A Leader in Global Payments, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.
Board of Directors
Lybra S. Clemons is a seasoned diversity executive with more than fifteen years of professional experience managing a wide range of cross-cultural projects and strategic plans. She has an extensive background in building, creating, and implementing results-driven diversity strategic plans for corporations – as well as nonprofits, foundations, and government organizations.
Currently, Lybra is the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for PayPal. She is responsible for managing and overseeing all global diversity initiatives for the company — including developing a framework and strategy for diversity talent analytics, engagement, and recruitment. Her work includes extensive engagement with senior leaders to administer and create diversity programs to address the needs of the business for diverse talent.
Prior to her role at PayPal, Lybra held key roles in the diversity and inclusion space with Morgan Stanley, the Brunswick Group, and American Express. As a global citizen, Lybra has traveled and worked extensively outside of the U.S. In 2009, she took a sabbatical and worked in Nicaragua managing the One Laptop per Child program. She was also a featured speaker at the Diversity Best Practice Conference: “Marketplace, Talent, Culture and Work-life” in Johannesburg, South Africa; a delegate for The Leon H. Sullivan Summit VII in Abuja, Nigeria; and an intern with the U.N. Women (formerly United Nations Development Fund for Women, UNIFEM) in Kenya. She also attended an international Spanish business program in Chile.
Lybra is an active member of Columbia University’s Black Alumni network; a member of The Links, Incorporated; an active member of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ Multicultural Audience Development Initiative; a member of the Council for Urban Professionals (CUP); and was recognized by the Feminist Press as one of “40 Women Leaders Under 40.”
She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College, a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and an Executive Management certificate from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
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