Karen Craggs-Milne, Former Head of Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, is promoted to VP of ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance)
Rossland, B.C. – February 24, 2022 – ThoughtExchange, the world’s only Enterprise Discussion Management platform powered by patented anti-bias technology, has promoted their former Head of Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ADE&I) Karen Craggs-Milne to VP of ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance). This promotion comes at a time when organizations are increasingly realizing the cultural and environmental reset needed within the technology industry. Since inception, ThoughtExchange has been at the forefront of empowering global leaders and organizations to facilitate, at scale, difficult but important conversations to accelerate the shift towards more sustainable, equitable and inclusive workplaces and societies.
In her newly appointed role, Craggs-Milne will be facilitating salient conversations and research to determine ESG initiatives ThoughtExchange is taking and can take in the future to support sustainability goals. Her responsibilities will expand to focus on an array of components (ie.purpose, social impact, supplier diversity, Board diversity and governance, environmental impact and climate resilience), with a particular focus on how these seemingly different strands of ESG relate in an intersectional manner. The ESG portfolio will also leverage ThoughtExchange’s real-time, anti-bias collective intelligence platform to support customers on their own ESG journeys. “This new role expands on Karen’s ability to balance vision and execution in her work, and will ensure that the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion is pervasive across our organization,” said Dave MacLeod, CEO of ThoughtExchange. “Only by operationalizing these critical values can organizations truly scale their purpose in lasting ways for their employees, customers and community at large.”
ThoughtExchange investor Yaletown Partners, an ESG leader in the Venture Capital community, expresses their full support in ThoughtExchange’s decision to embark on this journey. “We applaud the appointment of a VP of ESG at ThoughtExchange. It is vital that we share these core values and purpose with companies like ThoughtExchange,” said Salil Munjal, Managing Partner, Yaletown Partners.
At a time when more consumers and employees are seeking organizations that have a Purpose in the world, ThoughtExchange is expanding its definition of success, to factor in its contributions toward sustainable development, which include environment, social justice, and more. Craggs-Milne’s new role will amplify and accelerate ThoughtExchange’s efforts towards a sustainable world. “ “I am extremely proud of the collective progress our company has made on our Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments since I joined as Head of ADE&I in 2020, “ said Craggs-Milne on her new appointment. “The creation of a VP of ESG role signals ThoughtExchange’s commitment to bringing our purpose-driven ESG to life—with the same level of rigor and intentionality across all aspects of our business. Being trusted to lead this work is both a career highlight and a dream come true. I am grateful and excited to serve our company and our incredible customers and partners on this ESG journey.”
ThoughtExchange is the only Enterprise Discussion Management platform powered by patented anti-bias technology. The award-winning SaaS platform crowdsources information in real-time allowing leaders to make decisions based on the data gathered from those conversations. Modern leaders use ThoughtExchange to quickly gain critical insights and improve decision-making. Whether you’re engaging ten stakeholders or a community of 10,000 people, ThoughtExchange allows leaders to drive strategic discussions at scale. All of our customers including GE Healthcare, SAP, and Oracle Netsuite use ThoughtExchange to increase alignment, improve performance, and drive better results. Unlike traditional surveys, respondents feel more comfortable answering questions candidly and our dynamic analytics make it simple for leaders to see which topics matter most. ThoughtExchange was founded in Rossland, British Columbia, but our teams enjoy working remotely from anywhere.
About Karen Craggs-Milne
Karen Craggs-Milne is the VP of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) at ThoughtExchange. A proud Kenyan Canadian, Craggs-Milne is a recognized global expert with more than 20 years of international experience promoting equity, diversity, anti-racism, gender equality, and inclusion. Karen is also an Obama White House recognized Gender Equality Changemaker (2016), a Global Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals (2018), “LinkedinGlobalSuperHero (2020), and a Top 100 Canadian Professional (2020). Karen’s passion is to help organizations ‘get equality and sustainability right’.