Diversity

CIBC recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2021 for 11th consecutive year

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 3:31pm

TORONTO, March 2, 2021 /CNW/ -CIBC has beennamed among Canada's Best Diversity Employers by MediaCorp Canada Inc. for the eleventh year in a row.

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  • TORONTO, March 2, 2021 /CNW/ -CIBC has beennamed among Canada's Best Diversity Employers by MediaCorp Canada Inc. for the eleventh year in a row.
  • MediaCorp Canada's editors make their selections based on top employers' inclusive and diversity initiatives.
  • "We are proud to be recognized as a company that appreciates our team members' uniqueness.
  • "Ensuring we have variety of perspectives, insights and ideas that help our team members and clients achieve their ambitions."

OBXtek launches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 8:08pm

MCLEAN, Va., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --OBXtek recently launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program for all employees.

Key Points: 
  • MCLEAN, Va., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --OBXtek recently launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program for all employees.
  • The mission of the company's DEI Program is to continue to maintain an environment that recognizes and values differences.
  • The program seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity to grow and thrive, and build a culture of community and belonging.
  • OBXtek is a relationship-driven cybersecurity, information technology, training and logistics, and program management company committed to excellence.

New Rating System to Measure Corporate Diversity and Inclusion

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 1:15pm

The new solution, Carter Diversity Data System (CDDS), will provide environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings focused on Diversity and Inclusion.

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  • The new solution, Carter Diversity Data System (CDDS), will provide environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings focused on Diversity and Inclusion.
  • John F. Carter, CEO of Carter Brothers Management Services stated, "Our system will use data analytics to create quantitative and qualitative analysis of the D&I practices of Corporate America.
  • This will level the playing field and include accurate representation of people of color and women in leadership,workforce, and supplier diversity.
  • The finished product will rank companies based on Diversity and Inclusion initiatives; it is due to be released in Q4 of 2021.

Stericycle CEO Cindy Miller Joins More Than 1,600 CEOs in Unprecedented Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 1:00pm

By signing the pledge, Stericycle is committing to take action to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

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  • By signing the pledge, Stericycle is committing to take action to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.
  • "Promoting diversity, inclusion and equity isn't just a goal at Stericycle, it's our responsibility," said Cindy Miller, CEO at Stericycle.
  • In 2019, Stericycle was recognized by the Women's Forum of New York for its commitment to advancing gender parity in the boardroom.
  • CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Stericycle CEO Cindy Miller Joins More Than 1,600 CEOs in Unprecedented Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 1:00pm

By signing the pledge, Stericycle is committing to take action to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

Key Points: 
  • By signing the pledge, Stericycle is committing to take action to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.
  • "Promoting diversity, inclusion and equity isn't just a goal at Stericycle, it's our responsibility," said Cindy Miller, CEO at Stericycle.
  • In 2019, Stericycle was recognized by the Women's Forum of New York for its commitment to advancing gender parity in the boardroom.
  • CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Meijer Steps Up Supplier Diversity Outreach, Announces Second Vendor Recruitment Event

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 3:47pm

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer announced today that it will host a supplier diversity event in May, giving diverse-owned businesses nationwide the opportunity to showcase their offerings for interested Meijer merchants.

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  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer announced today that it will host a supplier diversity event in May, giving diverse-owned businesses nationwide the opportunity to showcase their offerings for interested Meijer merchants.
  • After meeting with nearly 250 diverse suppliers at its first Supplier Diversity Summit in November, the retailer plans to meet with even more at its upcoming multi-day virtual event.
  • "Our Supplier Diversity Summit was incredibly successful, and we are excited to begin working with many new partners as a result," said Jamie Akemann, Group Vice President of Indirect Procurement and Supplier Diversity.
  • By holding this second event, and future supplier diversity events, we ensure a consistent flow of new products and partnerships that empower diverse suppliers and create positive economic impacts in our communities."

Vector Solutions Acquires DiversityEdu, Helping Organizations Build More Diverse and Inclusive Teams and Cultures

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:33pm

The addition of DiversityEdu enhances Vectors ability to help meet the critical need for more diverse and inclusive campuses, schools, and workplaces.

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  • The addition of DiversityEdu enhances Vectors ability to help meet the critical need for more diverse and inclusive campuses, schools, and workplaces.
  • Vector Solutions and DiversityEdu first partnered in Summer 2020 to bring effective diversity learning resources to educators and students.
  • Vector Solutions is the leading provider of award-winning, intelligent SaaS solutions that help organizations and individuals operate at the highest level and prepare for more challenging workplaces and environments.
  • DiversityEdu creates online learning, climate assessments, and implementation tools proven to build diverse and inclusive culture.

ACEDS Furthers Commitment to Diversity with Pipeline to Practice Partnership

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:00pm

This collaboration, following ACEDS' creation of its Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, Awareness and Action (IDEAA) Committee , marks a significant step in the association's ongoing commitment to diversity within the e-discovery community and the broader legal profession.

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  • This collaboration, following ACEDS' creation of its Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, Awareness and Action (IDEAA) Committee , marks a significant step in the association's ongoing commitment to diversity within the e-discovery community and the broader legal profession.
  • "Pipeline to Practice has an excellent reputation for nurturing talent and creating pathways to leadership for young, diverse students and up-and-coming lawyers," said Michael Quartararo, president, ACEDS.
  • "ACEDS shares the Pipeline to Practice vision that a diverse legal community will lead to a more just and inclusive society.
  • And for that reason, ACEDS is excited to partner with P2P to offer resources that will benefit the program's participants."

DIVERSITY in Ed's Publisher Vows to Place 5,000 Teachers of Color by 2021 School Year

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 3:18pm

HOUSTON, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 2021 has barely begun, and the largest teacher recruitment campaign to date for DIVERSITY in Ed is already underway.

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  • HOUSTON, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 2021 has barely begun, and the largest teacher recruitment campaign to date for DIVERSITY in Ed is already underway.
  • On Feb 1st, in honor of Black History month, DIVERSITY in Ed's publisher, Trina Edwards, launched an ambitious campaign with the goal of connecting 5,000 teachers from diverse backgrounds and cultures in communities of color nationwide.
  • To date, 179 school leaders and Human Resources personnel from across the country have joined the campaign to recruit and hire minority teachers.
  • For more information on DIVERSITY in Ed's next Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair, or to register your school or district, please visit https://diversityined.careerfairexpo.com/ .

78% of Hiring Decision-Makers Say Their Company is Taking Action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 1:50pm

Around 1 in 3 (31%) say one of the most important priorities for their company right now is expanding the diversity of their employees.

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  • Around 1 in 3 (31%) say one of the most important priorities for their company right now is expanding the diversity of their employees.
  • Notably, action on this topic increases significantly with company size.
  • "I think businesses recognize the value of DEI and are moving toward it," said Shannon Wenninger, Express franchise owner in Fishers, Indiana.
  • In Jacksonville, Florida, Express franchise owner Mike Brady agrees that businesses still have work to do to address diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.