Kaela Blanks

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Kaela Blanks

Sr Specialist, Diversity and Inclusion, Aramark

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(pronouns she/her) Kaela’s core belief is to make an impact by empowering people to thrive. As Senior Specialist of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Aramark, she’s able to put that core belief into action every day. She ensures people feel Seen & Heard, Included & Involved, while Connected & Supported through her work on the D&I team. This includes empowering Aramark’s 10 employee resources groups (ERGs), advancing opportunities to make Aramark a place of belonging, and amplifying the diverse stories within the Aramark community. She passionately cares about people and is grateful to be able to channel that passion through her work.

Kaela holds her master’s degree in organizational leadership with a focus in Human Resources from Northeastern University and is an alum from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She’s also a Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Kaela also serves on the Board of both the Philadelphia chapter of SHRM and Professional Women’s Roundtable, and also serves on the IDEAL Board Committee for the Drexel University Academy of Natural Sciences.

She’s also recently been nominated as an HR Rising Star for 2020 by the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Awards and named Philadelphia’s Top 55 Connectors and Keepers by Leadership Philadelphia. True to her passion, Kaela loves to travel to new cities and explore new foods to learn more about the cultures of others. She also geeks out on sci-fi and space travel and easily gets lost in a good book or movie.

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