Megan Cruz, recruiting admin supervisor, Dianne Walker, vice president, global staffing, Shannon Ross, senior recruiter, Jennifer Fox, senior recruiting coordinator, Melanie Lloyd, senior recruiter, and Lisset Espinoza, senior recruiter, were all in attendance at the symposium.
Dianne Walker, vice president of recruiting for Worldwide Recruiting & Staffing Services LLC (WRSS), a wholly owned subsidiary of DynCorp International, was a featured panelist at the 2012 Fort Worth Women in Leadership Symposium. The event, which was also sponsored by DI and hosted by the Texas Diversity Council, was held September 14, 2012, at Texas Christian University.
The symposium’s theme was “Women Leaders as Architects of Change,” and topics of discussion included:
- Becoming a Person of Influence
- Cross-Cultural Leadership: Women Bridging the Racial Divide
- The “M” Factor in Mentoring for Leadership and Success
- I’m a Woman. I’m Invincible…and I’m Exhausted! (Work-Life Balance)
- Personal Branding: Accessorizing Your Assets
- Own Your Finances, Own Your Life
Walker discussed “Becoming a Person of Influence” and how various mentors were influential to her career and how influential women can stimulate growth and empowerment to an organization. She also explained how her own personal values aligned with DynCorp International’s core values – We Serve, We Care, We Empower, We Perform and We Do the Right Thing. She also emphasized the importance of having a social contract within an organization to help individuals succeed.
About Dianne Walker
Dianne Walker was appointed to the position of vice president of global staffing in November 2010 and manages DI’s wholly-owned staffing subsidiary, Worldwide Recruiting and Staffing Services, LLC. During her tenure in this position, she has developed a strategic vision and mission for DI’s exclusive recruiting element which directly aligns with parent company objectives.
Previously, Walker served as DynCorp International’s senior vice president of human resources, where she managed the implementation, maintenance and optimization of all human resource programs including compensation, benefits, recruiting, human resources information systems, communications, security, employee development, compliance and generalist services.
Walker has worked with the DI family of companies for more than 33 years, and has held progressively more senior level roles each with increasing responsibility.
Recent key accomplishments include record-setting staffing performance for 2011 with more than 12,600 recruits hired and deployed and the institution of five Regional Recruiting Centers of Excellence in Sarajevo, India, Kenya, Colombia and the United Kingdom.
About the Texas Diversity Council
The Texas Diversity Council (TXDC) is a non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The TXDC provides opportunities for organizations to learn from corporate leaders in the area of diversity.
The TXDC is currently made up of five Councils throughout the state of Texas. The Councils serve the greater metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.