"I always look for people who have a broad spectrum of ideas who do not necessarily think just like me but can challenge me on a lot of different aspects," says Thomas, a Managing Director in Accenture's Infrastructure Operations practice and co-lead of the African American employee resource group.
Thomas is a Managing Director in Accenture's Infrastructure Operations practice and co-lead of the African American employee resource group. He gives his take on the value of diversity and inclusion.
"I've been tall all my life. It's not a surprise to me, but sometimes it is a surprise to those I'm interacting with," says Merschel, U.S. Talent Identification Leader at PwC. She explains how to respond if someone comments on your physical attributes.
Rollock, executive vice president and deputy chief legal officer, says that advancing in your career requires taking some risks along the way.
Suzi Russell-Gilford, a tax partner at PwC, gives advice to women on how to respond to "What Does Your Husband Do?" Russell-Gilford also explains why it's never safe to assume facts about someone's personal life.
Reany, Division VP and General Manager at ADP – New Ventures, advises on how to succeed in innovation roles including learning from failure and letting go of the single-hero syndrome.
Abbott's Sarah Schmit and GM's Tonya Hallett give career advice on topics ranging from being open to taking on new roles and what to do when you don't get the role you wanted to how to find a mentor and how to manage work/life integration.
Rashmi Badwe, Senior Managing Director, Head of Individual Client Solutions at TIAA, provides examples of unconscious bias in a team environment and gives advice on how to combat it.
Kelley Cornish, Head of US Diversity and Inclusion, TD Bank, advises on how to respond when someone tells you "you really seem to know what you're talking about."
Sam Johnson, EY's Americas Vice Chair and Southeast Region Managing Partner, talks about the importance of sponsors, his passion for early childhood education and why it's critical for Black and Latino kids to get involved in STEM early.
Nicole Felix, Assistant Director in the Americas Inclusiveness Center of Excellence at EY, talks about what diversity means to her and why she co-founded a financial literacy and entrepreneur program for middle-school students and their parents.
Abbott's Corlis Murray, Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services, talks about her inspirations for getting into engineering and her work in encouraging young women and minorities to get involved in STEM.
Tony Jordan, Senior Partner at EY, talks about how mentors and sponsors helped him in his career, gives advice on how to become a high potential and the benefits of serving on a not-for-profit board.
Innocent Shumba, Assurance Partner in EY's Technology Industry practice, talks about growing up in Zimbabwe and how he got interested in accounting, how mentors and sponsors helped him in his career and five things high potentials should avoid.
In 2011, EY Unplugged was created to help the firm's ethnic minority new hires understand the unwritten rules of career building. The program has become an integral part of the onboarding experience for Black and Latino associates. DiversityInc explores the history of EY Unplugged and gets perspectives on the experience of going through the program.
Participants from EY, JCPenney and Monsanto give career advice on how to become a high potential, from the importance of family support to cultivating relationships to excelling in your role and not being inundated by expectations.
Marc Womack, Chief Operating Officer, TD Auto Finance, gives advice on how to respond when someone has a preconceived notion of your appearance and says, "you speak so well."
Wells Fargo's EVP Lisa Stevens discusses the importance of community service, the power of positive thinking and embracing change.
Hunter, Audit Partner and Diversity Co-Champion at KPMG, gives advice on how to shrink the confidence gap and show up more confident at work.