2021 HW Woman of Influence: Emily Riley


Amid a global pandemic and civil unrest that challenged many leaders to meet the moment, Emily Riley led Radian in creating a more inclusive environment, while investing deeply in Environmental, Social, and Governance initiatives. Under Riley ’s leadership, Radian proactively sparked transformative conversations amongst its leaders and employees, and helped launch and lead the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council to elevate Radian’s company culture. This program she spearheaded included unconscious bias manager training and the launch of new employee resource groups. Riley has more than 20 years of experience at Radian and provides extensive knowledge of the company culture, history and values. Over these years she has worked in various roles including vice president and senior vice president before becoming the executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer in 2020. In a period where communication has been critical to creating clarity, building resilience and inspiring positivity, Riley and her team employed a multi-channel communication strategy to provide frequent, valuable updates to employees and customers. Also during 2020, Riley and her team launched a new website with increased transparency and interactivity and issued the company’s first Corporate Responsibility Report. By building authentic relationships and supporting other women in the workplace, Riley is a champion for women inclusion and empowerment.


Emily Riley


EVP, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

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