The 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event
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DiversityInc Web Seminar Series

DiversityInc’s Web Seminar series is a monthly live audio and video presentation based on empirical data gathered for The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity survey and uses the expertise of the DiversityInc Top 50 companies to detail their most effective strategies.

What to Expect

  • No sales pitches—presenters are executives from the DiversityInc Top 50, not consultants
  • Diversity metrics you need to strengthen your company’s bottom line
  • Data about diversity in business you can’t get anywhere else—without leaving your office
  • Ninety-minute sessions led by DiversityInc’s own Barbara Frankel, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor
  • Opportunities to ask questions live via web chat during the presentation to DiversityInc Top 50 executives and a complete download of their presentations 72 hours afterwards

Buy our Web Seminar series now or call 973-494-0506. Additional seats may be purchased at $50 per seat per event ($500 for the series).

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Upcoming DiversityInc Web Seminar Series


April 29, 2014 | 2–3:30 p.m. ET | Diversity-Department Structures

Price: $350.00 Buy Now

How many employees should your diversity department have and what should their roles be? Should diversity report in to HR? How does global diversity factor in? Confirmed presenters: Lorie Valle-Yanez, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, MassMutual; David Gonzales, Chief Diversity Officer, Merck & Co.


May 20, 2014 | 2–3:30 p.m. ET | DiversityInc Top 50 Best Practices

Price: $350.00 Buy Now

Initiatives and results from companies moving to the top of the list, including resource groups, mentoring, supplier diversity, diversity councils. Confirmed presenters: Rhonda Crichlow, Vice President and Head, U.S. Diversity & Inclusion, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Diana Solash, Director, Americas Inclusiveness Center of Excellence, and Sadaf Parvaiz, Associate Director, Americas Inclusiveness Office, EY.


June 24, 2014 | 2–3:30 p.m. ET | CEO Commitment

Price: $350.00 Buy Now

Best practices on visible support, including website messaging, accountability, linking compensation to diversity results, chairing diversity council, meeting with resource groups. Confirmed presenters: Jennifer Allyn, Managing Director, Office of Diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, ADP.


July 22, 2014 | 2–3:30 p.m. ET | Executive Diversity Councils

Price: $350.00 Buy Now

Best practices on starting a council, council structure, CEO involvement, metrics, accountability factors including linking compensation to results, role of chief diversity officer. Confirmed presenters: Patricia Lee, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, Wyndham Worldwide; senior executive to be named, Wells Fargo.


Sept. 16, 2014 | 2–3:30 p.m. ET | Mentoring and Sponsorship

Price: $350.00 Buy Now

Best practices on starting cross-cultural mentoring and sponsorship programs, formal vs. informal, getting senior-leadership participation, growing a program in an organization, measuring success, involving resource groups.


Oct. 14, 2014 | 2–3:30 p.m. ET | Supplier Diversity

Price: $350.00 Buy Now

Best practices on starting a program, reporting structure, metrics, subcontractor spend, accountability, building community support, communications.


Nov. 4, 2014 | 2–3:30 p.m. ET | Diversity Metrics

Price: $350.00 Buy Now

Best practices on scorecards/dashboards, metrics for senior leadership, human-capital data, supplier-diversity measurements.


Past Recorded DiversityInc Web Seminar Series


March 25, 2014: Equitable Talent Development/Succession Planning

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

Best practices on mentoring, succession planning, metrics and dashboards, exposure to senior leadership. Confirmed presenters: Jonathan Beane, Executive Director, Global Workforce Diversity and Inclusion; Alan Echtenkamp, Executive Director and Global Head of Talent Management, Time Warner; Heidi Soltis-Berner, Lead Talent Director, Deloitte Services LP.


Feb. 25, 2014: Resource Groups

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

Best practices on building membership, including hourly workers, finding leaders, using social media, executive sponsors, charters and structure, meeting with senior leadership, using groups for recruitment, engagement, promotions and market share. Confirmed presenters: Michael Ford, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Hilton Worldwide, and Kathy Hannan, National Managing Partner, Diversity & Corporate Responsibility, KPMG.


Jan. 28, 2014: Building a Talent Pipeline

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

Learn how to train your recruiters to avoid bias, how to increase the pool with universities and nonprofits, how to retain high-potentials and how to leverage your resource groups.

Angela Talton, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Nielsen, and Laura Long, Director, National Workforce Planning and Development, Kaiser Permanente (No. 3 in the DiversityInc Top 50), share what has worked best for their organizations.


Dec. 3, 2013: Diversity Metrics

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

Find out which diversity metrics are most valuable to the bottom line. Assess which scorecards work—and how senior executives view them. Learn what compensations should be tied to metrics and how to most effectively include diversity goals in performance-evaluation reviews.

Chad Johnson, Director, EEO/AA & Diversity Analytics and Systems at Sodexo (No. 1 in the DiversityInc Top 50) and Patricia Rossman, Chief Diversity Officer and HR Communications at BASF (No. 31 in the DiversityInc Top 50), share what has worked best for their organizations.


