Erika Walker Thomas, Founder

Erika Walker-Thomas, President & CEO

Erika Walker-Thomas is the President and CEO of The Walker Thomas Group with over 20 years in Diversity Consulting, Human Resources, and Personal Development. As a leader in these areas she has expertise in coaching, client relationship management, global workforce dynamics, and global diversity issues. She is a published writer on diversity and coaching issues for the leading HR & Management magazine in Latin America, Conocimiento Y Direccion as well as Girlfriends Magazine for the Everyday Woman and Uptown Professional in the United States. She speaks regularly for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the World Diversity Leadership Summit (WDLS) in Prague, Greentech HR Conference in India, and other related forums. Erika is the founder of Becoming Woman, a movement for women to reconnect with their femininity and who they really are. She is also the creator of Leadership On the Go, a series of training sessions and streaming interviews with leaders around the world who share cultural aspects of doing business in different countries.

Prior to The Walker Thomas Group, Erika was Vice President of The Kaleidoscope Group, a diversity consulting firm; and she owned Changing Mindz, a diversity consulting firm focused on diversity and women’s issues. Erika has held multiple consulting positions with Hewitt Associates, one of the leading human resource consulting firms in the world. Her work has provided opportunities to work with C-level executives, global Line of Business leaders, HR managers, external partners and women in all walks of life. Erika has designed diversity strategies, global learning strategies, and addressed attraction and retention issues for general and diverse populations. Additionally, Erika has coached women to successfully navigate their organizations and create the lives they desire including living healthy lives both inside and out. She has delivered solutions to clients throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Erika is passionate about people, especially women and children. She consults and gives significant time to Chicago and Toledo Public Schools school districts through professional development for faculty, as well as Coaching and Mentoring Programs for students. She has served on the Board of Directors for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), The Academy of Finance at Marshall High School and supports multiple causes for women and children. Erika attended Howard University and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.



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