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MasterCard's Donna Johnson: Diversity Legacy

MasterCard’s Chief Diversity Officer Donna Alligood Johnson loves to discuss diversity management during family get-togethers. Her father is the chief diversity officer at a major advertising agency; her sister, an attorney, sits on the diversity council at a prestigious law firm; and Johnson’s brother is actively involved in the diversity…

DiversityInc Leadership Profiles: Donna Alligood Johnson, MasterCard Worldwide

MasterCard’s Chief Diversity Officer Donna Alligood Johnson loves to discuss diversity management during family get-togethers. Her father is the chief diversity officer at a major advertising agency; her sister, an attorney, sits on the diversity council at a prestigious law firm; and Johnson’s brother is actively involved in the diversity…

The Genius of 'The Surrendered'

Chang-rae Lee is the author of four novels: “Native Speaker” (1995), “A Gesture Life” (1999), “Aloft” (2004) and “The Surrendered” (2010). His novels have won several awards and citations, such as the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the American Book Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, ALA Notable Book of the…

WBENC: Helping Women-Owned Businesses Connect, Grow

Nearly 2,800 corporate supplier-diversity leaders, federal-agency heads and owners of women business enterprises (WBEs*) were drawn to Baltimore this week to make valuable business connections at WBENC‘s 11th Annual Women in Business National Conference and Business Fair. Aptly called “The Business Connection,” the three-day event (June 22 24) offered matchmaking…

Service Member's Workplace Rights Challenged

Bob Gregg, partner in Boardman Law Firm, shares his roundup of diversity-related legal issues. He can be reached at rgregg@boardmanlawfirm.com. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects service members’ re-employment rights when returning from a period of service in the military, including people called up from the…

Why Are More Latinos Going to College

Instead of trying to compete for jobs during the economic downturn, a record 2.6 million full-time freshmen enrolled in 6,100 institutions during the start of the recession (20072008), reports the Pew Research Center, with the percentage of Latino enrollment outpacing all other racial/ethnic groups. According to the just-released “Minorities and…

Ask the White Guy: Is It OK to Alter Your Standards to Conform to Another Culture

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart,…