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SHRM's Johnny C. Taylor Jr. to Be Honored with 2023 Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award by the Women Business Collaborative

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, was named by the Women Business Collaborative (WBC) one of its 2023 Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award recipients. The WBC is the leading alliance of organizations, companies and individuals working together to achieve equal position, pay and power for all women in business. The Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award recognizes individual leaders who have implemented innovative change within their own communities and far beyond.

Taylor and four other 2023 Trailblazer honorees will be recognized along with the 10 recipients of WBC's 2023 CEO Excellence in Gender Equity and Diversity Award at WBC's Action for Impact Annual Summit, to be held virtually on September 20th and September 21st.
The other 2023 Trailblazer honorees include:

● Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President, American University
● Cindy Parlow Cone, President, U.S. Soccer
● Cynt Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Mavericks
● John W. Rogers, Jr., Founder, Chairman, Co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Ariel

The 2023 CEO honorees are as follows:
● Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors & CEO, Sodexo
● Giovanni Caforio, M.D., Chairman of the Board and CEO, Bristol Myers Squibb
● David Cordani, Chairman and CEO, The Cigna Group
● Christine A. Leahy, Chair and CEO, CDW
● Karen S. Lynch, President and CEO, CVS Health
● Brian Moynihan, Chair of the Board and CEO, Bank of America
● Linda Rendle, Chief Executive Officer, The Clorox Company
● Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO, Cisco
● Jennifer Rumsey, President and CEO, Cummins, Inc.
● James Quincey, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

"We as leaders must work to foster strong, intentional workplace environments that lead to cultural alignment, gender equity and, ultimately, a better world of work," said Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and CEO, SHRM. "I'm truly honored to be recognized as a Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity and will continue to work on behalf of SHRM and the profession of HR to highlight the importance of company culture and to effect positive change and advancement for women in the workplace."

"The Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award highlights individuals who are leaders in implementing innovative change in their surrounding communities and for future generations," said WBC Chief Executive Officer Gwen K. Young. "These trailblazers continue to further gender equity and diversity, uplifting others and creating opportunities for all women and communities across the globe."

"On behalf of the WBC I am proud to honor this year's CEO Excellence in Gender Equity and
Diversity Award, which recognizes corporate leaders whose efforts have and continue to make
significant contributions to the advancement of diversity within their companies and business
community," said Young. "WBC is thrilled to honor these amazing individuals who are leading
the way and fueling gender equity and diversity in the workforce."

About Women Business Collaborative (WBC)
Women Business Collaborative (WBC) is an unprecedented alliance of more than 83 women's business organizations and hundreds of business leaders building a movement to achieve equal position, pay and power for all women in business. Through collaboration, advocacy, action and accountability, WBC mobilizes thousands of diverse professional women and men, business organizations and public and private companies to accelerate change.

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