LaFawn Davis is Senior Vice President of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) at Indeed. She leads teams that focus on AI Ethics; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging; Accessibility; Social Impact; Equitable Hiring Products and Environmental Sustainability. The ESG commitments towards the year 2030 are to reduce our environmental footprint, make job search faster and simpler, remove bias and barriers to employment, and build internal sustainable equity, so Indeed gets closer to achieving the mission of helping all people get jobs.
She is a globally-recognized operator with 20 years of experience serving in leadership roles at innovative Fortune 50, 100 and unicorn technology companies like Google, Yahoo, PayPal and Twilio. Leveraging this experience, she brings deep expertise for transforming companies through driving results, creating a culture of psychological safety and belonging, and building high-performing teams.
LaFawn is an advisor, speaker at events worldwide and a frequent contributor to articles as seen in Fast Company, Forbes, TIME, Variety, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. She was recently named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Women of Impact, which is an annual celebration of the women leading today’s most influential, innovative companies, and changing lives while they’re at it. For three years in a row, she was named one of Fast Company’s Queer50, a ranking of the most influential and innovative queer women and nonbinary people transforming the world of business, tech, and beyond. The San Francisco Business Times also recognized her as one of the Most Influential Women in Business, and counted among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women.
LaFawn serves as a Board Director of the World Wellbeing Movement, an Advisory Board Member of Lesbians Who Tech and Power to Fly, a Limited Partner in Operator Collective, an Angel Investor and a Fellow of the Black Venture Institute.
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