Tohma Gadson-Shaw,
- Con Edison

Tohma Gadon-Shaw is no stranger to hard work and perseverance A graduate of Johnson C. Smith and Michigan State University, her passion and dedication are reflected in Tohma’s many accomplishments that showcase her leadership, community advocacy, and social impact. With 16 years of experience encompassing a combination of investigations, communications, strategic planning and program implementation, stakeholder relations, and social innovation, Tohma has proven herself to be a leader within both the corporate and cause arenas.


Tohma is currently Director, Supply Chain Sustainability and Supplier Diversity, where she is responsible for the inclusion of diverse and women owned business enterprises within our supply chain and for finding ways to leverage sustainable souring to shape our environmental impact. Tohma worked as an Investigator for U.S. government contracts before joining Con Edison in November 2007. Since joining, Tohma has held positions of increasing responsibility including specialist, senior specialist, project specialist, field operations planner, and department manager between Human Resources and Supply Chain – Stores Operations. In 2020, Tohma was selected for a two-year special assignment representing the company as a fellow in the CEO Action for Racial Equity led by PriceWaterhouse Coppers (PwC). Tohma worked alongside 275 fellows from various backgrounds and companies to identify, develop and promote scalable and sustainable policies and corporate best practices to address systemic racism and social injustice, and improve societal well-being. Tohma used her talents and passion to advance racial equity through public policy, created racial equity frameworks, provided education, and advocated to address disparities. This amazing opportunity gave Tohma the ability to merge her passions. Tohma believes that we have a great responsibility to drive social change, and the time is now for all of us to rally together to forge sustainable equitable outcomes.


Tohma was a 2016 recipient of the Living Our Values (LOV) Award and a 2018 Black Achiever in Industry (BAI) Award winner from the Harlem YMCA for her professional accomplishments, leadership, and philanthropic support.

Outside of work, Tohma is actively engaged in community service initiatives and outreach with Harlem’s historic First Corinthian Baptist Church. Tohma is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a private, not for profit organization with over 350,000 members worldwide. Through these affiliations, Tohma has served to offer community outreach for physical and mental health, food insecurity, housing instability, civic engagement, and public safety. Internationally, Tohma performed mission work in South Africa, Hyderabad and Rajahmundry, India.