Deanna Bass

Executive Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Procter & Gamble

Deanna Bass is the Executive Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at P&G. She  is responsible for defining and implementing best practices for attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent, building inclusive leaders and cultures, and ensuring consistency in practices and measurement systems across the globe. She is a chief architect of P&G’s Gender Equality strategy and co-author of P&G’s “Women at Work: Myth vs. Reality” campaign.

Bass has spent the last 25 years in line and HR roles across the P&G portfolio. She has expertise in Organization Design, Organization Transition/Transformation, Strategic HR Partnerships, Change Management and Divestitures. Through her global D&I work, she is responsible for executing strategic initiatives for talent management, company culture, employee resource groups, equality-based policy, and leadership development. She is a strong mentor, advocate and ally for equality inside and outside of P&G.

Because she strongly believes that men play a critical role in advancing women and to achieving gender equality, she was the key driver in the partnership with Catalyst to bring the MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) program to P&G. The MARC program helps develop emerging and senior male leaders on critical inclusive leadership strategies that include unconscious biases and privilege. In less than two years, MARC workshops have reached almost 800 P&G managers across more than 15 countries.

Bass currently sits on The Conference Board’s Leadership Council on Advancing Women.  She was recently recognized by Working Mother Media with the 2018 Ted Childs Life Work Excellence Award for her work advancing company culture, dependent care, flexible work, D&I and parental leave policies. She is the mother of three and resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.