Yrthya Dinzey-Flores, Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility & Diversity, Time Warner Inc.

Yrthya Dinzey-Flores, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Yrthya Dinzey-Flores, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Yrthya Dinzey-Flores works with company leadership across divisions to create and implement strategies that will further foster a culture of inclusion and cement the company’s leadership in corporate social responsibility practices.

Prior to joining Time Warner Inc., Yrthya was Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters, where she was tasked with global strategy, policy, governance and new initiatives for the global technology and information leader. Yrthya served as, and holds the distinction of being the first, Chief Diversity Officer for the State of New York. In this role, she reformed and strengthened the State’s programs and efforts encouraging the growth of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) eventually establishing programs and practices that led to increased contracting opportunities for M/WBEs.

Yrthya began her career as a researcher and policy advisor. She then brought her expertise to Robin Hood where she supported the work of this unique venture philanthropy, with an emphasis on results and analytics, by leading efforts to fund and develop poverty programs for youth and working families.

Yrthya is a tri-sector professional with a great dedication to her community. Her contributions have earned her a number of recognitions including: 2016 City & State Responsible 100; 2011 Capitol 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Politics; a proclamation from the Borough President of Manhattan; El Diario/La Prensa’s Latinas Destacadas 2011 Award; a fellowship award by the Robert Bosch Foundation in 2004; a New York City Council Community Involvement Award; and, U.S. Embassy of Spain Young Hispanic Leader in 2001. She also served as a member of the Governor’s Taskforce for Minority/Women Business Enterprises and a member of the New York State Procurement Council and the NYC Commission on Gender Equity through 2016.

Yrthya currently serves as a trustee of the John Jay College Foundation, trustee of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM, advisor on the Corporate Advisory Board of Cultural Vistas and the D&I Advisory Board of the NY Public Radio. In 2017, she was selected as an MAKERS@ Awardee recognizing her as a game-changing employee. In 2016 she joined a select group of world leaders as a member of the Sustainability 50.

Gabriela Wurcel, Vice President for Corporate Affairs for the Latin America and Canada Region, Philip Morris International

Gabriela Wurcel, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Gabriela Wurcel, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Gabriela Wurcel is Vice President for Corporate Affairs for the Latin America and Canada Region in Philip Morris International. In her role, she leads a multidisciplinary team of experts in the areas of regulatory affairs, fiscal matters, communications, sustainability and external relations, all with the focus of supporting the ambitious company goal of achieving a smoke-free future. 

She is an experienced international negotiator and government relations expert with a track record of solving market access and regulatory issues and she has a vast experience in the public and private sectors in Europe and Latin America. 

Before moving to New York, Gabriela was Director International Treaties, Trade & Investment Policy for PMI, based in Switzerland, leading the company’s strategy to eliminate unnecessary barriers to trade, protect investment and intellectual property, and representing the company externally.

Previously, she was a trade negotiator and legal advisor for the Permanent Mission of Israel to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. In that role, she took active part in the Doha Round of negotiations and attended the Cancun and Hong Kong Ministerial Conferences. During that time, she was elected vice-Chair of the Committee on Antidumping Practices. 

Her previous experience include the International Cooperation Division of the European Parliament in Brussels. 

A trained journalist, she worked for several years in the major national newspapers in Argentina – her country of birth – writing on Trade, Economy and Politics. She also authored a number of articles on different aspects of international trade. 

She holds a Law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters degree in International Relations from the University of Bologna. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian. She is married and has two brilliant and energetic little girls.

Judy Jackson, Global Chief Talent Officer, Wunderman

Judy Jackson, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Judy Jackson, Advancing Women Executives Leader

Judy Jackson is the Global Chief Talent Officer at Wunderman. She is a thought leader in human resources management whose career includes stints as Chief Talent Officer at IPG Mediabrands North America and Digitas as well as HR roles at Time Inc. and BBDO. Known for a candid, straightforward approach and her unmistakable laugh, Judy is driven to bring out the best in others.

She has contributed to a number books on human resources management, including The Coaching Connection: A Manager’s Guide to Developing Individual Potential in the Context of the Organization and Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape. Judy is a member of the International Radio and Television Society board and a former president of Black Representative Association of New York (BRAINY). 

Her chief project outside of work? Being a mom to her teenage daughter.