National Grid has welcomed Natalie Edwards to the company’s newly established Chief Diversity Officer role. Based in New York, Edwards will take on responsibility for the company’s inclusion and diversity efforts across its US and UK businesses.
“At National Grid, I plan to build on the great inclusion and diversity work that has already been achieved to increase a sense of belonging at all levels,” said Chief Diversity Officer Natalie Edwards. “I want to ensure we have a culture where every employee feels seen, heard and valued for their uniqueness.”
“At National Grid we’re proud to have developed a workplace and culture that strongly values inclusion and diversity and I know, with Natalie’s proven track record of success, her appointment will only strengthen those efforts,” said Andy Doyle, Chief Human Resources Officer, National Grid. “I am particularly excited to see her contributions to our award-winning employee resource groups, which are initiated by employees with a common interest in creating an inclusive workforce that support recruitment, retention, talent development and market outreach.”
Edwards was most recently Global Executive Director of Inclusion and Diversity at The Estee Lauder Companies, where since 2018 she has led all I&D strategy and operations for 45,000 employees across 150 countries. She holds a degree in finance from Howard University and an MBA with a dual concentration in Business Analytics & Operations from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.