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Toyota’s Al Smith Explains the Rational Behind Changing ERGs to BPGs

Al Smith is Toyota’s Group Vice President and Chief Social Innovation Officer. Unlike traditional corporations, Toyota refers to its Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as Business Partner Groups (BPGs). Smith shares his rationale as to why this terminology and these groups are important for inclusion and diversity within the organization.

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Microaggressions: Crash Course

To download/view our microaggressions resource sheet, click here. What is a microaggression? Originally coined by Harvard University psychiatrist Chester M. Pierce in 1970, the term “microaggression” is typically used to describe brief and fairly commonplace…

Fireside Chat With KeyBank’s Chris Gorman on What Talent Readiness Looks Like in 2020

During DiversityInc’s Top 50: Leadership Accountability event on Nov. 4, DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson led a fireside chat with Keybank Chairman, CEO and President, Chris Gorman on the subject of talent readiness in the corporate…