Carole Mendoza is a value-based leader and relationship builder whose career spans 20+ years in strategic program planning and design for multinational Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Amgen, and Chevron. She recently joined Voya Financial as theVice President of Benefits, where she will craft the enterprise benefits strategy, expand employee retirement readiness initiatives, and champion DE&I and health equity across the organization.
Leveraging her vast benefits experience, Carole has initiated global programs that continue to touch hundreds of thousands of employees worldwide. In addition to corporate work, she partners with employee coalitions and advocacy groups in Washington, DC, to advocate on the importance of employee health and long-term retirement planning. As a respected thought leader in employee insurance and benefits programs, Carole is frequently called upon to participate in industry groups and speak at national conferences, including The Conference Board Employee Health Care Conference and HLTH Conference.
Carole is an MPH candidate at The George Washington University—Milken Institute School of Public Health, where she is working to deepen her expertise in the US healthcare system. She also holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and is certified by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans as an Employee Benefit Specialist. Carole serves on the Board of the Midwest Business Group on Health and as Board Chair of 2020 Mom, a nonprofit focused on closing gaps in maternal mental health.