The Power of Ideas. The Power of You.

Diversity is the catalyst for innovative thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and new ways of building our communities. The greater the diversity of our people, the greater our ability to serve our customers and communities. At The Home Depot, we firmly believe that talent comes in many forms, and we celebrate each and every one of them.

It is talent, above all else, that is cultivated, nourished and is the foundation of our culture.

Arlette Guthrie

Vice President,

Talent Management and Diversity

Arlette Decuir Guthrie serves as the Vice President, Talent Management and Diversity for The Home Depot, leading the Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, and Field Talent Management teams. In this capacity, she oversees succession planning and human resource review, executive, professional and retail staffing, associate surveys, testing and assessment centers, as well as organization design. Arlette is also responsible for developing and implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy that will enable The Home Depot to attract and retain the best talent, support an inclusive work environment and embrace strategic community partnerships.

Arlette joined The Home Depot in 1999, and with increasing levels of responsibility, she has continued to make contributions focused on the acquisition and development of a high performing diverse workforce.

Prior to joining The Home Depot, Arlette served as the research leader for an international workplace research consortium and an assessment center consultant through the Department of Psychology at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Arlette is a member of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychologists, the American Psychological Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Recent Events and Awards

  • Atlanta, Georgia
    August 31, 2011
    LISTA 3rd Annual Tech-Latino Leadership Luncheon
    Home Depot was honored to receive the Award for being one of LISTA's (Latinos in Information and Sciences and Technology Association) Top Ten Companies in leading Diversity and Inclusion and of Hiring Latino Tech Professionals.
  • National
    August 1, 2011
    G.I. Jobs Annual Military-Friendly Employer List
    Home Depot is ranked 13 on the G.I. Jobs 2011 Annual Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer list.
  • Atlanta, Georgia
    June 25, 2011
    HBCU Annual 5K Run/Walk
    The goal of the event was to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in raising dollars for deserving young students. African American Pulse organized over 30 volunteers from across the company to help distribute marketing materials, provide services at the THD tent and cheer our Home Depot runners and walkers. AA Pulse also received a Sponsor award on behalf of The Home Depot.
  • Atlanta, Georgia
    June 11, 2011
    Copa Latina de Atlanta
    Copa Latina is a day of recreation and fun for the entire family that strengthens our community through promoting family unity and health. Home Depot's participation in Copa Latina de Atlanta directly benefits children and families served by the Latin American Association (LAA). The LAA makes a positive difference in four areas of impact: Youth Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Solutions for Families in Urgent Need & Domestic Violence.
  • Austell, Georgia
    June 2, 2011
    Champion's Performance Dent
    Champion's Performance Den is an open Fitness Warehouse facility for after school kids to train and stay in shape. The owner is a full time fire fighter who enjoys helping kids in the community. Home Depot organized volunteers from across the company as well the vendor community to update the warehouse by cleaning, painting, installing sinks, toilets, lighting and hanging drywall.
  • Atlanta, Georgia
    May 27, 2011
    USO - Volunteer Project
    Home Depot associates worked between two six hour shifts at the Hartsfield-Jackson USO to support soldiers transitioning to Afghanistan. Associates were assigned throughout the USO (Kitchen, Baggage/Security and Welcome Home), and each team member handled the challenge with true Home Depot spirit.
  • National
    May 1, 2011
    Black Enterprise Magazine
    The Home Depot was recognized in the May issue of Black Enterprise Magazine for our development and oversight of programs which include and advance African Americans and other ethnic minorities, women, disabled and LGBT. Head of Talent Management and Diversity & Inclusion, Arlette Guthrie,ß was featured among a group of diversity leaders representing the nation's 1000 largest publicly traded corporations and 100 leading global corporations.