2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event

Diversity Leadership

Accenture Names First Woman As US Group Chief Executive

Accenture named Julie Spellman Sweet to head its U.S. operations. As of next month, four of the six major consulting firms will have women leaders.

Don Thompson, CEO, McDonald's

McDonald’s CEO to Retire; Black Fortune 500 CEOs Decline by 33% in Past Year

DiversityInc Top 50 companies remain ahead of the Fortune 500 when it comes to having members of underrepresented groups as CEOs.

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.

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 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.

Juan Carlos Morales, Chris Van Buren, TIAA-CREF

Juan Carlos Morales and Chris Van Buren: Why 2 Top Execs Moved to TIAA-CREF

Both men were attracted to TIAA-CREF because of its reputation for ethics and its inclusive client base.

Mark Weinberger, EY

EY Global CEO Mark Weinberger: ‘High-Performance Teams Have to be Diverse and Inclusive’

In a Q&A with DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti, Mark Weinberger discusses how diversity and inclusion align with his firm's goals, and why he continues to try to make it a more inclusive workplace.

Irene Trowell-Harris

Major General Irene Trowell-Harris: Breaking All the Barriers

From the cotton fields of South Carolina to a major general in the Air National Guard, Irene Trowell-Harris has defied expectations her whole life.

Derek Fairclough leads a resource group at BASF

Video: BASF’s Derek Fairclough: Sponsoring Black Resource Group Changed This Leader

How did a white chemical executive from Scotland end up as the executive sponsor of an African-American resource group?

Mary Barra, General Motors

General Motors Picks Female CEO

Mary Barra, a 33-year veteran of the automaker, will become the highest-ranking woman CEO in the Fortune 500.

MasterCard is a leader in resource groups and diversity.

Video: MasterCard’s Resource Groups Are Role Models for Engagement, Talent Development

MasterCard Worldwide shares its secrets with us in video interviews with top execs who are executive sponsors and resource group leaders.

Hyundai’s Zafar Brooks; Leading the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Zafar Brooks of Hyundai Motor America shares how Corporate Social Responsibility helps to build Business Value.

BASF’s Heidi Alderman; Breaking Gender Barriers in Engineering

Heidi Alderman says she seen a significant change in the number of women entering STEM fields, which she says makes the pool of candidates deeper and stronger.

Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity, The Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola’s Terrez Thompson; Linking Supplier Diversity & Business Goals

Terrez Thompson has focused on fully integrating the brands' supplier diversity team across the supply chain of the entire operation.

TD Bank CEO Bharat Masrani

TD Bank CEO Bharat Masrani; Driving Diverse, High-Performing Teams

Bharat Masrani tells Luke Visconti how diversity management helps TD Bank reach an increasingly diverse footprint, both in and outside the United States.

PwC's Bob Moritz Shows Diversity Commitment

How Companies Can Lean In, Too

PwC's Bob Moritz discusses why his firm is "leaning in"—Blacks, Latinos, Asians, women and others cannot solve the leadership gap by themselves.

Julia Cloud, Deloitte

Deloitte’s New Inclusion Leadership Team, Plus Walmart’s New General Counsel [Slideshow]

View more than 15 of the new executives and diversity leaders appointed at DiversityInc Top 50 companies and other leading organizations.

Elizabeth Vazquez, WEConnect International

WEConnect’s Elizabeth Vazquez: Empowering Women Business Owners Globally

This nonprofit’s $7-billion corporate-member network helps women-owned suppliers from Mexico to Afghanistan.

Michele C. Green, Prudential Financial

Prudential Financial’s Michele C. Green: Moving D&I to Next Level

After a strong legal career, this Prudential exec says transitioning into D&I leadership was a “no-brainer.”

Robert Crumpton, Panera Bread

Panera Bread’s Robert Crumpton: Bringing D&I to 1,600+ Franchises

This former NFL-player is now Panera Bread’s first diversity leader—and the company’s already rolling out Black and Latino resource groups this year.

Kelvin Womack, Deloitte

Deloitte’s Kelvin Womack: Connecting D&I and Healthcare

The Affordable Care Act impacts how Deloitte’s Federal Health sector acquires, develops and retains talent.

Admiral Michael Mullen

Retired Admiral Mullen Joins GM Board

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff brings 43 years of leadership experience

David Epstein, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, on Diversity and Engagement

Novartis’ David Epstein: A Diverse Team Can ‘Accomplish Feats Nobody Thought Possible’

Having had great success through cultural transformation, this executive is now taking on a bigger challenge as Division Head of Novartis Pharmaceuticals.