Jimmie Paschall – Marriott

Jimmie Paschall Title: Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Global Diversity Officer Company: Mariott International, Inc Corporate Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland Website: www.mariott.com Primary Business: Global hospitality Revenues: $10.91 billion Employees: 300,000 including franchised properties Vision of the Future The concept of corporate diversity and inclusion (D&I) continues to evolve. Leveraging D&I is increasingly seen as… Read the full article

David Casey – CVS Caremark

Vision of the Future David Casey Title: VP, Workforce Initiatives and Diversity Officer Company: CVS Caremark Corporate Headquarters: Woonsocket, Rhode Island Website: www.cvscaremark.com Primary Business: Health care, retail Revenues: Nearly $100 billion Employees: More than 200,000 In an earlier life as a recruiter for a staffing firm, I remember frantically scurrying around the office to… Read the full article

Lance Lavergne – New York Life

Lance Lavergne Title: Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Company: New York Life Insurance Company Corporate Headquarters: New York City, NY Website: www.newyorklife.com Primary Business: The largest mutual life insurance company in the US Revenues: $14.38 billion Employees: Approx 9,098 Vision of the Future In scanning the diversity and inclusion landscape, it is evident that… Read the full article

Wanda Brackins – RBC Wealth Management

Wanda Brackins Title: Head, Global Diversity Company: RBC Wealth Management Corporate Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota Website: www.rbcwm-usa.com Primary Business: Financial services Revenues: $1.3 billion Employees: 5,000 Vision of the Future What diversity and inclusion challenges remain today? In spite of the incredible strides that have been made in the area of diversity and inclusion over the… Read the full article

Linda Jimenez – WellPoint Inc

Linda Jimenez Title: Chief Diversity Officer & Staff VP – Diversity & Inclusion Company: WellPoint Inc. Corporate Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana Website: www.wellpoint.com Primary Business: Health Benefits Revenues: $58.8 billion Employees: Approx 38,000 Vision of the Future I often tell my colleagues that as diversity practitioners we are standing on the precipice, leading our respective organizations… Read the full article

Tasha Kitty – Sun Life Financial

Tasha Kitty Senior HR Program Consultant, Talent Acquisition, Management, and Diversity, Sun Life Financial, US Corporate Headquarters: Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts Website: www.sunlife.com/us Primary Business: Financial Services Revenues: $10.3 billion Employees: 2,845 (14,260 Worldwide) Vision of the Future Over the past several years, the financial industry has established more diverse corporate cultures, but there is still… Read the full article

Amy Kahn – University of the Rockies

Amy Kahn, Ph.D. Director of Diversity, University of the Rockies Corporate Headquarters: Colorado Springs, Colorado Website: www.rockies.edu Primary Business: Graduate school Revenues: $190.9 million Employees: More than 5,500 Vision of the Future What diversity and inclusion challenges remain today? The industry continues to be challenged by the meaning and nature of the work. A quick… Read the full article

Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives: Stacking the Deck for Success

Survey responses suggested four major areas on which organizations should focus to counter pessimism embedded in men’s pre-training attitudes toward D&I programs.

Opting In

Understanding why women lawyers leave law firms in disporportionately high numbers, Lorelie Masters asks all to “opt in” to encourage a level playing field for all lawyers.

Building a Diversity Focused Organization

In 2008, WellPoint initiated a legal diversity team populated with a diverse cross-section of legal associates, including by race, age, gender, ethnic background, and job function.