Nearly 1,700 employees gathered at the company’s Dallas headquarters for two days in September to hear from leaders and participate in workshops.
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Hospital Supplier Diversity—Strategic Plans Build Value and Engage Communities With University Hospitals
For hospitals, finding diverse suppliers can be a challenge. Mary Beth Levine, Vice President, System Resource Management, University Hospitals, shared best practices on reaching MBEs and WBEs at DiversityInc’s event.
VIDEO: Increasing the Pipeline of Black and Latino Physicians—A Success Story With Rutgers University
To have culturally competent care, the United States needs more Black and Latino doctors. A unique program at Rutgers University is reaching underprivileged youth and helping them succeed in medical careers, said Dr. Kamal Khan, Director, Office of Diversity & Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS) at DiversityInc’s event.
VIDEO: Taking Medicine Personally—Addressing Emerging Patient Needs With Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Successful medical solutions are personalized, says Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation President, Christi Shaw. In a keynote speech, she told DiversityInc’s audience how the drug company is using its knowledge of diverse populations—and its emphasis on an inclusive and innovative workplace—to create the most effective medicines.
VIDEO: Best Practices From the Healthcare Sector for Hiring and Supporting Veterans With CVS Health, ADP, North Shore–LIJ Health System
Leaders from CVS Health, ADP and North Shore-LJ Health System share best practices on recruiting, preparing and supporting veterans during the transition from the military culture to an office setting.
VIDEO: How Resource Groups Can Strengthen Employee, Patient and Customer Engagement With Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Mayo Clinic, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Hospitals, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies increasingly rely on employee resource groups to find diverse talent and connect with the communities they serve. Best practices were highlighted by leaders at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Mayo Clinic and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan at DiversityInc’s event.
What is the best way to start a supplier-diversity program? What reporting structure should you use? How do you hold people accountable for results?
How do you find certified suppliers owned by LGBT people and people with disabilities? Leaders of the two certifying organizations—the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and US Business Leadership Network offer advice at DiversityInc’s October event.
How did Ameren, the utility company that services Ferguson, Missouri, help residents cope with the turbulence around them? Ameren’s CEO Warner L. Baxter talked with DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti about community support and the value of diversity and inclusion to Ameren’s future at DiversityInc’s October event.
AT&T has had remarkable success in on-boarding new employees with the help of its resource groups. Debbie Storey, Senior Vice President, Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer, showcased best practices including live events, leadership opportunities and cross-generational learning, at DiversityInc’s October event.
VIDEO: How to Create a Successful Supplier Diversity Initiative—5 Steps to Get Started With Wyndham Worldwide
How do you start a supplier-diversity initiative? Get best practices from Wyndham Worldwide, which received our award as Top Company for Supplier Diversity. José Nido, Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity, discussed how to find and nurture diverse suppliers, including Tier 1 and Tier 2, at DiversityInc’s October event.
Can supplier diversity work outside of the United States? Yes, provided it is implemented with local cultural competence in mind, says Elizabeth Vasquez, President and CEO, WEConnect International, at DiversityInc’s October event.
Toyota Financial Services President and CEO Mike Groff demonstrated how top leadership drives diversity initiatives as he inspired an audience of corporate leaders at DiversityInc’s October event.
What’s the biggest diversity question in corporate America? How do you get buy-in from middle managers, most of whom are white men? Three experts—Ken Barrett of General Motors, Kim Hauer of Caterpillar and Lissiah Hundley of Cox Communications—shared their best practices at a panel at DiversityInc’s October event.
In light of the Microsoft CEO’s blunder, we look at real best practices from Monsanto, IBM, Dell and BASF to find and promote women at tech companies.