2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event

Diversity & Inclusion

Ask the White Guy on ‘Is It Racism or Bigotry?’

The White Guy's response to a question about whether Kanye West was racist when he said former President George W. Bush "doesn't care about Black people" triggered some confused e-mails. Here, Luke Visconti explains the difference between a racist and a bigot, and why Black people can't be racist toward white people.

Managing the Global Workforce by Assessing Talent

How did Ernst & Young's Esther Hahm make the leap from accounting to global people issues? See how this daughter of a Korean diplomat is helping to elevate talent management globally.

Ability & Possibility: A Personal Chronicle of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Walmart's director of ADA services, Deidre Davis, recalls being called the N-word and a "cripple" growing up in Linden, N.J. Read her story here, as well as what it felt like to be at the White House to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Survey: Employers Not Doing Enough to Hire People With Disabilities

Although employers who hire people with disabilities often experience less turnover, less absenteeism and higher productivity, companies are still not recruiting or hiring them.

Change—and What Is Possible for People With Disabilities?

Jim Sinocchi, IBM's director for Workforce Communications, understands the impact of disabilities on the workplace more than most people. Sinocchi, who broke his neck in an accident nearly 30 years ago, examines what's changing for employees with disabilities and what perceptions need to be changed.

Supervisor Slammed for ‘Terrorist’ Slur to Muslim Employee

Find out how the EEOC settled this race, national-origin and religious-discrimination case, and read how the courts ruled in other workplace-related lawsuits.

DiversityInc Leadership Profiles: Theresa S. Wilson, Wells Fargo & Co.

Early in Theresa S. Wilson’s career, as one of only a few Black women computer programmers at Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), she was told that she would head a project after gaining a year’s worth of experience. But 12 months later, her manager reneged on his promise. Instead of calling it quits in an industry …

DiversityInc Leadership Profiles: Donna Alligood Johnson, MasterCard Worldwide

MasterCard’s Chief Diversity Officer Donna Alligood Johnson loves to discuss diversity management during family get-togethers. Her father is the chief diversity officer at a major advertising agency; her sister, an attorney, sits on the diversity council at a prestigious law firm; and Johnson’s brother is actively involved in the diversity program at the architectural firm …

The Genius of ‘The Surrendered’

Author Chang-rae Lee is the recipient of several literary awards, including the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the American Book Award. His latest novel, "The Surrendered," is inspired by the enduring power of emotional legacies and the horror of the Korean War.

DiversityInc Top 50 Leaders Make CEO Commitment Paramount

What makes a DiversityInc Top 50 leader? According to DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti, genuine CEO commitment to employees (particularly, a personal approach) is required for effective leadership. Read more about which qualities he says set the best leaders apart in their industries and what building blocks help them build strong corporations.

Blind Since Birth, Kathy Martinez Fights for Disability Community

As assistant secretary of labor for the Office of Disability Employment Policy, Kathy Martinez is an internationally recognized disability-rights activist. An inspiration to many people, she is also an out lesbian. Read her story here.

Challenges in Diversity Management: How Do Stereotypes Affect Us?

Acclaimed social psychologist Claude Steele shares insightful research on stereotypes in his latest book, "WHISTLING VIVALDI: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us."

KKK Article Has DiversityInc Readers Divided

DiversityInc's article "KKK Robes: Why Were They Allowed in the Classroom?" about students dressing as members of the Ku Klux Klan as part of a class project spurred strong reactions from many of our readers. See what they had to say on the subject.

KKK Robes: Why Were They Allowed in the Classroom?

Two Georgia school teachers sparked controversy with their decision to allow students to wear KKK attire for classroom assignments.

Diversity-Management Solutions

Find diversity-management solutions at BestPractices.DiversityInc.com. Get best practices on employee resource groups, mentoring and more.

Creating Business, Job Opportunities in the Securities Industry

“Corporations and employers recognize the value of including people with disabilities in their workplace and marketplace,” says Jill Houghton, deputy executive director at the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN). The nonprofit’s goal: to help companies owned by people with disabilities gain business opportunities through its new certification program. One disability-owned and -operated startup in USBLN’s certification …

Fighting for Disability Rights: Supplier Certification Is a Key Step to Accountability

The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) recently launched a certification program for businesses that are owned by people with disabilities. Find out more about the program's goals and how John Kemp, executive director and general counsel, has used his personal drive to become a pioneer in disability rights.

Anti-Affirmative-Action Advocate Ward Connerly: What’s He Up to Now?

What has outspoken anti-affirmative-action leader Ward Connerly been up to? What states are likely to be next in his campaign? Find out what he had to share with DiversityInc.

Community Service Values = Sustainable Business

With 122 years in the retail business, Belk Industries' CEO and Chairman Tim Belk is part of a family legacy whose history is rooted in community service. Read more about how diversity and community involvement drive business and sales for his company.

Is Affirmative Action on Life Support?

Is the equal-opportunity progress made during the civil-rights era losing traction? Why has affirmative action become such a political target? Discrimination-law attorney Weldon Latham provides answers here.

How to Build the Next Generation of Global Leaders

For Accenture's chief leadership officer, leadership development is both a priority and a passion. Listen to audio excerpts and read this Q&A with Adrian Lajtha, chief learning officer of Accenture, No. 22 in The 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity®.

Discovering History: Women’s History Museums

Women innovators, political activists and other gender-equality pioneers have largely gone unrecognized. But because of women's history museums nationwide, gender-equality leaders and role models of the past and present are finally being honored.

The Stereotype Threat to Workplace Diversity: Dr. Claude Steele Mesmerizes Audience

Dr. Claude Steele, a recognized leader in the field of social psychology, tells how negative stereotypes hinder workplace diversity, perpetuate the achievement gap between Blacks/whites and limit talent potential.

You’re Transgender? You’re Fired!

In much of the country, you can be fired just for being transgender. After Joanne Herman transitioned in 2002 to live as a woman, she became an active spokesperson for transgender awareness and understanding. Read more about Herman's personal experience and other transgender people's workplace challenges here.