Edgewell Personal Care promotes Karen Anderson

Edgewell Personal Care – which owns brands including Paytex, Wilkinson Sword, Schick, and most recently razor company Harry’s – has appointed Karen Anderson to the position of director of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Reporting to the chief HR officer and Edgewell’s global diversity team, Anderson is charged with leading the company’s global diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy.

The role is a promotion for Anderson, who was previously Edgewell’s director of HR, and she brings more than 20 years’ experience to her new role.

“Karen brings more than two decades of experience in HR and talent management to this role and is uniquely qualified to advance our new programmes,” said Rod Little, CEO, Edgewell. “Having been with the organisation for more than five years, she displays a deep understanding of our unique mix of people, our culture and our business, and I look forward to working with her.”

Commenting on her appointment, Anderson said: “At Edgewell, we are a people-first organisation that strives to find joy in all that we do.”

She added: “There is nothing truer to that purpose than ensuring that everyone has a platform to be seen for who they really are and heard for their unique experiences, with equal opportunities to succeed. I am ready to do the work and partner with the Edgewell team to continue advancing this purpose.”