Tran Taylor – Upbound Group

Tran TaylorEVP – CHRO – CDO Upbound GroupHeadquarters: Plano, TXIndustry: RetailCEO: Mitchell FadelWebsite: www.upbound.com Credentials: Master’s Public Policy, Bachelor’s International Relations and Affairs, Certification on Strategic Human Resources Planning, West Virginia University Our company’s goal is Inclusive workplaces, where every individual feels welcome, valued, and empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It drives… Read the full article

Cultural Sensitivity: The Underrated Ingredient to Successful International Business Relationships

By Shweta Maniar I’ve been fortunate to have a global role that allows me to travel internationally for work. Over the years, this has not only provided me with an opportunity to gather souvenirs but also invaluable business insights. What I’ve learned is that each country has a unique approach to conducting business. Just as… Read the full article

A Human-Centric Workplace: 3 Ways to Prioritize Diversity in a Digital Age

By Austin Wolcott As I was recently researching a breaking news topic in the pharmaceutical world, I had a tangential thought. I identify as a gay man, and I was understanding the unwritten but clear implications that this event would have for the LGBTQ+ community – particularly those with lower income – but I began… Read the full article

Storytelling is a Strategic Superpower

By Mohan Sivaloganathan Keep the personal and the business separate. It’s time to retire this antiquated script for achieving success, because today’s workforce of Gen Z and Millennial leaders are designing a better and healthier approach before our eyes. I vividly remember a moment that taught me how making the work personal is imperative to… Read the full article

Being a Successful Black Attorney

By Robert A. Robertson with Dechert LLP I am a partner in the financial services group at Dechert and chair of the firm’s Black Professionals Alliance (BPA), Dechert’s Black affinity group. The BPA includes the firm’s Black attorneys and, as of last year, also our Black business services professionals. The BPA focuses on mentoring, nurturing… Read the full article

The 2023 Diverse Lawyers Making a Difference Awards

Profiles in Diversity Journal is proud to recognize prominent lawyers making a difference in diversity, inclusion, and equity within their law firms, and for their clients and communities with our second Diverse Lawyers Making a Difference Awards. The 11 profiles that appear in this issue recognize and celebrate the achievements of our second group of… Read the full article

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