Aaysha Noor, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, The GIANT Company
Aaysha is head of diversity, equity & inclusion for The GIANT Company, an omni-channel grocer known to customers as GIANT, MARTIN’S, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct that has been proudly serving families across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and New Jersey since 1923.
She is responsible for developing DEI strategy, help form inclusive policies and practices, and implementing initiatives to build a culture of inclusion and belonging across all aspects of organizational work and also support communities in equitable ways. A sought-after speaker and facilitator of equity and inclusion, Aaysha not only brings professional expertise but also her lived experiences and vast community service that demonstrates her dedication to lift up underrepresented, and elevate marginalized voices.
She continually serves on several nonprofit boards and committees to bridge the gap. Currently serving on the Board of Directors of YWCA Carlisle, HACC- the Central PA Community College, the Pennsylvania Dept of Education Equity & Inclusion Task Force, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Task Force, and The Fund for Women and Girls- Women in Philanthropy committee. She is also on board of Directors at PA Humanities, member of NextUp (previously known as NEW-Network of Executive Women, and Advisory Council member of Society of Professional Women with The Main Line Chamber of Commerce.
In recognition of Aaysha’s work and efforts in driving positive change, She is the recipient of Leadership in Diversity Award by The Conference for Women: Be Extraordinary, Sarah Alyce Wright Award from YWCA Greater Harrisburg, and Torch of Global Enlightenment Award from World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. She was named Women of Style in recognition of her impact by Susquehanna Style Magazine in 2019. She was also recognized as Top women in Grocery 2021 by Progressive Grocer, DEI Champion by National Diversity Council, and Women of Influence by The Griffin Report.