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Each of Us Must Help to Foster an Inclusive Culture

By Yusuf Z. Zakir

My parents immigrated to Canada from East Africa in the 1970s.

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Career Choice: Perpetuating Income and Social Inequality?

By Amanda J Felkey and Dimitra Papadovasilak

We tend to look at the C-suite, with its lack of racial representation, and conclude that racism comes from bias at the top, trickling down the ranks from the white men who make decisions.

Women Invest 29% Less than Men? This Survey Says Yes

Women Invest 29% Less than Men? This Survey Says Yes

By Paula Mariani, Director of user experience at N26

Investing can be a powerful way to safeguard your financial future.

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Cross-Cultural Communication: Beyond Words

By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen

The 19th century Swiss philosopher Ferdinand de Saussure wrote, “In the lives of individuals and of societies, language is a factor of greater importance than any other.ii

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Ensuring Nondiscrimination at Our Nation’s Airports

By: Marcus H. England, Team Lead National Airports Civil Rights Policy & Compliance FAA Office of Civil Rights

Every day, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) works to ensure no traveler faces discrimination at our nation’s more than 5,000 public airports.

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To Women Everywhere: We Must Advocate for Ourselves
[PDJ: Part 4 in a Series]

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

Thank you for joining me on this journey, where I have been sharing my Advocating for Yourself series in Profiles in Diversity Journal.

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A Decade of Creating a Place for Diverse Talent to Excel

By Kelly Jackson, Vice President of People & Culture at bp

I began college thinking I would pursue a career in accounting.

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Embodying Pride Across All Lines

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

June is LGBTQ+ Pride month, and as we kick off the celebration, it’s worth reflecting on the momentous progress made by the gay liberation movement…

Poonam Garg

Stop the Blame Game

By Poonam Garg, Vice President, U.S. Bank

It creates an unhealthy workplace, when senior executives stymie product and service development, creativity, and innovation because they engage in the “blame game.”

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Paying it Forward with Gratitude

By Esther H. Lim

A phone call changed my life.

Half of a red onion and a whole red onion

Culturally In-Depth: Onions Have Layers, Ogres Have Layers, and Cultures Do Too

By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen

This article summarizes the inner and outer layers of culture.

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How to Create a Data-Led, Measurable Diversity and Inclusion Plan

By Eleanor Goichman Brett, consultant and trainer at global diversity and inclusion training consultancy PDT Global, part of Affirmity

All organizations now recognize that diversity and inclusion (D&I) are key to their success as a business.

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

Actionable Quick Reads


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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 Black Leadership Award Winners

  • Advanced Micro Devices - Pierre Maillard - SMTS Silicon Design Engineer
  • Advanced Micro Devices - Mark Wadlington - Senior Vice President and General Manager, Core Markets Group, AECG
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP - Terence Rozier-Byrd - Partner
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP - Tiffanye Threadcraft - Counsel
  • Axinn - Leslie Overton - Partner and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
  • Corteva Agriscience - Cheryl Curbeam - Vice President, Chief Compliance and Chief Risk Officer Ethics & Compliance
  • Corteva Agriscience - Karis T. Gutter - Vice President, Government & Industry Affairs North America
  • Coston Consulting LLC - Michael Coston - Chief Executive Officer
  • Crimson Wealth Strategies LLC - Chauvon McFadden - Principal
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Christopher Ford - Partner
  • DiCello Levitt - Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann - Partner-in-Charge, Birmingham, AL; Co-Partner-in-Charge, Washington, DC
  • Enact Mortgage Insurance - Dina Fleurima - Senior Manager–Lender Services
  • FordHarrison LLP - Karl Analo - Senior Associate
  • Freddie Mac - Tinesha Richardson - Manager, Equitable Housing
  • Givelify - Wale Mafolasire - Founder & CEO
  • HARMAN International - Fred Owens - Vice President & Head of Intellectual Property
  • Heartbeat - Christopher Cocking - Vice President, Solutions Architect
  • Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP - Nefertiti J. Alexander - Partner
  • Latham & Watkins - Sarah Fortt - Partner
  • Latham & Watkins - David Ziyambi - Partner
  • Levain Bakery - Kutina Ruhumbika - Chief People Officer
  • LexShares - Cayse Llorens - Chief Executive Officer
  • Mayer Brown LLP - Jeremiah A. DeBerry - Partner and Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Moss Adams - Shaunte' Kinch - Consulting Director
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Kraig B. Long - Partner
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Alicia Ritchie - Partner
  • New American Funding - Kenol Cadet - Sales Manager
  • New American Funding - Albert Nunnally - Senior Loan Consultant; Branch Manager
  • New American Funding - Ken Smith - Sales Manager
  • New American Funding - Micheline St. Fleur - Senior Loan Consultant
  • New American Funding - Wonida Welch - Branch Manager
  • New York Life - Martin King - Managing Director, NYL Investors LLC
  • NorthEast Electrical - Deshawn Fentress - Director Project Management–Sales
  • Norton Rose Fulbright - Vincent Dunn - Co-Partner-in-Charge, New York
  • Novavax, Inc. - Dr. Talitha Hampton - Senior Director
  • Partnership for Inclusion Leadership - Youlanda Gibbons - CEO
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler - H. Gregory Baker - Partner
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler - Peter C. Harvey - Partner
  • Point32Health - Cain Hayes - President & CEO
  • Revolt - Detavio Samuels - Chief Executive Officer
  • RWJBarnabas Health - Suzette Robinson, MHA - Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Saxena White - Omar Davis - Special Counsel
  • Sonepar USA - Ron Harper - Senior Vice President of Supply Chain
  • Strativia - Kenneth Kelly - President & CEO
  • Sullivan & Cromwell - Kamil Shields - Partner
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso - Charmaine A. Martin, MD - Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Foster School of Medicine
  • Union Pacific Railroad - Kenyatta (Kenny) Rocker - Executive Vice President–Marketing & Sales
  • Webster Bank - John Guy - EVP and Head of Business Banking
  • WilmerHale - Peggy Otum - Chair–Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice; Partner
  • WilmerHale - Monya Bunch - Director, Diversity Equity & Inclusion
  • Wind River - Kevin Dallas - President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Withum - Adrienne Smith, PMP, ITIL - Assistant vCIO; Project Manager
  • Withum - Jasmina Woodson, CPA/ABV/CFF - Manager–Forensic Valuation Services

2022 Women Worth Watching® in Leadership Award Winners

2022 Diversity Team Award Winners

  • Ally Financial - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team - Reggie Willis
  • Best Best & Krieger LLP - Best Best & Krieger Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee - Chief Talent Officer Danielle Sakai
  • Milbank LLP - Milbank LLP Diversity Group - Mikeisha Anderson Jones, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
  • Washington Capital Partners - Washington Capital Partners - Giselle Bonzi

2022 Native American/Indigenous Leadership Award Winners

2022 Women Worth Watching® in STEM Award Winners

2022 Asian Leaders Worth Watching Award Winners

2022 Diversity Leader Award Winners

2022 Latino Leaders Worth Watching Award Winners