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Alexandra Contreras Operating Committee

Senior Analyst, Global Workplace Initiatives
Colgate-Palmolive Company

Alexandra Contreras is Senior Analyst, Global Workplace Initiatives for Colgate-Palmolive.  In this role, Alexandra is focused on supporting the overall development of the company’s strategies for recruiting and retaining the best people from a broad base of worldwide talent, and to create an inclusive work environment that furthers Colgate’s commitment to Becoming the Best Place to Work.  Alexandra is also responsible for Colgate’s Affirmative Action Plans and influencing the company’s support for community outreach and employee network groups. In addition, Alexandra links diversity initiatives directly to customer needs and creates effective tools to set goals or report on metrics which rely on theoretical and practical alignment of business processes.  She is accountable for identifying new systems/solutions that result in reduced cycle time, increased customer support, and lead continuous improvement.

Alexandra joined Colgate in February 1992, previously holding positions of increasing responsibility in Global Staffing/Employee Relations and U.S. Operations. She provided key staffing support, managed human resources programs and projects in Employee Relations, the Latin America Division and Global People Development. She consistently demonstrated a clear focus on the customer and implemented numerous process improvements that enhanced the delivery of services.  Alexandra assumed her current role in 2002.

Alexandra holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Human Resources Management from Baruch College in New York.  She is also an active contributing member to Madrinas, an organization that seeks Latina women who support the empowerment of all Latinas, share the spirit of networking and are committed to supporting the professional advancement of Latinas in today’s business environment.