Talent Acquisition, Senior Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Senior Director
Milliken & Company
Ricaye Harris joined Milliken & Company in 2005 and is currently the Senior Director of Talent
Acquisition and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). She began her career as a Process
Improvement Specialist at Milliken’s Gayley Manufacturing Plant. Following that role, she held
various roles within Milliken’s Manufacturing and Corporate HR team, ranging from HR Employment
Manager, Change Management Coordinator, HR Generalist, Corporate Recruiter to her current role
today as Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
She is responsible for leading the recruiting strategy to promote Milliken as the “Employer of
Choice” and ensure attraction, development, and retention of top talent. She is also managing and
overseeing the efforts to strengthen a global DEI strategy, in addition to organizing and leading the
16-membered DEI Council who champion the initiatives. The key drivers for the program focus on Hiring, Associate Development/Advancement, Engagement & Retention, Community and promoting an Inclusive Culture.
Ricaye graduated from Wofford College with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2005. While at Wofford, she was on the Women’s Basketball team and continues to enjoy playing basketball, tennis, and running in her spare time. She has completed two half-marathons and will not do anymore. LOL!
People Award – Milliken Honor, 2021
Inclusive Leadership Certification – Darla Moore USC, 2019
South Carolina Chamber HR Rising Star Award, 2019
Leadership Spartanburg Alumna, 2019
Board Member – Girls on the Run Upstate, 2018 – 2020
Riley Fellow (Diversity Leaders Initiative), 2018
Diversity & Inclusion Award – Milliken Honor, 2018
SHRM-Senior Certified Professional, 2016
Talent Acquisition Award – Milliken Award, 2015
Milliken was named by Forbes Magazine as one of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers” in 2018 and was honored as one of the “Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE Magazine four times since 2006. The company has also been recognized as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere every year since the inception of the award in 2007. Milliken is a benchmark in workplace safety and environmental stewardship, one of the few companies to earn both the Malcolm Baldrige Quality and TPM
Awards, and in 2017 became the first-ever company named to “America’s Safest Companies Hall of Fame” presented by EHS Today Magazine.