Panelist | How to Advocate for Yourself and Others
CRYSTA DUNGEE is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) thought-leader who has over a decade of experience in transforming organizational culture and advancing underrepresented leaders. Known for her values-driven and action-focused leadership, she centers her work on the individual and organizational capabilities required to sustain inclusive workplaces. In 2022, Dungee was named head of DE&I for the U.S. Region of Takeda (TAK), assuming responsibility for leading the DE&I strategic roadmap for ~20K employees across 10 business units. Prior to that, she led the global DE&I learning and leadership development strategy for the Coca-Cola company. Dungee has also driven and embedded functional DE&I programs at multinational organizations such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Sodexo, where she coached global executive leadership teams, crafted data-informed DE&I strategies that advanced business priorities, and facilitated authentic dialogues to bridge cultural and societal gaps.