Groundbreaking global-diversity research on 12 countriesâ€”and the top company for diversity in each of those countriesâ€”will be unveiled at DiversityInc’s “How Global Diversity Impacts the Domestic Diversity Agenda” event on March 9 at the Park Hyatt in Washington, D.C.
Analysis of the research will be one of several in-depth talks given throughout the day, followed by professionally facilitated discussions to bring the topics back to the relevancy of day-to-day diversity operations.
This event is restricted to 150 corporate and government leaders and is selling out quickly. Anyone who registers for the March 9 day event also gets a ticket to the March 10 day event, “From EEO to Effective Diversity Management.” To register for the March 9 global corporate diversity day event, click here.
The March 9 day event will start with a sophisticated evaluation of the U.S. economy’s dependency on global factors by Dr. Lisa D. Cook of Michigan State University, a renowned global economist who served as part of the Obama economic transition team.
AT&T Chairman, CEO and President Randall Stephenson will then discuss how diversity and innovation drive our global future.
The results of DiversityInc’s first global research, in which 45 companies participated, will then be unveiled. Countries studied were: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. DiversityInc will reveal how demographics on “minority groups” are measured in these countries, what best practices and work/life benefits are prevalent, and which companies are tops in each country.
Dr. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, president and founder of the Center for Work-Life Policy, will then unveil her new global research on gender disparities.
The luncheon keynote will be by the remarkable Dr. Claude Steele, provost of Columbia University, who will discuss his new book, “Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues As to How Stereotypes Affect Us.”
He will be followed by attorney Raymond Brown, who will discuss how companies operate in countries with oppressive regimes and policies and corrupt governments.
Deloitte CEO Barry Salzberg will analyze global values and standards and how to transmit corporate values to local leaders. John Lansing, president of Scripps Networks, will analyze global media and discuss how to get a consistent message out across borders.
And Michelle Gadsden-Williams, vice president and global head of diversity for Novartis AG, will tell the audience about her real-life experiences as a corporate expat and how she sells diversity and inclusion globally.
Following the day’s events, The 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for DiversityÂ® list will be unveiled at a dinner at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C., on March 9. The dinner entertainment will be provided by renowned jazz bassist Ron Carter, who has more than 2,000 albums to his credit.
This dinner is open to everyone. For tickets, click here.
About the DiversityInc Top 50
The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for DiversityÂ® competition is an editorial, objective process, obtained through a detailed, analytic survey of more than 200 questions. The overall intent is not just to track metrics but to draw an accurate picture of a company’s culture.
A total of 449 companies participated this year, up from 401 last year. The survey is sent to any company requesting it that has more than 1,000 employees. There is no fee to enter and no requirement to advertise.
Companies are assessed within the context of their industries and employee skill sets. The questions have predetermined weightings and are evaluated based on ratios of certain questions, such as work-force demographics compared with new-hire demographics, and relativity of one subject to another, such as mentoring best practices and management promotions.
Click here to see answers to frequently asked questions about the DiversityInc Top 50.
To see which companies have been winners in the past, click here.