As BCW’s Chief Inclusion Officer, Carol Watson has a deep understanding of the business approach to embedding inclusion and the metrics-driven practices of building and nurturing a truly inclusive organization. She believes in the relentless progress of inclusive organizational transformation in her work internally and as an external marketer, thought leader and inclusion & diversity (I&D) practitioner.
Prior to joining BCW, Carol was Senior Director, Global Advisory and Consulting for Diversity Best Practices/Working Mother Media, responsible for advising and consulting 200+ mid- to large-sized organizational leaders at all levels on how to best leverage proven, innovative diversity initiatives and sustainable culture change strategies. Projects included I&D in communications, the impact of employee resource groups, strategic diversity recruiting and leadership accountability. Additionally, Carol has consulted on structure, benchmarking and auditing practices and leadership accountability.
Carol co-founded the marketing and media industry initiative Inclusive100 with She Runs It, which brings together the advertising, media and marketing ecosystem to benchmark workforce, workplace and inclusive culture progress and share best practices with 30+ marketing organizations participating quarterly.
She has a Masters of Organizational Development from Pepperdine University, as well as certifications in Intercultural Development Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Coaching.
As a lifelong learner, Carol can also be found performing in a cover band on bass, vocals and bongos.