Shavonne Gordon graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) with a BS in Systems Engineering. She started her career as a Systems Analyst, where she worked in manufacturing for 5 years before joining Capital One, where she worked for 21 years. She spent much of her time at Capital One in the Technology department in a number of roles – including Business Systems Analyst, IT Project Manager, Program Manager and Agile Coach – before joining HR in 2014 to follow her passion for recruiting and supporting diverse talent. As Head of Diversity and Campus Talent Acquisition for Capital One, she had a tremendous impact across the company through her focus on attracting and developing leaders and mentoring associates - in particular, lending her counsel and insights to advance the growth and development of Black and Latinx associates at the firm. In June of 2022, Shavonne joined Morgan Stanley as the Global Head of Diversity for our Company and Infrastructure divisions, continuing to focus on the diversity work that is both her passion and purpose.
In 2019, Shavonne was recognized as one of Savoy’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America, and again in 2023 as one of Savoy’s Most Influential Executives in Diversity and Inclusion. She is the President and CEO of the CALIBR Global Leadership Network, an organization focused on providing coaching and leadership training to mid to senior level Black professionals with the goal of advancing more Black professionals into senior executive roles. In 2020, Shavonne was appointed by VA Governor Ralph Northam to the Board of Visitors for Virginia State University, a 141-year-old HBCU in Ettrick, VA, where she serves as Vice Rector. Shavonne also sits on the advisory board for the Ron Brown Scholars Program, and the board for the Ridley Scholarship Program at UVA. She resides in Glen Allen, VA with her 14-year-old daughter, Simone, and her 19-year-old daughter, Kennedy.