2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event

Diversity Leadership

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.

Discrimination lawsuit: Abercrombie & Fitch CEO tells flight crew what underwear to wear

What Kind of CEO Worries About What Underwear and Cologne You Wear While the Stock Declines by Half?

Abercrombie & Fitch's CEO is in the public eye for questionable expenditures and outrageous personal demands. And all this while his company’s stock keeps falling.

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney Need More Inclusive Leadership Styles

Why Obama & Romney Aren’t Connecting With Women

Women’s votes could swing the presidential election, yet both President Obama and Gov. Romney don’t get the benefits of feminine—and inclusive—leadership styles.

Diversity Management: PwC's Joanne McDonough and AT&T's Debbie Storey

Best Practices From DiversityInc Top 50: How to Be on Top of the List

This diversity web seminar reveals the proven strategies in diversity management that propelled PwC and AT&T to the top of the DiversityInc Top 50 list.

Forest City’s Chief Diversity Officer Builds Community Support

Charmaine Brown mentors aspiring Blacks and Latinos in her Cleveland community while building a diversity-management program at Forest City.

How Diversity Awareness Partnership Is Leading Diversity & Inclusion Efforts in St. Louis

What challenges does the primarily Black-and-white city of St. Louis create for diversity leaders? Read how this Asian-Indian woman is helping companies breakdown racial barriers.

How Walmart’s Chief Diversity Officer Gets Talent-Development Results

Global Chief Diversity Officer Sharon Orlopp discusses the best practices and innovative diversity training that’s motivating Walmart’s managers to become personally accountable for diversity progress.

Mitt Romney Speaks to the NAACP

NAACP: Romney Shows ‘Fundamental Misunderstanding’ of Blacks’ Needs

Does Mitt Romney really understand the needs of Black voters? The NAACP says the presidential candidate’s keynote was at odds with key Black-voter concerns.

healthcare inequities

Supreme Court Upholds Obama Healthcare Plan: Reducing Racial Inequities

The court’s decision has far-reaching impact on healthcare inequities. Here’s an analysis of this as well as comments from DiversityInc Top 50 companies.

‘How I Got MasterCard’s First Resource Group Off the Ground’

A marketing background helped this diversity leader generate buy-in for diversity management.

How a Global Giant Builds Employee Cultural Competence

A cultural disconnect with Brazilian colleagues showed this leader how diversity affects business potential.

CEOs Jim Turley and Randall Stevenson

Real Diversity Leadership: CEOs of E&Y, AT&T on Boy Scout Gay Ban

Diversity leadership is displayed by two CEOs supporting diversity in response to the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay leaders. Both are on the scouts’ executive board.

Rhonda Nesmith Crichlow

Diversity Management: Novartis Diversity Leader Understands Value of Giving Back

As the first person in her family to finish college—as well as law school—Rhonda Crichlow has a strong desire to give back to others who need opportunities.