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Elise Zelechowski

Elise Zelechowski

Global Head, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability and Social Change

Elise is the Global Head of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability and Social Change for Chicago-based global IT company ThoughtWorks. She is responsible for leading integration of these functional areas into the strategic direction of the company.

Prior to taking on this global role, Elise was a Client Principal working with non-profit partners to build technology tools that address a range of social justice issues, from police accountability to climate change.

Before joining ThoughtWorks, Elise spent 15 years in the non-profit and governmental sectors, specializing in the creation and implementation of community and economic development and climate change mitigation policy. During that time, she founded the non-profit organization Rebuilding Exchange to address waste pollution in the Chicago region and provide employment training opportunities for people involved with the criminal justice system.