Cheryl Kern

Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Cheryl is MillerKnoll’s Vice President Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and leads strategic development and alignment of key priorities related to driving business results.  She maximizes the contributions of our people, fosters supplier and community engagement which leads to a better world, and advancing a workplace culture of inclusion.


Cheryl most recently was the Corporate Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion at Lockheed Martin, advancing diversity and inclusion as a business and talent imperative. She is an experienced executive with cross-disciplinary expertise in the manufacturing, distribution, and consumer packaged goods industries.


Cherylhas been recognized as a Top Diversity Executive in Corporate America by Black Enterprise, was a Champion of Diversity Award recipient, has been honored with the Diversity Salute Award, and was named one of the 10 Top Global Leaders in Diversity and Inclusion by Diversity Global Magazine. As a thought leader, she has partnered on designing in-country inclusion solutions with stakeholders in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia.


Cheryl is frequently invited to bring voice to complex diversity and inclusion challenges; including her recent perspectives related to COVID-19 and racial inequity issues where Forbes featured her in sharing her views on the pandemic and realities faced by various diverse communities.


Cheryl’s leadership affiliations are with the African American Policy Forum, the Women’s Business Collaborative, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the Chief Diversity Officer Board. She is married and the mother of two daughters and finds great joy in spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include hiking and focusing on becoming a lifestyle guru.

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Day 1: Dec 7, 2021

1:45 pm

1:45 pm


Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in your Workforce

Demonstrating that your organization promotes diversity and inclusion will boost your company’s success, but it can still be challenging. Your employees need to know they can trust you with their most personal information or you won’t have any reliable data. Boost your diversity and inclusion strategy by:

  • Identifying underrepresented groups in your organization and establishing what diversity should look like.
  • Building employee trust and developing reliable security protocols for providing and accessing employee information.
  • Advertising and partnering with particular groups to find the people you need.

Cultivate employee trust to achieve organizational goals with a sound diversity and inclusion policy.

Day 2: Dec 8, 2021