Principal, Diversity Business Partner (Chicago, Atlanta, Pleasanton)

Posted 1 month ago

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it’s what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

Belonging & Diversity is a Center of Excellence (COE) within the People & Purpose (HR) function that serves all of Workday. We are a group of consultants that provide expert guidance to enhance and drive key Belonging & Diversity initiatives. Our focus on VIBE, Value, Inclusion, Belonging & Equity is integrated into everything we do – recruiting, product, data analytics, development, career advancement and so much more!


About the Role

In the Principal Diversity Business Partner role, you will partner with Sr. Director, Global Diversity Business Partners and serve as part of the global Belonging & Diversity organization. We are looking for you to lead, inspire change and to act as strategic internal consultant to global business leaders. As a key member of the Belonging & Diversity team you will be aligned to business functions where your primary responsibilities will include driving functional initiatives that develop inclusion, increase belonging sentiment, and ensure equity for all. As a Principal Diversity Business Partner, you will collaborate cross functionally and within the People & Purpose (HR) organization to develop targeted tools and actions while also partnering to ensure that locally relevant compliance related programs and initiatives are in place.


About You

  • Shown experience analyzing data, identifying trends, and using insights to build targeted initiatives and programs
  • Proven ability developing and implementing programs that touch upon a wide variety of corporate functions, including but not limited to Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, and Communications
  • Ability to develop and communicate an overall strategic vision as well as the ability to put the plan into operation
  • Experience addressing senior level management to influence organizational change
  • Experience delivering pivotal initiatives across a global organization


Other Qualifications

  • Experience working within a diversity and inclusion function or experience working on initiatives related to the advancement of diversity
  • Ability to be an innovative and creative thinker
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally across global borders


As a federal contractor, Workday is requiring all new hires to verify that they are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 within 72 hours of beginning employment with Workday, consistent with applicable law. Workday is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who are not vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, medical reasons, or other legally-protected reason should contact to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations or exemptions Workday is able to offer.


Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The base pay range for the primary location of this job is listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, future potential and internal pay parity. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.


Primary Location: USA.CA.Pleasanton

Base Pay Min to Max Range: $159,400 – $239,200


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Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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