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Cheryl Kern is the leader for Diversity and Inclusion at Amway, an Alticor company. She is responsible for advancing enterprise wide diversity and Inclusion strategies that enable Amway to become an employer of choice, and in support of achieving business excellence, both of which are in alignment with advancing the companies strategic operating model. In her role, Kern collaborates with global leaders and colleagues across the four regions of Amway with an objective of evolving diversity and inclusion as a core element of the company’s business values and imperatives.
Kern is a member of Amway’s Enterprise Talent Development and Enablers Team. Kern brings 10 years of experience to the role having previously led diversity strategies and initiatives focused in the areas of joint ventures, business development, global diversity and inclusion, supplier diversity, employee resource groups and engagement.
With previous Fortune 200 roles at International Paper, Xpedx, Boise Cascade and Xerox, Kern has earned a reputation as a visionary leader. Most recently she was selected as a 2011 Black Enterprise Top Executive in Diversity, and has also been the recipient of numerous other recognitions. Kern is a member of Virtcom’s Global Thought Leader group and is active in the business community. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, is married and has two children.