Category: PDJ

Bridging Generation Gaps in Today’s Workplace

By Tisa JacksonVice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Union Bank, N.A Most organizations know that, for the first time in history, we have four generations in the U.S. workforce, which means you might see everyone from 20-something Millennials to Generation Xers, Baby Boomers and seasoned Veterans working side-by-side. This can be a great advantage that… Read the full article

Developing and Sustaining a Culture of Diversity & Inclusion

by Dr. Philip M. Orlando Director of Academic Affairs University of Phoenix, Harrisburg Campus Civilization’s Vanguard is forged by cultures within societies whose collective fabric is a tapestry of diverse individuals, concepts, customs, and inclusive relationships. Handed down first in oral folk traditions, then visually graphic, later written, and now digitally electronic—the microcosmic primitive anthropological… Read the full article

The Shape of Talent

by Trevor Wilson Author and Global Human Equity Strategist TWI Inc. “We need someone who is genetically programmed to recognize and avoid serious risks, including those never before encountered. Temperament is also important, independent thinking, emotional stability and a keen understanding of both human and institutional behaviour. i’ve seen a lot of very educated people… Read the full article

Diversity in Clinical Trials Benefits Everyone

by Patty Martin Vice President, Global Diversity Eli Lilly and Company As scientific technology improves, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are differences in patient outcomes based on a variety of factors, such as genetics, environment, race or ethnicity, and cultural differences. These differences contribute to the fact that medicines do not always work… Read the full article

Making Mentoring Work

by Catalyst Mentoring is a simple idea that can have powerful effects. The impact and potential benefits of formal mentoring programs—those in which organizations match mentors and mentees, designate minimum time commitments, monitor relationships, and evaluate the program—can span entire careers. A common misperception about formal mentoring is that it doesn’t work—that it cannot provide… Read the full article

Media, Diversity, and Negative Perceptions and Assumptions

by Linda Jimenez Chief Diversity Officer and Staff Vice President—Diversity & Inclusion WellPoint, Inc. In the past 50 years, as technology has made tremendous advancements, the power of the media has also gained increased influence as more individuals are able to access real time information with greater rapidity. Increasingly, we live in a society dependent… Read the full article

Driving Sales Through Diversity

by Steve Medina Brand Manager MillerCoors, U.S. Hispanic Sales To be successful in business, companies not only need to provide quality service to their customer base, but ultimately they need to truly connect with their customers. MillerCoors is focused on building a workforce and supplier base that represents the diverse ethnic and gender groups that… Read the full article

Dealing with Diverse Customers and Clients

American Airlines constantly competes to earn the business and loyalty of its passengers and clients. In order to succeed in today’s marketplace, it is imperative that we at American Airlines not only embrace the diversity of our customers and clients, but of our own team and the world around us.

Diversity, Innovation and Business Growth

By Jeanne De Amicis Stitt Vice President, Marketing UnitedHealthcare In order to secure resources to better focus on the multicultural marketplace, a company must show quantifiable return on investment. It is more than fostering a diverse work force and adapting to diverse and changing market demographics. During annual and quarterly resource allocation and priority processes,… Read the full article

Are Your Leaders Ready to Champion Diversity and Inclusion?

We talk a lot about the necessity for business managers to “take ownership” of diversity and inclusion efforts. But we often fail to give them the support we routinely provide to managers filling other crucial roles in the business.