Joan Buccigrossi, PhD is Head, Global Diversity & Inclusion for Alcon.

Joan is a seasoned organizational development professional with expertise in D&I, culture change and leadership development. She has a reputation for collaborating with senior business leaders to create and execute innovative, strategic plans to meet organizational goals.

Previously, Joan led D&I efforts as the Director of Global Inclusion and Engagement and Rockwell Automation, and the Director of D&I at the Kellogg Company. Prior to these corporate roles, Joan was a strategic consultant to Whirlpool, GE and Mobil Corporation (now Exxon/Mobil), among others. She has also worked in the US, Bolivia, Hungary and Switzerland as a broadcast and documentary film producer.

Joan earned her Master of Arts in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, and her Bachelor’s in education and English from The College of St. Rose in Albany, New York. She also holds a doctorate in Organizational Systems and Development from Fielding, with a focus on intercultural competencies and working across differences.