Angela L. Talton
Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion at NIELSEN
Angela L. Talton is the Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion for Nielsen. Appointed to this role in January 2012, Angela leads Nielsen’s global strategy for new and ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives, including supplier diversity, education and training, diverse organizational development, recruitment and retention; and client-driven solutions. Since assuming this role, Nielsen has progressively improved its ranking to become one of the top companies for diversity and inclusion (# 42 on DiversityInc’s 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity and # 5 on Diversity MBA’s 2015 Best Companies for Diversity and Inclusion).
In 2007, Angela joined Nielsen as Senior Vice President for Global Call Center Operations, COE where she chartered a major transformation agenda for the Call Centers that focused on customer service, associate engagement, simplifying work activities and operational excellence. Angela received the Arthur C. Nielsen Chairman’s Award in 2009 for the operational excellence demonstrated by this transformation.
Angela has over 17 years operations, two years IT, and six years financial reporting experience. She came to Nielsen from Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates, IL, where she served as Divisional Vice President, Inbound Services & Operations. Prior to joining Sears in 2001, she was Vice President, Business Processes at ALLTEL Communications, Inc. in Little Rock, AR. Angela was elected Executive Committee Chair to The Conference Board’s Council of Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives for the 2015-2016 term having served as Vice Chair 2014-2015. In 2012, she was recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine among the Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders; also in 2012 and 2014, she received recognition from Savoy Magazine begin named one of Top Influential Women in Corporate America.
She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Angela is a native of Greensboro, NC.