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What I do

I am an Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Program Specialist for Banfield Pet Hospital. I’m part of the team that is working to create an inclusive environment where associates can be themselves and are empowered to do their greatest work.

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Why I do it

I love feeling like I’m adding value to our associates’ lives, both personally and professionally. I have never been happier at work.

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My Big Career Moment

I’m living my big career moment right now. I’m passionate about helping to drive forward our EI&D journey at Banfield.

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Small Steps Take You To Big Places

30/09/2020 06:00am | 468 views

By Kim Perez

Annie Aston has a map of the world hanging in her house, with red pushpins marking where she and her husband and their kids have been, and white pins pointing out where they want to go. 

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About the mentor

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Annie Aston

Equity, Inclusion & Diversity (EI&D) Program Specialist
Banfield Pet Hospital

Annie Aston is an Equity, Inclusion & Diversity (EI&D) Program Specialist for Banfield Pet Hospital, where she’s working to create an inclusive environment where all associates can be themselves and find value in their differences. 

Before joining the EI&D team, she provided administrative support to the senior vice president of human resources (which Banfield calls People & Organization).

Previously, Aston worked at Nike in Beaverton, Oregon as a senior administrative assistant in Global Running Apparel and Global Football Apparel. She started her career in London, England working for Ernst & Young where she lived for seven years with her husband.  

Aston earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health promotion, fitness management and athletic training from Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, Oregon. She studied abroad for a semester at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. While in Australia, she gained a passion for cultures and travel. She is an avid runner of half-marathons, an enthusiastic world traveler and a strong believer in the importance of equity and equal rights as well as health and wellbeing.