Since joining West Monroe in 2011, Gordana has had a positive hand in employee experience – regardless of her role. Her effort has contributed to West Monroe’s extensive recognition for our exceptional workplace and culture.
Today, that passion is her full-time responsibility. As leader for our People Strategy & Employee Experience team, she focuses on building a positive employee experience at West Monroe – one packed with challenging opportunities that enable our employees to build impactful lives with those they trust. In this capacity, her key areas of focus include employee fulfillment and well-being, inclusion and diversity, sense of community, and empowerment.
With a relentless focus on principles of positive psychology and strengths-based leadership, she dedicates much of her energy to coaching those around her in a way that is considerate of an individual’s life experience at work. She also brings a strategic and consultative mindset to internal transformational initiatives centered around our people.
Prior to assuming her current role, she was a member of West Monroe’s Technology practice and led multi-million-dollar transformations for Fortune 500 companies that delighted clients and harnessed the power of data and digital to drive decision making. For example, she led the team that developed a Nielsen Norman-award-winning intranet that increased employee engagement with the platform from 4% to 54%.
Previously, she spent several years with IBM Global Business Services. She earned a bachelor’s degree in management with concentrations in International Business & Economics and Spanish from Purdue University. In 2017, she received Purdue Krannert’s Young Alumni Award for her exceptional progress and early career achievement, and in 2014, Consulting® magazine recognized her as one of 12 women leaders who are breaking barriers and blazing trails.
If you’re looking for Gordana, you may find her on the dance floor. Always moving, she has hiked the Inca Trail and is a certified Zumba instructor. She loves to travel, connect with people of all backgrounds, and explore new sights, tastes, and sounds. In addition to English, she speaks Serbian and Spanish fluently.
Until recently, she served on the board of the Spark Program in Chicago, which empowers middle school students with opportunities for apprenticeship. She also supports the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which is committed to early childhood education in impoverished areas. She was our Charity Committee lead for two years and a recipient of West Monroe’s internal award for mentoring.