people & events
THE NATIONAL HISPANIC
Bloomington, Ill.| The importance of employee-resource groups—and the different ways they are
structured and utilized—was the focus of a panel
moderated by DiversityInc Partner and Cofounder
Luke Visconti (left) at The National Hispanic Corporate Council spring member meeting.
Panelists Jeffrey Smith (center), associate director
of global diversity for Procter & Gamble, No. 5 in The
DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity®, and
Bob Reed (right), vice president of diversity and inclusion for AT&T, No. 22 on the Top 50, demonstrated
the ways employee groups are used at their companies
to develop talent and build market share.
The meeting was hosted by State Farm Insurance
Co. at its headquarters in Bloomington, Ill. The
nonprofit National Hispanic Corporate Council
provides its member companies with resources on
maximizing their reach to the Latino market through
marketing, community relations, human resources
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS
Washington, D.C.|The Congressional Black Caucus
honored WellPoint with the 2008 Corporate Leadership
Award for its commitment to health equality and reducing health disparities. WellPoint recently conducted
a study within its employee populations as well as its
health-plan members to determine how factors such as
race, income and geographic location lead to disparities
in healthcare coverage. The award ceremony was part
of a two-day conference themed “Health Equity and
Justice NOW!” It was jointly hosted by the CBC Health
Braintrust and the National Minority Quality Forum.
WellPoint is No. 42 in the DiversityInc Top 50.
FINANCE & ACCOUNTING DIVERSITY SUMMIT
San Francisco, Calif.| DiversityInc Partner and Cofounder
Foulis Peacock was a lead speaker
discussing the business case for
diversity at the Bay Area Connections Bridge to Diversity series’
Finance & Accounting Diversity Summit in San Francisco.
The event, cosponsored by The
Clorox Co., was themed “How
Companies Cope With the Declining Dollar.” Peacock
addressed how diversity initiatives can bring in new
customers and boost business in a tight economy.
“FREEDOM’S SISTERS” EXHIBITION
Cincinnati, Ohio|The “Freedom’s Sisters” exhibition,
a collaboration between the Cincinnati Museum
Center, Ford Motor Co. (No. 27 in The 2008
DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity) and
the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition
Service, opened on March 15 and is running
through Sept. 14. The exhibition will be traveling
to towns such as Memphis, Birmingham, Dallas and
Detroit. “Freedom’s Sisters” honors women such as
Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer.
The Ford Motor Company Fund and Community
Services are committed to creating opportunities
that promote corporate citizenship, philanthropy,
volunteerism and cultural diversity.
10 YEARS AT DIVERSITYINC
Newark, N.J. |DiversityInc Corporate Subscriptions Director Kimberly Stewart recently celebrated
her 10th anniversary with the company. Almost all of DiversityInc’s
39 employees were on hand as she
was honored for her dedication.