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A Conversation with Cargill

Posted: February 7, 2019

On February 21st at 6 pm in 218 Thomas Building, Students for Cultivating Change will be hosting a webinar with Ashlee Davis, Global Lead for External Affairs - Global Inclusion and Diversity at Cargill.

Ms. Davis will be discussing her experiences as a leader in agriculture as well as why and how Cargill values diversity and inclusion. She will also be discussing opportunities for students at Cargill.

Event Details: February 21st at 6 pm in 218 Thomas Building

About Ashlee Davis: She is the Global Lead for External Affairs within the Global Inclusion & Diversity team at Cargill, Inc. In her role at Cargill she is responsible for developing strategies that position Cargill as a global thought leader in inclusion & diversity, ensuring that Cargill’s external brand and strategic partnerships across more than 70 countries is one consistent with being an “employer of choice” for diverse populations.

Prior to Cargill, Ms. Davis served for 6 years in the Obama Administration both within the White House and as a Presidential Political Appointee at the U.S. Department of Agriculture where her roles included White House Liaison and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. In 2014 she was recognized as 100 Black LGBTQ Emerging Leaders to Watch and has served as a law clerk at University Legal Services of Washington D.C.

Ms. Davis’s civic engagement includes serving as a board member of Nashville, Tennessee’s Community Oversight Board, the University of Pittsburgh’s Alumni Association and Colorado State University’s Corporate Diversity Advisory Council. Ms. Davis holds a B.A. in Politics & Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and her Juris Doctorate from the Howard University School of Law. She is a native of Nashville, Tennessee.

Submitted by Victoria Moncur (vsm5071@psu.edu)