Catrice Monson is a people-first leader and lifelong advocate. Her creative spirit inspires her to experiment with roles, projects, and challenges to reach innovative solutions and ways of working. Marrying traditional D&I initiatives and change-management strategies, Catrice is an expert at imagining, designing, and building fresh work environments where employees are empowered and encouraged to share their unique and broad perspectives.
Currently she is a Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion at CBS Corporation where she facilitates engagement – internally and externally – on company wide diversity and inclusion programs, spearheads the west coast based components of the Corporation’s multi-cultural and women’s employee resource groups, and oversees the CBS Corporation Diversity Council and is expanding its impact through activities and outreach. A trusted thought-leader, she is often asked to speak and train individuals and teams on unconscious bias and D&I best practices across CBS and beyond.
Prior to her current role, she worked in the CBS Labor Relations Department from 2000-2016, most recently as Senior Vice President, Labor Relations. In that role Catrice represented CBS in negotiations with various entertainment unions and guilds as well as the labor relations department in meetings with the guilds and unions on issues related to diversity and increasing access. When she was presented with the opportunity to pivot towards a career focussed on amplifying diverse perspectives, she jumped at the role.
Her commitment to creating a more equitable world extends far beyond her role at CBS. Catrice is the Executive Director of CAM (Community Academics Mentoring) – a foundation that provides financial assistance for underserved students and she served on the Board of Trustees for the Archer School for Girls for 8 years. In addition, she currently partners with Advancing Women Executives to accelerate the careers of women to improve the global economy and in the spring of 2019, she will be starting as an adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law.
When she is not in the office, Catrice can be found traveling, going to the movies, spending time with her friends and family, or growing her passion project, Sweetness and Delight – a business centered on event styling, sweet tables, and party favors.
Catrice completed her BA in American Studies from Stanford University before going on to graduate from the UCLA School of Law.