Valerie Lopez is Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Cision, where she is responsible for providing vision and leadership to the diversity, inclusion, and equity program across the global organization.
Under her leadership, Cision has seen growth in several new ERG chapters and initiatives including EMPOWER, focused on female leadership, PULSE, dedicated to LGBTQ+, PRIDE month and Global Diversity Awareness month and most recently Embrace, a multicultural resource group raising awareness of the company’s multicultural community. The mission of these ERG groups is to initiate conversations that inspire diverse viewpoints, resulting in colleagues drawing upon each other's unique personal strengths to work toward a common goal.
Lopez holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Gender Studies from Indiana University Bloomington. She is a certified diversity professional through the Society for Diversity and is a member of the National Diversity Council, the Illinois Diversity Council and the National Association of Asian American Professionals.