Diversity

Alliance of Channel Women Continues the Conversation with Diversity Expert Risha Grant on August 14

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm

Grant, one of the foremost experts on diversity and inclusion, delivered a standing-room-only keynote address on "Embracing Diversity," at ACWConnect Live!

Key Points: 
  • Grant, one of the foremost experts on diversity and inclusion, delivered a standing-room-only keynote address on "Embracing Diversity," at ACWConnect Live!
  • Today, she is founder and CEO of Risha Grant LLC , an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm.
  • In her no-holds-barred style, Grant will share her perspectives as a woman of color and also her prescriptions as a diversity expert.
  • Founded in 2010, the Alliance of Channel Women is a not-for-profit organization of women in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry.

J2 Global Issues 2020 Diversity Report

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm

J2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), a leading Internet information and services company, today issued its Diversity Report for 2020, sharing diversity and representation statistics of its U.S. employee base and committing to a series of programs and actions to continue driving diversity, equity and inclusion across the organization.

Key Points: 
  • J2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), a leading Internet information and services company, today issued its Diversity Report for 2020, sharing diversity and representation statistics of its U.S. employee base and committing to a series of programs and actions to continue driving diversity, equity and inclusion across the organization.
  • J2 Global unequivocally embraces the business and societal imperative to have a diverse and inclusive organization.
  • It has been a fundamental priority and this Diversity Report demonstrates some of the progress weve made and also the important work that still needs to be done, said J2 Global CEO Vivek Shah.
  • Among J2 Globals U.S. workforce, 35% of J2 Global U.S. employees are people of color and 41% of J2 Global U.S. employees are female, the report finds.

ICONMA Named to SIA Diversity Staffing Firms List

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 2:23pm

TROY, Mich., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ICONMA has been named to the Staffing Industry (SIA) Analyst Diversity Staffing Firms List for 2020.

Key Points: 
  • TROY, Mich., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ICONMA has been named to the Staffing Industry (SIA) Analyst Diversity Staffing Firms List for 2020.
  • The list highlights staffing firms across the country that identify as woman- or minority-owned, and includes 147 companies this year.
  • "We appreciate SIA's commitment to diversity, and this annual list is one of the great ways they show their commitment," said Claudine George, ICONMA Co-Founder & CEO.
  • "The SIA Diversity List is a chance for companies to showcase one of their unique attributes and creates opportunities to partner with organizations looking to partner with diverse firms.

Top Tech Companies Join Forces to Push for Diversity and Inclusion at Vendor Organizations

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 1:00pm

Improving diversity, equity, and inclusion is an industry-wide challenge for the technology sector, said Zander Lurie, CEO of SurveyMonkey.

Key Points: 
  • Improving diversity, equity, and inclusion is an industry-wide challenge for the technology sector, said Zander Lurie, CEO of SurveyMonkey.
  • This new initiative enables us to turn diversity, equity, and inclusion into a business metric that will drive accountability in the organizations we rely on to power our companies.
  • The companies will continue to collaborate and develop best practices for using their budget to push for change within the broader business community.
  • Additional resources and a link to the vendor workforce diversity survey template can be found at surveymonkey.com/equity.

Jacobs Launches Global Action Plan for Advancing Justice and Equality

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 11:40am

DALLAS, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) has launched a global Action Plan for Advancing Justice and Equality , which builds on Jacobs' existing global inclusion and diversity strategy, TogetherBeyondsm, and sets actionable initiatives and measurable objectives in the company's continuing efforts to address embedded and systemic racial inequities.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) has launched a global Action Plan for Advancing Justice and Equality , which builds on Jacobs' existing global inclusion and diversity strategy, TogetherBeyondsm, and sets actionable initiatives and measurable objectives in the company's continuing efforts to address embedded and systemic racial inequities.
  • "This action plan is about achieving true equality for all of our employees current and future with a focus on ensuring Black employees have the tools needed to advance and achieve their ultimate goals at Jacobs," said Jacobs Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou.
  • "Advancing justice and equality requires strong leadership and a relentless drive to deliver on the vision," Demetriou said.
  • TogetherBeyond is Jacobs' approach to living inclusion every day and enabling diversity and equality globally.

