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Karyn Twaronite  

Partner, EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer

Karyn Twaronite is Ernst & Young’s Americas Inclusiveness Officer (AIO). As a member of the Firm’s Americas Operations Committee, she works closely with the executive board, her fellow partners and other employees to maximize and further leverage the diversity that each person brings to the table – e.g., generations, cultural background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, experiences, and education – and to ensure that all employees feel included and valued. Karyn also consults with many of the Firm’s clients on talent management, diversity and flexibility matters. In addition to her AIO responsibilities, while based in New York City, Karyn also serves on Ernst & Young’s Americas People Executive Council. She frequently serves as a firm spokesperson on diversity and inclusiveness matters and has been quoted in the Financial Times, The New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, Fortune/CNNMoney, DiversityInc and Black Enterprise, among other media.

External to Ernst & Young, Karyn is a graduate of the David Rockefeller Fellows program, sponsored by the Partnership for NYC for senior executives. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of New York City, and also co-chairs the Corporate Advisory Council for The White House Project, a national, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization (501c3), dedicated to advancing women’s leadership.

Karyn received her B.S. in Accounting from Miami of Ohio and a Masters in Taxation from Fordham University. She is a licensed CPA in the state of New York.

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Are US businesses doing enough to support religious diversity in the workplace?

“We recognize that our people come from different cultures and backgrounds, so we strive to build an inclusive workplace culture where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work,” said Karyn Twaronite, EY’s global diversity and inclusiveness officer. “Establishing these initiatives allow us to ultimately recruit and retain top talent, including top diverse talent.”

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