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Stephanie Smith

Fifth Third Bank

Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer

Stephanie A. Smith is the Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer for Fifth Third Bancorp; a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with $169 billion in assets and over 20,000 employees.  In this role, Stephanie is responsible for leading and creating corporate strategies that drive inclusion and diversity; by leveraging innovative and dynamic tools that drive a more inclusive work environment that inspires employees, customers and community stakeholders.

In her previous role as the Vice President and Director of Supplier Diversity Stephanie oversaw a 900%+ increase in Fifth Third’s supplier diversity spend.  Highlights for 2018 included, Fifth Third being named one of “America’s Top Corporation’s”, for women-owned companies by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC); in 2018 Minority Business Network magazine (MBN) named Fifth Third’s Supplier Diversity program one of the years “Best of the Decade” and Stephanie was named one of 2018’s Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity, by Diversity Plus Magazine.

Stephanie received her Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati School of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning.