Women in Exodus: Reversing the Pandemic’s Unjust Effects – Part 3

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Women in Exodus: Reversing the Pandemic’s Unjust Effects – Part 3

In parts one and two of The Edge’s special miniseries “Women in Exodus: Reversing the Pandemic’s Unjust Effects” we explored the causes and implications. Now it’s time to focus on solutions. The pandemic’s devastating toll on women in the workforce across the globe is not just a woman’s issue – we all have a responsibility to remedy this crisis. In our final episode, Dr. Tan Morales, Global Vice President of Talent Transformation for Equifax, and Dr. Merary Simeon, Vice President of Diversity & Engagement at PepsiCo, share their recommendations – providing guidance on how we can all help empower and enable women in their personal and professional lives.

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About Our Guest

Dr. Tan Morales

Dr. Tan Morales currently serves as the Global Vice President of Talent Transformation for Equifax where she leads Organizational Development, Learning, & Change for the enterprise. Prior to joining Equifax, she spent 10 years at the Randstad Group serving in various capacities, across Talent Management, Organizational Change and Continuous Improvement for EMEA and North America. She is passionate about aligning people and business strategy, enhancing innovation, and personal and professional development. Dr. Tan is married and lives in the metro Atlanta area with her husband and children ages seven and 1.

About Our Guest

Dr. Merary Simeon

Dr. Merary Simeon is a proven and celebrated human resources executive who is community-minded and people-invested. She is a wife, mother, co-founder of Color Forward podcast, author, board member, and kingdom work advocate. Dr. Simeon’s diverse experiences have equipped her with a deep understanding of the needs and opportunities critical to leaders at all levels. Her leadership expertise includes Talent Management, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Leadership Consulting, Culture Change, Executive Coaching, and Public Speaking.

Dr. Simeon holds a doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University and a master’s degree in Human Resources from Fordham University. She is a native of Puerto Rico and currently resides in Frisco, Texas, with her family. She credits her success to Jesus Christ. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength,” Philippians 4:13.

About Our Host

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

As Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle is responsible for the leading global marketing strategy for the Skillsoft group of companies, focused on driving growth, generating brand awareness and increasing demand for Skillsoft’s solutions among learners, customers and partners. Since joining the company in 2019, she has overseen customer marketing, corporate communications, demand generation, marketing operations and business development.

Michelle brings more than 25 years of marketing, branding and strategy experience to her role. Prior to Skillsoft, she held several executive positions of increasing responsibility in the high-tech sector, including as Chief Marketing Officer of IBM Watson, where she was responsible for marketing the company's artificial intelligence (AI) products and solutions. Michelle also served as the Global Head of Marketing for The Weather Company, an IBM Business, where she helped companies understand how to anticipate, plan for and ultimately make better decisions – with greater confidence - in the face of weather.

Michelle holds a Master's of Science from Simmons University.