May E. Snowden


May Snowden is an affiliate of The FutureWork Institute with more than 30 years of experience. She insightfully creates and leads initiatives that strengthen corporate cultures and brand identification while improving relations with customers and vendors.  She is known for her passion for producing return on investment from diverse and inclusive leadership, and her commitment to developing new conscious awareness around the thoughts, beliefs, and actions that lead to justice and equality among people.

Snowden is a diversity and inclusion strategist, professional facilitator, consultant, educator, speaker, and executive coach. She inspires corporate leaders to articulate a global diversity and inclusion vision, mission, and strategy.

May is a nationally recognized diversity and inclusion “voice” with significant experience as a C-level human resources leader with major P&L operating experience.  May has delivered world class HR strategies and diversity initiatives and reengineered organizations to improve efficiency and productivity, while reducing costs.  She has worked for leading corporations, including VP of Global Diversity for Starbucks Coffee Company, Chief Diversity Officer for Eastman Kodak Company and Executive Director of Diversity for U S WEST.  May has senior-level experience as a corporate relations liaison with state and local governments and the US Senate.

She received her undergraduate degree in business from the University of Maryland at College Park, and holds a Master of Executive Business Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.