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Consistency Is the Name of the Game: Excerpts from Fortune’s Global Forum panel, The Inclusion Imperative

4/1/2021 Heidrick & Struggles

Heidrick & Struggles was a proud partner of the 2020 Fortune Global Forum, which took place virtually from October 26–27, 2020. The annual forum brought together the leaders of the world’s biggest corporations—the Fortune Global 500—with innovators, builders, and other selected experts to explore the key issues shaping global business.

This year, Heidrick & Struggles hosted a panel titled “The Inclusion Imperative.” Lyndon Taylor, managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles’ Diversity & Inclusion Practice and a member of the firm’s CEO & Board and Financial Services practices, joined the discussion as a distinguished panelist.

In this excerpt from the panel, Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri, partner and CHRO at TPG, talks about making sure diversity and inclusion is a long-term goal, not just a short-term issue. She explains what she has learned to listen for or measure to know that her work is on the right track, and discusses what it means for TPG to be an authentic role model for its portfolio companies, positively influencing their investors and who sits on the boards of their companies, and ensuring the quality of the data the firm is providing and requesting.


Lyndon Taylor (, Managing Partner of the Diversity & Inclusion Practice, Heidrick & Struggles

Ken Barrett, Global Chief Diversity Officer, General Motors

Vernā Myers, Vice President of Inclusion Strategy, Netflix

Nzinga Shaw, former Global Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Starbucks

Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri, Partner and Chief Human Resources Officer, TPG


Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune; Editor, RaceAhead