Dina Clark, EdD is a resident of Pittsburgh with deep roots in the community. In 2021, she began her role as Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Skanska, a global construction company headquartered in Sweden. Prior to that she was Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Covestro LLC’s North American headquarters based in Pittsburgh. In this role, Dina spearheaded the development and implementation of diversity strategies and initiatives for Covestro across the United States, and in collaboration with Covestro’s office in Mexico. This included leading efforts to engage employees across the business as well as establish and manage the company’s diversity councils and employee resource groups. Dina also served on Covestro’s global diversity and inclusion council, as well as the global core team, currently based in Leverkusen, Germany.
Prior to her role with Covestro, Dina served as the Senior Director of Equity & Advocacy with the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, where she ran the YWCA’s Center for Race and Gender Equity, which works to support the YWCA’s focus on eliminating racism and empowering women through racial justice, community engagement and advocacy efforts. Prior to this position, she served as the first Executive Director of the Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative (WPDI), and also served as Regional Education Project Director for the Anti-Defamation League, which serves Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Dina’s interest areas in diversity, equity and inclusion are complimented by her strong training background. She has conducted several presentations nationwide including workshops for Family Communications Inc/Producers of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Vassar College, University of Michigan, Magnet Schools of New York, New York State Department of Health, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In addition to training, in 2006 Dina was selected for a fellowship with the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, D.C. and was named as one of Pittsburgh’s 40 under 40 leaders by Pittsburgh Magazine. In 2009, she was also named one of 50 recipients of the “Women of Excellence” award, from the Pittsburgh Courier, and in 2015 recipient of the Allegheny County Bar Association Homer S. Brown Spirit Award and in 2017 she was featured in the Women & Business section of Pittsburgh Magazine for the work she does in developing and strengthening D & I strategy. In 2018 Dina also was recognized at the City & State PA’s inaugural award ceremony, Above and Beyond: Honoring Women of Public and Civic Mind in Philadelphia. Most recently, in 2020 Dina was also selected as Leader of the Year by the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association.
Dina is very involved in the Pittsburgh community. She is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc (Class XXIII), and she currently serves on several boards and advisory committees. In addition, Dina has also worked as a professional tester for housing discrimination for the Fair Housing Partnership of Pittsburgh and as a diversity/anti-bias trainer for the Anti-Defamation League.
Dina has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Child & Family Studies from Syracuse University, a Master’s Degree from Duquesne University, with a focus on global leadership and completed her Doctorate in Education at Point Park University, with a focus on leadership and administration, and in 2019 Dina completed The Advanced Leadership Initiative, Executive Leadership Academy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.