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Sandra Sims-Williams

Sandra Sims-Williams

chief Diversity officer


Sandra Sims-Williams is Nielsen’s Chief Diversity Officer. She leads Nielsen’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy and team for the newly independent, publicly traded Media business.

Sandra is a transformational leader with over 30 years of experience linking DE&I strategies with corporate initiatives. Prior to joining Nielsen, she was Publicis Groupe’s Chief Diversity Officer and has a deep background in diverse leadership development, retention programming, analytics and effectiveness, supplier diversity, multicultural talent acquisition, and corporate initiatives that drive DE&I cross-functionally. 

In 2019, she made the Black Enterprise Top Corporate Executives list, The Inaugural Champion, Adweek & ADCOLOR, and SAVOY Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America list. Sandra is also a member of The Advertising Industry’s Diversity Steering Committee and serves on the boards of New York Women in Communication, the Advertising Club of New York and ColorComm.

Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and a Master of Arts degree from Hunter College in New York.