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Yuri Brown-Cruzat

Yuri Brown-Cruzat is the EVP of Customer Success for Talmetrix, a leading talent intelligence, employee feedback and analytics technology company that humanizes data and provides strategic insights for organizations.  Her responsibilities include managing advisory services while designing and enhancing the customer journey.  Her team of human capital practitioners, I/O Psychologists and Data Scientists design and deliver cutting edge workplace data analytics focused on leadership commitment, employee sentiment and the future of work, allowing customers to leverage predictive analytics to meet and get ahead of changing workplace dynamics. 

Yuri’s most recent role was with Workhuman as the Vice President of Workplace Culture where she helped to build the go to market strategy for Workhuman Certified, a seal designation for organization’s committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion while recognizing and rewarding their talent.  

A 25-year track record of designing D&I performance metrics, strategies, processes, and systems for Fortune 50, 100 and 500 global corporations. She has served as an internal Chief Diversity Officer for Fannie Mae and The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and as an external Principal consultant for her own firm, EPIC Inclusion Solutions for 10 years. Her expertise ranges from research driven analysis, workforce enterprise strategies and leadership/BOD coaching to baselining inclusion and implementing sustainable culture change.  Yuri is a thought leader on improving employee engagement, identifying bias within performance management and succession planning processes, building a leadership competency for inclusion and creating a high performing work environment through inclusion.  

Her presence on several non-profit boards allows her to leverage her human capital and business networks in order to build capacity and improve outreach efforts for various non-profits. She is on the board of Black Tech Mecca, a Google inspired initiative to make Chicago a tech hub for African American tech professionals; an advisory board member for National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and recently departed after 7 years of service, Ambassador Council Board Member for YWCA Metro Chicago servicing over 200,000 women and girls.

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