Power Of Diversity: Steve Pemberton
Chief Human Resources Officer, Globoforce,
Former Walgreens Executive, Diversity Leader & Child Advocate
“One America: The Micro Cultural Changes to Bring the 'United' back into U.S.A.”
Pemberton is chief human resources officer for Globoforce, a provider of social recognition and performance development business solutions. He works with human resources and senior executives worldwide to help build workplaces where employees feel recognized, respected, and appreciated.
Previously, Pemberton served in executive positions at Walgreens. He served as the company’s first chief diversity officer and later headed Walgreens’ Boots Alliance, the first pharmacy-led health and well-being enterprise in the world.
Pemberton is widely recognized as a diversity expert. In addition, as a result of his difficult childhood in foster care, he is an advocate for the youth and disenfranchised. His organization, the Pemberton Fund for the Future, provides support to children aging out of foster care.
His 2012 best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World, chronicles his life from a child in foster care to a top business executive.