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Natalie Edwards

2021 and 2022 Speaker

NATALIE EDWARDS is the chief diversity officer at National Grid, the multinational electricity and gas utility company headquartered in London, England, focused on transforming electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Before joining National Grid in 2021, Edwards served as global executive director of inclusion & diversity for The Estee Lauder Companies, where she led inclusion strategy and operations for the companies’ 45,000 employees and 25+ prestige brands. A recognized thought leader in inclusive workforce strategy, Edwards holds a dual concentration MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she made a Global Top MBA list for her work pioneering the diversification of higher business education, and is a proud alumna of Howard University, where she holds a bachelors in finance and graduated as Female Graduate of the Year.