Patsy Doerr is an award-winning speaker, columnist and thought leader in the field of Social and Community Impact, with expertise in corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and sustainability. Her work in these areas has been featured by a number of publications and conferences including Forbes, The Hill, The Muse, Milken Institute and Sustainable Brands.
Before her appointment as CEO of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., Doerr was the global head of Diversity and Inclusion at Credit Suisse and prior to that was responsible for building and leading Thomson Reuters’ corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and sustainability functions. In this capacity she successfully launched the ESG Institute, a cutting-edge resource and support center tasked with building awareness and understanding around Social Impact issues and metrics. She was also a brand ambassador for Thomson Reuters, speaking frequently on social impact issues.
Patsy’s impact and success is rooted in more than 25 years of experience building and leading functions for organizations in the financial services, banking and non-profit arenas. In recent years, Doerr was awarded with the Tri-State Diversity Council’s Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award, as well as the Promoting Workforce Diversity & Gender Equality Award for the Banking, Financial and Insurance sector by City State Reports. Additionally, Patsy serves on several boards and committees that align with both her business and personal passions, including Women’s World Banking, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, All in Together and the YMCA. Doerr is also a past member of the Junior League of New York and of the Junior League of London.
Patsy holds a BS in Biology from Washington and Lee University as well as a Master of Science in Adult Learning and Organizational Development from Fordham University. She has two children and resides in Manhattan.
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