About Rae Livingston
As AbbVie’s Chief Equity Officer, Rae Livingston leads enterprise efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, bias-conscious and inclusive culture with internal and external impact. In her previous role, Ms. Livingston served as Vice President, Business Human Resources, Corporate Functions and U.S. Employee Relations when she joined AbbVie in 2016.
Before AbbVie, Ms. Livingston held multiple vice president roles, primarily in Business Human Resources. In this capacity, her areas of accountability and specialty included: global operations & engineering services, headquarter functions, and mergers &acquisitions, as well as driving a culture of inclusion. Her career journey has included pivotal experiences with SC Johnson and Medtronic domestically, as well as Rockwell Automation and JP Morgan Chase where she grew her global footprint.
In 2021, Ms. Livingston was recognized by Diversity Woman Media’s Elite 100 list, as one of one-hundred extraordinary Black women executives changing the face of corporate America. She was also named to Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Advisory Board (2021-2023) to help guide the HBA’s strategy on diversity dynamics. Ms. Livingston is also a member of the Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Executives Council with The Conference Board. Previously, Ms. Livingston served as board chair for the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin and as a member of the executive committee.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.