Diversity Events: How IBM Re-Launched Its Resource Groups

DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti shares DiversityInc Top 50 best practices for establishing and maintaining resource groups at IBM's corporate event.

ARMONK, N.Y.—Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc, helped IBM relaunch its resource groups at an event at its corporate headquarters on Sept. 20. Visconti shared best practices of resource groups based on DiversityInc Top 50 data. Visconti also moderated a panel discussion on the topic of Business Resource Groups in Action, featuring Fred Balboni, global leader, Business Analytics and Optimization, IBM Global Business Services (representing the LGBT resource group); Frances West, worldwide director, IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center (people with disabilities resource group); Denise Evans, vice president, Market Development, IBM; and Jeanie Mabie, global recruitment leader, IBM Global Business Services. IBM is No. 17 in The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity.


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Diversity Supplier Event Drives Success

WEST CHESTER, OHIO—Adriene K. Bruce, vice president of consulting at DiversityInc, addressed the South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council's 2012 Cincinnati Business Golf Classic on Sept. 14. This Driving 'Fore' Business and Economic Growth event, held at the Wetherington Golf & Country Club, featured two workshops for minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) suppliers: Measuring Your Progress and Reporting Your Outcomes, and Improving Fiscal Operations for Business Success.

NYC Admin Breakfast Celebrates LGBT Pride

NEW YORK CITY—Barbara Frankel, senior vice president and executive editor of DiversityInc, spoke at the City of New York's Department of Citywide Administrative Services' LGBT Pride Month Breakfast on June 27. Frankel spoke about what being an inclusive organization entails and the increasing importance of LGBT rights to corporate America. She is a member of the board of directors of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. Approximately 250 people attended the breakfast.

Two Different Cups of Joe: How The Coffee Bean and Starbucks Handled Racism

In an age of increasing racial confrontations, a business must have zero tolerance for discrimination.

In the Trump era, there has been a proliferation of Islamophobic and racist incidents across the country. When discrimination occurs at a place of business, it's apparent if the company's leadership and workforce support diversity and inclusion. A Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf café barista refused to serve a racist customer; meanwhile, a white manager at a Starbucks called the police on two Black men for no reason.

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Executives from Nielsen, New York Life, TIAA and Toyota Motor North America talk about communicating their commitment to D&I management and backing it up with actions that get results.

At the 2018 DiversityInc Top 50 event, more than 400 people were in attendance during the day to hear best practices on effectively managing diversity and inclusion.

Moderator: Luke Visconti, CEO, DiversityInc

Panelists:

  • Angela Talton, Chief Diversity Officer, Nielsen
  • Kathleen Navarro, VP & Chief Diversity Officer, New York Life
  • Steve Larson, Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion, TIAA
  • Adrienne Trimble, General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Toyota Motor North America

Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Time Warner's First Chief Diversity Officer, Creator of People en Español, Dies at 56

Quiroz was an advocate of diversity and inclusion, education and the arts.

A Latina trailblazer, Lisa Garcia Quiroz, senior vice president and chief diversity officer at Time Warner Inc., and president of the Time Warner Foundation, died Friday at age 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. An advocate of diversity and inclusion, education and the arts, Quiroz created a dynamic legacy.

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The Chief of Staff Needs to Get Off His Privileged Racist Ass and Do Some Homework

And his draft-dodging boss needs to put his juvenile visions of military dictatorship out of his head.

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Luke Visconti is the founder and CEO of DiversityInc. Although the title of his column is meant to be humorous, the issues he addresses and the answers he gives to questions are serious — and based on his 18 years of experience publishing DiversityInc. Click here to send your own question to Luke.

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Papa John's CEO Fired After Criticizing NFL Players and Becoming Loved by Nazis

John Schnatter is axed by the board. Crappy pizza, not protests about law enforcement injustice, to blame for declining sales.

John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's International and basher of NFL protests and the Affordable Care Act, will step down as chief executive weeks after the brand was coined the "official pizza of the alt-right."

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