Carol Cohen

Carol Cohen is Global Head, Executive Talent & Leadership Development, at Cognizant.  She shapes the company's worldwide strategy to accelerate company executives as industry-leading at every stage of the leadership pipeline.  Carol fuels business growth by partnering with key leaders through data and analytics on strategic people decisions, investments and organizational insights.

Carol is a highly accomplished global HR senior executive with extensive experience in strategizing and implementing global talent initiatives that drive business results and dramatically improve employee performance.  Prior to joining Cognizant, Carol worked as VP, Talent & Engagement, for Thomson Reuters and VP, Global Talent, at American Express. Carol earned her MBA, with a concentration in International Business, from the University of Colorado and her undergraduate degree at Rutgers in Psychology and Sociology. Carol can be reached at and 

Empowering Women to Thrive through Sponsorship

When Sean Middleton, a senior executive at Cognizant, recently advocated for Irene Sandler, a Vice-President and member of his team, he never thought of it as sponsorship.  He believed he was doing what all good leaders do.  As Sean explains, “I have regular conversations with everyone, asking questions like, ‘What are you doing now?  Where […]

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