Wanda Bryant Hope is an accomplished business executive. She currently serves as Chief Diversity, Equity &Inclusion Officer at Johnson & Johnson where she is responsible for globally advancing the company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) outcomes, strengthening DEI capabilities and driving growth through innovation.
Prior to this role, Wanda held a variety of leadership positions across Johnson & Johnson including Vice President, Sales & Marketing; Vice President, Commercial Analytics, Development & Operations; and Vice President, Global Performance & Development. Wanda has been recognized for her ability to exceed business results, deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, lead global change, and develop people for optimal results and DEI outcomes.
Wanda is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Steering Committee for Partnering for Racial Justice in Business and its Global Future Council on the New Agenda for Equity & Social Justice. Wanda also serves as Chair of the Business Roundtable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group. As a Penn Stat alumna, she continues to give back to the community by serving on both the Select Penn State Presidential commission on Racism, Bias, and Community Safety and the Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors.
Her passion and performance have been recognized with several awards including the Elite 100 of Black Women leaders by Diverse Women Media, Penn State Smeal Diversity Award, the Most Powerful Women in Corporate Diversity by Black Enterprise Magazine, American Needs You Honoree, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s Rising Star Award, Auburn Lives of Commitment Award, YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award, and the National Sales Network Community Service Award.