Khalida Ali

Sr Mgr Diversity & Inclusion
Zendesk

Khalida Ali is passionate about equity and advocacy. In her current role she serves as the Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at Zendesk. In this role she’s responsible for working across and throughout the organization to build and foster a spirit of community that allows all individuals the chance and ability to thrive.

Prior to joining Zendesk, Khalida was a Vice President at Bank of America where she served as the Chief of Staff to the Global Head of Campus Recruiting and Junior Talent Management. She has also worked at NBCUniversal and Morgan Stanley in Corporate Diversity. After graduating from college, Khalida worked on Wall Street in Equity Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley. During that period of time she became interested in exploring career pathways and outcomes of individuals underrepresented in various sectors and industries.

She is originally from Philadelphia and a graduate of Spelman College.

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