One of Sidley Austin LLP’s goals is to achieve greater diversity, not just for the firm, but in the legal profession as a whole. Toward that end, in 2006, the Sidley Prelaw Scholars Initiative was launched, the first program of its kind among U.S. law firms.
The DNA Campaign makes an even greater impact through JBK’s client work. Since the campaign launched, JBK has
helped hundreds of companies make diversity part of their own corporate DNA, both by placing diverse executives in
leadership positions and by providing counseling on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
In 2009 Vanguard introduced a new program called the Diversity Speaker Series. To date, this is one of the company’s most popular diversity programs. The goal of the series is to build empathy and understanding by exposing employees to key diversity dimensions in an interactive and engaging format. Distinguished... Read more
In 2011, Alcoa Foundation began to track its grants dedicated to reaching diverse populations and promoting inclusiveness. From the global partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA to employing people with disabilities at Point Henry Café in Australia, to more than 100 employees who serve as mentors to U.S.... Read more
As Citi marks its 200th year, it also celebrated the achievements of women during the first global International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. This year, Citi Women, the company-wide effort to foster ongoing development and advancement of women, engaged employees to create more than 100 events in 88... Read more
In today’s health care environment, cultural competence is key to the delivery of quality care to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. As the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, HCA is comprised of locally-managed facilities that includes 163 hospitals and 109 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England... Read more
Faced with a challenging economic landscape, Sodexo, like many companies, sought to identify cost-effective innovations for delivering new learning programs designed to inform, engage and educate employees around diversity and inclusion. This goal was realized in 2011 when Sodexo launched its first Virtual Diversity Business and Leadership Summit (VDBLS).... Read more
In 2011, Phillips Lytle LLP introduced its own innovative diversity pipeline program “Peace Out.” Through “Peace Out,” teams of Phillips Lytle lawyers guide interactive sessions with middle school students in underserved communities in which the firm has office locations. The “Peace Out” program engages students in role playing, as... Read more
THE COMPANIES ABOVE were among the few who made the commitment to be bold, and who then carried out their plans to success. For their effort, we are recognizing them as recipients of the 2011 International INNOVATION in Diversity Award. They truly deserve to be emulated for their efforts.... Read more
From 2008-2010, Royal Dutch Shell had chosen to recognize International Women’s Day by sponsoring or participating in events and webcasts coordinated by outside organizations. In 2011, we chose to organize and execute our own global webcast in recognition of International Women’s Day.