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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.”

Esther H. Lim High School Graduation with Family and the Herberts

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.

Reverend Archbishop Desmond Tutu

How Archbishop Tutu inspired Human Equity

By Peter Trevor Wilson

One of the most frequently asked questions since the publication of my last book is regarding the origins of the phrase human equity.

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What A Glass of Beer Says About Group Decision-Making: Individualist and Collectivist Biases

By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen

You made it: it’s Friday afternoon. You’re sitting down for happy hour with your friends from work.

Portrait of elegant businesswoman using digital tablet with wireless earphones while standing by desk in office or at home

To Women Everywhere: We Must Advocate for Ourselves
[PDJ: Part 3 in a Series]

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

As we all continue to adjust to life with the pandemic, 2022 is off to an interesting start.

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The Four Pillars of our DEI Framework

By Yusuf Z. Zakir

To foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), it is critical to have a framework to clearly guide your efforts.

In Data Center: IT Technician Running Maintenance Program on Laptop

How The Tech Industry Can Make Even More Progress In Empowering Women

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

It’s plain to anyone who’s visited the gleaming halls of Silicon Valley giants and their outposts across the world that the tech industry still lags in achieving gender equality.

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?

Multicolored vector illustration of people with different characteristics

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.

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


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.

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® Award Winners

  • AARP - Shani Hosten - Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion African American/Black Strategy & LGBTQ Strategy at AARP
  • Activision Blizzard - Johanna Faries - Senior Vice President, General Manager
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) - Deborah Nations - Senior Director, Executive and Employee Communications
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) - Jennifer Wong - Corporate Vice President, FPGA Product Development
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) - Caixia Jiang - Corporate Vice President, Software Development
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Melissa J Schwartz - Partner
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Emma Simmonds - Partner
  • Ankura - Taffi Schurz - Managing Director
  • Arrowhead Consulting - Kuma Roberts - Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
  • Axinn - Lisl J Dunlop - Partner
  • Bayer U.S. - Beth Roden - Senior Vice President and Head of Communications, Consumer Health, North America
  • BDO USA, LLP - Catherine Moy - Chief People and Culture Officer
  • Capital Electric - Charmienne Ganao - Vice President of Finance
  • Catalyst - Tanya van Biesen - Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Engagement
  • Co/LAB Lending - Megan E Marsh - Co-Founder
  • Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna LLP - Cindy Jordano - Partner
  • Cooper Electric Supply - Jill Kaplan - Vice President of Operations & Logistics
  • Delta Dental of California and Affiliates - Sarah Chavarria - Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
  • DentaQuest - Roxanne Martinez - Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • DentaQuest - Kamila Chytil - Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • EHE Health - Joy Altimare - Chief Revenue Officer
  • Enchanted Rock Solutions, LLC - Thais Grossi - Chief Operating Officer
  • Frantz Ward LLP - Angela D Lydon - Partner; Vice-Chair, Litigation Practice Group
  • Freeborn & Peters LLP - Christine E Hollis - Director of Attorney Recruiting, Development and Diversity
  • Galderma U.S. - Silvina Nordenstohl - Head of Galderma U.S.
  • GEI Consultants, Inc. - Brooke Bennett - Senior Geologist
  • GEI Consultants, Inc. - Katherine Unke-Ehrenberg - Ecological Group Manager
  • Gibbons P.C. - June M. Inderwies - Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
  • Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes LLP - Skye Tian Gao - Associate
  • Google - Sylvia Chen - Senior Patent Counsel
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Shari L. Heyen - Managing Shareholder
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Diane N. Ibrahim - Managing Shareholder
  • Herrick, Feinstein LLP - Shivani Poddar - Partner
  • Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP - Alison Miller - Associate
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP - Meaghan Gragg - Partner
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP - Shemin V. Proctor - Partner
  • Idaho National Laboratory - Tiffany Leavitt - MFC, Business Division Director
  • Idaho National Laboratory - Dr. Ashley Finan - Director, National Reactor Innovation Center
  • Idaho National Laboratory - Michelle Wiest - Chief Procurement Officer
  • Idaho National Laboratory - Krista K. Harris - Safeguards and Security Program Manager–Performance Assurance
  • Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP - Melissa A. Barahona - Partner
  • Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP - Heather S. Kim - Partner
  • Keller Postman LLC - Zina Bash - Partner
  • Kroll - Jill Weise - Chief Impact Officer
  • Kroll - Christina Pullo - Managing Director, Head of Restructuring Administration and Issuer Services
  • Kroll - Sharon Dhall - Chief Information Officer
  • Kroll - Anne O'Dwyer - EMEA Regional Management Committee Chair and Managing Director, Restructuring
  • Latham & Watkins LLP - Melissa Arbus Sherry - Partner and Vice Chair, Associates Committee
  • Latham & Watkins LLP - Sharon Lau - Partner and Executive Committee Member
  • LegalEase Solutions LLC - Patrice Asimakis - Director of Legal Services
  • Lincoln Financial Group - Sharon Scanlon - Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, Producer Solutions and Retirement Plan
  • Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP - Lynn L. Janulis, PhD - Partner
  • Mayer Brown - Nicole A Saharsky - Partner and co-head of Mayer Brown's Supreme Court & Appellate Practice
  • Microsoft Commercial Solutions Areas - Bhavana Bartholf - Global Head Digital & Sales Strategy
  • Moss Adams - Kimberly Sokoloff - Senior Manager
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Colleen Pleasant Kline - Partner
  • New American Funding - Patty Arvielo - President and Co-Founder
  • New York Life - Cathy Council - Vice President, Human Resources - Talent Management
  • Olivia DePiore - Olivia DePiore - International Model and Inclusion Advocate
  • OPTrust - Jesusa Chow - Vice President, Member Experience
  • Partnership for Inclusion Leadership - Youlanda M. Gibbons - CEO and Founder
  • RBC Wealth Management–U.S. - Tammy Buchert - Chief Administrative Officer
  • Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg LLP - Christine Lehman - Managing Partner, D.C. Office
  • Renasant Bank - Tracey Morant Adams - Senior Executive Vice President
  • Saint-Gobain North America - La-Toya P. Hackney - Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary
  • Sandia National Laboratories - Robin M. Jones - Manager, Building Systems Engineering
  • Sandia National Laboratories - Kimberly Pino - Senior Manager, Facilities Capital Planning and Acquisition
  • Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP - Melinda Koster - Partner and Co-Chair of the Discrimination and Harassment practice
  • Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP - Christine Dunn - Partner
  • Seward & Kissel LLP - Dora Pulido - Counsel
  • SLAC National Laboratory - Dr. May Ling Ng - Beam Delivery Systems Engineering Department Head
  • Sullivan & Cromwell - Nicole Friedlander - Partner
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) - Dr. Andrea Tawney - Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • The Conference Board - Amy Lui Abel - Vice President, Executive Programs
  • Truth DEI Consulting - Nona Lee - Founder & CEO
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP - Jennifer L. Adams - Partner; Co-Group Leader, Health Care
  • Union Pacific Railroad - Grace Olsen - General Director, Locomotive
  • Valley Bank - Tammy G. Mata - Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
  • Venable LLP - Stephanie DeLong - Partner
  • Viking Electric - Stacy Stanslaski - President
  • Washington Capital Partners - Giselle Bonzi - President
  • WilmerHale - Emily R. Whelan - Chair, Intellectual Property Department; Partner
  • WilmerHale - April Williams - Partner
  • WilsonHCG - Jennifer Koss - Vice President, Talent Operations NAM
  • Withum - Theresa Richardson - Partner and Chief Talent Officer

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

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