Vice President Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
George-Axelle Broussillon Matschinga is the Vice President of DE&I at Sephora. She leads the design, strategic direction, implementation, and business alignment of company D&I initiatives. Joining in 2020, she has focused on developing an even more effective ecosystem where Sephora attracts, recruits, develops and advances diverse talent and fosters workforce inclusion. She has also built out Sephora’s overall DE&I strategy and governance structure and oversees the engagement of Sephora’s Equity Advisors and Partners, a group intersecting race, culture and civil rights organizations promoting racial equity. She was instrumental in conducting Sephora’s first national research study on racial bias in retail and is shaping the implementation of its results, advising on implications for the retail industry at large. In close partnership with Open to All, she has recently spearheaded the design and launch of the Mitigate Racial Bias in Retail Charter inspired by Sephora Racial Bias in Retail study and signed by 28 major retailers in May 2022. In 2021, her leadership and work at Sephora were recognized by a Top 100 Diversity Officers Award and DEI Champion Award by the National Diversity Council, and a Diversity Leader Award. George-Axelle is a graduate from Harvard University, ESCP Europe Business School and Sorbonne University.