With more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Marion Brooks is one of a handful of Black men in the C-suite. As the Vice President and US Country Head, Diversity and Inclusion at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, he implements all DEI strategy from idea to execution—with a focus on creating spaces for more queer folk and people of color. His good work has been noticed. Brooks was listed on the Top 100 Healthcare Diversity Officers by Diversity First and landed on the Top 100 Human Resources Professionals in the World by the OnCon Icon Awards. “Novartis is committed to a movement, not a moment. Our U.S. diversity and inclusion strategy is focused on sustainable change,” said Brooks, who’s also an internationally certified executive coach and bestselling author of What You Don’t Know is Hurting You: 4 Keys to a Phenomenal Career. —K.M.