Magda Yrizarry is Verizon’s senior vice president and chief talent and diversity officer for Verizon Communications, a leading provider of wireless, fiber-optic and global Internet networks and services.
Ms. Yrizarry is responsible for the development and implementation of Verizon’s global diversity, strategic talent acquisition, development and succession planning strategies. In addition, she leads all corporate Human Resources Business Partner and change management initiatives.
Prior to her current duties in Human Resources, she led communications and compliance teams, including those responsible for Ethics, EEO and Environmental, Health and Safety.
Ms. Yrizarry has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in External Affairs, including executive director for public policy and strategic alliances, responsible for Verizon’s key national stakeholder relationships and outreach efforts with multicultural communities, senior citizen and disabled constituencies. Prior to that, she served as director of operations and national workforce development programs for the Verizon Foundation where she was responsible for the organization’s $75 million budget and overseeing a workforce development portfolio that included scholarships, diversity initiatives and economic development projects.
She is a founding member of 100 Hispanic Women, an alumnus of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, chairperson of ASPIRA of New York, Executive Board member of the ASPIRA Association and a member of The Catalyst Research Center for Corporate Practice’s Expert Community.
Ms. Yrizarry earned a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree from Cornell University and has completed an executive training program at Harvard University.