We are on a journey to make PTC for All a place where all employees feel they belong, and, every day, feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work. It’s imperative to evolve our thriving business and it’s foundational to who we want to be as an organization. With commitment and focus, our Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) work has the potential to yield endless positive effects on our revenue growth, innovation, the employee experience, and our industry impact.
To help us on our journey, I am thrilled to announce that Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller has joined PTC as Chief Diversity Officer and & Corporate Social Responsibility Leader. Kameelah will serve as a key member of the People Leadership Team. She will be responsible for not only driving our ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace, but also partnering closely with leadership throughout the company to support the full activation of our opportunity in this space.
“There is a significant remit across PTC to drive cultural transformation,” says Kameelah. “But it’s more than internal change. Because we are bringing in diverse thinkers, voices, and perspectives, we have the opportunity to influence the industry overall – we have incredible reach and space in the products and services that we offer. The question we should be asking ourselves is: How does what we do inside the company create a better experience across our product suite?”
Kameelah comes to PTC from Tripadvisor, where she was responsible for building the company’s global equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy. She worked in concert with HR and business leaders to embed I&D across the talent lifecycle, foster inclusive leadership, and mobilize employees to drive toward inclusive programs, platforms, and services for B2B and B2C audiences.
Kameelah’s dedication to inclusion extends into many areas of her life, including music. She is deeply committed to supporting inclusion and diversity in the industry, founded a collective (G-Rock Music) to showcase emerging, renowned, and legendary woman in music, and serves as an advisor to the global organization, Women in Music.
Collaboration and innovation are core to Kameelah’s I&D charter at PTC. “Everyone needs to own the vision,” she says. “There can’t be a dependency on one person to transform or build the vision.” In her role at PTC, Kameelah will work directly with the People Leadership Team to accelerate the company's I&D journey. She will also work closely with employee resource groups (ERGs) to help drive and amplify their strategy and impact both within PTC and the broader community.
As PTC continues our I&D efforts, we look forward to having Kameelah help build on our vision for PTC for All. We welcome Kameelah on our journey, and we recognize that a brighter future means working together.
Jill Larsen, PHR, has more than 25 years of experience establishing and digitally transforming human resources functions at global technology and life sciences companies. Prior to PTC, Jill was Chief People Officer at Medidata (MDSO), a public life sciences software company located in NYC.
Prior to Medidata, Jill spent five years in a blended SVP role at Cisco Systems, as both a global HRBP and leader of Talent Acquisition. Additionally, Jill led HR for Cisco’s Services organization, supporting 14,000 employees and $13B in revenues. Earlier in her career, Jill spent five years at EMC as the CHRO of RSA and the Head of HR Operations and spent seven years in HR leadership roles at SunGard where she led the centralization of all HR functions as part of an LBO.
Jill holds a Masters in HR from Emmanuel College and received her BA from Boston College. Jill is a two-time finalist for HRO Today’s TA Leader of the Year Award, a winner of the YWCA Women’s Leadership Award, and a winner of the Bob Gatti HR Leader of Distinction Award. She is an active public speaker focused on HR digitization and the future of work and she serves as a Board Member & Advisor to privately funded technology startups. Outside of work, Jill lives with her husband and she is a mom to twin teenage boys and two golden retrievers.