Tag: Mentoring

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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…

3 Key Practices to Increase Retention Rates of Diverse Employees

By Sheryl Estrada Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential Financial Michele C. Meyer-Shipp. If a company is increasingly hiring talented people from underrepresented groups, yet suffering from low retention rates, the employee developmental process needs an upgrade. During a talk in New York City, Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, vice…

Top Companies for Women: What 3 Best Practices They All Have

By Barbara Frankel and Shane Nelson Photo by Shutterstock What makes a company a really good place for women to reach their full potential An analysis of data of The 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity shows the top companies for women all have: Strong, cross-cultural mentoring programs with…

HBO Shows How Not to Launch a Diversity Program

By Michael Nam The problems faced by the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship’s application program last week serves as a harsh lesson for companies and organizations making attempts to diversify their industries. The program itself is set up to encourage those identifying as “Asian Pacific, Sub-Continent Asian, African American, Hispanic, Native American,…

EY: The Importance of Mentoring College Students

By Sheryl Estrada More than 150 high-achieving, ethnically diverse college students from campuses across the country arrived in New York City Wednesday to begin a journey into the professional-services field. EY (No. 3 in The 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity) hosted its ninth annual Discover EY event, which…

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 Mentoring: Sodexo

Top Company for Mentoring: Sodexo Accepting Award: George Chavel, President and CEO Reasons for Honor: Sodexo is the only company to have been in the top two of the DiversityInc Top 50 for five years in a row. That’s because of the efforts of many people, but especially George Chavel,…

Video: Insight Into Mentoring and Sponsorship Relationships

How have participants’ mentoring or sponsorship relationships evolved What have been the greatest benefits Hear personal experiences and success stories from sponsors/people being sponsored and mentors/mentees. To access the presentation slides, go to DiversityInc Best Practices. Kim Strong Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Target Kim Strong began her career at…

Video: How to Start a Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program

What’s the business case for starting a mentoring program How do you get widespread usage How involved should senior executives be How do you measure success To access the presentation slides, go to DiversityInc Best Practices. Jodi Davidson Director of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives Sodexo Jodi Davidson, Director of Diversity…

Video: The Difference Between Mentoring and Sponsorship

Do you need both a mentoring and a sponsorship program How do you get sponsors to work with people from underrepresented groups Can sponsorship be formalized To access the presentation slides, go to DiversityInc Best Practices. Michele C. Green Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Prudential Financial Michele C. Green…