Tag: Employee Resource Groups

Johnson & Johnson's Wanda Bryant Hope: Legacy of Equality

Why would a line business executive with major experience in sales, marketing and commercial operations want to be a chief diversity officer For Johnson & Johnson’s Wanda Bryant Hope, the reason starts with a roll of toilet paper. Wanda grew up in Bridgewater, New Jersey, where her mother, Tillie Bing…

Julie Sweet, Accenture, chief executive officer

Accenture Names First Woman As US Group Chief Executive

Accenture’s announcement that Julie Spellman Sweet has been promoted to Group Chief Executive-North America means that as of next month, four of the six major consulting firms will have women leaders (Deloitte, IBM and KPMG are the others). Virginia Rometty became Chairman, CEO and President of IBM in 2012. Deloitte…

The Value of Getting Hourly Workers into Employee Resource Groups

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock Employee or business resource groups provide safe spaces and helps drive specific business goals. The participation of hourly workers is essential to the wellbeing of the work force, but it can be a specific challenge that a company has to navigate particularly with the…

VIDEO: How Resource Groups Can Strengthen Employee, Patient and Customer Engagement

Rhonda Crichlow Vice President and Head, U.S. Diversity and Inclusion Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Rhonda Crichlow began her career as a tax attorney specializing in corporate litigation. But after helping to negotiate a landmark settlement for Black farmers in a racial-discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, her focus changed…

VIDEO: 2014 DiversityInc Special Awards

The 2014 DiversityInc Special Awards were handed out at a dinner ceremony on October 21, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. CEOs from all seven recipient companies were on hand to accept their awards and share some insight into what their company does that sets them apart….

VIDEO: 2014 Top Company for Employee Resource Groups: Merck & Co.

Top Company for Employee Resource Groups: Merck & Co. Accepting award: Willie Deese, Executive Vice President and President, Merck Manufacturing Division Reasons for Honor: Merck has nine Employee Business Resource Groups with 60 chapters, including groups based on veteran status and religion. Each group has its own business plan, tied…