Hedieh Fakhriyazdi

Chief Diversity Officer, New York



Hedieh Fakhriyazdi is the Chief Diversity Officer at White & Case, responsible for accelerating the Firm's diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts to further build a diverse work environment and nurture a culture of inclusion across our global offices, among our clients, and in the broader communities in which we live and work.

Hedieh joined the Firm from another major international law firm as its Director of Social Responsibility and head of its charitable foundation, and previously served as Associate Director of Global Diversity. She also worked at Bloomberg LP, where she lead programs and strategy for a variety of ESG functions, including diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and corporate philanthropy. Prior to Bloomberg, Hedieh worked at the Tahirih Justice Center, a US-based nonprofit organization, providing legal and social services to immigrant survivors of gender based violence. Hedieh began her career as a community organizer in rural Chile.

She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of New York City and is Vice Chair of the organization's Community Impact and Public Policy Committee. She serves on the Women Business Collaborative's Advisory Council. She also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Service at New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and is a member of the Executive Forum for the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC) at the Boston College Carroll School of Management and serves on the BCCCC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Iranian American Women's Foundation.

In 2021, Hedieh received the Innovation Award from the New York Law Journal. She is a frequent speaker and advisor on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and ESG.

Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy
New York University

Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service

BUEP & BA, Urban and Environmental Planning & Spanish
University of Virginia