CAMBRIDGE, MA—Draper today announced the appointment of Aisha Losche to the position of chief diversity officer. Losche will be responsible for working with Draper leaders to develop policies, practices and programs that advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) at the company, along with initiatives with external partners, including suppliers and employee learning providers.
Losche will report directly to Draper CEO and president, Dr. Jerry Wohletz, and serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Losche will provide the strategic leadership for diversity, equity and inclusion programming, and coordinate and advise on initiatives, establishing and integrating efforts that support a vision of inclusive excellence across the company.
“I am honored for the opportunity to develop a cohesive vision and strategy across Draper with the goal of making our collective offices a place where all—including those from underrepresented communities—are welcome, valued and can thrive.”
Losche has more than 15 years of progressive leadership in positions with a strong emphasis on inclusive excellence and systemic, collaborative approaches to management and problem-solving. Prior to her new role of CDO, she held the position of senior vice president, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) at Hill Holliday. Earlier, she served as vice president of Talent Engagement and Inclusion for Publicis Groupe.
“While diversity, equity and inclusion at Draper is a collective effort, the CDO brings a focus on outcomes that support real and sustainable change,” said Wohletz. “Aisha’s leadership will guide us as we move to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive Draper, a Draper where everyone feels they belong and can do their best work.”
Losche earned a bachelor’s degree from Sacred Heart University and a master’s degree in business administration and management from Curry College. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid Facilitator and has completed Cornell University’s certificate in Diversity and Inclusion and McKinsey & Company’s Executive Black Leadership Academy.