Full Name
Suheily Natal Davis
Job Title
Sr Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Speaker Bio
Suheily Natal Davis leads Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts for McDonald’s, USA. In this role,
she partners with the US Senior Leadership team to drive strategic diversity initiatives guided by
the Company’s ambition to Represent the diverse communities in which they operate,
Accelerate cultures of belonging, and Dismantle barriers to economic opportunity. Suheily has
been with the Brand since 2014. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Illinois in
Urbana Champaign and a law degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. Before
stepping into her current role, Suheily was General Counsel for McDonald’s Latin American
Market and prior to that she worked as Senior Counsel for McDonald’s Global Labor &
Employment team.
Suheily was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Chicago when she was three years old. Growing
up, Suheily spent the school year on the South Side of Chicago and her summers in the mountains of Puerto Rico. This upbringing allowed her to grow up bilingual and truly bicultural- both experiences shaping her perspective and who she is today. As the first in her family to
attend law school, Suheily has a passion for encouraging inclusion, fostering mentoring
relationships and having candid conversations on race, gender and equity in corporate spaces.
Suheily has served in leadership roles for several organizations aimed specifically at increasing
the meaningful retention and participation of women of color in corporate America. Suheily
also served on the founding Board of Directors for the Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program and is
an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She credits the mentorship she
received from women in each of these organizations for her professional success.
In addition to the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation where she sits on the executive committee,
Suheily currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Employment Law Council and
on the DePaul University College of Law Alumni Diversity Council. Suheily is also the wife of a
small business owner. Her husband, George, owns and operates Muse Coffee Studio, a café and
community space on the West Side of Chicago where the couple live with their children. The
two also keep busy with their own non-profit, The Perfect Cadence, which provides support for
Chicago-area families expecting babies and experiencing financial need.
Suheily Natal Davis