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Profiles in Diversity Journal 2022 Women Worth Watching in Leadership International Award

Women Worth Watching® in Leadership Award

Profiles in Diversity Journal invites you to participate in our 21st Annual Women Worth Watching® in Leadership Awards

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Profiles in Diversity Journal 2022 Diversity Teams International Award

Diversity Teams Award

Profiles in Diversity Journal invites you to participate in our Diversity Team Award

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Profiles in Diversity Journal 2022 Native American Indigenous Leaders Worth Watching International Award

Native American/Indigenous Leaders Worth Watching Award

Nominations are now open for the 2nd Annual Native American Indigenous Leaders Worth Watching Awards

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Featured Articles

Dr. Thomas J. Bussen

Sustainable Tourism in Lake Titicaca: Lessons and Warnings

By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen

The year is 2016, and a Carnival cruise liner is departing the waters of Southern Italy.

Dr. Thomas J. Bussen

Uncertainty Avoidance

By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen

Think about the future—say, five years from now. Did a tingle of excitement just course through your body, or was it something closer to anxiety, fear, or maybe even dread?

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Supplier Diversity Programs Can Have an Impact on Millions

By: Brian Hall & Donovan Casanave, Shell Oil Company

As it should, there is currently significant pressure on corporate leadership to develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) programs.

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To Women Everywhere: We Must Advocate for Ourselves
[PDJ: Part 2 in a Series]

By Bhavana Bartholf, Chief Digital Officer for Microsoft Commercial Solution Areas (Global)

I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share this story with you as Part 2 of my Advocating for Yourself series in Profiles in Diversity Journal.

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Why Globalizing Diversity And Inclusion is The Right Business Decision

By Traci Wade, Vice President, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Oracle

A lot has changed in a relatively short time as far as how we in America appreciate the business imperative to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

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A Four-Step Strategy to Battle the Great Resignation

By Donald Fan, Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Walmart

The last several months have witnessed a tidal wave of resignations in the United States and worldwide.

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Sephora Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Progress Report

By George-Axelle Broussillon Matschinga, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, Sephora

In June 2020, Sephora made several renewed commitments to bring longstanding values of the brand to life.

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How Companies Can Cast the Widest Net to Hire the Best and Most Diverse Talent

By Vickie Thrasher, Senior Vice President Human Resources–Organization and People Capability, Oracle

It may seem obvious that most employers want to recruit not only the most qualified job prospects, but also bring aboard employees that, as a group, mirror the diversity of the population at large.

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To Women Everywhere: We Must Advocate for Ourselves
[PDJ: Part 1 in a Series]

By Bhavana Bartholf, Chief Digital & Transformation Officer for Microsoft Commercial Solutions Areas (Global)

Ever have the feeling you are working as hard as you can and driving results, yet everyone around you seems to be getting ahead of you?

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Build a Culture of Equity and Inclusivity

By Donald Fan, Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Walmart

In 2018, 20,000 Google employees walked out to protest the handling of sexual harassment claims in the workplace.

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Why and How Businesses Need to Embrace Neurodiversity

By Vicki Thrasher, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Oracle Corp.

As a long-time human resources professional, I find it encouraging to see how many employers are embracing the notion of hiring people who think and learn differently.

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How To Make Equity Center Stage All the Time

By Donald Fan, Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Walmart

Albert Einstein said, “You can’t use an old map to explore a new world.” While reimaging the post-COVID-19 age, we must remap our ways of thinking and ways of working.

People On The Move

Letitia K. James

Letitia K. James – GXO Logistics, Inc.

GXO Announces Letitia James as Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Dionne Wallace Oakley

Dionne Wallace Oakley – Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac Names Dionne Wallace Oakley as Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer

Darwin Conner

Darwin Conner – Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland Welcomes Darwin Conner as New US Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

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Announcements

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Westlake man chronicling diversity success stories in workplaces across the country for the last 20 years

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In 1999 Jim Rector published the first diversity magazine in the country, which is now recognized internationally.

Karen S. Lynch named the next President and CEO of CVS Health

CVS Health announces CEO transition effective February 2021

Karen S. Lynch named the next President and CEO of CVS Health and Larry J. Merlo to retire in Spring 2021.

