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5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: April 21

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. Biden Administration Makes…

diversity hiring

New Study Finds DEI Initiatives Work Better When Implemented in Groups

If you want to improve diversity, equity or inclusion within a company or organization, a new study conducted by the U.S. think tank Filene Research Institute suggests that you’ll have greater success by enacting a series of changes or programs versus attempting a single standalone initiative.  Anca Voinea of Co-operative…

Global Diversity

Despite Massive Uptick in Global DEI Initiatives, New Study Reveals Real Change in Corporate Workforces Remains Slow 

Even though DEI as a business imperative continues to grow both in the United States and around the world, a new study has found that many business leaders and executives have merely raised awareness of why diversity, equity and inclusion is important — as opposed to actually making meaningful progress…

Pamela Fisher

People on the Move: Pamela Fisher, New Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb, the multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in New York City, has named Pamela Fisher as the company’s new chief diversity and inclusion officer. Fisher previously served as the head of diversity, equity & inclusion global strategy and partnerships at another pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson (a DiversityInc Hall of…

corporate diversity

New Study Reveals Half of US Employees Don’t Think Their Employers Are Focused Enough on DEI

Even with the continuing growth of DEI staff and departments among American corporations, and despite more than 2,000 corporate CEOs pledging earlier this year to support more inclusive workplaces across America, many U.S. workers feel their employers aren’t devoting enough energy, resources and funding to diversity, equity and inclusion. In…

Marine corps

US Marine Corps Adopts New Commitment to Diversity and Representation Within Its Ranks

Recognizing the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of life, including the military, the U.S. Marine Corps has announced a new plan designed to help the storied institution “reinvent” itself to look more like modern America. NPR’s Emma Bowman and Rachel Martin reported that “the Marine Corps,…

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

North Carolina Lawmakers Attack UNC-Chapel Hill Diversity Training Programs Within Sororities and Fraternities

Conservative America’s attack on DEI programs continues, this time with legislators in North Carolina targeting a college program designed to bring equity, diversity and inclusion education to college sororities and fraternities. A.P. Dillon of The North State Journal reported that North Carolina State Representative Jon Hardister “has issued a letter…

Chandra Vasser

People On the Move: Chandra Vasser, New Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Nissan Americas

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Nissan Americas named Chandra Vasser, a 17-year veteran of the company, as the car manufacturer’s first-ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. “In this newly created role, Vasser will drive Nissan’s strategy to expand diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across business functions in the Americas region,…

Greg Jones

People On the Move: Greg Jones, Cargill’s First-Ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Global food giant Cargill, Inc., one of the largest privately held corporations in the United States based on revenue, has appointed its first-ever chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. Dan Niepow of Twin Cities Business has reported that U.S. Navy vet Greg Jones has been tasked with the role at…

tech workforce

More Than Two-Thirds of Companies Still Lack Necessary Diversity Within Their Tech Workforce

Despite changes in hiring strategies and an increased push for inclusion, many large corporations are still struggling to increase diversity within their tech workforces. Global employment advisor Staffing Industry Analysts reported that “68% of companies feel there is a lack of diversity in their tech workforces, according to a survey…