Noni Allwood

Principal, Noni Allwood & Associates, Senior Fellow, Center for Talent Innovation

Noni Allwood is an executive, entrepreneur and innovator. Allwood is founder and Principal of Noni Allwood & Associates. Her clients are Fortune 500 technology, healthcare, biotechnology, travel, electronics, and manufacturing corporations, as well as non-profits. Her corporate career includes senior roles in education, research and talent innovation for Fortune 500 companies, including Cisco, Tandem Computers, and Exxon Corporation. She collaborates with global companies to craft innovative and effective talent strategies focused on the acquisition, retention and advancement of diverse talent, as a powerful lever for business success. Ms. Allwood established a Global Gender Diversity function for Cisco, and as Senior Fellow & Senior Advisor to the Center for Talent Innovation, Ms. Allwood leads research and innovation to advance women and multicultural talent globally.

Allwood is recognized as one of the “Top 25 Bay Area Women Redefining Success” and was awarded the Inspirational Immigrant Award from Upwardly Global, listed as “Most Influential Latinos in Silicon Valley” by the Mexican American Community Services Agency of San Jose. In April of 2017, she was named one of the “Most Powerful Women of the Bay.”

In October of 2016, Allwood published “Latinos at Work – Unleashing the Power of Culture”, research that focuses on the experience of Latino professionals in the workplace.

Ms. Allwood earned an Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad Centroamericana (El Salvador) and completed the Stanford University School of Business Executive Program.

My Sessions

How Employee Engagement Equals a More Productive, Happier Workforce

Keynote Theatre, 3rd Floor

When people go to work they make the decision to do the minimum or to go above and beyond. Employee Engagement is thought to be the solution to help develop leaders who inspire people to perform at a higher level, and thus increase organizational productivity. LinkedIn recently publish an article that stated that only 13% […]