Emily Kameros, Finance Expert in South Orange, NJ, United States
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Emily Kameros

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

South Orange, NJ, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 9, 2023

Emily is a senior diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and HR executive who has spent 23+ years at a Big 4 professional services firm, focused on creating a more inclusive, flexible work environment. Her expertise includes DEI, organizational development and change, team/leadership development, facilitation, and employee engagement. Emily freelances to drive DEI progress across industries, bringing her energy for designing and implementing impactful strategies and programs to different teams.

Case Studies

Work Experience

Associate Director | Americas Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

2018 - 2022
  • Served as a senior member of a company-wide DEI team focused on advancing equity, building transformative, inclusive leaders, and creating a culture of belonging.
  • Engaged as the lead consultant to the Professional Women's Network, an employee resource group with 85+ chapters across the Americas.
  • Re-energized quarterly leadership meetings, established consistent focus areas across the network, and coached chapter leaders and executive sponsors.
  • Contributed to new initiatives and strategic relationships, such as leading EY's sponsorship of W20 Argentina (part of G20) and co-leading EY's participation in the December 2018 Day of Understanding, the CEO action for diversity and inclusion.
  • Led multiple DEI and team initiatives, focusing on gender equity and the advancement of EY's women.
Focus areas: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), Organizational Development, Project Leadership, Leadership Development, Communication Strategy, Employee Experience, Workshop Facilitation, Team Development, Organizational Change Management (OCM), Training Workshops, Human Resources (HR)

Inclusiveness & Flexibility Leader | Lead Talent Development Consultant

2013 - 2018
  • Handled diversity and inclusion strategy, communications, and execution for multiple distinct national assurance practices. Provided consultative support to senior executives and HR generalists on diversity, equity, inclusion, and flexibility.
  • Oversaw the business unit's leadership and organizational development and employee engagement strategy, including talent reviews and high-performance team facilitation.
  • Led business unit efforts for EY's global people survey for employee engagement and leadership development program for future partners.
  • Contributed actively to the implementation of firm-level diversity and inclusion programs.
  • Coached new parents as part of EY's career and family transition program.
Focus areas: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), Coaching, Talent Strategy, Talent Management, Organizational Development, Team Effectiveness, Employee Engagement, Leadership Development, Employee Experience, Workshop Facilitation, Team Development, Organizational Change Management (OCM), Training Workshops, Human Resources (HR)

Associate Director | Americas Inclusiveness Center of Expertise

2008 - 2013
  • Worked with firm executives, including the executive board, business unit and HR leadership, and other internal clients to facilitate and lead change in diversity, inclusion, and work-life flexibility.
  • Led a 3-person team that executed quarterly meetings for the Americas D&I council and oversaw various leadership development programs, including a firm-wide program for 75+ women and minority partners.
  • Served as D&I consultant to the EY advisory service line and EY Israel.
  • Managed and evaluated the portfolio of current and potential D&I external sponsorships.
Focus areas: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), Diversity Awareness & Sensitivity Training, Talent Management, Strategic Partnerships, Workshop Facilitation, Team Development, Organizational Change Management (OCM), Training Workshops, Human Resources (HR)

Assistant Director | Supervising Associate, Office for Gender Equity Strategy

2002 - 2008
  • Served as an internal consultant, project leader, and project manager on diversity strategies and programs, focusing on women's development, advancement, and retention.
  • Implemented and ran complex projects, including EY's Women's Leadership Conference, with a core team of 10+ members, over 650 executive participants, and a $1+ million budget.
  • Led a high-profile learning program for women senior managers. Developed content, rolled out the program across the US, and identified improvements.
  • Designed, developed, and oversaw diversity measurement efforts.
Focus areas: Leadership, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), Leadership Development, Project Management, Organizational Change Management (OCM), Workshop Facilitation, Team Development, Human Resources (HR)

Senior Associate | Associate, National Human Resources

1999 - 2002
  • Managed and supported projects for national campus recruiting and tax service line HR teams, including the ownership and management of a top-tier law school recruitment program and related strategy.
  • Worked on various initiatives, including leadership development, recruitment, faculty relations, and mentoring.
  • Spearheaded several key components of the international intern leadership conference with 800+ attendees.
Focus areas: Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Project Management, Internship Programs, Mentorship, Training Workshops, Human Resources (HR)
2005 - 2007

Master's Degree in Organizational Change Management

The New School | Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment - New York City, New York, USA

1994 - 1998

Bachelor's Degree in Human Services

Cornell University - Ithaca, New York, USA


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