Tiffani Scott is currently the Global Inclusion and Diversity Leader at Becton Dickinson (BD), the third largest medical technology company in the world. She is responsible for building a more inclusive corporate culture and executing on BD’s global Inclusion & Diversity strategy. Tiffani plans, develops and directs strategies to help the company more effectively recruit, develop and retain BD’s diverse workforce. She also supports several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to leverage their passion and interest in furthering the company’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, and innovation. Over the course of her career, Tiffani has held a variety of engineering, project management, and change management roles of increasing breadth and scope at various Fortune 500 companies.
Tiffani’s career began as a Mechanical Design Engineer or “Rocket Scientist” on the NASA spacesuit at United Technologies. After receiving her MBA, she transitioned to Johnson & Johnson, where she implemented a process to calculate manufacturing capacity over a ten-year horizon for all pharmaceutical plants. To gain more leadership experience, she moved to BASF where she led her business unit in the implementation of “enterprise resource planning” software to standardize the global demand planning process and improve forecast accuracy for chemical catalysts. In an effort to build more non-technical capabilities, she pursued a role at KPMG as a Global Adoption Lead where she developed Change Management programs for global process and software changes that leveraged her expertise in business alignment and stakeholder management. Her initial move to BD was as an IT Program Manager leading cross-functional teams in the implementation of technology initiatives to improve business processes. After being in that role for a few years and launching a successful new ERG for African-American associates at BD, she was chosen for the newly created role as Global Leader of Inclusion & Diversity.
Tiffani holds an MBA from NYU, Stern School of Business, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University. She served as President of Brown’s black alumni association from 2014 to 2016 where she led a dynamic community of thousands of black alumni. During her tenure as President, she was successful in significantly increasing alumni engagement and raising funds to endow the first scholarship sponsored by the black alumni association. She has been an alumni volunteer leader at Brown for the past several years and was honored with an Alumni Leadership Award.