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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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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.

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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.

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