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Rachel Cheeks-Givan


Rachel Cheeks-Givan is Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion for PepsiCo.  Her focus is on driving the diversity initiatives for the corporation in support of PepsiCo’s vision tied to Performance with Purpose (Human, Talent and Environmental Sustainability). She leads PepsiCo’s global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, oversees the development of inclusion capabilities and the strategy for employee engagement including the Employee Resource Groups, Women of Color Multicultural Alliance, and Global Women’s initiatives across PepsiCo.  She serves on the Board for Working Mother Media, and most recently the board of the National YWCA of USA as the Chair of the Global Relations Committee.  With over 20 years at PepsiCo, Rachel worked at Frito-Lay in the Controller’s function for several years. She managed the National Commissions Team and created Controllers University.  Before that, her responsibilities included domestic and international audit at PepsiCo and also worked for Richard A. Eisner, a mid-sized Accounting Firm in New York City. Rachel was featured in Essence Magazine and won the Harvey C. Russell Inclusion award at PepsiCo for her contributions in D&I. She resides in the Bronx where she pursues community involvement and serves on the Board on the Directors for I Love Our Youth, Inc. and the National Give Back for Kids Campaign, Inc. and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and The Greater Bronx Links organization.  Rachel holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor’s degree from Baruch College and is a Certified Public Accountant.  Recently she completed ASCENT’s Mid-level Management program at Dartmouth College.

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