Tarsha McCormick is a HR Business Partner for ThoughtWorks, and serves as the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for North America. Tarsha joined ThoughtWorks in January of 1999 as a Recruiting Specialist when the company’s headcount was less 100 employees, and today it has grown to over 3500 globally. She was instrumental in helping to build, grow, and lead various aspects of their People organization including recruiting, benefits, HR operations, and talent management. Since moving into the Head of Diversity and Inclusion role in January of 2015, Tarsha has been charged with making ThoughtWorks more diverse and inclusive as well as advocating for change in the I.T. industry.
After earning a B.A. in Political Science from Illinois State University, Tarsha worked in the social services industry for 4 year before making a transition into human resources, which married her love of people, law, and education. In addition to her 18 years of human resources experience, also holds an MBA with a focus on Human Resources Management.