2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event

Diversity Leadership

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.

Re-Centering the History in Black History: Rutgers University’s Dr. Clement Alexander Price

Dr. Clement Price, founder of the Rutgers University Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience, has dedicated his life to civil rights. Read his remarkable story here.

Karyn Twaronite, Ernst & Young

How Ernst & Young Improved Engagement, Innovation for 167,000 Employees

What truly motivates your high performers? Diversity leader Karyn Twaronite reveals how inclusion drives E&Y employees to give their best at work every day.

Michele Meyer-Shipp, Prudential Financial Diversity Leader

Prudential’s New CDO, Plus Toyota Promotes Diversity Leader [Slideshow]

View more than 20 of the new executives and diversity leaders appointed at DiversityInc Top 50 companies and other leading organizations.

Merck Condemns Boy Scout Gay Ban, Halts Funding

Merck Condemns Boy Scout Gay Ban, Halts Funding

Merck & Co. has stopped donations to the Boy Scouts because of the organization’s ban on gay scout leaders and members.

Diversity Leadership: Phyllis James, MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International’s Phyllis James Uses Law & Entertainment to Push D&I

This attorney spent much of her legal career fighting for diversity in that profession. Now she’s championing D&I initiatives for gaming and hospitality giant MGM.

Georgette Dixon, Wells Fargo

Georgette Dixon: How Wells Fargo Helps Communities Grow

This self-described former ‘performing artist’ has embraced the challenge of helping Wells Fargo educate and connect with underrepresented groups in its communities.

Diversity Leadership: Tom Wlodkowski, COmcast Corporation

Comcast’s Tom Wlodkowski: Leading the Company to New Levels of Accessibility

An expert on new media’s applications to people with disabilities, Comcast’s new vice president of Accessibility will help make the company’s products available to all.

Novartis’ Steven Baert: Diversity of Experience Leads to Stronger Business Decisions

The global background of this Belgium native has allowed him to see firsthand that diversity leads to innovation, engagement and stronger decision making.

Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is reducing workers' hours and raising the cost of pizza

Papa John’s CEO: ‘In a Bunch of Trouble’ for Obamacare Job Cuts

In the latest development, John Schnatter's not budging on his decision to cut employees' hours and raise pizza prices—while passing blame to Obamacare—despite a growing boycott of Papa John’s.

John Lechleiter, CEO, Eli Lilly and Company

Eli Lilly CEO John Lechleiter: ‘Engage People Like Never Before’

CEO John Lechleiter, Eli Lilly and Company, discusses how diversity impacts employee engagement, innovation and business goals.

CEO Thomas Zenty, University Hospitals, discusses diversity leadership

Interview With University Hospitals CEO Tom Zenty: Diversity Leader, Innovator, Community Citizen

University Hospitals CEO Thomas F. Zenty III discusses the dramatic impact of the Affordable Care Act and how his hospital’s diversity efforts in the workplace and the community are helping it survive.

Bernard Tyson, Kaiser Permanente

Interview With Bernard Tyson, Next CEO of Kaiser Permanente

Cultural competence in healthcare and diversity in succession planning are critical to the future of Kaiser Permanente, the next CEO, Bernard J. Tyson, told DiversityInc the day he was named to the position.