Inside the Quest for Inclusion

Inside the Quest for Inclusion

5 Minutes with Cynthia Bowman As the chief diversity and inclusion officer at Bank of America, Cynthia Bowman has a simple question for clients, community partners, and employees: What do you want the power to do? “What people want is ‘just the power to be me,’” she says. “You always want to feel like y...
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5 Minutes with Emily Pitts

5 Minutes with Emily Pitts

Building Bridges Through Diversity by Tamara E. Holmes A financial advisor with investment firm Edward Jones, Emily Pitts noticed that the industry had few people of color. That led her to wonder what Edward Jones could do better to attract and retain a more diverse workforce. The question sparked a new...
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Diversity as a Business Initiative

Diversity as a Business Initiative

Jolen Anderson sees her diversity and inclusion work not just as a career but as a calling. Armed with a legal background, she has held diversity, HR and legal roles with Visa, for which she is currently senior vice president and chief diversity officer. Anderson loves the challenges that come with push...
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Diversity Delivers Results

Diversity Delivers Results

Ask Alicia Petross, the Hershey Company’s vice president of diversity, inclusion, and engagement, what she is most proud of, and her answer is clear: diversity and inclusion are more than aspirational goals. Petross points to the fact that Hershey is one of two Fortune 500 companies whose CEO and CFO ar...
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