Alumnae/i Feature

Tiffany Hogan ’03MBA Named an Inspiring Employer Brand Leader by Comparably

Tiffany Hogan ’03MBA, the Global Employer Brand and Diversity & Inclusion Manager for Akamai, was recently featured as an Inspiring Employer Brand Leader in the Northeast. She provides Diversity & Inclusion and Employer Brand communications to almost 8,000 employees around the globe.

“I encourage employees to share company diversity and branding messages through social media and other channels,” says Hogan. “I enjoy building relationships across the company and external organizations to increase company awareness, shape company culture, and identify diverse candidate pools.”

Hogan was already working in a corporate setting when she started her MBA at Simmons. “Attending business school with such a diverse set of women gave me the tools and perspectives to make an immediate impact at my job. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to participate in high-level discussions at work around finance, economics, global events, and company strategies.”

The program boosted her confidence, leading her to change industries and search for higher-level positions: “So many of my classmates found their voices and changed the trajectory of their careers at Simmons, which was so inspiring to me!”

Hogan also manages 11 employee resource groups around the world to help Akamai create a safe environment for employees to connect, develop, and support each other. Employees contribute to Akamai's culture through events, programs, training, and community outreach. She uses internal and external metrics to convince senior leadership to initiate and execute diversity and inclusion goals.

Hogan offers this advice for current students: build relationships with fellow classmates, professors, and staff.

“I still keep in touch with my classmates and former professors, and consider them mentors and thought partners,” she says. “Find ways to use your voice and demonstrate your leadership skills, whether it's through class participation, student clubs, or group projects and presentations. And be true to yourself — it will help you have the confidence to be authentic and go after what you want in your career.”

You can connect with Tiffany Hogan on LinkedIn: Tiffany Hogan - Global Diversity and Employer Brand Consultant - Akamai Technologies.

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