Ingrid Wilson

Founder & Principal, GridFern Strategic HR

She is Global Human Resources Executive & CHRO and Equity and Inclusion Strategist, with over 30 years of   experience in corporate human resources strategy, board, and business strategy. Ingrid is a recipient of the Top 25 DEI Person of the Year Award, 2021, The Canadian Multicultural Group and LINKEDIN DIRECTORY OF 1000+ WOMEN WHO INSPIRE THROUGH THEIR WORK, Jul 2022 and TOP 100 HR Professionals, National Diversity Awards 2023. She serves on non-for-profit, community and advisory boards and committees, including as a Board Director, Governance and Audit at the Canadian Association of Black Insurance Professionals (CABIP).

Ingrid has organizational experience with crown corporations, education, non-for-profit, public sector, healthcare, private and public companies, information technology in fast-paced environments, in regulatory environments, with global expertise working for organizations with diverse operations, including the US and Europe.

She has a deep knowledge and understanding of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity through lived experiences and working with vulnerable and racialized communities. She develops and executes on strategies through inclusive talent management strategies, inclusive leadership development and strategies, culture assessments and focus groups, speaking circles, interactive awareness programs and webinars, and accessibility strategies focused on identifying and eliminating systemic racism issues, and physical, and technological barriers to foster inclusive, equitable, and respectful workspace environments.

Ingrid has pursued excellence in human resources, board, and leadership strategy through the CHRP and CHRL designation, and through programs at Queens University and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto where she currently serves on the HR Advisory Group for Executive Development programs focused on HR Leaders. Ingrid also currently serves on the Appeals (Regulatory) Board Committee, Human Resources Professional Association.