Anise is an accomplished Senior Executive and Advisory Board Member, with more than 30 plus years of success across the financial services, human resources, professional services, and management firm industries. Leveraging extensive experience in talent management for educational institutions, she is a valuable asset for financial services, human resources, professional services, and management firms from startup to midsize, providing assistance with business operations, business development, turnarounds, change management, strategy assessment and redirection. Her broad areas of expertise include diversity, equity and inclusion, business operations, building strategy, compensation and talent acquisition. Over the past decade and a half of her career at both Allstate and Kellogg School of Management, Anise has played an important role in driving the diversity and inclusion agenda at a national level.
Throughout her executive career, Anise has held leadership positions with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, MEGA-K Enterprises LLC, and Allstate Insurance Company. In her role as Chief Human Capital and Diversity Officer and lecturer on leadership for Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management (A premier business school consistently rated as one of the top 10 in the world. Connected to the largest integrated global network with 37 exchange programs across 20 countries and seven Executive MBA campuses), she was responsible for building the HR department and diversity practices from ground up, with the implementation of D&I rivaling any corporate top diversity practice. She established Kellogg’s first Global Chief Diversity Officer Summit, with an NPS of 9.5 out of 10. In her role today as Managing Partner of MEGA-K Enterprises LLC and partner in Wiley & Little Global Enterprises, she plays an integral role in advising diverse suppliers, businesses and executives on HR strategy, as well as all aspects of diversity, supplier diversity and work life. She also conducts confidential executive coaching and personal strategy development for high level executives. In a prior role as an officer of the corporation and the first Chief Diversity Officer for Allstate Insurance Company, she proved instrumental in orchestrating Allstate’s enterprise wide diversity business strategies, including supplier diversity certification for all underrepresented categories. She also re-engineered the corporate diversity strategy to focus on profitable diversity and economic inclusion. Prior to this assignment, Anise managed Allstate’s $2 billion dollar compensation budget and was a leader in building and executing their online sales and service business. Anise is also the author of Profitable Diversity: How Economic Inclusion Can Lead to Success. Selected by the website Fupping – 22 Books Every Future And Current Industry Leader Should Read , August 2018. Thanks to her work, supplier diversity at Allstate increased by $32M within six months, with the overall total increasing to $1B.
Wiley-Little is a writer on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice for notable publications such as the National Journal and Insight into Diversity Magazine. Wiley-Little has been profiled in numerous publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Workforce Management, Investor’s Business Daily, PR Week, HR Magazine, and others. In 2017 Anise was featured on the cover of Inclusion Magazine.
She is the recipient of the Most Influential African American’s Freedom Award for her quiet contribution to racial justice and equality. The Leadership and Community Awards for Most Influential African American in Lake County, YWCA Women of Achievement, First Woman of Supplier Diversity and others. Recognized by the Editors of HRO Today as a top leader in the HR Industry and Diversity MBA – Impact Award for Marketplace. Also, recognized by SHRM as one of the Top 100 Global Thought Leaders for Diversity.
Anise holds a BS in Political Science, Sociology and minor in Economics from Illinois State University, as well as an MPA in Public Administration focused on Human Resources from the University of Illinois. She has held various board positions, including with Insight into Diversity Magazine, Corporate Voices for Working Families, and Bright Horizons. Anise resides in San Jose, CA and Mesa, AZ with her spouse, Brian Little, an HR Executive with Intel Corporation and is the mother of two adult children.
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