Kesha Carter

Kesha Carter is a CDP (Certified Diversity Professional), she also holds a Six Sigma Green Belt from Villanova University and a PHR (Professional Human Resources) certification from the Human Resource Capital Institute.

Kesha has broken barriers as the first ever Chief Diversity Officer for CCSI. In this inaugural role, Kesha is responsible for implementing efforts to change the scope of the employee landscape in ways that increases diversity in recruiting and inclusive retention practices.

As a Diversity & Inclusion practitioner and thought leader, Kesha believes that inclusion is instrumental in breaking down barriers, providing equitable opportunities and involving employees in corporate & community initiatives. Kesha is leading CCSI through a multi phased approach with each new level on the spectrum of diversity & inclusion resulting in growth and new experiences for individual employees and the organization.

Kesha is on the board for Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, a reading tutor in the Help Me Read Program and the recruitment and selection committee chair for AALDP (African American Leadership Development) through the United Way of Greater Rochester and a current candidate for Gates Town Council. Kesha was a Democrat & Chronicle “Woman to Watch” in October 2016, she has facilitated D&I workshops locally and nationally for groups of various sizes and she is a member of Zeta Phi Beta  Sorority, Incorporated.

Words she lives by: There is no such thing as failure, only many different lessons in how NOT to do something.