Sandra Sims-Williams

Chief Diversity Officer


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Speaker Bio

Sandra Sims-Williams is Nielsen’s Chief Diversity Officer where she leads Nielsen’s DE&I strategy and team for the newly independent, publicly traded Media business.

Sandra is a transformational leader with 30 years of experience linking diversity and inclusion strategies with corporate initiatives. Prior to joining Nielsen, she was Publicis Groupe’s Chief Diversity Officer and has a deep background in diverse leadership development, retention programming, analytics and effectiveness, supplier diversity, multicultural talent acquisition, and corporate initiatives that drive diversity and inclusion cross-functionally.

In 2019, she made the Black Enterprise Top Corporate Executives list, The Inaugural Champion, Adweek & ADCOLOR, and SAVOY Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America list. Sandra is also a member of The Advertising Industry’s Diversity Steering Committee and serves on the boards of New York Women in Communication, the Advertising Club of New York and ColorComm.

Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and a Master of Arts degree from Hunter College in New York.

Speaker Sessions


Fireside Chat: Redefining The Modern Structures Of Business With Inclusion

30 mins
  • Track - Keynote
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Sandra Sims-Williams

    Chief Diversity Officer


  • Damien Hooper-Campbell

    Chief Impact Officer


  • Carrie Beckstrom

    Chief Executive Officer


As organizations persist through a challenging economy and periods of layoffs, it is being widely reported how DEI initiatives are the first to be cut and reduced despite an emboldened dedication to improving diversity following events and global movements in 2020. In this session, join two leaders who are spearheading inclusion within their organization for an in-depth discussion on the positive impact of DEI in today’s challenging climate and how as the industry looks to rebuild itself, putting DEI at the center of it all, can provide the solution to revitalize your workforce and unlock new opportunities for innovation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Create a strong pipeline of talent to pave the way forward for business and technology.
  • How individuals can create safe spaces in and outside of work.
  • Learn why DEI is more critical to strategy and business during periods of large layoffs and a recession.

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