Donna K. Flynn

VP, Global Talent Management at Steelcase

Donna Flynn is vice president, Global Talent Management, leading our efforts to attract, retain, develop and inspire Steelcase employees around the world. She has been with the company since 2011 and was appointed to this role in March 2020.

Prior to this work, Donna served as vice president, Workspace Futures, where her team of researchers studied the future of work, workers and the workplace. The team’s insights, developed by studying people, their habits and interactions, inform Steelcase culture principles and product development.

Before joining Steelcase, Donna spent eight years as an experience strategist and research manager at Microsoft, helping to develop user experiences guided by a consistent set of design tools. She was also a social science analyst at the International Center for Research on Women (1997) in Washington, D.C., as well as an international development consultant (1996-98).

Donna earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology/African and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Colorado. She was a Fulbright Scholar from 1993 to 1994, and additionally received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Northwestern University.


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  • VP, Global Talent Management

    September, 2011 - present

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