and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDIB).
At the end of that year, on December 20, 2002, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity
for Dialogue and Development.
Consistently, studies demonstrate the effectiveness of diversity
to increase a company's bottom line--that is, when they leverage a diverse workforce through inclusive means.
Numerous legal organizations conduct surveys to gather and aggregate diversity
information regarding their members.
LL--What are the diversity
goals for Comerica Bank?
The panel discussion featured views from Eva Mourino, HR Director - Middle East & Africa for AstraZeneca; Hoda Abou Jamra, Founding Partner at TVM Capital Healthcare Partners; Mutasem Dajani, Regional Managing Partner at Deloitte UAE; Rachel Ellyard, Talent Leader - Middle East & North Africa at EY; Rana Askoul, Founder of Changing Pink; Samer Hijazi, Partner & Head of Islamic Finance for Grant Thornton UAE; Shabbir Barket Ali, CFO - Middle East & Africa for The Royal Bank of Scotland; Tanguy de Belair, Diversity
Manager at Vinci Group; and Tasneem Lakdawalla, Partner - Advisory Services at KPMG Lower Gulf.
efforts requires leadership.
* What to Wear: Diversity
and Fashion at State (Unwritten Rules on Dress Code)
In our At Work survey, nearly half of the people we spoke to did not understand or know how to value diversity
at work, and one-third thought diversity
helps them get promoted.
Unlike the era of dictated quotas to achieve diversity
goals, the level of diversity
in a firm's work force today is the result of a conscious decision--to have or not to have a diverse work force.
The college appointed its Deputy Principal as Senior Lead Champion for LBGT diversity
. This individual then launched a number of initiatives including writing weekly LGBT themed staff newsletters, raising LGBT issues at board meetings, and participating in community events such as LGBT History Month and Pride.
Leader- Nadia Quarles, University of Chicago