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2020 Women Worth Watching® in STEM Awards

Women Worth Watching in STEM

Accepting Applications Through February 14, 2020

Profiles in Diversity Journal invites you to participate in the special edition — 2020 Women Worth Watching in STEM.

Supporting women in STEM is an essential part of a worldwide strategy to innovate, educate and build a connected world. Nominate a woman leader in your organization today to get her and her employer the recognition they deserve!

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2020 Diversity Leader Awards

Profiles in Diversity Journal 2020 Diversity Leader Award

Accepting Applications Through January 10, 2020

Profiles in Diversity Journal invites you to participate in the 12th Annual Diversity Leader Awards.

Profiles in Diversity Journal presents its annual Diversity Leader Award to organizations that are advancing the evolution of diversity and inclusion, and the Diversity Officers who help them achieve that goal.

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2019 Women Worth Watching Award Winner Poster

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Profiles in Diversity Journal — Summer 2019

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Innovations Awards Winners Announced!

Innovations in Diversity Awards

16th Annual Top Ten Diversity & Inclusion Innovation Winners Announced

CLEVELAND, OH – (December 10, 2019) Profiles in Diversity Journal is proud to announce the winners of its 16th Annual Innovations in Diversity Awards competition, honoring corporations, organizations, and institutions that have developed innovative solutions in the area of workforce diversity, inclusion and human equity. The winners’ innovations are being featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s fall 2019 issue, available to view December 13, 2019 at, and in print, December 31, 2019.

Innovations 2019 Awards Winners

The Inclusion Habit

Diverse People Friendship Togetherness Happiness Aerial View Concept

This evidence-based solution transfers inclusion work to the individual, and focuses on changing behaviors and habits.

The program is designed to help individuals be proactive in making their behavior more inclusive through six habit-building phases—embracing that inclusion matters, understanding biases and their sources, dispersing the negativity associated with unconscious biases, practicing thinking more deliberately, reprogramming incorrect intuitions about others, and becoming more empathetic. It uses small daily activities designed to mitigate biases and microaggressions, while creating new habits of understanding, empathy, and inclusion.

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Featured Articles

Elevating Today’s Workforce to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges: A Case Study

By Donald Fan Summary The Challenge: Technology and automation are redefining the enterprise, the workforce, and how work gets done. How can corporate America prepare for and respond to these unprecedented shifts, and ensure women and people of color are not falling behind? The Approach: The challenge requires corporate America…

Freddie Mac’s Expanded FOCUS ON INCLUSION

    in·clu·sive en·gage·ment: Establishing meaningful connections with people unlike yourself   Freddie Mac is a majority-minority company, and women make up nearly half our workforce. As a company with a strong track record in diversity, we accept the challenge of thoughtfully defining and executing sustainable next practices in inclusion…

Inspiration: The Outside Perspective

By Michael Stuber Michael Stuber, the European D&I Engineer, becomes a PDJ columnist for 2019 Since we launched Profiles in Diversity Journal more than twenty years ago, D&I has grown from an innovative niche topic to become a widely accepted and broadly tackled issue. At the same time, it has…

Growing Momentum to Shrink the Gender Pay Gap

By Lorraine Hariton, President & CEO, Catalyst In my recent travels throughout the UK and Canada, and back home in New York, one subject keeps coming up: the pay gap between women and men. Twenty-three years ago, when the United States had its first Equal Pay Day, women were paid…

We Have Come a Long Way…

By Teresa Fausey BIG PICTURE POLITICS AND CULTURE The editors of Politico Magazine recently asked several women leaders, “What Are the Biggest Problems Women Face Today?” Although the respondents focused on different specific issues, the general consensus was that, even in the United States, where women have the ability to…

Isn’t that Just Good Management?

By Janet Crenshaw Smith and Gary A. Smith Sr., PDJ columnists for 2019 It’s funny how often that question is asked when we are implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and programs for our clients. In fact, the question has become somewhat predictable. We’ll start here by first answering the…

Do White Men Have a Role to Play in D&I?

By Lor N. Lee, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic I don’t know Lor. What do I have to offer to the work of diversity and inclusion?” “I’m just going to not mentor any women because I don’t want to be accused of sexual harassment when behind closed…

Equity or Bust

By Melissa B. Donaldson As a diversity and inclusion strategist for more than a decade, I’ve noticed a number of subtle and not-so-subtle changes in the profession over the years—some disconcerting, some encouraging, and some, frankly, confusing. One change that encompasses all three of these reactions, in one way or…

Bringing the Curtain Down on Affinity Groups

By Stephen Young & Barbara Hockfield, PDJ columnists for 2019 [Note: This article highlights Phase 1 of a three-phased reengineering process for the creation and implementation of Cultural Equity Teams.] Cultural Equity Teams Wait in the Wings Whatever you call them—BRGs, ERGs, or affinity groups—these employee organizations have created safe…

Announcing the 2019 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners

2019 Women Worth Watching Leadership Award Winners

Executives Leading the Way to Excellence in the Workplace, Marketplace and the World

CLEVELAND, OH — (June 19, 2019) Profiles in Diversity Journal today proudly announces 166 winners of the 18th Annual Women Worth Watching® Awards. These leaders join more than 2,000 past Award recipients, (see Some past winners have gone on to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, including Mary Barra, currently CEO of General Motors; Lynne Doughtie, CEO of KPMG; Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin; Michele Buck, CEO of Hershey’s; and Beth Mooney CEO of Key Bank. Countless others have moved forward to lead new business units, drive new markets, launch new ventures, and help develop the next generation of women leaders.

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Prysmian Group’s Side by Side Program

Prysmian Group Linking the Future

Through its Side by Side program, Prysmian Group has committed that by 2020, 40% of hired staff, 12% of executives and 10% of top managers will be women. You can see some of their current stats regarding their transparent workforce makeup here.

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2020 Diversity Leader Awards - Accepting Applications. Apply Now!

2020 Women Worth Watching® in STEM - Accepting Applications. Nominate Today!