Oct. 22, 2013: Diversity Councils

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

What role should diversity councils play in setting, driving and assessing corporate diversity goals? Who should chair the council? How are councils holding executives accountable for results?

Joy Fitzgerald, Director of Diversity and Workforce Effectiveness at Rockwell Collins (No. 34 in the DiversityInc Top 50), and Latasha Gillespie, Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion at Caterpillar, discuss how diversity councils impact their companies’ D&I efforts.


Sept. 17, 2013: Diversity Recruiting

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

How do you find the best talent from underrepresented groups, especially in industries or geographies that have real challenges? How do relationships with professional associations and colleges/universities help? What role should your resource groups and current employees play? How inviting are your website and social-media pages?

Mindy Hanna, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion at ADP (No. 27 in the DiversityInc Top 50); Abel Davila, Senior Manager, Talent Acqusition at AbbVie (the pharmaceuticals spinoff of Abbott, No. 14 in the DiversityInc Top 50); and Julie Hansen, Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at AbbVie, share their strategies for diversity recruiting.


June 25, 2013: DiversityInc Top 50 Best Practices

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

What makes companies move up—and down—on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list? How is the list calculated, and how has the methodology evolved this year? How do we hold companies accountable for the accuracy of their responses?

Karyn Twaronite, Partner and Americas Inclusiveness Officer at Ernst & Young (No. 4 in the DiversityInc Top 50) and Dottie Brienza, Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Talent Leader at Merck & Co. (No. 12 in the DiversityInc Top 50), will discuss their companies’ experiences with the competition.


May 21, 2013: CEO Commitment

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

What’s different about CEOs of companies that use D&I to drive business results? How do they visibly show their support and clearly communicate the strategic importance to employees, customers and suppliers? How do they hold executives accountable for producing sustainable results?

Kelvin Womack, Managing Principal of Diversity at Deloitte, No. 11 in the DiversityInc Top 50, and Sharon Harvey Davis, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Ameren, talk about their relationships with their CEOs and how their leaders drive inclusive cultures.


April 30, 2013: Multicultural Philanthropy

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

How do you measure donations and involvement in underrepresented communities? What counts and what doesn’t? Why does this drive engagement and retention? How does it increase customer and supplier loyalty?

Michele C. Green, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential Financial, No. 8 in the DiversityInc Top 50, and Nereida Perez, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion at Ingersoll Rand, share their ideas on how to develop partnerships with multicultural nonprofits.


March 26, 2013: Innovation

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

We showcase two companies that have used D&I to drive innovation—one for talent development and one for resource groups. Hear from Judy Spalding, founder and co-leader of SPIRIT, the non-drinkers resource group at Brown-Forman, and Nicole Hughey, Director, Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion at Travelers, who demonstrate how having an inclusive culture yields innovative solutions and ways in which those solutions drive increased market share.


Feb. 26, 2013: Resource Groups

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

Find out how to maximize participation and utilization of your resource groups, including best ways to recruit, retain, engage and promote talent from underrepresented groups. Learn how to use your groups to gain market share, create innovative solutions and increase community outreach. Also, find out how to start global groups and use groups across disparate locations.


Succession Planning (2012)

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

Does your company factor diversity into succession planning for the top levels? Why is it important to have more diversity at the top? What external and internal sources can you use?


Diversity Councils (2012)

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

Do you need an executive diversity council? Should the CEO chair that council? How can the council set goals for the company and hold people accountable for results?


Mentoring (2012)

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

Why is having increased management participation in formal mentoring so important to talent development? How do you create and manage successful cross-cultural mentor/mentee relationships? Where do coaching and sponsoring come in? How do you measure results?


Talent Development (2012)

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

How do you build and sustain growth of women, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, American Indians, LGBT people and people with disabilities in management? How do you get the top of the organization to reflect these groups?


DiversityInc Top 50 Best Practices (2012)

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

What best practices and results propel companies to the top of the DiversityInc Top 50 list? Find out from two of the highest-ranked companies in the 2012 list.


CEO Commitment (2012)

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

It starts at the top, so how do you best get CEO buy-in? How visible should the CEO and senior leadership be in their support of diversity? How can CEOs hold executives accountable for sustainable diversity results?


Recruitment/Hiring Gaps (2012)

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

How do you bring in talent—at all levels—from traditionally underrepresented groups? Should you use external recruiters? Should you mandate a diverse slate of candidates for executive openings? Find out how DiversityInc Top 50 companies measure their best practices in recruitment.


Innovation (2012)

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

What is the intersection between diversity management and innovation? See results from our February Innovation Fest! of the best workplace and marketplace diversity-related innovations.


Diversity-Department Structure (2012)

Price: $225.00 Buy Now

What size is optimal for an effective diversity department? To whom should the head of diversity report? What areas should fall under the diversity department, and how does supplier diversity fit in?