Women's Business Forum - April 5, 2017
Women's Business Forum Luncheon
Wednesday, April 5
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
BE Inclusive: Building a Culture of Talent & Inclusivity
Liji Thomas, Founder,
Inclusion Evangelist, LLC
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Liji Thomas began her career lobbying on Capitol Hill for an increase in housing for low income women and children. In 2005, Liji joined Countrywide as a Project Manager and quickly rose through the ranks to become Assistant Vice President of Compliance
and Risk Management. In this role, she oversaw compliance and risk assessment in Countrywide’s offshore operations and authored Countrywide’s Model for Offshore Compliance, a cross functional, global, risk-based approach to the company’s compliance efforts.
In 2008, Liji joined the Internal Audit Department of Southwest Airlines. During her time in Internal Audit, Liji led the company’s first Capitalization of Labor Audit and published an article in the October 2010 issue of Internal Auditor magazine. She then assumed a role as Manager of Business Strategies, implementing new business initiatives impacting over 3,600 individuals. These initiatives included strategies to increase revenue, improve Customer experience and realize process efficiencies. In the first six months of 2012, Liji impacted revenue generation in excess of $40 million. In late 2012, Liji Thomas was shoulder-tapped to help build diversity and inclusion efforts for Southwest Airlines. In this role, she informed all aspects of diversity and inclusion for the nations' largest domestic airline and helped align Southwest Airlines culture with an award-winning diversity and inclusion strategy.