Nicole Monson will lead Estée Lauder’s new Equity and Engagement Center of Excellence (COE). Monson will be the SVP of Equity and Engagement, reporting directly to Michael O’Hare, EVP, Global Human Resources.
In this position, Monson will be accountable for long term equity and employee engagement strategy. She will be focused on building Estée Lauders commitment to act on racial equity and continue to develop the company’s talent pool through multiple strategies.
“This important new capability will enhance employee engagement and build greater equity across the business today, while also providing a strategic platform to expand and scale this work into the future,” said Fabrizio Freda, president and CEO of Estee Lauder, in a press release.
Most recently, Monson was the SVP, Global Employment, Compliance and Data Privacy at Estée Lauder, a position she has held for almost two years. With a passion for promoting workplace diversity, she has been an active member of Estée Lauders’s Diversity Council and its network of Black Leaders & Executives’ and ‘Women’s Leadership Network’ Employee Resource Groups.
Prior to joining Estée Lauder, Monsoon was the Director of Global Compliance Senior Associate General Counsel at Ingersoll Rand Company, a manufacturing company, where she oversaw investigations and development of policies. She halso spent several years in multiple large and mid-size law firms including Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and Davis & Gilbert LLP.
“Nicole’s deep experience and extensive knowledge of Human Resources and the global legal environment, combined with her demonstrated ability to positively influence ELC’s culture, have been invaluable to the company. I look forward to her continued leadership at the helm of this new Center of Excellence,” said William P. Lauder, executive chairman, in a press release.
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