Patsy Doerr is a leading expert and thought leader in the field of corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and sustainability. Her greatest passion is helping large organizations build and develop initiatives that best position them for long-term success in a diverse, global environment. Patsy’s experience includes driving these efforts in social impact, talent, learning, organizational development, diversity and inclusion, and client engagement primarily, but not limited to, financial services.
Currently, Patsy leads the corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and sustainability functions at Thomson Reuters globally. In this role, she is responsible for building and developing teams and initiatives that help drive Thomson Reuters’ social and environmental efforts forward. Launched in 2017, she is also responsible for the ESG Institute, a resource and support center tasked with building awareness and understanding around social impact. Patsy joined Thomson Reuters in 2011, bringing more than 25 years of experience building and leading functions in global Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Doerr held a number of global leadership roles at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase. At Credit Suisse, Doerr was based in Hong Kong and led the talent and learning, employee recognition, alumni relations and the global centers of excellence development effort for the Asia Pacific region - which spanned 14 countries and 15,000 employees. At Deutsche Bank in London, and at JPMorgan Chase in New York prior to, Patsy both led and built leading global learning and development functions across all levels of the respective organizations.
The strength of Patsy’s experience and impact has made her a regular on the speaking and media circuits. She has been interviewed by a number of publications and programs, including Forbes, The Muse, The Hill and ThriveGlobal. Completing over 75+ keynote presentations, panel moderation and group discussion facilitation per year, Patsy is frequently tapped to discuss diversity and inclusion and has been featured at events by the Milken Institute and Sustainable Brands, among others. She is represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau.
Additionally, Patsy serves on several boards and finance committees that aid in the advancement of women in developing markets as well as diversity and education. Patsy is the Vice President of the Board for the Thirty Percent Coalition, as well as the Secretary for the Board of All In Together. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Samburu Girls Foundation, Women’s World Banking and Responsible Investment Association (Canada), and is also a member of the Leadership Committee for Out Leadership, YMCA Leadership Committee, the Thirty Percent Club Steering Committee and the Business Advisory Board for PFLAG. Previously, she was the President of the Alumni Association for Marymount of NY School for Girls and a member of the Board for Dominican Academy School for Girls.
Patsy has been the recipient of the Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award by the Tri-State Diversity Council, Promoting Workforce Diversity & Gender Equality Award from City State Reports and the United Nations’ Decade of Women Quantum Impact Award.
Patsy holds a BS in Biology from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, as well as a Master of Science (summa cum laude) in Adult Learning and Organizational Development from Fordham University in New York, NY. Patsy is also lifetime member of the ODK Honor Society at Washington and Lee University as a result of her work driving women in leadership. Patsy is an avid runner, focusing on half marathons and marathons all over the world, including Cambodia, Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, the UK, and US Germany. She has two children (a 15 year old son, Nicholas and 13 year old daughter, Ella) and lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.