Rita Mitjans currently serves as Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer for ADP. In this role, Rita leads ADP’s global diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility efforts, including setting the strategy, establishing clear metrics / benchmarks and developing a roadmap that aligns the activities of Associate Resource Groups (“ARG”s) and supports ADP’s ability to attract and retain the best talent. With respect to Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”), Rita works with the ADP Executive Committee, the CSR Task Force and the ADP Foundation to further develop ADP’s CSR program, ensuring that our initiatives support and align to ADP’s corporate values and priorities.
Rita has a diverse background in marketing and sales, strategy, investor relations, and benefits. As senior vice president, Corporate Marketing for ADP, she had overall responsibility for leading strategic marketing initiatives that drove growth and profitability. Her scope included corporate communications/reputation management, digital marketing, pricing, branding and market intelligence. In this role, Rita created the company’s corporate communications and Employer Services’ digital marketing functions, launched ADP’s social media program and created the ADP Research Institute® which publishes unique insights about workplace trends from ADP’s proprietary research and analytics. As Division Vice President, Benefits Services, Rita was responsible for an $800 million health and welfare benefits program for ADP’s PEO division, TotalSource. In her prior role with TotalSource, Rita was also responsible for leading a major new product launch and leading the divisions’ strategic planning and marketing function.
Before joining ADP TotalSource, she spent 10 years in a variety of positions in marketing, strategy/business development and investor relations at Bankers Trust Company and Deutsche Bank AG. Before joining Bankers Trust, she was a district sales manager with Georgia-Pacific Corporation in Darien, CT.
She holds a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from St. John’s University.
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Industry Expertise (3)
Human Resources, Corporate Leadership, Advertising/Marketing
Sample Talks (1)
The Power of Diversity
In an interview style, Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at ADP, discusses the challenges and opportunities companies face as they strive to align their diversity and inclusion efforts with business objectives. How can organizations establish an inclusive workplace that values each individual and enables associates to reach their full potential? And, how can they leverage the rich differences across the workforce as a catalyst for innovation and success?
Past Speaking Engagements (1)
The Power of Diversity
Evanta HR Leadership Summit, New Jersey
Harvard Business School
MBA, Finance, General Management, 1990
Saint John’s University – Peter J. Tobin College of Business
B.S., Marketing, Economics, 1983
Summa Cum Laude; Dean’s List; Marketing Achievement Award (only graduate to achieve 4.0 in Marketing) Graduated in 3 years; achieved 12 Advanced Placement Credits in senior year of high school