Linda Leonard

Senior Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Bristol Myers Squibb

Linda Leonard is a senior Global Diversity & Inclusion leader for Bristol Myers Squibb, a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. She leverages three decades of organization and leadership development experience to create a powerfully diverse workforce and broadly inclusive culture where everyone feels valued, respected, and appreciated for their authentic self.

Linda understands the combined power of advanced analytics, authentic human experiences and practical actions to deliver revolutionary solutions. Linda’s career hallmarks include a groundbreaking employee resource group model that unleashes the business value of ERGs (recognized by the Wall Street Journal, November 2021), a global grassroots culture change movement built on the science of inclusion, and several accelerated leadership development programs for multicultural, female, LGBTQ+, and young leaders that continue to show measurable results more than a decade after introduction.

Outside of the workplace, Linda shares her expertise in an advisory capacity for high-impact organizations and volunteers her time as a Judiciary for the NJ Juvenile Conference Committee, which focuses on keeping first-time juvenile offenders out of the formal court system.

Linda Leonard