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DiversityInc‘s mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. DiversityInc is the dominant “diversity” publication. We publish two websites, DiversityInc.com and our by subscription management website, DiversityInc Best Practices. Our business model extracts valuable data from the largest and most prominent companies in the world….

Diversity Leadership: Lisa Mink, Dell

Lisa Mink Executive Director, Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer Dell Growing up with a sister with developmental delays gave Lisa Mink perspective on how to communicate with people about differences. “I was her champion and her voice,” Mink says of her older sister. The experience was an early indicator…

War Against Sugar Is Growing Among Blacks and Latinos

State and local governments are increasingly stepping in to stop the rampant consumption of soda and candy that is leading to obesity and health disparities. Evidence continues to point to sugar as the culprit, and government intervention may eventually help push soda the way of cigarettes. But the powerful food…

Walmart's Healthier-Food Initiative: Big Enough to Combat Big Sugar

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer and largest purveyor of groceries, is stepping into the fight against obesity and food security in a big way. Organizations that advocate for local businesses, like the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, say that Walmart’s two-year-old healthier-food program, endorsed by First Lady Michelle Obama, is a…

Diversity Leadership: Melissa Harper, Monsanto

Melissa Harper Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion and HR Compliance Monsanto Half of Monsanto‘s employees live outside the U.S., so understanding the challenges of a global workforce is critical. Decades of experience in strategic sourcing led Melissa Harper to the multinational agricultural company, and even though she…

Nine Extraordinary Leaders in the Global Disability Community Receive the 2013 Henry Viscardi Achievement Award

For Immediate Release: March 4, 2013 Contact: Kim Brussell 516.465.1608 kbrussell@viscardicenter.org NINE EXTRAORDINARY LEADERS IN THE GLOBAL DISABILITY COMMUNITY RECEIVE THE 2013 HENRY VISCARDI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Committee chaired by Sen. Robert Dole, actress Marlee Matlin and Ambassador Luis Gallegos honor notable figures on 80th Anniversary of FDR inaugural. Albertson, NY…

Diversity Leadership: Michael Dell, Dell

Michael Dell Chairman and CEO Dell Michael Dell‘s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in when he disassembled the first computer he ever owned. “I wanted to see how it worked, so I took it apart,” Dell told the Academy of Achievement. “Then I kind of became fascinated with, ‘Well, how could you…

Diversity Leadership: Karyn Twaronite, Ernst & Young

Karyn Twaronite Partner, Ernst & Young LLP EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer With a strong background in human resources, Karyn Twaronite knows that talent development lies in forming relationships, asking the right questions and, most importantly, listening. After being appointed Ernst & Young‘s Americas Inclusiveness Officer in 2011, she…

Obama to Court: Overturn Prop 8, Gays & Lesbians Deserve Right to Marry

The Obama Administration yesterday evening filed a friend-of-court brief that boldly urged Supreme Court justices to strike down same-gender-marriage ban Proposition 8. Living up to the promises he made in his second inaugural address for gay and lesbian equality, the action makes Barack Obama the first president to publicly urge…