Diversity management is an integral part of business success for the DiversityInc Top 50. Successful diversity management starts with visible leadership and a commitment to diversity goals at the most senior levels, said the four CEOs and 17 senior executives who spoke at DiversityInc's event in New York.
PricewaterhouseCoopers' diversity management was recognized as No. 1 in The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity. PwC earned the top spot this year because of CEO commitment from Bob Moritz, its world-class corporate and organizational communications, and its strong human-capital results, said DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti and Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Barbara Frankel.
Day No. 1: Winning the War for Talent: Best Practices in Mentoring, Recruitment and Promoting Women
Diversity leadership is critical to resonating with customers and clients, said Mark Wagar, president and CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He discusses how his personal commitment to diversity helps drive his company's success.
Talent development, especially mentoring, is key to increasing promotions of women. Beth Mooney, chairman and CEO of KeyCorp, discusses how women can dispel stereotypes and rise to the highest levels of male-dominated organizations.
Talent development is critical for any company but global workforces create unique challenges. Maritza Montiel, deputy CEO and vice chairman at Deloitte, shares her company's best practices for recruiting and retaining workers and maintaining an inclusive environment for ALL groups.
Day No. 2: Building Cultural Competence for Global Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity management requires not only visibility but accountability for diversity metrics. Tom Voss, president, CEO and chairman of Ameren, talks with DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti how his own personal commitment to diversity management helped change his company's culture to a more inclusive and innovative workplace.
Workplace diversity is increasing but the number of women in upper management still lacks. This interactive panel features the cutting-edge best strategies for increasing promotions of women, including mentoring, sponsorship and leadership development. Panelists include Jim Norman, Kraft Foods; Jodi Davidson, Sodexo; Rhonda Crichlow, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and Karyn Twaronite, Ernst & Young.
Diversity management isn't limited to company walls. Attorney Raymond Brown explores the intersection of corporate outreach in societies that have different views on human rights and how corporations can get involved.
Resource groups can benefit global business. But what resource groups work best in a global setting, and how do they interact with U.S. groups? Should resource groups have different business goals? Our panelists—Lisa Mink, Dell; Sarah Siegel, IBM; Eugene Kelly, Colgate-Palmolive; and Jennifer Christie, American Express—discuss these issues and share their companies best practices for global resource groups.
Recruitment success starts in preparing for the future workforce. Rutgers' Vice President for Enrollment Management Courtney McAnuff speaks at DiversityInc's event and tells us how he's helping to increase diversity among incoming students at the university and the role that corporations can play now to ensure diverse recruitment starts early.
Diversity management requires corporations to consider diversity in thought and the experiences of its leaders. Are global assignments essential for those on the way to the top tiers of your organization? How do you get workers on board and how do you maximize their experiences? Our panelists—Linda Clement-Holmes, Procter & Gamble; Patricia Rossman, BASF; Sarah King, Wyndham Vacation Ownership; and Nancy Calderon, KPMG—discuss these issues and more in an interactive panel.
Diversity and inclusion have different meanings and definitions in different places around the world. DiversityInc revealed the second installment of our in-depth global research from 17 countries at our event. Presented by DiversityInc Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Barbara Frankel, the report examines how different industries compete for global talent.