Shawntee Reed

by Justin Cates
Shawntee Reed
Head of Inclusion & Diversity
Block, Inc.

Shawntee Reed is Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Block (formerly Square, Inc.), a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, they build tools to help more people access the economy.

In this role, Shawntee oversees a team focused on designing I&D resources and implementing solutions that build an environment where both potential and current employees feel supported and represented.

An accomplished executive, change agent and educator, Shawntee’s progressive organizational development and leadership experience spans corporate banking and retail, higher and primary education, financial services, and retail.

Shawntee has been recognized as a 2022 Power 100 Executive by Diversity Woman Magazine, 2020 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times, 2015 Top 100 Under 50 in Diversity MBA Magazine, and 2012 Most Powerful Women in Retail & Finance in Women of Color.

Shawntee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Master of Arts (MA), Organization & Leadership and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from University of San Francisco.

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