Marina Pariseau has been appointed 3M’s Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Human Resources.
3M said Pariseau, who began her human resources career at 3M, rejoined the company with extensive diversity and inclusion, and human resources experience. Most recently she was Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Employee Listening at Ecolab.
“I am excited to be back at 3M, a company and collective community that has always been dear to me,” Pariseau said. “I am looking forward to partnering with my 3M colleagues to advance our diverse workforce initiatives and continue building a culture of inclusion and belonging.”
Early in her career at 3M, Pariseau worked on a global project that allowed her to see how teams at the company collaborated and shared ideas to solve challenges.
“It was my first exposure to the value of collaboration and how to leverage the knowledge and experience of a group of people with different experiences, perspectives, languages, cultural norms, and country regulations,” she said. “This cooperative spirit that viewed differences as an asset to the team has travelled with me to every company and every team I’ve been a part of since.”
Pariseau said she has learned a host of lessons during her career that she’s bringing to 3M, such as the importance of feedback, which she sees as “critical to becoming a better person and a professional”.
“Getting a pulse on what our employees care about, which of our efforts they’re proud of, or where they’re dissatisfied with our progress, are all important to making sure they see themselves in the future we’re trying to build together,” she said.