Diversity reboot

Maria Achieng Onyango (She/Her)
Maria Achieng Onyango (She/Her)
Summit Speaker

Director, Global DEI Recruiting Enablement & Programs at Meta

Part of the Global DEI Recruiting team at Meta, Maria leads work to increase opportunity for historically underrepresented people, with the aim of driving economic mobility and brilliant careers. Prior to joining Meta, Maria was Head of Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at The Telegraph. She began her career as a Recruiter and, realizing that diversity needed to be a core focus for organizations, began driving DEI projects and leading Employee Resource Groups

Maria was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult following years of experience with its comorbidities. As a Black woman and a mother, she is particularly interested in the intersection of gender, race, neurodiversity and invisible disabilities, and mental health.

Maria is based in London, where she lives with her husband and 12-year-old son. She spends as much time as she can bouldering, and supporting her son in his dream to be a pilot.