This month’s advisor feature focuses on a person who has spent much of her career working on diversity, program development, and inclusion for businesses and organizations. Rosalyn Carpenter currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact Officer for CommonSpirit Health. It is a role she says is extremely important in the business landscape.
“It’s about your people,” said Carpenter. “Your people get your work done, so you have to be intentional to transform from within making sure that your people are seen and heard and that their needs are being met. And they will deliver every time if you do.”
Her efforts have earned her national recognition. Modern Healthcare named Carpenter one of the “Top 25 Diversity Leaders in Healthcare.”
“It’s a great moment,” said Carpenter. “It is an affirmation that you’re being seen. It is an affirmation that you’re on the right path, that you are properly utilizing your gifts and talents. We all have them and I just feel affirmed that I’m putting mine to good use and with that I’m doing well by my organization.”
Carpenter’s vast experience made her a natural fit for Music City Baseball’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
“It’s a volunteer effort that I enjoy,” said Carpenter. “It’s a different lift giving my experiences, my skills and my talents to help MCB be successful in getting a Major League Baseball franchise for our region. The commitment is there and I know that if we are to be successful, we have to align to the best practices of diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Needless to say, we are thrilled to have Rosalyn on our team!