Diversity Management

Michelle Lee, Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Names Michelle Lee Top East Coast Community Banking Exec

Michelle Lee, who had been the company’s Northeast community banking chief, is a prime example of successful talent development at Wells Fargo.

Rev. Jesse Jackson on Silicon Valley diversity.

EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Jesse Jackson—Why Diversity In Silicon Valley Matters

Imagine if NBA scouts had never looked at Michael Jordan. In this exclusive, Rev. Jesse Jackson says Silicon Valley executives are making a big mistake by not including the entire talent pool.

Bonnie Watson Coleman shares her beliefs in uniting people, which also provides great insight for diversity practitioners.

VIDEO: Bonnie Watson Coleman—Uniting People Goes Beyond Politics

Uniting people is important for politics, just ask Bonnie Watson Coleman, the New Jersey assemblywoman running to be the first Black woman to represent the Garden State in the House of Representatives. But it's also important for business, and her insights are very informative for diversity practitioners.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 Culturally Competent Healthcare Event

DiversityInc’s 2014 Culturally Competent Healthcare event took place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Leaders from major hospital systems and companies such as Mayo Clinic, Mount Sinai Health System, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, CVS Health and Merck & Co. discussed strategies for engaging patients, employees and communities and share best practice for hiring and …

2014 DiversityInc Special Awards Dinner

VIDEO: 2014 DiversityInc Special Awards

CEOs from Accenture, Wyndham, Sodexo, EY, Novartis, MasterCard and Merck share what makes their companies so special as they accept awards at a DiversityInc event in New York City.

Special Awards - Merck

VIDEO: 2014 Top Company for Employee Resource Groups: Merck & Co.

Merck & Co.’s Willie Deese, Executive Vice President and President, Merck Manufacturing Division, told DiversityInc’s audience about leadership’s support for D&I and the Employee Business Resource Groups alignment with corporate business goals.

Special Awards - MasterCard

VIDEO: 2014 Top Company for Inclusive Culture: MasterCard

MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga shared his ability to connect with employees of all levels – and the company’s collaborative atmosphere – at DiversityInc’s event.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 DiversityInc Special Awards Event

The 2014 DiversityInc Special Awards Dinner took place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Guests saw CEOs and senior executives from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Sodexo, EY, MasterCard Worldwide, Accenture, Merck & Co. and Wyndham Worldwide accept awards for their company’s unique achievements in diversity management. Here are photos from the 2014 DiversityInc Special …

Special Awards - Novartis

VIDEO: 2014 Top Company for Diversity Management Progress: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

NPC President Christi Shaw told DiversityInc’s audience of the sustained leadership commitment and hard work, especially by Chief Diversity Officer Rhonda Crichlow, that helped the company become No. 1 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.

Special Awards - EY

VIDEO: 2014 Top Company for Diversity Councils: EY

Stephen Howe, Americas and U.S. Firm Managing Partner, told DiversityInc’s audience why co-chairing the Diversity Council is important to him personally – and to the firm’s success.

Special Awards - Sodexo

VIDEO: 2014 Top Company for Mentoring: Sodexo

George Chavel, President and CEO, saluted the efforts of Dr. Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, and the D&I staff in creating a world-class model of cross-cultural mentoring. He spoke at DiversityInc’s event.

wyndham worldwide, 2014 Special Awards - Wyndham

VIDEO: 2014 Top Company for Supplier Diversity: Wyndham Worldwide

Stephen Holmes, CEO, Wyndham Worldwide, told DiversityInc’s audience of his company’s team effort to find and support diverse suppliers, both in the United States and globally.

2014 DiversityInc Special Awards: Top Company for Global Diversity - Accenture

VIDEO: 2014 Top Company for Global Diversity: Accenture

Stephen Rohleder, Group Chief Executive, North America, told DiversityInc’s audience why global diversity initiatives, including employee resource groups and mentoring, are crucial to the company’s future.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 Building Your Diversity Brand Best Practices Conference

DiversityInc’s Building Your Diversity Brand: How to Improve Pipeline, Talent Development and Supplier Diversity conference took place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Senior executives from companies like AT&T, General Motors, EY, and Wyndham Worldwide revealed best practices for building your diversity brand, including how to improve pipeline, talent-development and supplier-diversity initiatives. Attendees …

A Conversation With Warner Baxter

VIDEO: A Conversation With Warner Baxter, CEO, Ameren

How did Ameren, the utility company that services Ferguson, Missouri, help residents cope with the turbulence around them? Ameren's CEO Warner L. Baxter talked with DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti about community support and the value of diversity and inclusion to Ameren's future at DiversityInc's October event.

How to Get Buy In From Middle Managers

VIDEO: How to Get Buy-In From Middle Managers

What's the biggest diversity question in corporate America? How do you get buy-in from middle managers, most of whom are white men? Three experts—Ken Barrett of General Motors, Kim Hauer of Caterpillar and Lissiah Hundley of Cox Communications—shared their best practices at a panel at DiversityInc's October event.

How to Develop a Global Supplier Diversity Initiative

VIDEO: How to Develop a Global Supplier Diversity Initiative

Can supplier diversity work outside of the United States? Yes, provided it is implemented with local cultural competence in mind, says Elizabeth Vasquez, President and CEO, WEConnect International, at DiversityInc's October event.

Finding Suppliers in LGBT and Disability Communities

VIDEO: Finding Suppliers in LGBT and Disability Communities

How do you find certified suppliers owned by LGBT people and people with disabilities? Leaders of the two certifying organizations—the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and US Business Leadership Network offer advice at DiversityInc's October event.

How to Create A Successful Supplier Diversity Initiative

VIDEO: How to Create a Successful Supplier Diversity Initiative—5 Steps to Get Started

How do you start a supplier-diversity initiative? Get best practices from Wyndham Worldwide, which received our award as Top Company for Supplier Diversity. José Nido, Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity, discussed how to find and nurture diverse suppliers, including Tier 1 and Tier 2, at DiversityInc's October event.

Using Resource Groups to Reach New Employees

VIDEO: Using Resource Groups to Reach New Employees

AT&T has had remarkable success in on-boarding new employees with the help of its resource groups. Debbie Storey, Senior Vice President, Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer, showcased best practices including live events, leadership opportunities and cross-generational learning, at DiversityInc's October event.

VIDEO: How to Brand Your Company as a Diversity Leader

How do you tell your D&I story internally and externally? Let employees tell their inspirational stories, sponsor research, apply for awards. Those are best practices shared by EY’s Diana Solash and Casey Monnerjahn at DiversityInc's event.

How to Build Advocacy for D&I

VIDEO: How to Build Advocacy for D&I

Toyota Financial Services President and CEO Mike Groff demonstrated how top leadership drives diversity initiatives as he inspired an audience of corporate leaders at DiversityInc's October event.

California expands supplier diversity program to LGBT-owned businesses.

Big News for LGBT-Owned Businesses

A first-in-the-nation move by one state is working to expand opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses. What is being done and what state is stepping up?

Ferguson Police Chief Has No Regrets for Tear Gas, Rifles and Armored Trucks Used on Protestors

Despite national and international criticism, St. Louis County Police Chief John Belmar is defending his department’s use of tear gas, rifles and armored trucks against protestors responding to the shooting death of Michael Brown.