The 2023 Innovations in Diversity Awards

Profiles in Diversity Journal’sInnovations in Diversity Award Recipients for 2023(in alphabetical order) Innovation. It’s what happens when aspiration and inspiration meet commitment and hard work, and turn powerful ideas into exciting realities. Innovations in diversity and inclusion show us possibilities that can transform workplace, cultural, and social landscapes across the globe. Innovative thinking invites us,… Read the full article

Dechert LLP – Pro bono advocacy challenges Philadelphia housing discrimination

Company: Dechert LLPInnovation Title: Pro bono advocacy challenges Philadelphia housing discriminationCompany Website: www.dechert.comYear Introduced: 2022 Executive Summary Dechert, a global law firm, has successfully challenged housing discrimination in Philadelphia through its pro bono efforts to fight for fair housing rights in cases involving discrimination against low-income tenants. Last year, a Dechert pro bono team partnered… Read the full article

Enact Mortgage Insurance – Expanded Nontraditional Credit program

Company: Enact Mortgage InsuranceInnovation Title: Expanded Nontraditional Credit programCompany Website: https://enactmi.com/ Executive Summary While expanding its DEI efforts, Enact Mortgage Insurance sought out areas where it could commit capital with the goal of helping to bridge the minority homeownership gap. After much research, credit invisibility was found to be an issue where Enact could have… Read the full article

Epiq Global – Cultivating Inclusion: An Epiq Culture

Company: Epiq GlobalInnovation Title: Cultivating Inclusion: An Epiq CultureCompany Website: www.epiqglobal.com/en-usYear Introduced: 2021 Executive Summary As a leading alternative legal services provider, Epiq distinguishes itself in a unique industry by serving prominent clients, including 93 of the Am Law 100, half of the Fortune 100, nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, seven of the… Read the full article

Freddie Mac – Develop the Developer

Company: Freddie MacInnovation Title: Develop the DeveloperCompany Website: freddiemac.comYear Introduced: 2020 Executive Summary What makes this program or initiative unique? In 2020, Freddie Mac introduced Develop the Developer — an innovative program inspiring reinvestment and development in historically underserved communities. The program started in Omaha, Nebraska and expanded to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2021, followed by… Read the full article

Genentech – Belonging at The Table

Company: GenentechInnovation Title: Belonging at The TableCompany Website: https://www.gene.com/Year Introduced: 2021 Executive Summary What makes this program or initiative unique? Tamicka James, head of D&I for Genentech’s largest business unit (Commercial, Medical and Government Affairs), established and hosts an internal video program called, “Belonging at the Table,” which can be described as the Rachel Ray… Read the full article

HCA Healthcare – Lighting Pathways: The HCA Healthcare Scholars 365 Program

Company: HCA HealthcareInnovation Title: Lighting Pathways: The HCA Healthcare Scholars 365 ProgramCompany Website: www.HCAHealthcare.comYear Introduced: 2021 Executive Summary HCA is one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers with 182 hospitals and other centers of care in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our generous and creative college aid program is dedicated to building a diverse… Read the full article

Landing International Inc. – BeautyFluent

Company: Landing International Inc.Innovation Title: BeautyFluentCompany Website: landinginternational.comYear Introduced: 2022 Executive Summary Since 2016, Landing International has been at the forefront of transforming the beauty industry into a more conscious, inclusive, and empowering space. Leveraging the power of technology, Landing has pioneered a path that levels the beauty retail playing field, enabling small beauty brands… Read the full article

Norton Rose Fulbright – Diversity Councils: The Minority Equity Council and the WiN Council

Company: Norton Rose FulbrightInnovation Title: Diversity Councils: The Minority Equity Council and the WiN CouncilCompany Website: https://nortonrosefulbright.com/en-usYear Introduced: 2022-2023 Executive Summary What makes this program or initiative unique? Norton Rose Fulbright prioritizes a culture that values authenticity, collaboration, client service and an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. After the success of the Racial… Read the full article

New York Life – New York Life Cultural Ambassador Program: Fostering Inclusion and Belonging

Company: New York LifeInnovation Title: New York Life Cultural Ambassador Program: Fostering Inclusion and BelongingCompany Website: www.newyorklife.comYear Introduced: 2021 Executive Summary In 2021, New York Life created the Agency Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion division, which will forge the partnership between the Agency (our field force) and The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center for Awareness and… Read the full article