development, and change management. One of Donna’s notable achievements was being invited to Brussels to present to an EU forum on diversity in STEM across EMEA.

Outside work Donna is a judge for several awards programs, notably the Black British Business Awards, Baton Awards and the Board Awards. Donna is also a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation, Women in Business Programme. Donna loves Zumba and spending time travelling and exploring the world with her family and socializing with her friends.