PDJ - 2022 Award Winners

2022 Women Worth Watching® in STEM Award Winners

  • Ally Financial - Donna Hart - Chief Information Security Officer
  • Ally Financial - Jovan Talbert - Senior Director, Software Engineering
  • Altimetrik - Carol May - Head of Agile Practice
  • AT&T - Sarita Rao - President, AT&T Integrated & Partner Solutions
  • Dechert LLP - Angelina Liang - Partner
  • Fish & Richardson P.C. - Bailey K. Benedict - Principal
  • Fish & Richardson P.C. - Kelly Del Dotto - Principal
  • Globality - Neda Pitt - Chief Information Security Officer
  • HARMAN - Mary Joseph - Vice President – Digital Leadership, Lifestyle Audio Division
  • Latham & Watkins LLP - Dr. Jekkie Kim - Partner
  • Latham & Watkins LLP - Amy Speros - Counsel
  • Latham & Watkins LLP - Susan Y. Tull - Counsel
  • Lincoln Financial Group - Michelle DeCarlo - Senior Vice President, Divisional CIO, Technology Leader for Corporate Functions
  • e.l.f. Beauty - Ekta Chopra - Chief Digital Officer
  • New York Life - Betty Smith - Vice President, Technology–Shared Services
  • Oracle - Alison Derbenwick Miller - Vice President, Oracle for Research
  • Regor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Dr. Marjorie Zettler, PhD, MPH - Director of Clinical Science
  • Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg LLP - Khue Hoang - Co-Managing Partner, New York office
  • Sandia National Laboratories - Sondra Spence - Engineering Program/Project Lead, International Nuclear Security Engineering
  • Teltech - Giulia Porter - Vice President of Marketing
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso - Dr. Munmun Chattopadhyay - Assistant Professor
  • Urenco USA - Karen Fili - President and CEO
  • West Pharmaceutical Services - Liat Shochat - Senior Director of Research & Development, SmartDose 10 Platform
  • WilmerHale - Sarah Hogan - Partner
  • WilmerHale - Mindy Sooter - Partner-in-Charge, Denver Office
  • Withum - Zsia Rosmarin, CPA, MS - Partner, Head of Tax Technology and Emerging Growth Services

2022 Asian Leaders Worth Watching Award Winners

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Shiva Aminian - Partner
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Z.W. Julius Chen - Partner
  • Bazaarvoice - Zarina Lam Stanford - Chief Marketing Officer
  • Berea College - Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep - Robert Charles Billings Endowed Chair in Education and Department Chair
  • Blizzard Entertainment - Walter Kong - General Manager, Overwatch
  • Cornerstone Research - Dr. Rahul Guha - Chief Executive Officer
  • DentaQuest - Hyon Leon - Director, Data Analytics & Underwriting
  • Dechert LLP - Nitya Kumar Goyal - Partner
  • Freddie Mac - Kathy Sheng - Vice President; Assistant General Auditor
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Magan Pritam Ray - Shareholder; Co-Chair, Global Employee Benefits & Compensation Practice
  • HARMAN - Jennifer Liang - Director, Global Marketing
  • Latham & Watkins LLP - Kuan Huang - Partner
  • Latham & Watkins LLP - Jayanthi Sadanandan - Partner
  • Moss Adams - Jennie Ly - Strategy and Innovation Senior Manager
  • New American Funding - Karen Chiu - Builder Business Development Manager
  • Norton Rose Fulbright - Scarlet McNellie - Head of Corporate, M&A and Securities, Partner
  • New York Life - Helen Wei - Vice President, Corporate Finance–Foundational Business Finance
  • Sanford Heisler Sharp - Qiaojing Ella ZHENG - Partner
  • Sestina Bio, LLC - Dr. Bruce Wu - Chief Legal Officer
  • TransUnion - Ann Chen - Director, Assistant General Counsel–Litigation, Enforcement & Strategy
  • Veo - Candice Xie - Cofounder and CEO
  • WilmerHale - Brenda Lee - Partner
  • Wilson Turner Kosmo - Parada Ornelas - Partner
  • Withum - Peter Kim, CAMS - Principal

2022 Diversity Leader Award Winners

2022 Latino Leaders Worth Watching Award Winners

PDJ - 2021 Award Winners

2021 Black Leaders Worth Watching Award Winners

2021 Innovations in Diversity Award Winners

2021 Diverse Organizations Worth Watching Award Winners

2021 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners

2021 Diversity Team Award Winners

2021 Native American/Indigenous Leaders Worth Watching Award Winners

2021 Women Worth Watching® in STEM Award Winners

2021 Asian Leaders Worth Watching Award Winners

2021 Diversity Leader Award Winners

  • Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) - Annie Holmes - Chief Equity Officer
  • Dechert LLP - Satra Sampson-Arokium - Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
  • Ernst & Young (EY) - Karyn Twaronite - Global, Americas & US Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer
  • HP Inc. - Harvey Anderson - General Counsel
  • LinkedIn - Rosanna Durruthy - Vice President, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
  • New American Funding - Patty Arvielo - Co-Founder and President
  • New York Life - Keith McClain - Vice President and Global Head of Compensation
  • RBC Capital Markets - Sandye Taylor - Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Sephora - George-Axelle Broussillon Matschinga - Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Walmart - Richard Mayfield - EVP, Global Sourcing & Regional CEO - Walmex & Canada
  • Wayfair - KeyAnna Schmiedl - Global Head of Culture & Inclusion

2021 Latino Leaders Worth Watching Award Winners