Episode 155

Colin Mincy, Chief People Officer at Human Rights Watch - Cultivating Intentional Relationships

About the episode
In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Colin Mincy, Chief People Officer at Human Rights Watch. He oversees recruitment and hiring, international compensation and benefits, performance management, learning and development, and employee and labor relations and is an executive sponsor of the firm’s stress and resilience and DEI work.
About the guest
Colin Mincy (he/him) is a global HR, talent and work culture thought leader who has enjoyed success in the private and public sector. Currently, Colin is Human Rights Watch’s first Chief People Officer. In 2019, the organization elevated the role to demonstrate the organization’s commitment to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and to ensure a resilient and thriving staff in ways that reflect the organization’s global role, identity, and mandate. Colin sits on the Executive Committee and directs the organization’s global Human Resources function. He oversees recruitment and hiring, international compensation and benefits, performance management, learning and development, and employee and labor relations and is an executive sponsor of the firm’s stress and resilience and DEI work. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Colin was the Director of Culture and Change Management for Open Society - US, and managed human resources operations for Open Society Foundation’s US offices. Colin also worked at the International Rescue Committee leading the regional human resources function for its US and European headquarters. Previously, Colin worked in the finance and technology sector as HR Business Partner Consultant for CFO Americas at Credit Suisse, Head of Human Resources at Tracx, and led SimCorp North America function in New York and Toronto. Colin’s contributions to making the world and his community a better place extend beyond his work at Human Rights Watch. He is a member of CNBC’S Workforce Executive Council, an invitation only exclusive group of CHRO’s, DEI and talent management leaders who regularly contribute ideas and share their expertise on the issues of the day necessary to succeed and thrive in the current ever-changing business and living environment. Colin also is a member of the Board of Directors for Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI), a non-profit training and technical assistance intermediary for New York City’s workforce designed to unite people, programs, and organizations to generating pathways out of poverty through the employment community. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Youth Represent a non-profit organization that works to ensure that young people affected by the criminal justice system are afforded every opportunity to reclaim lives of dignity, self-fulfillment, and engagement in their communities. Additionally, Colin sits on the Advisory Board of Hacking HR and is a founding member of their Experts Council. Hacking HR is a global learning community of HR and business leaders, focused on leading the HR profession through the intersection of future of work, technology, organization, innovation, people, transformation and the impact in HR, the workforce, and the workplace. Since 2007, Colin has given of his time and resources as an advisor and workshop facilitator for INROADS New York/New Jersey, a program that he is alumni of and attributes much of his success to. Colin lives and works in New York City, has four godchildren and is a ramen and karaoke enthusiast.
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