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Profiles in Diversity Journal 2021 Indigenous Leaders Worth Watching International Award

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Announcing the 2021 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners

Announcing the 2021 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners!

Women Leading the Way to Excellence in the Workplace, the Marketplace, and the World

[CLEVELAND, OH May 5, 2021] Profiles in Diversity Journal® is pleased to announce the 99 recipients of the magazine’s 20th annual Women Worth Watching® Awards. These women join more than 2,000 past Award recipients (see www.womenworthwatching.com) as outstanding examples of leaders who demonstrate talent, courage, persistence, commitment, and generosity of spirit.

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Inclusive Leadership in Action infographic

Charting the Path to Equity in the Workplace

More and more organizations have recognized the significance of advancing equity as a strategic imperative and competitive advantage. In my article, which appeared in the fall issue of this publication and was entitled “Four Essential Levers CEOs Can Adopt to Achieve Racial and Gender Equality,” I discussed how the following four essential factors play an integral role in cultivating an equitable and inclusive culture: leading purposefully; making a cultural change; fostering an ecosystem; and focusing on actions and changes.

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Featured Articles

Diversity Includes Disability

By Meenakshi Das I don’t think people realize how many different types of disabilities there are. People in wheelchairs or wearing hearing aids are noticeable. However, people with invisible disabilities, such as chronic illnesses or depression, are harder to spot. And those of us with a disability find it surprisingly…

Exploring Diversity via Discussion and Introspection

By Michael Bugeja Over the course of my academic and professional career, I have tried several methods to increase awareness about diversity and inclusion in my large-section media ethics and technology classes. I also am a frequent speaker in business and organizational meetings. The challenges are the same. Typically, lecturing…

Exerting the Power You Have. Right now.

By Janet Crenshaw Smith and Gary A. Smith Sr. It’s easy to feel helpless and out of control right now. We have been through so much. We did not see the pandemic coming, often feel like we can’t do anything about it, and we can’t be sure what’s next. Amid…

Belong to Something Beautiful

Nearly two years ago, Sephora debuted its “We Belong to Something Beautiful” campaign, a public articulation of its longstanding company values. Through this, the company promised that it would continue working to make Sephora a place where all people feel they belong. At the same time, Sephora recognized that racially…

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Looking inside and out for change in 2021

By Teshia Levy-Grant In recent years, many organizations have focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. But renewed national attention on social justice is paving the way for more and greater change in 2021. Data from employment and recruiting site Glassdoor shows that DEI-related job openings across all industries…

Five Ways Women Can Help Women (Including Themselves) Succeed in the Workplace

By Vickie Thrasher, Senior Vice President Human Resources – Organization and People Capability, Oracle It’s hardly news that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the workforce hard worldwide or that it has disproportionately impacted women, including women of color. During the pandemic, this group suffered involuntary layoffs or were forced by…

Entrepreneurship as a Vehicle to Wealth, Independence, and Legacy

By Janet and Gary Smith Business success requires a combination of factors that are more like a perfect storm than a perfect science; it is not just an easily assembled set of attributes and traits. Partnerships don’t always work, good ideas don’t always make it to market, and markets and…

Four Essential Levers CEOs Can Adopt to Achieve Racial & Gender Equality

By Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart, Inc. In the wake of the coronavirus, racial injustice, hate crime, and a declining economy, we realize that leading through crisis requires an inclusive mindset with decisive action and strength of purpose. Inclusive leaders…

The D&I Journey in Italy: How Far Have We Come?

English Italian By Claudio Guffanti, Founder of Unlimited Views Back when I began to study Diversity and Inclusion topics, I noticed a trend with Italian companies unaware of the intrinsic commercial value that D&I provides. Likewise, I was unable to find training courses in Italy that I considered worthwhile. Therefore,…

Building a Future of Work for Women

By Lorraine Hariton, President & CEO of Catalyst As President and CEO of Catalyst, a global nonprofit that works with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women, I am honored to introduce the 19th annual Women Worth Watching® issue…

Why I Support Wes Hall & BlackNorth

By Trevor Wilson Several years ago, I had a vexing business problem that proved to be difficult to overcome. A friend of mine asked me if I knew Wes Hall. While I had heard the name, I had never met the man. I knew he was Black, I knew he…

Canada’s Wes Hall Assumes Leadership Role in Fight Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism

By Trevor Wilson and Alecia Maragh Wes Hall, one of Canada’s most influential powerbrokers, runs the leading shareholder advisory firm in North America. This strong, confident and dynamic man was the subject of a rags-to-riches success story featured on the cover of Report on Business (a magaizne insert in The…

Actionable Quick Reads

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Women in tech reveal the biggest challenges they face

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Overcoming Unconscious Bias within Organizations

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Why Women Are Underrepresented at the Top, and What Companies Can Do About It

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CVS Health announces CEO transition effective February 2021

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

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

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its Board of Directors appointed Karen S. Lynch, currently Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, Aetna, as the company’s next President and CEO, effective February 1, 2021. Ms. Lynch will also join the company’s Board of Directors upon assuming her new role.

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Westlake man chronicles diversity success stories in workplaces across the country

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.

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Profiles In Diversity Journal - 2020 Award Winners

2020 Black Leaders Worth Watching Award Winners

2020 Innovations in Diversity Award Winners

Top Ten Innovations in Diversity for 2020 (in alphabetical order)

  1. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) - Signing Up for Belonging - Introduced: 2020
  2. CVS Health - Community-Based COVID-19 Testing - Introduced: 2020
  3. Dechert LLP - Building Understanding: A comprehensive program to deepen our understanding of racism, anti-racist practices and ally-ship - Introduced: 2020
  4. Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate and Clark | Weitz | Clarkson - New Terminal Project at Kansas City International Airport - Introduced: 2018
  5. Idaho National Laboratory - Embedding Inclusive Diversity into the Fabric of the Organization - Introduced: 2017
  6. Ingersoll Rand - Lean into Change: Cross-Cultural Conversations - Introduced: 2020
  7. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Diverse Pipeline Outreach Program - Introduced: 2020
  8. New York Life: Coming Together - Impact of COVID-19 Series - Introduced: 2020
  9. Sephora - “We Belong to Something Beautiful”: Leading the Way in Beauty and Retail DEI - Introduced: 2019
  10. Ulmer & Berne LLP - “Stop the Hate” Program Series - Introduced: 2020

Innovations in Diversity Awards of Excellence (in alphabetical order)

  1. BBC - 50:50 The Equality Project - Introduced: 2017
  2. HCA Healthcare - Virtually Flipping the Switch: Creating a Consciously Inclusive Environment through COVID-19 - Introduced: 2020
  3. Ingersoll Rand - Unity through Diversity: Purpose & Values Brought to Life - Introduced: 2016
  4. Latham & Watkins LLP - [email protected] - Introduced: 2020
  5. Liberty Mutual Insurance - Inclusion in Action - Introduced: 2020
  6. New American Funding - New American Dream - Introduced: 2016
  7. Tata Consultancy Services - Million Women Mentors - Introduced: 2015
  8. Tenshey, Inc. - Tenshey’s Women Sponsorship Programs - Introduced: 2019
  9. United Rentals Inc. - “Building a Better Future” Roundtable Series - Introduced: 2020

2020 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners

2020 Diversity Team Award Winners

2020 Women Worth Watching® in STEM Award Winners

2020 Diversity Leader Award Winners