The 2021 Innovations in Diversity Awards
Profiles in Diversity Journal’sInnovations in Diversity Award Recipients for 2021(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... Read more
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP – Shaping Your Future virtual recruitment series
Company: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Innovation Title: Shaping Your Future virtual recruitment series Organization Website: www.akingump.com Year Introduced: 2020 Executive Summary The legal industry has consistently faced the challenge of identifying and hiring diverse legal talent. As a result, law firms have been evaluating their recruitment... Read more
Dechert LLP – Increasing Transparency around the Use of Force by U.S. Police
Company: Dechert LLP Innovation Title: Increasing Transparency around the Use of Force by U.S. Police Organization Website: www.dechert.com Year Introduced: 2021 Executive Summary The May 2020 death of George Floyd prompted myriad questions about racial influences over the use of force by U.S. police and law enforcement. Despite the... Read more
The Estée Lauder Companies – Value Chain Conscious Inclusion Series
Company: The Estée Lauder Companies Innovation Title: Value Chain Conscious Inclusion Series Organization Website: www.elcompanies.com/en Year Introduced: 2020 Executive Summary At The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), we are committed to living our values. While we are proud of the overall progress and commitment we have made to inclusion, diversity,... Read more
New American Funding – New American Dream
Company: New American Funding Innovation Title: New American Dream Organization Website: www.newamericanfunding.com Year Introduced: 2016 Executive Summary What Makes New American Dream Unique In 2016, New American Funding formed New American Dream, which seeks to raise awareness and increase homeownership within Black communities by building consumer confidence through home-buying... Read more
Sephora – Sephora Racial Bias in Retail Study
Company: Sephora Innovation Title: Sephora Racial Bias in Retail Study Organization Website: www.sephora.com Year Introduced: 2019 (commissioned); 2021 publicly released Executive Summary What Makes this Study/Report Unique In mid-January 2021, Sephora released a report on the results of the first-ever large-scale U.S. study on Racial Bias in Retail, commissioned... Read more
Stoel Rives LLP – Move the Needle Fund
Company: Stoel Rives LLP Innovation Title: Move the Needle Fund Organization Website: www.stoel.com Year Introduced: 2020 Executive Summary What Makes this Initiative Unique Stoel Rives is a founding firm of Move The Needle Fund, the first collaborative effort designed to test innovative initiatives—or, “bias interrupters”—that result in a more... Read more
The 2020 Innovations in Diversity Awards
Innovation happens when aspiration and inspiration meet commitment and hard work, and turn powerful ideas into exciting realities. Innovations in diversity and inclusion show all of us new possibilities that can transform cultural and social landscapes across the globe. Innovative thinking invites us, as individuals and organizations, to embrace... Read more
The 2019 Innovations in Diversity Awards
Innovation is the intersection where aspiration and inspiration meet commitment and hard work, turning powerful ideas into exciting realities. Innovations in diversity and inclusion show all of us new possibilities and transform cultural and social landscapes across the globe. Innovative thinking challenges us, as individuals and organizations, to embrace... Read more
The 2018 Innovations in Diversity Awards
Top Ten Innovations in Diversity Award Winners 1. HCA Healthcare: Brave Conversations Introduced: 2018 In brief: Launched by HCA Healthcare’s Cultural Development and Inclusion team, Brave Conversations is a forum that invites employees to share perspectives and discuss complex and challenging topics. The goal of the program is to... Read more