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Abbott Park, Illinois

CEO Robert B. Ford

Executive VP, HR Mary Moreland

More than 400 leaders at the healthcare company participated in a 90-minute unconscious-bias training course, featuring best practices for interviewing, building social media presence, and delivering better candidate and employee experiences.


North Chicago, Illinois

Chairman and CEO Richard Gonzalez

Executive VP, Chief HR Officer Timothy Richmond

The pharmaceutical company launched the Global Women’s Leadership Journey to increase exposure to skills and perspectives needed for senior roles. At the conclusion of the five-month program, participants present Leadership Impact Statements, establish a peer network and prepare to mentor the next cohort. Of the most recent cohort, 37 percent were multicultural women.


New York, New York

CEO Julie Sweet

Chief Leadership and HR Officer Ellyn Shook

The National African American ERG Mentoring Program at this professional-services company offers eight-month-long individual and small-group mentoring sessions for employees to develop peer networks that aid in career growth and professional development. The program has reached nearly 2,000 professionals since 2016.


Roseland, New Jersey

President and CEO Carlos Rodriguez

Chief HR Officer Sreeni Kutam

The human-resources outsourcing firm launched its Courageous Conversations program: face-to-face, HR-guided group talks that encourage all US employees to address difficult topics around race/ethnicity and gender, listen to diverse perspectives, and feel comfortable expressing their opinions.

Multicultural women were 11 %of senior managers compared to 10 percent last year and 8 percent 5 years ago.

Aetna (now

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