DiversityInc Presents Special Awards Honoring Extraordinary Companies for Diversity Management

Leading U.S. CEOs and Chief Diversity Officers attend NYC awards dinner

DiversityInc follows with full-day session today on culturally competent care in the healthcare industry

Oct 22, 2014, 06:30 ET from DiversityInc

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DiversityInc announced honors last night for seven U.S. companies that showcase best practices for workplace diversity. Top executives from some of the largest and most successful companies operating in the United States accepted their awards at a dinner held at the New York Marriott Marquis. Suppliers, customers and employees also attended the conference and dinner to network and share best practices.

The DiversityInc Special Awards winners are:

  • Global Diversity: Accenture
    Accepting Award: Stephen J. Rohleder, Group Chief Executive—North America
  • Supplier Diversity: Wyndham Worldwide
    Accepting Award: Stephen Holmes, Chairman and CEO
  • Mentoring: Sodexo
    Accepting Award: George Chavel, President and CEO
  • Diversity Councils: EY
    Accepting Award: Stephen Howe Jr., Americas Managing Partner 
  • Diversity-Management Progress: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

    Accepting Award: Christi Shaw, President
  • Inclusive Culture: MasterCard Worldwide
    Accepting Award: Ajay Banga, President and CEO
  • Employee Resource Groups: Merck & Co. 
    Accepting Award: Willie Deese, Executive Vice President and President, Merck Manufacturing Division

"In order to earn one of our special awards, a company needs to demonstrate full commitment to diversity, starting at the top," explained DiversityInc Founder and CEO Luke Visconti. "These companies have proven time and again that they get it. The executives who accepted the awards take a hands-on approach to priorities like building meaningful employee resource groups and supporting compensation incentives for meeting diversity goals."

Earlier in the day, DiversityInc hosted a conference on Building Your Diversity Brand: How to Improve Pipeline, Talent Development and Supplier Diversity.

For a full agenda and list of speakers, presenters, and awardees, log on to: http://www.diversityinc.com/2014specialawardsagenda/

The event was made possible thanks to sponsors: AT&T, Caterpillar, Cox Communications, Marriott International, MasterCard Worldwide, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporations, and Wells Fargo.

Today, DiversityInc hosts its 2014 Culturally Competent Healthcare Event. With panels, speakers and networking events, topics for the day include increasing the pipeline for minority physicians, using diversity as a driver to achieve better outcomes, addressing emerging patient needs, best practices for hiring and supporting veterans.

For a full agenda and list of panelists, log on to: http://www.diversityinc.com/2014healthcareeventagenda/

The Healthcare event was made possible thanks to sponsors: Merck, Novartis, Novant Health, CVS Caremark, Mount Sinai, and Sodexo.

About DiversityInc: DiversityInc's mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001; at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2014 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results were announced on April 22nd and are featured at http://www.diversityinc.com/top50 and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, log on to www.diversityinc.com, https://www.facebook.com/DiversityInc, https://twitter.com/DiversityInc, or http://www.linkedin.com/company/26561.

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