SIA Names Kamela Forbes-Matheson Top DEI Influencer

In recognition of her transformative work in expanding and enriching Pride Global’s international diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion Kamela Forbes-Matheson has been named to the 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Influencers—U.S. and Canada list published by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). From the foundation of the firm’s new Decidedly Diverse program to launch of its first podcast, But First, People, Kamela has helped ensure Pride Global remains at the forefront of the DEI revolution in the human capital industry.

“The 2022 DE&I Influencers continue to do groundbreaking work to reduce the social isolation or lack of belonging that so many minorities—historically excluded and other communities—experience in a variety of ways,” said editor and publisher Subadhra Siriam in SIA’s announcement of the list’s publication. “Additionally, they are educating the industry on how employers need to rethink their relationships with their workers.”

“I’m truly honored to be included among so many inspiring leaders in the DE&I space,” said Kamela, “and I hope we have the chance to work together as we start new conversations and set new standards for doing business in the modern world.”

Since joining Pride Global in 2020, Kamela has led the Decidedly Diverse initiative to help more than a dozen employee resource groups (ERGs) establish themselves as sustainable internal organizations that help facilitate equity and inclusion across Pride’s increasingly diverse workforce. She’s also been a key figure in the creation and reinvigoration of platforms designed to help Pride lead the way as DEI continues to become more critical to the HR industry, including But First, People, Pride in Education, the Pride Global Supplier Diversity Council, the first annual Trailblazer Summit, and more.

To learn more about Kamela’s career, visit her profile on the SIA DEI Influencer list’s homepage here.