SAN DIEGO, CA (February 25, 2021) – Seismic, the industry-leading and award-winning sales enablement platform provider, today announced Donna DeBerry has joined as Vice President, Inclusion. At Seismic, Donna will lead efforts to build an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and company culture. She will partner with multiple business leaders across talent acquisition, people operations, marketing, customer success and others to establish sustainable and measurable best practices based on her 30 years’ experience leading diversity and inclusion programs at global organizations.
Prior to joining Seismic, Donna was the director of inclusion at Indeed where she was responsible for developing and embedding innovative global inclusion strategies. Before Indeed, Donna held leadership positions at Starbucks Corporation, Nike, and Wyndham Worldwide, where she implemented diversity initiatives and strategies at a global scale. She’s also consulted numerous household-name brands on their diversity and inclusion strategies including Coca-Cola, Toyota, Wendy’s, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the Olympics, AARP and many others. In addition, Donna’s work includes co-producing segments for The Oprah Winfrey Show and producing the award-winning documentary, Walking the Waking Journey.
“Donna’s arrival marks an important step in Seismic’s journey to becoming a more equitable and inclusive workplace,” said Doug Winter, co-founder and CEO, Seismic. “We are looking forward to leveraging her considerable expertise and experience and bringing positive change to our company.”
In her new role, Donna will work closely with the Seismic Global DEI Council, an employee-led committee founded in 2019 that collaborates with Seismic’s executive leadership team to provide recommendations for results-oriented strategies, methods of accountability, and the promotion of company-wide DEI education and communication. Outside the office, Donna serves as the CEO of the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce, which works to uplift San Diego’s Black-owned businesses and build generational wealth.
“I’m thrilled to join Seismic and work directly with the senior leadership team, including Doug, who is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Executive buy-in and accountability are essential to the success of inclusion strategies and initiatives,” said Donna. “Seismic is growing quickly, and I’m excited about the opportunity to build upon Seismic’s early work on an inclusion program. I’m looking forward to partnering with our employees and other members of the Seismic community — and having fun while doing it.”
Donna’s expertise in the global diversity space has been featured in media outlets including Fortune, Time, Money, Newsweek, Essence, Black Enterprise, and Diversity Inc. She’s also taken the stage at industry events including SXSW and the National Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Donna holds a certificate in leadership development from Harvard University as well as a diversity and inclusion certificate from Yale University. She received a Bachelor’s in Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies from Thomas Edison State College. She is based in San Diego.
Seismic is the industry-leading sales enablement and marketing orchestration solution, aligning go-to-market teams while empowering them to deliver engaging buyer experiences that drive growth. Seismic’s Storytelling PlatformTM delivers innovative capabilities for marketers to orchestrate content delivery across all channels, and for sellers to engage with prospective buyers in a compelling, resonant manner at every step of the buyer journey. More than 600 enterprises including IBM and American Express have made Seismic their sales enablement platform of choice. The Seismic Storytelling PlatformTM integrates with business-critical platforms including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google and Adobe. Seismic is headquartered in San Diego, with offices across North America, Europe, and Australia.
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