Misty Gaither

Misty Gaither is Vice President and Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belong (DEIB+) at Indeed, where she evaluates and enhances policies and processes while designing equitable solutions and experiences for employees, job seekers, and clients to help all people get jobs. Misty believes that DEIB+ extends beyond any singular program or partnership and is vital for a profitable company with a rich people culture. Prior to Indeed, she held business development and sales roles at Altria Group and JPMorgan Chase. She pivoted into DEI by way of Business Development at Code2040, a non-profit start-up focused on racial equity and inclusion in technology. She later made the move “in-house” as the first D&I business partner at Twilio. Misty regularly gives inspiring talks about DEIB strategies around the world and has been featured in publications such as the UK Telegraph, WSJ, Fast Company, Axios and many more.



The New Rules Of Executive Presence: Inclusivity As Leadership Skill

Inspired by new research from economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett that shows the criteria for leadership have shifted in the last decade, Misty Gaither (Indeed Vice President & Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belong) and Paria Rajai (ModelExpand CEO & Founder) speak about how while confidence and decisiveness continue to be important, recent studies highlight the significance of inclusiveness — showing respect for others, actively listening, and embodying authenticity — as top valued factor for executive presence.