Market Overview

SurveyMonkey Adds Dean Erika Hayes James of Emory University's Goizueta Business School as Independent Director

Share:

SurveyMonkey's Board of Directors Now 50 Percent Women

SurveyMonkey, a leading global provider of survey software products,
announced today the addition of Erika Hayes James—an award-winning
educator, accomplished consultant and published researcher—to its board
of directors. The SurveyMonkey board now has an equal representation of
women and men.

"Erika is a dynamic leader in the education sector where we have a large
customer footprint and a great growth opportunity. She also brings a
wealth of domain expertise in survey methodology, organizational
psychology and driving accountable leadership," said SurveyMonkey CEO
Zander Lurie. "I'm thrilled to work with Erika and excited to see the
impact of her contribution."

James has paved the way for women in leadership both in education and in
corporate America. She was the first African-American woman to be
appointed dean of a top-25 business school. She has served as the John
H. Harland Dean of Goizueta Business School since 2014. Through her
academic research, she has shed light on why female leadership is
crucial to any business, with notable papers titled "When
Firms Fail to Learn: The Perpetuation of Discrimination in the Workplace
"
and "How Women's Strengths Helps Firms with Volatile
Environments."

As a consultant, James has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as
ACNielsen, Intel, American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer
Pharmaceuticals and GE. She has been instrumental in starting various
Executive Education programs, including the Women's Leadership Program
at Darden, and sits on the board of the Graduate Management Admissions
Council (GMAC), the foremost authority on business school admissions and
manager of the GMAT exam. She previously sat on the board of the
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the
principal accrediting body in business education.

"As an educator with a passion for helping students and businesses
thrive, I'm excited about the strength of SurveyMonkey's mission to
power the curious," said James. "My life's work is helping women reach
leadership positions, and I am impressed by SurveyMonkey's dedication to
creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Together, we can set an
example for the rest of the industry and create meaningful change."

"SurveyMonkey's board is filled with change agents," added Lurie. "We
are bringing together diversity of thought and experience across
industries, functions and demographic circles. Our strong board and
management team ensure we are listening to the voices of the people that
matter most to drive our business forward."

"The
data captured through SurveyMonkey products
provides many insights
on employee engagement and diversity and inclusion that can be used to
inform decisions and make an impact," added James. "SurveyMonkey
provides a great value to business and society and I look forward to
being in a position to aid its mission and guide its future."

James will join chair of the board David Ebersman, and members Susan
Decker, Dana Evan, Ryan Finley, Zander Lurie, Sheryl Sandberg, Brad
Smith, Benjamin Spero, and Serena Williams. Lee Fixel, partner at Tiger
Global Management, has stepped down.

About SurveyMonkey

Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey changed the way people gather feedback by
making it easy for anyone to create their own online surveys. Today,
SurveyMonkey's mission is to power curious individuals and organizations
to measure, benchmark and act on the opinions that drive success. Our
People Powered Data platform enables conversations at scale to deliver
impactful customer, employee and market insights. The company's 700+
employees are dedicated to fueling the curiosity of over 16 million
active users globally. For more information about SurveyMonkey, please
visit surveymonkey.com.

About Goizueta Business School

Business education has been an integral part of Emory University's
identity since 1919. That kind of longevity and significance does not
come without a culture built around success and service. Emory
University's Goizueta Business School offers a unique,
community-oriented environment paired with the academic prestige of a
major research institution. Goizueta trains business leaders of today
and tomorrow with an Undergraduate degree program, a Two-Year Full-Time
MBA, a One-Year MBA, a Master of Science in Business Analytics, an
Evening MBA, an Executive MBA (Weekend and Modular formats), a Doctoral
degree and a portfolio of non-degree Emory Executive Education courses.
Together, the Goizueta community strives to solve the world's most
pressing business problems. The school is named for the late Roberto C.
Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.

View Comments and Join the Discussion!