Carol Pandza Named One of Most Powerful and Influential Women by Pennsylvania Diversity Council
Human Resources leader recognized for commitment to industry and efforts in diversity and inclusion
Carol Pandza, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, has been named one of the Pennsylvania Diversity Council's 2017 Most Powerful and Influential Women.
Pandza was recently honored at the annual Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference, hosted by the Pennsylvania Diversity Council at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue. The Most Powerful and Influential Women Awards highlight high-ranking female professionals in various industries who exhibit the tenacity it takes to excel in their fields of expertise.
"This is a wonderful honor, and I'm fully aware that it is shared with my colleagues across AmeriHealth Caritas and the HR team, who do the work to create an inclusive workplace that fully represents all residents of the Commonwealth, and all our markets," said Pandza. "All of us need to consistently and deliberately challenge ourselves to identify our own unconscious biases, listen more, and be open to new ideas so we can create more inclusive and diverse environments. There is always more we can do as we learn from each other."
In her role, Pandza oversees all of the company's human resources functions, including associate and leadership development, and diversity and inclusion. Prior to her current position, Pandza served as vice president of learning, talent management and organizational development for AmeriHealth Caritas, where she designed and implemented the company's executive development program.
"Carol's hard work, resiliency and genuine nature have largely contributed to her leadership success," said Dennis Kennedy, founder and chairman of the National Diversity Council. "Her sincere concern for the prosperity of women and other minorities in the workforce has inspired many to follow her lead, reaching their full potential while paving the way for the next generation."