Joe Echevarria

Joe Echevarria is widely recognized as an advocate for workplace equality, particularly for women. In 2012, he participated in the White House Forum on Women and Economy. "We're giving women a hand, not a hand-out," he wrote in an editorial in Fast Company. "And by doing so, we're also strengthening families, communities, and the world we're going to leave for our children."

Deloitte is a leader in talent development and "was one of the first to recognize that its clients expected diverse teams that reflect their corporate values," says DiversityInc. As a result of its inclusion practices, the firm has been recognized among DiversityInc's Top 10 Companies for Latinos, Asian-Americans, Executive Women, LGBT Employees and Global Diversity. "The more inclusive we are, the better," Echevarria said in the company's Diversity and Inclusion report. "Cast the widest net and we will find the people best qualified to serve our clients with distinction and strengthen our own future."

Prior to his role as CEO, Echevarria was U.S. Managing Partner – Operations, Regional Managing Partner of the Southeast Audit Practice, Audit Partner in charge of Florida and Audit Partner in Charge of South Florida. He joined Deloitte in 1978 and became a partner in 1988. Echevarria is a member and has served on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, which named him Executive of the Year in 2007.

Echevarria received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Miami in 1978 and currently serves on the School of Business Administration's Board of Overseers. He is also a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and of the board of directors of Catalyst. He and his wife have three children.

Monsanto Company Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant Announces Intent to Leave Monsanto Upon Closing of Bayer Acquisition

Over his 35-year tenure with the company, he has worked for Monsanto on three continents, managing key elements of the global business and helping to diversify the company's products and solutions for growers.


Monsanto Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant announced today his intent to leave Monsanto at the closing of the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer AG. Grant will maintain his position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until closing, continuing to focus on leading the company on its top objectives of securing deal approval and delivering on its underlying business priorities. Bayer continues to target closing in the second calendar quarter of 2018.

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PwC Receives Three SAP Awards for Partner Commitment and Innovation

The award recognizes PwC for its contribution to a customer's digital business transformation that has resulted in significant business impact.

PwC announced that it has won three SAP awards for 2018. The global consulting firm was awarded two SAP Innovation Awards along with an SAP Pinnacle Award, which is presented annually to the top SAP partners.

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Sodexo: Understanding the Value of Veterans in the Workplace

Given the nature of missions, projects and experiences that they are have been exposed to, veterans possess key transferable skill sets and competencies that every organization can utilize.

By Bryan Hesse

Originally Published on Sodexo.

This August will be my fifth anniversary at Sodexo as a Senior Recruiter in Facilities Management for the Healthcare division, and as part of my development, I recently joined my fellow team member Yvonne Schuster as co-chair on the Military Recruitment Team.

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Starbucks: Don’t Close the Stores, Close Corporate Headquarters

Starbucks CEO has an epic fail in grappling with his racism problem. He is unprepared, and has no clue about how to be prepared. Don't expect this to end well.

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.

In the aftermath of the racist incident in a Philadelphia Starbucks store, the company is going to close 8,000 Starbucks stores on May 29th for hastily prepared diversity training.

It's a mistake.

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Leaders of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo have resigned after racially charged photos, including one with a student in blackface, appeared on social media. But the one sporting blackface, identified by The Tribune as Kyler Watkins, may not face disciplinary action from the school, according to Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong.

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Dope Whisperer Trump's Executive Order on 'Welfare' Is Another Dog-Whistle to Racists

How the master of fantasy facts' latest executive order perpetuates racist (and false) stereotypes about government-assistance recipients.


President Donald Trump quietly signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to make changes to public assistance programs in the United States. Per the president's outline, low-income Americans receiving assistance when it comes to food, housing and medical benefits must enter the workforce or potentially lose their benefits.

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