8 CEOs Prove the Intersection of Diversity, Engagement & Innovation

How does accountability for diversity-management results improve engagement and innovation, often resulting in higher market share Fourteen CEOs and senior executives shared their best practices at Diversity-Management Best Practices From the Best of the Best, Oct. 1112 in New York City.


The six CEOs and eight senior executives at our event demonstrated how their personal passion and commitment to diversity have become a critical factor in making strategic business decisions. In many cases, this helped gain traction within senior leadership and generated measurable results in workforce diversity, while sometimes improving market share.

The two-day event featured two panels with six chief diversity officersone focused on best practices for executive diversity councils and the other on using compensation to drive diversity-management results. Additionally, DiversityInc Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Barbara Frankel presented exclusive advice on what companies need to do to improve their DiversityInc Top 50 rank.

Watch all the presentations from this event via the players below or view our YouTube playlist. Videos of all the speakers will be posted throughout the day.

Also, be sure to save the date for our upcoming 2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity Announcement Dinner, April 2324, 2013.

How New York City Drives Diversity Results

R. Fenimore Fisher, Deputy Commissioner, Chief Diversity & EEO Officer, City of New York

How does the City of New York drive diversity metrics and results Find out from a world-class diversity expert.

Diversity in the Workplace: Leadership Counts

Jorge Benitez, Managing Director North America, Chief Executive United States, Accenture

This CEO really values work/life issues. He tells us how he includes spouses and encourages family priorities.

Panel: Best Practices on Executive Diversity Councils

Debbie Storey, AT&T; Rhonda Crichlow, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Michelle Lee, Wells Fargo

Three companies with the best practicesand resultson diversity councils talk about CEOs chairing the councils, setting goals and accountability.

Building a Strong Diversity Brand

John Bryant, President and CEO, Kellogg

The CEO of Kellogg tells us why his company has invested so much over the last two years in its diversity-management efforts.

Workplace Diversity: The Personal Connection in Leadership

Forest T. Harper, CEO, INROADS

The son of migrant workers, who went on to be a top Pfizer executive, talks about how INROADS helps Black and Latino college students become corporate leaders.Click hereto download the presentation slides.

Corporate Diversity at the Top: Q&A With Luke Visconti

Steve Howe, Area Managing Partner Americas, Ernst & Young

The U.S. head of Ernst & Young discusses how corporate values drive business decisions at his firm

Diversity & Inclusion: Accountability & Your Business Future

Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO,University Hospitals

The CEO of this Cleveland hospital system tells us how outreach to Blacks and Latinos is driving hospital growth.

Workplace Diversity: Using Leadership to Save Lives & Talent by Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Dr. Eliza Byard, Executive Director,GLSEN(the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network)

The head of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) tells you about young lives saved through the help of corporations like yours.

Panel on Diversity Metrics: Using Compensation to Drive Results

Maruiel Perkins-Chavis,Marriott International; Joy Fitzgerald,Rockwell Collins; Chad Johnson,Sodexo

Three companies with the most effective diversity metrics tell you what’s on their diversity scorecards and how they link goals to compensation.

Corporate Diversity: A Personal Story of Why Corporate Values Matter

Michelle Lee, Executive Vice President and Northeast Regional President,Wells Fargo

This exec shares her remarkable story of how and why she became a banker and the challenges she faced as the only young, Black woman in her management-training program.

DiversityInc Benchmarking: Tips on How to Move Up on the DiversityInc Top 50 List

Barbara Frankel, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, DiversityInc

See our tips on the best ways to answer questions on The 2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity survey.Click hereto download the presentation slides.

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