Yrthya Dinzey-Flores works with company leadership across divisions to create and implement strategies that will further foster a culture of inclusion and cement the company’s leadership in corporate social responsibility practices.
Prior to joining Time Warner Inc., Yrthya was Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters, where she was tasked with global strategy, policy, governance and new initiatives for the global technology and information leader. Yrthya served as, and holds the distinction of being the first, Chief Diversity Officer for the State of New York. In this role, she reformed and strengthened the State’s programs and efforts encouraging the growth of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) eventually establishing programs and practices that led to increased contracting opportunities for M/WBEs.
Yrthya began her career as a researcher and policy advisor. She then brought her expertise to Robin Hood where she supported the work of this unique venture philanthropy, with an emphasis on results and analytics, by leading efforts to fund and develop poverty programs for youth and working families.
Yrthya is a tri-sector professional with a great dedication to her community. Her contributions have earned her a number of recognitions including: 2016 City & State Responsible 100; 2011 Capitol 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Politics; a proclamation from the Borough President of Manhattan; El Diario/La Prensa’s Latinas Destacadas 2011 Award; a fellowship award by the Robert Bosch Foundation in 2004; a New York City Council Community Involvement Award; and, U.S. Embassy of Spain Young Hispanic Leader in 2001. She also served as a member of the Governor’s Taskforce for Minority/Women Business Enterprises and a member of the New York State Procurement Council and the NYC Commission on Gender Equity through 2016.
Yrthya currently serves as a trustee of the John Jay College Foundation, trustee of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM, advisor on the Corporate Advisory Board of Cultural Vistas and the D&I Advisory Board of the NY Public Radio. In 2017, she was selected as an MAKERS@ Awardee recognizing her as a game-changing employee. In 2016 she joined a select group of world leaders as a member of the Sustainability 50.