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Patsy Doerr

Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters

Patsy Doerr


Patsy Doerr is responsible for overseeing Thomson Reuters corporate social responsibility, diversity & inclusion and sustainability functions. Patsy has over 20 years of experience in talent, learning, organizational development, diversity & inclusion, employee recognition and customer engagement, mainly in investment banking. She has held a number of global leadership roles at JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, in New York, London and, most recently, Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Patsy was responsible for talent and learning, employee recognition, alumni relations and the global centers of excellence development effort at Credit Suisse in Asia Pacific. She was based in Hong Kong, but her responsibilities spanned 14 countries across the region. She has extensive experience with panel moderation, facilitation, communications and presentation. She was the key interviewer for CSTV in APAC and in that role, had the opportunity to work with Roger Federer and Tony Fernandes, CEO of Air Asia. She is a frequent guest speaker at various organizations, universities and schools, and is certified in a number of personality profiling and team-building tools. She is passionate about supporting a diverse, global environment that promotes business goals. Patsy was recently awarded with the Tri-State Diversity Council – Most Powerful & Influential Woman award and the Promoting Workforce Diversity & Gender Equality award for the Banking, Financial and Insurance industry sector by City State Reports.

Patsy sits on the Board of Trustees for Marymount School for Girls, the Board of Directors for the Samburu Girls Foundation and the Board of Directors for the Responsible Investment Association (Canada). On the Board of Directors for the 30% Coalition, Patsy is vice president and on the Board of Directors for All In Together she is secretary. She is a member of the Leadership Committee for Out Leadership, YMCA Leadership Committee, the 30% Club Steering Committee and the Business Advisory Board for PFLAG.

Patsy has a BS in Biology (pre-medicine) from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and a Master of Science (summa cum laude) in Adult Learning and Organizational Development from Fordham University in New York City. Patsy is also lifetime member of the ODK Honor Society at Washington and Lee University as a result of her work driving women in leadership. Recently, she received the Decade of Women Quantum Impact Award. Patsy is an avid runner, focusing on half-marathons and marathons all over the world, including Cambodia, Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, New York City, and, most recently, Berlin. She has two children (a 15-year-old son, Nicholas, and a 12-year-old daughter, Ella) and lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Areas of expertise

Corporate responsibility, social responsibility, talent, learning, diversity, inclusion, employee engagement, sustainability, female entrepreneurship, equality