As Vice President of Diversity/Inclusion for PAREXEL, Aida Sabo is responsible for the Diversity & Inclusion strategy and for finding creative ways to execute this strategy. The strategy consists on building D/I awareness and launching a culture change to better support inclusive leadership behaviors.
Her trail blazing work at Cardinal Health continues to be recognized by many organizations nationally and regionally for innovative approaches to promoting Diversity and Inclusion. Cardinal Health is one of the first companies to engage men in the advancement of women.
Prior to working at Cardinal Health, Aida led the launch of the corporate diversity functions at EMC in Boston and Agilent Technologies in Palo Alto, CA. During her tenure at Agilent, she was the first In Silicon Valley to link Diversity & Inclusion to innovation.
The child of Mexican immigrants, Aida moved to the United States when she was three years old. With a passion for learning, she excelled and earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. She then completed engineering graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley and at Georgia Tech. She also has participated in programs in Executive Education at Harvard’s JFK School, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, and UCLA.
In 2006 Aida was selected as a Fellow with the National Hispana Leadership Institute and received the Santiago Rodriguez Diversity Award. In 2012, the National Association for Female Executives recognized her as a Women of Excellence. Aida serves on various boards, including the Partnership Inc., the Howard University College of Pharmacy Board of Visitors and the Harvard JFK School’s Women’s Leadership Board. She loves spending her personal time with her family and is particularly proud of her children, Lauren and David.
While her current office is at the headquarters of PAREXEL in Waltham, MA, her home is in the Bay Area of San Francisco but her heart lives in the quest for the inclusion of all under-represented groups in our society.