Chief Diversity Officer, MASTERCARD
Donna Johnson is chief diversity officer for MasterCard and is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s global diversity and inclusion strategy. In her role, Ms. Johnson is focused on creating a work environment that increases employee engagement; develops the talent pipeline; and drives business results.
Since joining MasterCard in 1995, Donna has held positions of increasing responsibilities in the B2B Marketing Group and the Commerce Development Group. In January 2010, Ms. Johnson was appointed chief diversity officer. Under Ms. Johnson’s leadership, MasterCard has scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, has been on Working Mother’s Top 100 companies list for the past six years and has steadily risen in the ranks of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity.
Ms. Johnson was chosen as one of National Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Women and was selected by Black Enterprise magazine as a Top Executive in Diversity. Ms. Johnson was recognized by Diversity Global Magazine as one of their Top 10 Influential Woman in Global Diversity. Diversity Journal named her a Woman worth Watching and she was one of The Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business. Uptown Professional magazine has included Ms. Johnson as one of the Top 100 Executives in America.
Ms. Johnson received her Bachelor of Science degree in social psychology from Tufts University in Medford, MA and Masters of Science in Strategic Management and Leadership from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. Ms. Johnson is a member of the Manhattanville College President’s Advisory Council.