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Celeste Warren

2021 Speaker

CELESTE WARREN is vice president of the global diversity and inclusion center of excellence at Merck. Warren joined Merck in 1997, but in this role, she is responsible for working with Merck’s global leaders to advance and embed diversity and inclusion throughout the organization to enhance the employee experience and maximize business performance. She serves on the boards of RWJBarnabas Health Systems and “All In Together” and Merck’s political action committee. She is also on the advisory council of OneTen and a member of CNBC’s workforce executive council and World 50’s inclusion. Her articles on diversity, equity, and inclusion have been featured in numerous national and global publications and she has had the opportunity to speak at various events across the world. Warren earned her BS at the University of Kentucky and her master’s from Carnegie Mellon University. @merck