Ms. Orly Lynn
Prior US Head of Diversity & Inclusion, HSBC Bank
Prior to starting Diversity Unfiltered: A Consulting Company, Orly joined HSBC as the US Head of Diversity & Inclusion. She led the bank’s US regional Diversity and Inclusion initiative, designed to attract, develop and retain diverse top talent. Orly designed and implemented the US strategy for the organization and transformed the firm’s diversity and inclusion development programs. In partnership with Talent Acquisition, she ensured inclusive and diverse strategies for talent recruitment and retention. Oversaw all D&I sponsorships with a strategic eye for driving inclusive collaborative partnerships. Orly also spearheaded HSBC’s Eleven Employee Recourse Groups (ERGs), with a concentration on developing each network into business driven employee groups.
Prior to joining HSBC, Orly served as Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager at Credit Suisse, promoting the firm’s Global Diversity and Inclusion strategy by leading and managing the Employee Resource Groups. Orly also overhauled and executed a structured ERG framework, implemented best practices, and redesigned the diversity and ERG web-based communities, which included a metrics driven approach to gathering data. She spearheaded the planning, forecasting, and budgeting for the Americas region while overseeing all external sponsorships and diversity training initiatives.
Orly Lynn is a thought leader promoting change, equity, and inclusion. She is a Tri-State Diversity and Inclusion Council Leader of Excellence recipient. Orly champions D&I efforts as a panelist, speaker, moderator and podcast guest. Orly holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hunter College, where she majored in Sociology, and is a Master’s Degree candidate at Harvard University, majoring in Management and Organizational Behavior.