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Diversity Events: HACU's Annual Conference, Ernst & Young on Woman Directors [Slideshow]

DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti was part of a five-person panel that moderated a town-hall meeting during the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities' 26th Annual Conference.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities


Corporate Diversity Meets the Hispanic-Serving Institution

WASHINGTON, D.C.—DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti was part of a five-person panel that moderated a town-hall meeting called "Corporate Diversity Meets the Hispanic-Serving Institution" as part of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities' (HACU) 26th Annual Conference. The other panelists were Dr. Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo; Jorge Caballero, Tax Partner at Deloitte Tax; Dr. Antonio R. Flores, President and CEO, HACU; and Mildred Garcia, President, California State University, Fullerton. The five-day event attracted more than 1,500 attendees. Sodexo is No. 2 in the DiversityInc Top 50 and Deloitte is No. 8.

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Ernst & Young

Get on Board: Driving Action Through Gender Parity

NEW YORK CITY—Ernst & Young hosted "Get on Board: Driving Action Through Gender Parity," a Forté Foundation event about woman representation in corporate boardrooms at which Forté released its list of Global Board-Ready Women. Nancy Altobello, Ernst & Young's Americas Vice Chair, People, opened the program by discussing key data from a new E&Y report on the number of women on U.S. boards, and Karyn Twaronite, E&Y Partner and Chief Inclusiveness Officer, participated in a panel discussion. In attendance was DiversityInc Vice President, Consulting Debby Scheinholtz. Ernst & Young is No. 6 in the DiversityInc Top 50.

Forest City

Real Estate Associate Program (REAP)

BEACHWOOD, Ohio—DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti spoke at a session of the Real Estate Associate Program (REAP)—a 13-week series of courses that exposes professionals from underrepresented groups to the commercial real-estate business—at the headquarters of DDR. The session, titled "Career Workshop," was facilitated by Andrew Passen, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Forest City; Mark Floyd, Executive Vice President of Employment at DDR; and Daniel Gold, Vice President of Human Resources at Associated Estates. Forest City and DDR sponsored the program, which had only been held in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.

TD Bank

Women in Leadership

MT. LAUREL, N.J.—TD Bank celebrated three years of its Women in Leadership program with a presentation on TD Bank's diversity initiatives from President and CEO Bharat Masrani, a panel with a number of the company's most senior women leaders, and a keynote address from Betsy Myers, Founding Director of the Center for Women & Business at Bentley University and former official in the Clinton Administration. The event was attended by DiversityInc General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Transformation Services Lora Fong; Director of Benchmarking Shane Nelson; and Web Editor Stacy Straczynski. TD Bank is one of DiversityInc's 25 Noteworthy Companies.

National Organization on Disability

NOD's 30th Anniversary Celebration

NEW YORK CITY—The National Organization on Disability's 30th anniversary celebration was held at the offices of McGraw-Hill. Kessler Foundation President and CEO Rodger DeRose spoke about the disability employment field and NOD's place within it. NOD Chairman Tom Ridge and NOD President Carol Glazer presented awards to founder Alan Reich and founding board members. NOD also screened its 30th anniversary video, featuring board member and actor Robert David Hall (CSI), and highlighted its two signature programs: Bridges to Business and Wounded Warrior Career Demonstration. Members of NOD's CEO Council, including from DiversityInc Top 50 companies Aetna (No. 24) and MetLife (No. 50), were recognized. DiversityInc Foundation Director Stuart Arnold attended the event.

The Conversation

TD Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Efforts

"Putting our communities and customers first is a core value of TD and we are committed to supporting all efforts to help in the recovery of Hurricane Florence," said Brian Monday, Regional President of TD Bank.

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Originally Published by TD Bank.

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, announced that TD is donating $100,000 to support immediate relief efforts in North Carolina and South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. TD will provide additional donations to support recovery efforts after impact assessments have been conducted to determine needs.

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Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Extends Partnership With Armed Services YMCA To Help End Childhood Hunger

$100,000 grant from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation will support child development and food insecurity programs at two ASYMCA locations.

Originally Published by Sodexo.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced that it is extending its partnership with the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) and providing a $100,000 grant to improve access to nutritious food to help end childhood hunger. The organizations will continue to work together to support the military community by helping to reduce food insecurity among military families. With the generosity of organizations like Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, ASYMCA can help stop military family hunger through programs and services supporting young, low-income military families.

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TD Bank Partnership Provides Internships for High School Students with Disabilities

TD plans to expand Project SEARCH across its Maine to Florida footprint, where available, next year.

Originally Published by TD Bank.

TD is proud to announce its second annual partnership with Project SEARCH, a one-year transition program that provides talented high school students with intellectual or developmental diverse abilities from Cherry Hill, Lenape Regional and Camden City School Districts with on-the-job training through 10-month internships. Project SEARCH reflects a dynamic partnership with Camden County Educational Services Commission, the Employment Network Team of New Jersey, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

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Sodexo Commits to Achieving Gender Parity

Sodexo Joins the Paradigm for Parity Movement to Address Gender Parity in Corporate Leadership Positions.

Originally Published by Sodexo.

Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced its partnership with the Paradigm for Parity® Movement to advocate for equal employment opportunities for all genders specific to leadership positions.

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TD Bank Welcomes Project SEARCH Class of 2019

This is the second year that TD has partnered with Camden County Educational Services Commission, the Employment Network Team of NJ, the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Developmental Disabilities and Project SEARCH, a national nonprofit that strives to "secure competitive employment for people with disabilities.

Originally Published by TD Bank.

On Thursday, August 23, dozens of TD Bank employees, leaders and friends gathered at the TD Tech Center in Mount Laurel, NJ to celebrate a unique group of 2019 interns. These eight high school students were carefully selected from a pool of 16 peers across the Cherry Hill, Lenape and Camden School Districts in New Jersey to participate in TD's second annual Project SEARCH program.

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Sodexo Affiliate Entegra Procurement Services Announces Strategic Partnership with Dining Alliance and Affiliated Companies

Entegra Procurement Services, a division of Sodexo North America, increases purchasing power to become a market leader in foodservice GPO procurement services.

Originally Published by Sodexo.

Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life today announced a partnership between its affiliate entegra Procurement Services and Dining Alliance as part of the newly launched Buyers Edge Platform. The Buyers Edge Platform reaches 45,000 operator locations and represents a dynamic and rapidly growing GPO and multi-faceted service provider for the restaurant, lodging, and casino markets with over $7 billion in potential purchase volume.

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Immediate Payments Tops Industry’s Technology Wish List, TD Bank Survey Finds

TD's survey collected responses from 390 finance professionals on industry trends and outlook at the 2018 NACHA PAYMENTS Conference in San Diego, California.

Originally Published by TD Bank.

Technology continues to drive innovation in the commercial payments sector, according to a recent survey of finance and treasury professionals conducted by TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®. Real-time payments is leading change, as nearly half of respondents (42 percent) cited integration of these capabilities within online banking as the technological innovation that will have the greatest positive impact on the industry over the next three to five years.

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Let's Stop Cheating the Disabled

Sheltered workshops are vestiges of the past and should be reformed or abolished.

By Carol Glazer, President of the National Organization on Disability

Consider this: Businesses in regions with the lowest unemployment rates employ disproportionate numbers of workers with disabilities [1].

The implication? People with disabilities are more than capable, they're just not companies' first, second, or even third choice. But when employers need talent, they give new people a chance. And when given the chance, people with disabilities succeed.

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