Laurie Duthie

Laurie Duthie

Duthie is passionate about connecting people across oceans and cultures, and about facilitating inclusive work cultures.

Laurie Duthie is Director of Talent Acquisition for Yahoo, Inc., and oversees the recruitment for the firm’s global product teams. She previously spent 18 years working in China, most recently with Apple and now Yahoo. Her career blends consulting, corporate and academic endeavors that connect East to West through building global leadership teams.

Duthie is passionate about connecting people across oceans and cultures, and about facilitating inclusive work cultures. She works with Yahoo’s international teams and incoming ‘Yahoos’ to promote this spirit of collaboration in the diverse cultural space of Silicon Valley.

Duthie’s research focus is on Chinese business executives working for foreign multinational companies, and the link between global capitalism and sociocultural change. She has received numerous grants and fellowships including Fulbright-Hays, Wenner-Gren, and the Mellon Foundation, and was awarded the Eric R. Wolf Prize from the Society for the Anthropology of Work.

While at UCLA, Duthie discovered the need for culturally focused consulting in the corporate space. Prior to her in-house corporate roles, she established a consultancy providing tailored solutions for HR topics including international team building, cross-cultural communication in the workplace, market segments in China, and a cultural boot camp for foreign CEOs new to China. Her clients included Gap, Paramount Parks, Starbucks, and Unilever.

Published: Monday, May 11, 2015