Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? Do not say you will do it ‘someday,’ now is the time. Do not say ‘someone’ will do it, you are the one…”
At times, in the workplace, there is the belief that champions of diversity and inclusion (D&I) are somewhat limited to particular marginalized groups or confined within the walls of the operation. Nothing is further from the truth.
Recently, I was reading a white paper addressing the state of the diversity and inclusion field. One of the observations stated was that as a field, we have made tremendous strides in promoting the business case for diversity and inclusion, while creating greater awareness about the importance of diversity as essential for success in the marketplace.
by Torrie Dunlap, CPLP Children with disabilities face many challenges in our world. Having access to the typical activities of childhood should not be one of them. Today, 20 years after President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, the most sweeping disability rights... Read more
by Josefine van Zanten Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Royal Dutch Shell, PLC Since the mid-nineties, Shell’s work on Diversity and Inclusion has achieved a great deal. Many of the initiatives designed to develop the careers of women and under-represented groups across the organization have now become embedded in... Read more
by Susan LaChance Vice President, Employee Development and Diversity United States Postal Service (USPS) The postal service is one of the leading employers of minorities and women. When looking at gender, 40% of our workforce are women. When it comes to race and ethnicity, the Postal Service employs 40%... Read more
by Steven Schulman Senior Vice President, Human Resources AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company It can be argued that having a diversity and inclusion functional area itself can pose a challenge to creating an inclusive culture. While a diversity office is essential to building a foundation where differences are not... Read more
by L. Mecole Brown Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer Wal-Mart Stores, U.S. Diversity is built on a tradition of strong leaders—a spirit that guides us today to break new ground, meet challenges head-on, and propel to the next level of excellence. It is a time to celebrate our... Read more