Letty Ashworth is Director Global Diversity for Delta Airlines. She is a key leader in Delta’s global strategy to further develop an efficient, effective, and diverse workforce that reflects the rapidly changing demographics of an increasingly interconnected world.
She works closely with various company business units, including finance, commercial and supply chain, in their efforts to recruit diverse talent. Those recruiting efforts include the company’s major commitment to support veterans and advocate on behalf of issues that are important to Delta employees and their families living with disabilities.
Letty also has oversight of the company’s employee networks: African American, Women’s, Asia Pacific, Gay/Lesbian, and Hispanic and Latin America. In addition, she administers Delta’s mentoring program, RISE (Realizing Individual Standards of Excellence) which operates throughout the company. As a result of the program’s success, an Asia satellite program was launched with plans to expand to other markets across the world. She also leads Delta Air Lines efforts in Human Trafficking as the company has engaged in training its more than 80 thousand employees.
As part of Delta’s Force for Global Good, Letty has most recently worked on Habitat for Humanity builds in Leogane, Haiti (a special mission with the Carter Foundation), El Monte, Chile and Shanghai, China. She also works with numerous Civil Rights Organizations throughout the Delta hubs.
Letty currently serves as a Board of Directors member for the YWCA of Atlanta and gBCAT (Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking). She is also on the Advisory Boards for the following: Wings Financial CU Southern Region, the Asia Society Corporate Diversity Council in New York and the Consortium for Graduate Management Consortium -an organization comprised of the top 16 MBA schools in the United States.
She is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.