Gloria Johnson Goins is Vice President, Business Diversity Outreach at Prudential Financial. Gloria is responsible for recruiting, driving sales and multicultural marketing in diverse and emerging markets. In this role, Gloria manages and monetizes relationships with over 100 non profit organizations, with the goal of growing market share, attracting top talent and enhancing the company’s brand. Gloria also provides internal consulting to the company’s senior leaders on diversity and multicultural marketing initiatives.
Prior to joining Prudential, Gloria served as the Chief Diversity Officer for The Home Depot, overseeing all aspects of the company’s Diversity and Inclusion program for more than 300,000 associates. In the six years that Gloria held this role, she developed and implemented global initiatives that enabled The Home Depot to grow market share, attract and retain the best talent, and develop key strategic community alliances. Some of her significant accomplishments include the execution of diverse hiring partnerships and the creation of company’s most successful cause marketing campaign (“The Dream Card”), which raised $8.9M in just six weeks.
Gloria also served as the very first Vice President of Diversity for Cingular Wireless, which at the time was the nation’s largest wireless communications company with over 70,000 employees. Under her leadership, Cingular’s diversity organization received national recognition from Diversity Best Practices, Next Step magazine, and the Disability Rights Advocates.
Prior to Cingular, Gloria spent more than eight years as a legal professional with BellSouth Telecommunications. Shortly after joining BellSouth, Gloria became the General Attorney of BellSouth Cellular Corp., a role that was equivalent to a partner in a law firm. Gloria handled matters involving general and employment litigation, real estate, and federal regulatory compliance. While at BellSouth, Gloria was also an active member of the legal department’s diversity committee and authored the industry’s commitment to diversity statement.
In addition to having extensive business, marketing, legal and diversity expertise, Gloria also has a background in the financial services industry. She is a licensed insurance agent with experience in selling financial products and speaking internationally on how to build and protect wealth. Gloria is currently writing a book on how to live debt free.
In addition to co-authoring an article on the Family and Medical Leave Act, which was published in the Georgia Bar Journal, Gloria has published several articles on diversity and is a sought after speaker.
Gloria is a member of the Florida and Georgia Bars, the National Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She is also very active in numerous professional and civic organizations that include the Executive Leadership Council, the American Heart Association, and Georgetown University’s Chief Diversity Officers’ Roundtable, which she co-founded and funded.
Gloria is an honors graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Psychology. Upon graduating from Stanford, she attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as Editor of the Law Review. Gloria also received her MBA from Mercer University, where she served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee.