Janessa Cox-Irvin

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, AllianceBernstein

I think there is so much power in authenticity. Our truth is our power. Our story is our power. Our purpose is our power.

Janessa Cox-Irvin is the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at AllianceBernstein (AB) and a member of the Operating Committee. As Global Head of D&I, she partners closely with the CEO, other executive committee members and human capital to lead AB’s global D&I strategy, and provides thought leadership on advancing efforts that align with business priorities, meet the needs of a diverse range of clients and positively impact AB employees worldwide. Following the 2018 announcement of a headquarters relocation to Nashville, Tennessee, Cox-Irvin has led the development of a formalized D&I philosophy for Nashville, including a framework for community and employee engagement and corporate partnership. Prior to joining AB in 2015, Cox-Irvin spent 11 years at Deutsche Bank, where she served as D&I manager for the Americas region and was responsible for integrating diversity practices within the Corporate Banking & Securities and Global Transaction Banking divisions globally. She holds a BBA in human resources management from Pace University. Cox-Irvin is a 2018 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Catalyst in Finance awardee and named to Crain’s 2020 list of Rising Stars in Banking & Finance.

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