MARSHA GEWIRTZMAN BIO
Senior Director, North America
Marsha Gewirtzman is an accomplished inclusion and diversity leader and speaker. Her passion is to accelerate all dimensions of diversity, insuring that the D&I is a business imperative. She has successfully taken the D&I message to corporate and academic audiences throughout the US, Europe and Asia.
Joining Springboard Consulting in 2011, Marsha works with medium and large corporations to mainstream people with disabilities. She partners with them to map out a plan for inclusion that increases productivity, positively impacts market perception and establishes them as an employer of choice. Her focus is on the workforce, workplace and marketplace.
Leading global inclusion and diversity for Cisco Services for five years, Marsha and her team designed and executed an inclusion and diversity strategy, programs and communications for over 12,000 employees. She established D&I as a core value with unique success and buy-in amongst executives. Integrating diversity expectations into business processes and metrics, accountability accelerated as did results. D&I as a marketplace imperative influenced both sales and the brand value proposition.
Prior to her D&I positions, Marsha was an accomplished marketing and sales leader. She held numerous senior positions including Vice President of Marketing Strategy for AT&T, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Global Crossing and Senior Vice President — Corporate Division for Tiffany & Co.
Marsha was a dynamic force in the growth and eventual sale of Teleport Communications Group (TCG), a 5,000 person Competitive Local Exchange Company. While at TCG, Marsha built the telecommunication industry’s first “People Services Organization,” leading all Human Resources functions, as well as Corporate Philanthropy, Real Estate, Inclusion & Diversity and Corporate Culture.
Marsha holds a BA degree in sociology from the College of William & Mary and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has served on the Board of the Business School at the College of William & Mary for 12 years.
She and her husband split their time between New Jersey and South Carolina.