Charlene Ripley, Goldcorp Inc.

As executive and General Counsel, Charlene Ripley’s contributions to community, company and legal profession are profound. Charlene is responsible for Goldcorp’s human resources function and a member of its diversity committee. She is a key contributor in setting policy and process and enhancing diversity awareness across the company. She has mandated that high-potential employee selection and hiring process all require gender diversity in candidate selection; all language used in job postings be gender-neutral; and that a diverse candidate pool be presented for final selection. She has mandated diversity within succession planning and helped Goldcorp craft an ethics and compliance function. She restructured the legal function, including a “make versus buy” project to determine what legal work should be managed internally versus externally. Charlene is Chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon.
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