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Speaker: Mariana Monteiro

Mariana Monteiro

Mariana Monteiro
Affinity Center of Excellence Leader
GE Volunteers Director
Human Resources Corporate
General Electric
Schenectady, NY

Mariana joined GE in 1999 and is a Human Resources Leadership Program graduate.

For the last 16 years she held HR generalist and specialist roles with increased responsibility and global coverage across multiple GE segments and industries (Aviation, Energy, Global Research, Global Growth Operations and Corporate). She has ample experience in all aspects of Human resources operations from mergers and acquisition to talent recruitment and assessment, from executive coaching to union negotiations. Mariana also worked as a financial analyst and is a certified Black Belt.

She specializes in diversity as a strategic global asset to GE, supporting seven networks (employee/ business resource groups) - Women, African American, Hispanic, Veteran, Asian Pacific and Veterans Networks, Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Alliance and People with disabilities (covering more than seventy thousands employees across 56 countries). She also has responsibility for setting strategic direction, overseeing and administrating funding for GE Volunteers across the globe, covering more than 250 regional units.

Prior to GE, Mariana practiced law in her native country Argentina – specialized in civil and employment law - and taught Philosophy and Civil Law at University of La Plata, Law School, and Buenos Aires. She was awarded gold medal for being the best student in her class and a scholarship to pursue master in Human Rights. Before coming to USA, she was a prosecutor in the Fiscalia de Estado of Buenos Aires province and was in charge of state and federal Supreme Court Appeals. She managed a portfolio of 900 cases.

She is a graduate from Purdue University, studied at Krannert School of Management specialized in Human Resources, has a MA in Cultural Studies and has JD from La Plata Law School National University, Argentina. She is certified in Applied Positive Psychology from Kripalu, Center of Wellness and Yoga. She has co-authored “Hiring Foreign Workers: Developments in Immigration and Discrimination Laws” published by Journal of Employment Discrimination Law. Mariana serves as a member of the Asia Society's Global Talent & Diversity Council and also part of the HACR Corporate Executives Forum (Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility).