Advisory Director Who in your family had the most impact on your success? Like many leaders in the African-American community, I have to credit my mother for having the most impact shaping me to be the person that I am today. My mother was a high school graduate who... Read more
Executive Vice President, Community Affairs & Economic Development What is your definition of leadership? I believe that leaders emerge from many diverse backgrounds, sets of circumstances, and for varied purposes. The commonalities they all possess, however, include the vision to see what needs to happen to reach a goal,... Read more
Vice President, Pharmacy Solutions What is your definition of leadership? Leadership is the ability to create and maintain an environment that enables others and/or processes to achieve their maximum potential in a given effort or common cause. Leadership is tangible, measurable and can be cultivated. Many corporations have patterned... Read more
Senior Vice President, Customer Account Management, AmeriChoice Who in your family had the most impact on your success? I would have to say that my mother was the most impactful person in determining my success and who I am as a person. Growing up in rural Missouri on Medicaid... Read more
Multicultural Marketing Manager Ford Motor Company Multicultural marketing is a key component of our plan to drive sales and market share. How does your organization use ethnic insights to drive growth? The insights we gather are included in our strategic and tactical planning. it is a part of the... Read more
by Ana Duarte-McCarthy Chief Diversity Officer CITIGROUP When I was yonger and first entering the workforce in the early ’80s, the book Games Mother Never Taught You, by Betty Lehan Harragan, grabbed my attention in its discussion of how young girls, not familiar with playing games to win, carried... Read more

Making Mentoring Work

PDJ February 26, 2011 0

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... Read more
Kathy Hopinkah Hannan – KPMG
Kathy Hopinkah Hannan Title: National Managing Partner, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Company: KPMG LLP Corporate Headquarters: New York City, NY Website: www.us.kpmg.com Primary Business: Audit, tax and advisory services Employees: 21,000 (US) Vision of the Future What diversity and inclusion challenges remain today? One of the challenges facing diversity... Read more
Wanda Brackins – RBC Wealth Management
Wanda Brackins Title: Head, Global Diversity Company: RBC Wealth Management Corporate Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota Website: www.rbcwm-usa.com Primary Business: Financial services Revenues: $1.3 billion Employees: 5,000 Vision of the Future What diversity and inclusion challenges remain today? In spite of the incredible strides that have been made in the area... Read more
Linda Jimenez – WellPoint Inc
Linda Jimenez Title: Chief Diversity Officer & Staff VP – Diversity & Inclusion Company: WellPoint Inc. Corporate Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana Website: www.wellpoint.com Primary Business: Health Benefits Revenues: $58.8 billion Employees: Approx 38,000 Vision of the Future I often tell my colleagues that as diversity practitioners we are standing on... Read more