Global Vice Chair
Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness, EY
Karyn Twaronite is EY Global Vice Chair – Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness. In her role, she is responsible for driving innovations that maximize the strength and effectiveness of EY’s diverse workforce of over 350,000 people across 150 countries in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Karyn oversees the strategic implementation of the firm’s integrated approach to DE&I that equips leaders to build an inclusive environment and enables equitable experiences for all EY people. She co-chairs the EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Steering Committee, along with EY’s Global Chairman and CEO. She also helped create and leads EY’s Global Social Equity Task Force, which works to develop and prioritize cohesive global actions specifically addressing inequity and discrimination, including racism.
Karyn’s perspectives on DE&I topics are frequently cited in the media, including Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, The Washington Post and Forbes among others.
Karyn began her EY career as a tax professional before shifting focus to help shape the firm’s talent management and DE&I practices. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Miami University of Ohio and a Master’s degree in Taxation from Fordham University. She holds a certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the Partnership for New York City’s David Rockefeller Fellows program.
Karyn is a long time New Yorker and has lived in the city with her husband and son for many years. She believes in the power of philanthropy, community, and service to make a difference in the lives of others. In that capacity, Karyn is a longstanding proud board member of the United Way of New York City and a member of the Catalyst Board of Advisors.