Misty Gaither is Indeed’s Senior Director & Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Prior to Indeed, Misty held business development and sales roles at Altria Group and JPMorgan Chase. She pivoted into DI&B by way of Business Development at Code2040, a non-profit start up focused on Racial Equity and Inclusion in technology, and later made the move “in-house” as the first DI&B business partner at Twilio. At Indeed, Misty is primarily focused on setting the global strategy to ensure the company is designing equitable systems and processes that will contribute to a sustainable culture of Inclusion and Belonging.
Misty has spent the majority of her career in various leadership roles within Sales organizations while working for Altria Group and JPMorgan Chase up until a few years ago when she pivoted into D&I by way of a Business Development role at a Non-Profit start up focused on Racial Equity and Inclusion in tech. Leading Business Development efforts gave Misty an inside look at the recruiting, HR and D&I operations at some of the most coveted tech companies in Silicon Valley and led her to go “in-house” to work on D&I at Twilio. Misty’s cross-industry experience contributes to her wealth of knowledge and unique approach to developing strategies that will incorporate DI&B into the infrastructure of the company.
Misty is a natural connector and relationship builder. She is used to being one of the “only” in the room and has an innate ability to engage with executives, and isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions and share her recommendations for solutions. She uses being the “only” as her super power and is passionate about implementing change through education and awareness to the innumerable topics surrounding DI&B.
Misty is a proud alumna of Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry, where she earned her degree in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration. Misty is a dog mom to a 7 year old Yorkie (Dash), an active Godmother of 3, enjoys fitness, traveling, shopping, brunch, spending time with family and friends, and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.