Carol Cohen is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports education and skills programs, public-private partnerships, and other initiatives designed for reskilling those in the workforce looking to obtain specialized technical skills for digital technology jobs. Carol was named to the Cognizant U.S. Foundation board following its creation in 2018.
Carol is a strong proponent of social responsibility and serves both as a leader of volunteer groups in her community and various company efforts including those involving global outreach and sponsoring STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) grants for local schools.
As Cognizant’s Senior Vice President and Global Head for Executive Talent and Leadership Development worldwide, she leads executive career development and strategic talent management initiatives focused on hiring, developing, and retaining a high performing, diverse leadership pipeline.
Prior to joining Cognizant in 2014, Carol served as Vice President, Talent and Engagement, at Thomson Reuters. She was also previously Vice President, Global Talent, at American Express. Before moving into Human Resources, Carol spent several years in management consulting for IT consulting firm Perform Consulting, leading organizational effectiveness, transformation, and business process improvement initiatives.
Carol has an MBA, with a concentration in International Business, from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Rutgers University.