Women's Forum Asia 19


Smita Pillai

Dow Jones Company

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer


Smita Pillai is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Dow Jones, a position she has held since June, 2018. Ms. Pillai is responsible for designing and implementing global D&I strategy, overseeing diversity and inclusion efforts across talent management, leadership accountability and corporate culture leading to better business results. Prior to joining Dow Jones, Ms. Pillai was Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Prudential Financial. She also spent over a decade at Johnson & Johnson, where she held several leadership positions in global marketing, strategy and enterprise level diversity and inclusion positions. Ms. Pillai earned her MBA in International Business from Symbiosis School of Business, India. She is also an alumnus of the leadership program for Strategic Thinking and Management from the Wharton School of Business.