A discussion with Top Pharmaceutical Executive Pedro Lichtinger By Alanna Klapp Pedro Lichtinger has spent almost four decades in the pharmaceutical industry and is one of the few Hispanic pharmaceutical executives. He served most recently as the president and CEO of Optimer Pharmaceuticals and before that, he was president of... Read more
By Catalyst The United States is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Our diversity is a strength that leads to innovation and ingenuity. US corporate boards should be tapping into that strength by recruiting qualified women and minority directors with varied talents, backgrounds, and perspectives. Unfortunately,... Read more
BP leaders Redia Anderson and Kathleen Martinez share their strategies for engaging diverse employees, customers, and vendors. An American Petroleum Institute study shows that the shale boom, along with an expected barrage of baby boomer retirements, will likely drive a hiring surge in the energy sector in the coming... Read more
A lack of role models in the food industry makes it challenging for women to find their paths, says 35-year veteran Rebecca Black. When I was about 17 years old, I took a job washing dishes at the local Pizza Hut restaurant, just as many of my friends did,... Read more
by Noëlle Bernard Boyer   Growing worldwide energy demand has brought the need for a larger and more diverse energy industry workforce into sharp focus in recent years. The world’s electricity needs alone are projected to grow 56 percent by 2040—28 percent in the US alone.* Meeting these energy... Read more
by Phyllis Levinson, PCC Study hard, get good grades, go to college. Study hard, get good grades, go to graduate school. Study hard, get good grades, get a good job. Wash, rinse, repeat. This path, built on intellectual attainment, is supposed to be our golden ticket to a lifetime... Read more
What type of personality does it take to lead? We offered Connie Tang, CEO of Princess House, a quick personality quiz to find out.  The first woman president and CEO of the 50-year-old direct selling leader, Tang is one of the most recognized and influential leaders in the industry today. Tang’s success... Read more
New York Life has long been recognized as an employer of choice for its strong commitment to women and diverse individuals by top outlets, including Working Mother magazine, LATINAStyle magazine, DiversityBusiness.com, Hispanic Business. Not only does the organization concentrate its hiring efforts on attracting top talent in these areas—which... Read more
by Judy Corner   I once observed a situation in which an individual (we’ll call him “Bob”) asked two of his colleagues for advice about a project he was working on. One person he asked was male (“George”), and the other was female (“Liz”). Bob went to Liz for... Read more
by Elisabet Rodriguez  I have been involved in the consulting world for years, and have had the privilege of working with many interesting and progressive companies and institutions—specifically, by supporting them in the development of women’s initiatives that resonate with their culture and objectives. Let me share with you... Read more