Tag: Diversity Leadership

Archived: Diversity Champion Dr. Roosevelt Thomas Dies

Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr., a well-known diversity leader, died on Friday. He was 69. There has been great sorrow from the diversity community. “Dr. Thomas’ impact on the field of diversity management is immeasurable.The thought leadership he provided launched the careers of an entire generation of practitioners, including mine,”…

Archived: Eli Lilly CEO John Lechleiter: 'Engage People Like Never Before'

Having made a nontraditional climb to Eli Lilly and Company‘s top job, John Lechleiter brings uncommon perspective on how diversity impacts employee engagement, innovation and business goals. In a recent interview with DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti, Lechleiter discussed how D&I initiatives will help the company grow, especially in challenging times….

Archived: President Obama Supports Marriage Equality

Showing real diversity leadership, President Obama today announced his support for same-sex marriage. His decision, applauded immediately by supporters of diversity and inclusion, came after pressure from the LGBT community and DiversityInc, among others. “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked…

Archived: 'My First Time Being the Minority Was Intimidating'

Steve Fry has come a long wayprofessionally and culturallyfrom the tiny town of Millhousen, Ind., population less than 150, where his parents and three generations before them ran a pig farm. Today, as Eli Lilly and Company’s senior vice president, human resources and diversity, and a member of the executive…

Archived: KPMG's CEO Reveals How to Be a Strong Diversity Leader

Even top-performing companies like KPMG, No. 22 in the 2012DiversityInc Top 50 and our 2011Top Company for Talent Pipeline, face challenges when generating buy-in on inclusion efforts from middle management. KPMG Chairman and CEO John Veihmeyer knows the pivotal role diversity has to his firm’s business operations and has personally…