AT&T Reaches 10-Year Milestone of Celebrating Employee Resource Groups

The annual gathering is significant because it's the "life blood of the culture of our company," said Corey Anthony, senior vice president-human resources and chief diversity officer.

AT&T (No. 3 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) reached a milestone this fall with its 10th annual Employee Resource Group (ERG) conference in Dallas. The company is committed more than ever to expanding its 12 ERGs, which grew in membership in 2018.

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A How-To Guide on Executive Presence

Melissa Corwin, VP-HR, Diversity & Inclusion at AT&T and Emily Johnson, Director of Learning Strategy and Design Director at JCPenney come together to give a must-see guide on what executive presence is and how to develop and increase it.

00:00:34 – Melissa Corwin introduction

00:02:21 – What is Executive Presence?

00:06:47 – Pillars of Executive Presence; Gravitas, Communication, Appearance

00:28:47 – 3 Action Items

00:31:14 – Emily Johnson

00:34:24 – Being Politically Savvy, The Continuum

00:38:02 – Savvy Skills Pyramid

00:41:31 – Increasing Executive Presence

00:49:30 – Executive Vocabulary

00:55:28 – Ordinary vs. Extraordinary

00:57:34 – Q&A

To view/download a PDF of the presentation click here.

Kavanaugh vs. Ford

A tale of a complete lack of diversity causing bad decisions, and shifting opinions nationwide, as well as a teachable moment for corporate America.

By DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti

Having zero diversity, and by trying to make it "Kavanaugh vs. Ford," the old, white Republican men lost control of the nomination, and made it about them versus all women, a situation that, at best, will be a Pyrrhic victory.

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Serena Williams' Iconic Wimbledon Run Makes Her a Champion for Working Mothers

Executives tell DiversityInc they can relate to the tennis star's return after a difficult childbirth and then missing an important milestone in her daughter's life.

At Wimbledon, Serena Williams, playing only her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth, reached the finals. Though Williams ultimately lost to Angelique Kerber of Germany, she climbed 153 spots in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking, putting her at no. 28 in the list published Monday.

"To all the moms out there, I was playing for you today. And I tried," Williams, 36, said on Saturday. "Angelique played really well."

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Freedom to Wear Natural Hair at Work Benefits Employee and Company

Research from Accenture found allowing an employee to be their authentic self is linked to advancement, and Rah Thomas is a good example.

Rah Thomas made a decision early on in his corporate career to work at a company that would not only accept his dreadlocks but would encourage him to wear the hairstyle.

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Career Advice on Handling Unconscious Bias

Executives from TD Bank and Monsanto collaborate to help us understand what unconscious bias is, how and why it exists, and how to address it from both an individual and organizational standpoint. The webinar concludes with almost 20 minutes of Q&A.


How Executive Diversity Councils Yield Talent Results

Sodexo's Rolddy Leyva, VP, Global Diversity & Inclusion, talks about how his company's Diversity Leadership Council sets strategic priorities & performance expectations for D&I at the U.S. regional level and drives accountability for progress.


The Differences Between Mentoring and Sponsorship

Randy Cobb, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Southern Company and Matthew Hanzlik, Program Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Nielsen talk about the differences between mentoring and sponsoring and give insights into how their companies leverage each.