Photographic portrait of Karyn Twaronite
When organizations build a culture that values all dimensions of diversity – one that provides equitable opportunities for people to grow, learn and advance – it creates an environment where everyone thrives.

Karyn Twaronite

EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Vice Chair

Driver of diversity and inclusiveness programs to provide equitable opportunities and experiences for all. Passionate advocate for creating a sense of belonging.

As EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Vice Chair, Karyn drives innovations that maximize the strength and effectiveness of EY personnel by embracing diversity. She oversees EY’s integrated approach to diversity and inclusiveness (D&I) - the EY Culture Change Continuum: a roadmap for success, which enables leaders to foster an inclusive environment, where people can better leverage their diverse skills, experiences and cultural backgrounds.

A member of the Ernst & Young LLP Executive Committee, Karyn co-chairs the EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Steering Committee and the EY Americas Inclusiveness Advisory Council. She began her EY career as a tax professional more than 20 years ago before shifting her focus to help shape the organization’s talent, human resources and D&I leadership culture. Karyn works with clients and stakeholders in these efforts around the world.

Karyn earned a BSc in Accounting from Miami University (Ohio) and an MSc in Taxation from Fordham University. She is certified in Strategic Human Resource Management from Harvard University Graduate School of Business and a licensed CPA in New York.

How Karyn is building a better working world

“We believe that when people can be themselves at work and feel a strong sense of belonging at work, they can provide the best possible cross-cultural and global services to clients.

Creating a sense of belonging is pivotal to aligning business practices with a commitment to social progress. And when different voices join together, it can also pave the way toward a more sustainable, inclusive future, not only driving a lasting impact on business but also on our communities.”