Kerry Tompson – VP HR, Talent and Inclusion, Sobeys Inc.
Kerry Tompson joined Sobeys in February 2018 as the Vice President of Talent and Inclusion. Over her extensive professional career, Kerry has held executive Human Resource, and Change and Transformation Leadership positions across a breadth of organizations and industries including Microsoft, SAS Institute, Loblaw Companies Limited (LCL), Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Dell Computer.
Kerry’s outstanding business leadership has resulted in notable contributions including design and implementation of an integrated global talent framework for Microsoft, playing a key leadership role for OPG, LCL, and SAS’s respective transformations, and building a progressive Canada and Latin America Human Resources function for SAS, including leading talent and total rewards practices.
Kerry holds a Masters of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) from The George L. Graziadio School of Business Management, Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration combined with French from the University of Western Ontario.
I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with many incredible women throughout my career whose support and mentorship helped me reach my fullest potential. As we celebrate IWD this year, my advice for women in business is to never underestimate the power of these vital relationships. Seeing and speaking with women leaders inspires young women and gives them the confidence to advance their own careers. When we build each other up, lend a hand and channel the power of mentorship, we achieve greater satisfaction and our lives are all the richer for it.