Diana McKenzie is a Board member of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, MetLife, and other organizations. From February 2016 until April 2019, she served as Chief Information Officer of Workday, Inc., a cloud-based financial and human capital management software company. From 2004 through February 2016, she held roles of increasing responsibility at Amgen Inc., a biotechnology company, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Ms. McKenzie served for 17 years at Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical company, in various leadership roles, focused on drug development, reducing time to market and improving technology and security standards.
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What's it like for women in IT? Four female executives at enterprise software company Workday -- Ashley Goldsmith, Chief People Officer; Diana McKenzie, Chief Information Officer; Christine Cefalo, Chief Marketing Officer; and Robynne Sisco, Chief Financial Officer -- share advice on building diverse teams.
Workday is an important player in the enterprise SaaS market, with consistently high customer satisfaction scores and recognition for being a great place to work. Workday also holds the distinction of have four female C-level executives. On this episode we speak with all four these execs, discussing their roles and how they collaborate. It's an exciting and special show!