Kerryn Agyekum brings more than 20 years of experience as a diversity & inclusion, communications, and HR practitioner — skilled at strategy design, implementation, and measurement across multiple industries.
Kerryn most recently worked for Beautycounter, a mission-based safer, cleaner skincare and cosmetics company in Santa Monica, CA. As vice president for corporate communications & community expansion, she led the development, execution, communication, and measurement of enterprise and field-facing D&I and corporate communications strategies for 300 associates and 40,000 independent consultants. Before moving to Santa Monica, Kerryn was a part of Lincoln Financial Group in the greater Philadelphia area, leading the diversity initiatives for the insurance, retirement, and corporate business units within the organization. She was also responsible for Lincoln’s enterprise-wide strategy for employee engagement, internal and external communications for D&I, and the integration of all of these areas into the company’s HR programs, policies, and processes. She joined Lincoln from Owens & Minor Medical, Inc. in Richmond, VA, where she was the director for Diversity & Inclusion. In this role, Kerryn designed the diversity & inclusion function, its corresponding communications strategy, and executed both in alignment with the company’s culture, business, and operating models.
Earlier in her career, Kerryn spent 11 years with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS) in Atlanta, GA. She managed external communications for the entertainment networks for six years before transitioning to the corporate division, where she worked to establish, manage, and communicate the diversity & inclusion programs for the organization globally.
Kerryn has a bachelor’s degree in English and Writing from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and a certification in Diversity Communications from Cornell University ILR. Kerryn lives in Los Angeles, CA, and is the proud mom of daughter Aubrey, and dog, Minnie.