Mishel Horta

Mishel Horta

Head of DEIB
DHL Express Americas

Mishel Horta is a purpose-led change agent with 15+ years of experience designing, leading, and driving Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging initiatives across a variety of industries and organizations. Mishel’s purpose is to create more inclusive workplaces where all identities can feel seen, heard, valued, and like they belong.

At DHL Express, Mishel leads a comprehensive DEIB strategy which focuses on sustainably building inclusive and equitable practices and programs to create a great workplace and foster belonging for 30,000 employees across the Americas region. Mishel works closely with functional and business leaders to deliver results, actively coaches country leaders to become DEIB champions, and fosters belonging through empathetic curiosity and engagement across the organization.

Mishel has a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, with a Paralegal Certificate, from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. She grew up in Mexico and moved to the U.S. with her family as a teenager. She now resides in South Florida and spends her time running half-marathons, painting, spending time with her rescued dog and cat, and being an active caregiver to her elderly mother.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Coral C

Equitable Futures: Unveiling Workforce DEI Strategies

In an ever-changing and increasingly diverse workforce, pursuing Equitable Futures is paramount. This session is your gateway to uncovering cutting-edge Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies designed to reshape the future of work. Join us as we unveil approaches that these DEI leaders are deploying in their organizations to build more equitable and inclusive workplaces.
Key takeaways:
•Critical elements for designing a Framework
•Strategy to Execution
•Embedding DEI throughout the organization
•Creating a culture of belonging
•Innovative and practical strategies for attracting and hiring talent that encompasses DEIB

Moderator: Roberta Gogos, VP and Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group
•Mishel Horta, Head of DEIB, DHL Express Americas
•Pedro Suriel, SVP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Raymond James
•Jamahl Green, Managing Director, Human Resources Executive, Wells Fargo & Company