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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…

Men Named John Outnumber Women in Key Leadership Positions

By Michael Nam Justin Wolfers, a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, highlighted the lack of women in charge of financial and political institutions with a darkly amusing ratio he calls the Glass Ceiling Index. In his New York Times Upshot column, Wolfers was apparently…

Diversity Events: How IBM Re-Launched Its Resource Groups

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,…

Prudential's New CDO, Plus Toyota Promotes Diversity Leader [Slideshow]

[SlideDeck2 id=23512 ress=1] Michele C. Meyer-Shipp Michele C. Meyer-Shipp has been named vice president and chief diversity officer of Prudential Financial, succeeding Emilio Egea, who retired. In her new role, Meyer-Shipp is responsible for leading and directing all diversity-and-inclusion initiatives for the company, and for ensuring ongoing compliance with federal…

Web Seminar: Ensuring Diversity in Succession Planning

Havingmanagement that is representative of the workforce and the marketplace will make your company more competitive. Our web seminar on succession planning featured three companies that have proven results in maintaining a successful talent pipeline. The presentersDavid Casey, Vice President of Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Caremark; Susan…

What Your Resource Groups Are NOT Telling You

Q: I’ve been giving our current diversity advisory council some thought, and it prompted a question that I’d like to get your perspective on. Have you seen companies utilize their resource-group leaders as diversity advisory-council members A:Asresource groupshave matured, they have literally earned a place at the table. That table,…

What Is Possible for People With Disabilities

I broke my neck body surfing on New Year’s Eve while vacationing in Puerto Rico. The year was 1980, nearly 30 years ago. After a nine-month recovery at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation in New York, I began my life anew as a C5-C6 quadriplegic using a powered wheelchair. In…

Cross-Cultural Mentoring: How IBM, E&Y & Kraft Increase Diversity in Management

What’s the key to achieving better engagement and promotion among Blacks, Latinos, Asians and women Provide them the career support they need early on with cross-cultural mentoring. Research, including studies from Catalyst, shows that women and people from other traditionally underrepresented groups do better than the general populationin terms of…

Augusta National Found Only 2 Qualified Women Out of 3.3 Billion on the Planet

Photo credit: Northfoto/Shutterstock.com Augusta National Golf Club announced former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and business executive Darla Moore as its first female members this week. But many media reports and social-media comments question the sincerity and timing of the club’s decision to end its 80-year-old men-only policy. Some Twitter…