HPE’s commitment to unconditional inclusion guides everything they do. They know diverse teams make for better teams, that inclusion fuels innovation, and that equity is a fundamental responsibility.
While they believe that every one of their team members plays a role in advancing unconditional inclusion inside and outside of their walls, strong leadership is key to continuing to accelerate their momentum.
This week, Aisha Washington formerly HPE’s head of Workplace Diversity, will take on the role of Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. HPE are thankful for the contributions of Michael Lopez and the strides he helped us make over his last two years at the company.
Aisha is an example of the strong, diverse talent pipeline HPE have built to accelerate their culture and business transformation. She brings over two decades of experience in HR leadership across the full talent lifecycle along with expertise in large-scale transformation and DE&I.
Aisha has already made a tremendous impact during her time at HPE. She has increased support of the company employee resource groups that bring together team members of similar demographics and backgrounds.
She embedded listening into the fabric of HPE culture by creating ongoing team member listening sessions that foster open dialogue between team members and senior leadership about DE&I topics. Aisha’s already a trusted partner of our I&D Executive Council, which she will now co-lead with HPE CEO, Antonio Neri, to advance their efforts around inclusion, community, advocacy and equity.
She led the charge in helping to rollout our Inclusion for All training, has guided the design of HPE’s executive sponsorship program, and advanced the campaign to help build advocacy through candid conversations. The momentum she has helped foster will now continue as she takes on this new leadership role.
Aisha’s life experiences have shaped her passion for inclusion and diversity. At an early age she was exposed to diverse communities, growing up in Columbia, Missouri, a college town that brought together people from varying backgrounds, and spending her childhood summers in Miami, Florida, an international city. She embraced the opportunity to learn from variety of cultures and people with different experiences and perspectives from her own. All of this has made her a believer in the power of listening, learning, and taking action to be a force for good.