Tia Silas

by Justin Cates
Tia Silas
Chief Talent Officer

Tia Silas serves as Chief Talent Officer for Shopify.

In this role, Silas oversees Culture, Internal Operations, Employee Experience & Talent teams.

Prior to joining Shopify, Silas was EVP of Human Resources at Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for leading people strategies across a number of areas such as Global Technology, Strategy, Digital and Innovation, as well as the Corporate and Investment Bank.

Silas also worked at IBM as the Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer where she was responsible for driving diversity and inclusion strategies across the globe with hundreds of thousands of employees.

Silas has considerable recognition for her work in, being the only corporate leader asked to testify before US congress in support of the Equality Act, and also having been invited to the Vatican for a closed-door meeting with senior officials including Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Silas has been named an SAP “Forward Thinker” and received Crane publication’s “Game Changer” Award.

Silas graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations, and attained her MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.

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