Lois Rubin

Lois Rubin

Lois Rubin joined Anderson People Strategies as an award- winning Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) professional who has successfully contributed her skills and experience to D&I work since 1991. Working as a senior practitioner and internal consultant in four different industries she has led impactful efforts for change and growth. A strategic thinker who understands the business environment and marketplace, Ms. Rubin leverages D&I for competitive advantage. She brings business acumen, experience and passion to every engagement, applying her expertise in D&I, Training and Development and Organizational Development to help build environments of inclusion that foster business growth and high levels of achievement. Some of her exceptional strengths include strong problem solving and organizational analysis skills, lateral thinking skills and her ability to develop teams—all with a sense of humor.

Prior to consulting, Ms. Rubin led Diversity and Inclusion functions at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Unilever NA, United Water, and Beneficial Management Corporation. During her years as an internal D&I leader she had an enormous impact on these organizations and their respective cultures. Ms Rubin consistently worked with senior leaders to influence and deliver desired change to support business growth. At the same time, her work developing and supporting employees and colleagues enabled them to contribute to corporate goals and a culture of inclusion.

Ms. Rubin created award-winning infrastructures and best-practice strategies that enabled organizations to achieve “best in class” status as measured by many external organizations including recognition as one of DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity”. Ms. Rubin’s work has also been recognized by the NAACP, the American Conference on Diversity, and by the New Jersey State legislators. Always cognizant of future needs, Ms. Rubin effectively expanded external relationships, recruiting efforts, retention strategies and management and leadership development strategies that served current and future employees. Her creative work in establishing a Mentoring Circles program was cited by one of her former CEO’s as “the cornerstone” of the Management Development program. Her efforts greatly enhanced high potential pipelines for organizations resulting in several honors from management and employees alike during her career.

Ms. Rubin is a powerful presenter and keynote speaker in many venues including the NJ Governor’s official residence, Drumthwacket, the Bergen County NAACP, and the National Urban League’s Black Executive Exchange Conference to cite a few. She has enjoyed service on many task forces including Governor Whitman’s Task Force for Many Faces/One Family and for the NJ Network task force on Diversity. She founded the NJ Corporate Diversity Network and was the founding chair of the Bergen County Chapter of the American Conference on Diversity. Ms. Rubin holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Emerson College in Speech and Theater.