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Kiva R. Wilson

Kiva Wilson

Kiva Wilson is Senior Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Material. Kiva works collaboratively with internal employees and external clients to design and implement tailored strategies that lead to more diverse, inclusive, and high-performing organizations. She is an experienced practitioner with more than 16 years of DE&I strategy and implementation experience. She joined Material in January 2021 from Paradigm Strategy, a leading DE&I consulting firm that works with clients such as Twitter, Slack, the NFL, and The New York Times.

She previously spent six years at Facebook as one of the company’s first hires in its D&I department. She quickly climbed to lead Facebook’s D&I Talent Management with a focus on growing and retaining historically underrepresented employees.  

Prior to Facebook, Kiva served as the Head of Diversity and National Outreach at The Peace Corps, where she developed and implemented its integrated diversity outreach strategy. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Dartmouth College, and she currently serves on Dartmouth’s Review Board for Inclusive Excellence and the dev/color Advisory Board. A South Carolina native, she currently lives in Oakland, California, with her wife and son.