Deborah Rosado Shaw is senior vice president, Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer of PepsiCo, a global food and beverage company with net revenues of more than $66 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. PepsiCo’s main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.
Deborah, who assumed this role in July 2014, provides leadership in guiding PepsiCo’s global Diversity and Engagement (D&E) strategy to bring together diverse strengths, backgrounds and perspectives to achieve the company’s strategic business imperatives, advance its Performance with Purpose goals and drive innovation. Building on PepsiCo’s deep legacy in D&E, she helps PepsiCo ensure that D&E is ingrained in PepsiCo, and expands pathways for developing global, multicultural thinkers, doers and innovators.
Deborah was a member of PepsiCo’s Ethnic Advisory Board for 12 years, whereby she played a critical role in establishing a strategic platform that helped PepsiCo elevate its prominence as one of the most diverse companies working with minority business owners.
Deborah is a nationally renowned visionary, business leader and entrepreneur. Throughout her career she has helped Fortune 500 companies and organizations engage diverse workforces to support their business strategies. As principle of the Rosado Shaw Group, LLC, Deborah leveraged her experience across several industries including food and beverage, consumer products, cosmetics, private equity, retail and technology.
Deborah has been featured on CNN, FOX, NBC, “Oprah,” Telemundo and in USA Today for her leadership in diversity and engagement. She has earned numerous awards, including “Trailblazer Award”, Women’s Leadership Exchange and “Entrepreneur of the Year” from the National Foundation of Women Legislators. Hispanic Magazine named her among the “100 Most Successful Latinas in the U.S.”
Deborah earned her B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University. Deborah is based in Purchase, N.Y.