DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION CONSULTANT
Sandy Mollett, CDP
Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) - Speaker - Panelist - Consultant - Thought Partner
Advocating for safe, diverse and inclusive communities and work environments where EVERYONE can thrive, grow and be themselves
Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)
Certified LGBTQ Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)
Certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)
Sandy Mollett (she/her/hers) is a FinTech Executive and a Certified Diversity Professional with over 32 years of experience in Program Management, Product Development, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Operations, Controls, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
She is the Founder & CEO of Equal Footing LLC (WBE, WOSB, and LGBTBE). Equal Footing LLC advocates for safe, diverse and inclusive communities and work environments where EVERYONE can thrive, grow and be themselves. Sandy is a sought after keynote speaker, panelist, corporate (ERG/BRG & Policy) consultant and thought leader/partner.
Prior to Equal Footing LLC, Sandy served as Senior Vice President, Chief Operations and Controls Officer for First Data’s (now Fiserv) Network and Security Solutions (NSS) organization where she led some of their largest strategic initiatives (>$50M). She is named on 25 issued patents.
In addition, she was instrumental in developing and sponsoring their corporate Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and revising corporate policies. She supported and mentored LGBTQ+ employees, women leaders and young professionals, encouraging them to engage and grow, personally and professionally. She served as an advocate, a voice, and a champion for diversity, inclusion and workplace equality.
Sandy founded and co-chaired First Data's corporate Diversity and Cultural Council (Employee Resource Group (ERG) Steering Committee). She also served as the Executive Sponsor of their LGBTQ+ ERG. Corporate achievements included -- Increased Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Equality Index score from 45 to 100 and earned "Best Places to Work for LGBT" distinction for five consecutive years -- Implemented LGBTQ+ Ally Pledge - more than 3,000 associates signed their support of equal rights for all people -- Implemented self-identification capabilities -- Changed policies to include anti-discrimination to include gender identity/expression -- Implemented benefits to cover children of domestic partners -- Introduced gender-neutral paid parental leave -- Implemented progressive Transgender benefits -- Increased visibility and impact in our communities through volunteerism, board seats, sponsored networking events and more.
Sandy has committed the second half of her career to creating safe, diverse, inclusive and equitable communities and work environments by serving as an Educator, Ally, Advocate and Activist.
Sandy served as President of the OUT Georgia Business Alliance (formerly known as the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC)) from 2018 to 2019.
She is currently a member of the City of Atlanta (Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’) LGBTQ Advisory Board. - composed of citywide LGBTQ leaders and advocates. This amazing group of leaders are responsible for making recommendations to the Mayor that help shape the City’s policies and engagements with Atlanta’s LGBTQ communities. She serves on the Economic and Community Development Committee along side committee members from Atlanta Pride, Georgia Equality, the OUT Georgia Business Alliance (a.k.a. Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce - AGLCC) and more.
Sandy also serves on the Discover Dekalb Convention & Visitor's Bureau (DCVB) Board of Directors, Georgia Equality Board of Directors and United Way of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors.
Sandy's coming out (at work) story was published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle/Pride Edition 2016.
She was honored by Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) with the 2018 Diversity Leadership Award of Excellence (Enterprise) and by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the 2018 “Women Who Mean Business”. In 2017 awarded by Georgia Diversity Council as one of 2017's "Most Powerful & Influential Women".
Keynote: Women Impact Tech (WIT) - SoCal Conference - September 10, 2020 https://player.vimeo.com/video/447856348
Radio Interview: Dana Barrett show August 2019 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/thedanabarrett_diversityandinclusion-intersectionality-activity-6568102569602797569-7lp4
Interview: Q&A with Sandy Mollett, 2018 Women Who Mean Business honoree https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2018/10/10/q-a-with-sandy-mollett-2018-women-who-mean.html
Interview: Employee resource groups pay dividends 2018 https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/11/19/employee-resource-groups-pay-dividends.html