Rocki Howard

Chief Diversity Officer

Acknowledged as one of the Top 100 Minority Executives two years in a row, Rocki Howard is the Chief Diversity Officer for SmartRecruiters. She is also the host of the Voices of Diversity and the Grown Woman Life podcasts, creator of the Grown Woman Life Power Players List, and a tenured talent acquisition strategist.

With a background in recruitment/talent acquisition leadership and Lean, Project Management, and HR certifications her 20+ year career spans over diverse industries including banking, retail, manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceutical, and insurance. 

With several obstacles in her way, Rocki climbed her way from entry-level to executive leadership. She is a proud over 40, black, Christian wife and mom who prioritizes being a voice for the underrepresented. She is on a mission to help her customers disrupt the intersection of diversity and recruitment and create systems that lead to simple, substantive, sincere, and sustainable diversity solutions.

She believes "If we change the lives of the underrepresented, we change the world."



Rocki Howard’s Session(s)

8:45 a.m. —

Keynote: Humanizing Diversity through Diversity Hiring Maturity

Join Rocki Howard, Chief Diversity Officer at SmartRecruiters, as she guides us through how a biased candidate experience minimizes our ability to attract diverse talent. She’ll focus on balancing systemic change, human experience and hiring maturity to achieve positive momentum toward Diversity Hiring Success.

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