Stephanie E. Turner is vice president of diversity and chief sustainability officer at MITRE. In this role, Turner leads the organization’s inclusion, diversity, and social innovation initiatives, while advancing our sustainability capabilities across the pillars of environmental, social, and governance.
Previously, Turner was vice president, inclusion, diversity, and social innovation (ID&S). She developed and drove an integrated team focused on ID&S and new employee experience. Turner partnered across MITRE to evolve and integrate our ID&S efforts into the fabric of our work and strengthened and expanded MITRE’s relationships with external organizations whose perspectives are important in shaping the national social landscape, particularly in the area of science, technology, engineering, and math education in underserved communities.
Turner has served over 25 years championing inclusion and diversity, including as vice president of diversity and inclusion, strategic engagement, at Liberty Mutual Insurance. There, she optimized sponsorships and brand presence at national diversity conferences, increased membership in employee resource groups, established governance models to improve customer service, and launched a new employee referral program with talent acquisition.
She previously held leadership roles managing diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition, and employee engagement at Lockheed Martin, Kaiser Permanente, ESPN, and Motorola. Turner also worked in the oil industry as a marketing and diversity consultant.
Turner received the 2023 Impact Award—Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, from the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. She represents MITRE on the chamber’s board of directors. Savoy magazine named Turner to its list of the 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America. The Washington Business Journal named Turner to its list of Business of Pride honorees for 2021. The award recognizes business leaders for outstanding practices in advancing LGBTQ leadership and equality. She also sits on the advisory board for Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership.
Turner earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Spelman College and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.