Erika Irish Brown
Erika Irish Brown joined Bloomberg LP in early 2015 as global head of diversity and inclusion. Previously serving as head of diversity recruiting and program management at Bank of America, Brown has over 15 years of investment banking and capital markets experience. In her current role at Bloomberg, she is responsible for collaborating with senior management to drive the company’s global strategy. In addition, she plays a leadership role in developing and implementing a comprehensive plan that focuses on diversity and inclusion as it relates to recruitment, retention, talent review, succession planning, career development and training.
Holding a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University at Albany, State University of New York and an MBA from Columbia Business School, Brown has worked for numerous companies including Morgan Stanley, the U.S. Treasury and Lehman Brothers. In addition, she served on President Obama’s Treasury Transition Team during his first term.
Erika was honored by the Toigo Foundation in 2011, recognized as one of the Network Journal’s 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business in 2013 and selected as a Trailblazer by the National Council on Research for Women in 2014.
Currently serving as the Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Erika lives in Teaneck, NJ with her husband Frank and their three sons Frank III, Evan and Bradford.
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