Yuri Brown-Cruzat

Yuri Brown-Cruzat

Vice President, Workplace Rights

Yuri Brown-Cruzat is Workhuman’s Vice President of Workplace Rights, leading all efforts related to the Workhuman Certification program. Yuri helps organizations work more human through the Workhuman Charter for Workplace Rights, the newest, innovative designation for professionals and enterprises to acquire through demonstrating leadership and organizational behaviors, systems and processes that validates their Inclusion commitment.


Yuri is a Human Capital, Diversity & Inclusion and Business Executive with a 25-year track record of designing D&I performance metrics, strategies, processes, and systems for Fortune 50, 100 and 500 global corporations. Prior to Workhuman, she had held positions as Chief Diversity Officer for Fannie Mae and The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and as an external Principle consultant for her own firm, EPIC Inclusion Solutions for 15 years.


Yuri is a thought leader on improving employee engagement, identifying bias within performance management and succession planning processes, building a leadership competency for Inclusion, and creating a high performing work environment through Inclusion. She has served on several non-profit boards, including four years on Black Tech Mecca, a Google inspired initiative to make Chicago a tech hub for African American tech professionals and seven years on The Ambassador Board for the YWCA Metro Chicago which serves over 200,000 Women and Girls.

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