She’s previously led Diversity and Inclusion efforts at Meredith Corporation and Consumer Reports where they were honored by Digiday as an organization “Most Committed to Diversity and Inclusion”. Her strategies include focused diverse talent acquisition strategies, leveraging affinity groups as a resource to the business, and ensuring the cultural competency of the organization.
As a DEI and HR professional she uses a practical and systematic approach to solving organizational challenges. She believes that organizations thrive when they support the development of the individual. Weaving the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion, she helps develop leaders to integrate effective people management skills throughout the organizations she supports.
Shona is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. She is a true believer in the adage "to whom much is given, much is required", she is an active member of the Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. The Westchester (NY) Chapter of The Links Incorporated. She is also a member of the Girls Justice Court Initiative, Board of Directors of Coney Island Prep School, Chelsea's Charity, Sister to Sister International and The Violet Torch Foundation.