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Gina Tesla

VP, ESG, Sustainability, Social Impact and DE&I, Coupa

About this speaker

Gina leads Coupa’s Environmental, Social, and Governance team, spanning sustainability, social impact and diversity, equity & inclusion. She is passionate about the intersection of business & society, creating innovative partnerships, and building strong, diverse teams. She is also the Executive Chair of Empower, an employee resource group focused on working smarter together to unleash the power of women, and their allies to #breakthebias and build a more inclusive world.

Prior to Coupa, Gina was at Microsoft, where she conceptualized the Sustainability Service Line for Microsoft Consulting Services. Additionally, as a leader at IBM in Corporate Responsibility for 10 years, Gina’s portfolio spanned multi-million-dollar investments driving social impact across education & skills, health, gender equity and community resiliency. She also led global sustainability, covering employee engagement, environment, human resources, public policy, supply chain, and governance. Gina also drove IBM’s employee volunteerism and the award-winning Corporate Service Corps, including 4,000 employees from 60 countries and spanning 1,500 social impact projects in 40 countries.

Gina holds an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. She also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama. Her successful career began in advertising, including roles at Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy & Mather and McCann Erickson.  

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