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

The Winters Group – Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification Program

Company: The Winters GroupInnovation Title: Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification ProgramCompany Website: https://www.wintersgroup.com/bold-inclusive-conversations/Year Introduced: 2018 Executive Summary Today more than ever, leaders and employees alike must have the skills and competencies to engage in dialogue on historically polarizing and “off-limits” topics. Whether leaders like it or not, employees are talking about and thinking… Read the full article

Union Pacific Railroad – Living Library

Company: Union Pacific RailroadInnovation Title: Living LibraryCompany Website: www.uprr.comYear Introduced: 2023 Executive Summary What makes this program or initiative unique? Union Pacific Living Library: We all have a story to tell. In the summer of 2023, Union Pacific’s Diversity and Inclusion team launched the Living Library. Employees can participate by checking out a “human book”… Read the full article

Activating Imposter Syndrome’s Untapped Allies: How Men Can Help Women Thrive

By Wema Hoover, Former Chief Diversity Officer, Principal & CEO Be Limitless Consulting, LLC Throughout my career, I have benefitted countless times from the wisdom and support of so many caring women mentors. They took the time out of their days to give me advice, advocate for me, “block and tackle” when necessary, and help… Read the full article

Unlocking Success: The Competitive Advantage of Diverse Boards

By Christine Miller In the 2020s, the vast majority of corporations are at least talking the right talk when it comes to the importance of diversity. But we still don’t always see that reflected on corporate boards and in the rooms where the major decisions are made. That’s my take-away from a recent study that… Read the full article