As it continues to digitally transform how agreements are prepared, signed, acted-upon and managed around the world, DocuSign announced the appointment of Iesha Berry as its first Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer (CDEO).
“As we reflected on our journey to become a more diverse, inclusive and sustainable company, it became clear we needed a new role to focus on the important work we are doing to enhance the DNA of DocuSign. Iesha brings the right balance of deep experience, fresh thinking and long-term vision to lead our journey and we’re excited to add her to our team,” says Joan Burke, chief people officer, DocuSign. “We know that we, along with every other company out there, have room to improve in regard to diversity, sustainability and impact, and Iesha will be a critical part of setting goals and holding ourselves accountable to achieve them.”
With more than 20 years of experience in diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIBs), Berry will focus on accelerating DocuSign’s DIBs strategy and continuing to evolve DocuSign’s IMPACT and sustainability efforts. Iesha and her team will also be responsible for enhancing the employee experience at DocuSign, working to develop a more diverse and inclusive culture through supporting the impact of employee resource groups and overseeing inclusive talent development along with diverse pipeline sourcing and outreach.
“What initially drew me to DocuSign was the clarity of its mission and purpose. The company is in such a unique place, in terms of both its business trajectory and in its position to be a leader in diversity, sustainability and social impact. Having a company with such a great foundation and reach, makes becoming its first CDEO an exciting prospect,” says Berry. “I look forward to helping DocuSign set a new standard when it comes to diversity, inclusion, sustainability and impact efforts and supporting both our employees and customers on our journey with us.”