SHI Named One of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 9:25pm

SHI International , one of North Americas largest IT solutions providers, has been recognized on Forbes list of Americas Best Employers for Women 2020.

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  • SHI International , one of North Americas largest IT solutions providers, has been recognized on Forbes list of Americas Best Employers for Women 2020.
  • The participants assessed their companies efforts in handling topics relevant to women, including discrimination, family support, flexibility, parental leave, pay equity, and representation and careers.
  • SHI, as the largest minority woman-owned business in the U.S., has long supported programs that empower women in the workplace.
  • SHIs employees founded WiSH (Women in SHI), an organization that aims to connect and celebrate the diversity of women in technology.

Herman Miller's Andi Owen signs CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™ Pledge

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 8:30pm

ZEELAND, Mich., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Herman Miller President and Chief Executive Officer, Andi Owen,recentlysigned the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion (CEO Action) pledge, joining more than 1,100 other leaders across 85 industries committed to advancing diversity and inclusion goals.

Key Points: 
  • ZEELAND, Mich., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Herman Miller President and Chief Executive Officer, Andi Owen,recentlysigned the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion (CEO Action) pledge, joining more than 1,100 other leaders across 85 industries committed to advancing diversity and inclusion goals.
  • The company also released a series of commitments related to diversity, equity, and inclusion across three key areas: company, industry, and communities.
  • "We've always believed in the power of diversity and aspire to be an inclusive community at Herman Miller.
  • "The CEO Action pledge, along with our series of company commitments, will push us forward in our journeytoward positivechange."

Nylas Named Comparably’s Best Company For Professional Development for 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

Nylas , a leading provider of communications APIs for developers, announces today they have been named the Best Company For Professional Development in the 2020 Comparably Best Places to Work Awards for their ability to provide professional advancement and career growth opportunities for employees.

Key Points: 
  • Nylas , a leading provider of communications APIs for developers, announces today they have been named the Best Company For Professional Development in the 2020 Comparably Best Places to Work Awards for their ability to provide professional advancement and career growth opportunities for employees.
  • Nylas has an employee-first culture in which we empower leadership and forward-thinking vision, said Gleb Polyakov, CEO of Nylas.
  • Prioritizing professional development helps bring even more innovative ideas, skills, and perspectives to our product and company.
  • Nylas previously won 2019 Comparably Awards for Happiest Employees , Best Leadership Team , Best CEOs for Diversity , Best Perks and Benefits , and Best Work-Life Balance .

BG Staffing, Inc. Expands Board of Directors with Two Appointments - Cynthia G. Marshall and BGSF’s President & CEO, Beth A. Garvey

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:55pm

Supporting diversity and inclusion throughout the Company is essential to the BG Board and these two appointments are significant from both a governance and a corporate culture perspective.

Key Points: 
  • Supporting diversity and inclusion throughout the Company is essential to the BG Board and these two appointments are significant from both a governance and a corporate culture perspective.
  • The Marshalling Resources consulting firm specializes in leadership, diversity and inclusion, culture transformation and overall optimization of people resources.
  • Marshall worked with The Dow Chemical Company in 2017-2018 to develop and implement a strategy for institutionalizing an inclusive culture.
  • Cynt Marshall, said, I am so excited to join forces with Beth and the other BGSF directors to make a difference in peoples lives.

SIUE Student Affairs Names Boddie Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 9:00am

As Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion, he will serve as a member of the Student Affairs Senior Leadership Team and a divisional consultant to offer support services, review policies and contribute to training.

Key Points: 
  • As Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion, he will serve as a member of the Student Affairs Senior Leadership Team and a divisional consultant to offer support services, review policies and contribute to training.
  • He will chair the Division of Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee, oversee the progress and implementation of the Student Affairs portions of the University Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, and serve as a divisional liaison for multiple initiatives being led across campus.
  • "In this role, Dr. Boddie will provide oversight to our diversity and inclusion efforts with emphasis on policy, training, consultation and connectivity."
  • Boddie has been director of Counseling Services since July 2017 and served as interim director of the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion from October 2018-Jan. 2020.