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March Diversity Calendar

Women’s History celebrated in March in the United States!  1911 marked the first International Women’s Day, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Senators Orrin Hatch and Barbara Mikulski sponsored the joint Congressional Resolution proclaiming a Women’s History Week. In 1987 Congress expanded it to an entire month. This year’s theme, sponsored by the National Women’s...
Developing a truly global diversity & inclusion strategy: A Walmart best practice

Developing a truly global diversity & inclusion strategy: A Walmart best practice

When a company realizes that a domestic diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy is not sufficient to address its global business environment, what’s the best way to proceed? When Sharon Orlopp stepped into the chief diversity officer role at Walmart in 2011, her responsibilities included both domestic and global. It was the first time the company...
Obama steps up: Demonstrates how to lead in our diverse society

Obama steps up: Demonstrates how to lead in our diverse society

With one sentence, “…I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” President Obama stopped musing, got off the merry-go-round, made a decision and with it “took the moral high ground,” as a New York Times Editorial put it. Beyond taking the moral high ground, however, the President demonstrated how to lead in our...