Stephanie A. Smith serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer for Fifth Third Bank.
With more than 20 years of expertise, Smith is responsible for executing a holistic internal and external strategy that supports employees, customers, and communities alike. Her oversight includes inclusion and diversity programming for the Bank’s enterprise and regional business resource groups, regional inclusion councils, supplier diversity, Project Search, neurodiversity, strategic sustainability initiatives, among others.
Under her leadership, Smith oversaw more than a 900% increase in spending with diverse suppliers.
Smith is leading Fifth Third’s transformation in delivering long-term sustainable value, both internally and externally. She has been recognized as one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America, the National Diversity Council’s 2020 Top 50 Chief Diversity Officers, and Career Mastered Magazine’s 2020 Career Mastered Diversity Leadership Award.
Under Smith’s leadership, Fifth Third has been named one of America’s Top Corporations for Women-Owned companies by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council, and the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s The Forefront 50 Award.