Martha Artiles, Executive Vice President
Martha Artiles, Executive Vice President is a bicultural bi-lingual executive who brings a unique combination of human resources, engineering and community experience from her 30-year career with corporations including ManpowerGroup, where she developed and executed their global diversity strategy and Project Ability. Project Ability (now called Access2Ability), a client-focused initiative, connects talent that happens to have a disability with business needs across the United States. Her expertise spans many areas including diversity/inclusion, disability, organizational change, recruitment, quality management, and mechanical engineering.
Her contributions to corporate disability leadership resulted in receiving the APSE Employer of the Year in 2001, the 2009 Disability Matters Employer of the Year, the 2000 National Business Disability Council Employer of the Year and the US Department of Labor Secretary’s 2002 New Freedom Initiative Award. In addition to these and other awards, Martha designed and implemented a minority council designed to educate senior executives at a Fortune 300 global corporation, the creation, and development of an executive-focused mentoring program and the co-founding of a Hispanic employee networking group. She served on the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®), Board of Directors, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), WEConnect Canada, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM) and the Executive Board of the Silicon Valley National Society of Hispanic MBAs. She is a founding member of the Conference Board’s Workforce Diversity Council and the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Agenda Council. She continues to play a leadership role with underserved populations, People with Disabilities and Hispanic Immigrant Women, as co-lead for the Silicon Valley BLN, Board of Directors for Leadership Morgan Hill and the Learning and Loving Education Center in her local community.