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Hattie Hill

Hattie Hill is a senior executive and transformational leader with more than 30 years of experience in board governance, strategy, human resources, diversity and inclusion, profit and loss management and risk mitigation for multinational industries.

As Founder and CEO of Hattie Hill Enterprises, Ms. Hill serves as a strategic growth and development consultant for many of the world’s largest global companies such as IBM, McDonald’s and Southwest Airlines, among others. Her influential work in the board room, with C-suite executives and with diverse, cross-functional teams spans more than 70 countries worldwide.

Ms. Hill also served as the President & CEO of the T.D. Jakes Foundation. Launched in January 2020, the foundation provides skills, education and training to enable underserved communities to access life-changing opportunities, helping to increase workforce diversity that will power the modern global economy through science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) jobs. To achieve this mission, Ms. Hill led a $100 million fundraising campaign while using her experience and networks to bridge the gap between human potential and companies seeking diverse talent.

In addition, Ms. Hill currently serves on the boards of the Dallas Regional Chamber, leading a key DEI initiative, and Texas Women’s Foundation. She is a member of the nominating/governance committees of both organizations.

Previously, Ms. Hill was President & CEO of Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), the premier leadership development organization for the food service industry accelerating the advancement of women and gender equity. After taking the helm at the ailing organization in 2013, she set a new strategic direction, focusing on stronger overall organizational performance. She is credited with increasing WFF’s revenue by 25 percent, its membership by 20 percent and attendance for the organization’s flagship events by 20 percent. While leading WFF, Ms. Hill also served on the board of the National Restaurant Association, and was a member of the nominating/governance committee and the compensation committee.

Ms. Hill is a celebrated author and highly sought-after speaker who is often quoted in top-tier media outlets, including Oprah, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Forbes’ Top Texas Women in Business, EY’s Inclusiveness Champion of the Year and National Restaurant News’ 2018 Power List as well as receiving Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award and Working Woman’s Working Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.

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