Networking & Sharing on Resource Groups, Diversity Councils, CEO Commitment, Talent Development, Mentoring
More than 215 chief diversity officers and diversity-management executives attended our four networking-lunch sessions on Resource Groups, Diversity Councils, CEO Commitment and Talent Development/Mentoring at a DiversityInc event.
The sessions were led by chief diversity officers at companies especially chosen for their success in these specific areas, demonstrated by human-capital results. They are: Jennifer Christie, American Express (No. 14 in The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity), on Resource Groups; Kathy Hannan, KPMG (No. 22), on Diversity Councils; Billie Williamson, Ernst & Young (No. 6) on CEO Commitment; and Ron Glover, IBM (No. 17), on Talent Development/Mentoring.
They shared their best practices in facilitated discussions on what other organizations are doing and what common concerns—and innovative solutions—are available.
Read the exclusive, four-part report, “Networking & Sharing on ERGs, Diversity Councils, CEO Commitment, Talent Development, Mentoring,” on BestPractices.DiversityInc.com.
DiversityInc features highlights from their conversations in stories and video excerpts:
- Resource Groups: Why They Are Business-Resource Groups
They bring in talent, help develop innovative people and connect with communities to drive sales
- Diversity Councils: Why They Move the Needle
Public support from the top and clearly defined goals link directly to business results
- CEO Commitment: Why Visibility & Accountability Matter
Senior executives are held responsible for results; middle managers buy in
- Talent Development/Mentoring: How to Find & Develop Hidden Gems
Involve the entire organization in the process; use resource groups as key sources