Tag: Sponsorship

Career Advice: Sponsorship Must Be Earned

Bill Huffaker, global director of talent acquisition, human resources management, General Motors (No. 42 on the DiversityInc 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list), shares why sponsorship must be earned — making it critically different from mentorship. Bill Huffaker, Global Director of Talent Acquisition, Human Resources Management, General Motors SHANE…

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…

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…

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: 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…