Category: PDJ

Sustainable Tourism in Lake Titicaca: Lessons and Warnings

By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle (1786-1866)1 The year is 2016, and a Carnival cruise liner is departing the waters of Southern Italy. Rough currents and winds have pushed the cruise liner off course, and close—too close—to the small marina in northeast Sicily. A cruise passenger films… Read the full article

Supplier Diversity Programs Can Have an Impact on Millions

By: Brian Hall & Donovan Casanave, Shell Oil Company As it should, there is currently significant pressure on corporate leadership to develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) programs. However, many of these programs tend to be focused internally, working to increase representation within a company’s own workforce. While valuable and important, this represents… Read the full article

To Women Everywhere: We Must Advocate for Ourselves [PDJ: Part 2 in a Series]

By Bhavana Bartholf, Chief Digital Officer for Microsoft Commercial Solution Areas (Global) I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share this story with you as Part 2 of my Advocating for Yourself series in Profiles in Diversity Journal. As I shared in my last story, over the past year, I have been on a journey… Read the full article

Why Globalizing Diversity And Inclusion is The Right Business Decision

By Traci Wade, Vice President, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Oracle A lot has changed in a relatively short time as far as how we in America appreciate the business imperative to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Rapidly shifting societal opinions have been impossible to ignore by corporations large and small, and,… Read the full article

A Four-Step Strategy to Battle the Great Resignation

By Donald Fan, Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Walmart The last several months have witnessed a tidal wave of resignations in the United States and worldwide. On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Labor Department announced that 4.4 million people quit their jobs in September (roughly 3% of the nation’s… Read the full article

Sephora Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Progress Report

By George-Axelle Broussillon Matschinga, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, Sephora In June 2020, Sephora made several renewed commitments to bring longstanding values of the brand to life. We pledged to make the Sephora experience more inclusive and equitable, for our team members, clients, and the broader beauty community. To realize these commitments, we created… Read the full article

How Companies Can Cast the Widest Net to Hire the Best and Most Diverse Talent

By Vickie Thrasher, Senior Vice President Human Resources–Organization and People Capability, Oracle It may seem obvious that most employers want to recruit not only the most qualified job prospects, but also bring aboard employees that, as a group, mirror the diversity of the population at large. But to do so, HR professionals must reexamine talent… Read the full article

To Women Everywhere: We Must Advocate for Ourselves [PDJ: Part 1 in a Series]

By Bhavana Bartholf, Chief Digital & Transformation Officer for Microsoft Commercial Solutions Areas (Global) Ever have the feeling you are working as hard as you can and driving results, yet everyone around you seems to be getting ahead of you? Have a great job that you should be grateful for but have that voice inside… Read the full article

Build a Culture of Equity and Inclusivity

By Donald Fan, Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Walmart In 2018, 20,000 Google employees walked out to protest the handling of sexual harassment claims in the workplace. That headline-grabbing protest and related appeals have extended into this year. We know Goggle pledges to strengthen its commitment to equity and… Read the full article

Why and How Businesses Need to Embrace Neurodiversity

By Vicki Thrasher, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Oracle Corp. As a long-time human resources professional, I find it encouraging to see how many employers are embracing the notion of hiring people who think and learn differently. Increasingly, corporate Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programs include neurodiverse people, meaning those with forms of autism, dyslexia,… Read the full article