Category: Innovations in Diversity Award

CIsco – Fair Pay

CEO: Chuck Robbins Headquarters: San Jose, California Website: Making Fair Pay a Reality With fairness and equity forging the foundation at Cisco, the company has taken its commitment to pay parity to the next level. Cisco has built an innovative new framework that helps it regularly test a complex global compensation system, identify and… Read the full article

Cisco – Connection Health and Education

CEO: Chuck Robbins Headquarters: San Jose, California Website: Leveraging Technology and Inclusion What does it mean for a 10-year old with cancer to be able to continue attending the school she loves while getting lifesaving treatment hundreds of miles away? Everything. For 5th grader Peyton Walton. For her family. And for Cisco and the… Read the full article

Cisco – Project Life Changer

CEO: Chuck Robbins Headquarters: San Jose, California Website: Transforming Employment for People with Disabilities Cisco’s Project LifeChanger is creating new possibilities for changing the way the world works, tapping into the potential of people with disabilities and creating unique business opportunities for the company and its partners that solves a long-standing societal issue. The… Read the full article

Dechert LLP – Junior Associate Bootcamp

CEO: Henry N. Nassau Headquarters: New York, NY Website: Building a Diverse Team of Lawyers Dechert LLP is building upon its diverse team of lawyers to drive business success. As part of this, it’s Junior Associate Boot Camp is forging new relationships and creating a clearer sense for all employees of what it takes… Read the full article

Denny’s – Hungry for Education

CEO: John Miller Headquarters: Spartanburg, South Carolina Website: Scholarships for Multicultural Students Denny’s is always looking for ways to serve its local communities more than just food. In a commitment to fighting childhood hunger, its Hungry For Education program awards scholarships to multicultural students for their creative and unique ideas on how Denny’s can… Read the full article

First Horizon National Corp. – Diversity + Affinity = Inclusion

CEO: D. Bryan Jordan Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee Website: Using Data to Drive Business Results First Horizon National Corp. recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion. As its customers and communities continue to become more diverse, the company is reinforcing the significance of diversity and inclusion as a key business imperative. The company’s combined diversity… Read the full article

FordHarrison LLP – Women Leaders Forum

CEO: Lash Harrison Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia Website: Advancing Women in the Law FordHarrison LLP believes in advancing women in the law. At the firm, 36 percent of partners are women, and it stands proud that female lawyers occupy every area of its leadership – practice leaders, office managing partners and its governing Executive Committee.… Read the full article

Hormel Foods – MLK Jr Essay

CEO: Jeffrey Ettinger Headquarters: Austin, Minnesota Website: Essay Contest Building Partnerships Hormel Foods Corporation understands the value and importance of diversity in all facets of life. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the embodiment of those important ideals. In an effort to promote his legacy to future generations, Hormel Foods, in conjunction with its… Read the full article

Latham & Watkins – Breast Milk Shipping Program

Chair, Managing Partner: Bill Voge Headquarters: Across the globe Website: Innovative Program for Women Leading global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP recently launched an innovative program for nursing mothers who travel for work – the first of its kind in the legal industry. The Breast Milk Shipping Program is available to Latham personnel,… Read the full article

New York Life – Show Up, Speak Up, Stand Out Program

CEO: Ted Mathas Headquarters: New York, New York Website: Innovative Communications Program Enhancing Leadership Skills Through an innovative communications program, New York Life Insurance Company is enhancing leadership skills at all levels through voice and presence. The company’s Show Up, Speak Up, Stand Out Program launched in 2016 with a simple observation from women… Read the full article