Alicin Reidy-Williamson, Yahoo


A 25-year media and DEI veteran, Reidy-Williamson will be based in New York and report to CEO Jim Lanzone.

Media and tech major Yahoo has appointed Alicin Reidy-Williamson to the role of Chief Diversity & Culture Officer, where she will lead diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts globally, in addition to building upon the team culture.

In her role, Reidy-Williamson will be based in New York, and report to CEO Jim Lanzone. She will work closely with leaders at Yahoo to grow a diverse workforce and strengthen policies, practices, and business that nurture a culture of inclusion.

She will also lead a team of DEI and employee experience practitioners, oversee employee engagement and strategic partnerships, and continue to champion accountability across teams, functions, and geographies.

On her appointment, CEO Lanzone said: "Alicin has a strong track record of driving DEI innovation and the experience to lead Yahoo during our next stage of growth. She will help to unlock the full potential of our workforce and business that will fully reflect Yahoo’s values and purpose. I look forward to her leadership and partnership."

Reidy-Williamson brings 25 years of experience leading culture, purpose, and DEI for companies. In past roles, she has served as Chief Inclusion Officer at Endeavor, and as Managing Principal for The Raben Group. She has also spent 13 years at Viacom and MTV Networks, credited with launching the company’s efforts in corporate responsibility, D&I, and public affairs.

Reidy-Williamson commented: "In my conversations with leaders across Yahoo, it is clear the company’s DEI culture runs deep - and impacts every employee at every level. By leveraging the power of this culture, we can drive business results while accelerating employee engagement and experiences that create access, advocacy, and community."

In addition to her corporate endeavours, Reidy-Williamson is on the board of March on Washington Film Festival, the Diversity Advisory Council Chair for Operation Homefront, and sits on the board of She Should Run.

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