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Growing up in a diverse and eclectic community taught Wendy Lewis that diversity can influence how we think, feel, and act. “How I was raised is what provided the foundation for my career,” says Lewis, the global chief diversity officer and vice president of Global Community...

5 Minutes with Michele C. Meyer-Shipp Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, vice president and chief diversity officer at Prudential Financial, came to the position after 17 years as an employment lawyer, litigator, and general counsel. She talked with Diversity Woman about her priorities and challenges at the 49,000-employee...

For over a decade, Jyoti Chopra has been deeply steeped in diversity and inclusion. Recently the senior vice president for D&I for education solutions provider Pearson, Chopra also serves on the Global Talent and Diversity Council for the Asia Society and the Diversity Advisory Board for Toyota. “I’ve...

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....

While a psychology student at Kansas State University, Dr. Andrea Hendricks learned about the importance of diversity through participating in student groups and working in the university’s D&I office. From those experiences, “I knew I wanted diversity as part of my plan,” she says. Today Hendricks...

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...

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