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Lessons Learned from the Private Sector

Aetna’s Wema Hoover discusses how the public sector can learn a thing or two about diversity by looking at what works in the private sector. Continue reading


Wema Hoover

Wema Hoover is the Director of Diversity in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for Aetna. She has responsibilities for developing enterprise business strategies focused on leveraging all aspects of diversity within Aetna workforce. In addition, Wema collaborates with internal partners to integrate D&I into standard management practices to foster a culture of inclusion, increase employee engagement and build a high performing workforce while driving Aetna’s Mission and strategy. In this role, Wema developed a more focused enterprise approach to diversity and inclusion where it is leveraged as a business enabler and embedded into Aetna’s organizational culture.

Wema previously worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb as the Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence where she developed a global framework for driving D&I activities in each global market.

Wema is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds a Masters in Organizational Development from New School University. In addition Wema is a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), certified by HRCI and also sits on the National Association of Human Resources Professionals in Life Sciences in India. She has been a speaker and educator for the Conference Board, Society of Human Resources and for the National Black MBA association.