Strengthening Organizations through Diversity & Collaboration

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Strengthening Organizations through Diversity & Collaboration

Human Resources

Author: Conference Board Inc., New York


During our 21st Annual Diversity & Inclusion conference, business leaders from a wide range of organizations gathered together to share examples of D&I success, identified and explored effective D&I practices, and linked these actions to the needs and results of the business.

Highlighting some of the top insights from our June 2017 conference, join our expert D&I panel as they share:

  • Highlights and key takeaways from this event;
  • Their own experience of identity and what this means to them;
  • The shortcomings of many of the categories we like to use in D&I; and
  • The knowledge D&I practitioners need to make a difference in their

George Walker
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Photo of George WalkerGeorge Walker has worked extensively in social justice and philanthropic causes, as an employee and volunteer. In February 2012, President Barack Obama appointed him to be a member of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), where he served until the end of the administration in 2016. George is a member of the American Leadership Council for Diversity in Healthcare (ALCDH). He was selected to serve as a German Marshall Memorial Fellow, representing the US and learning about transnational partnerships on a variety of issues while traveling to five European Countries.

James Fripp
Senior Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion
Yum! Brands Inc.

Photo of James FrippJames Fripp is Senior Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion for Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE: YUM), the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system units with approximately 40,000+ KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants with over 1.5 million employees in more than 120 countries and territories.

Michelle Kan
Associate Director, Knowledge Organization
The Conference Board

Photo of Michelle KanMichelle Kan is associate director, knowledge organization at The Conference Board. She is responsible for coordinating the cross-practice enterprise-wide Key Business Issue (KBI) research program by working internally with research, marketing, communications, publishing, and business development to develop and deliver expert-quality, aligned, and relevant content.

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Abstract: Despite greater focus by global organizations on creating an ever diverse workforce and a growing awareness that increasing diversity delivers better business results, companies are still looking for innovative ways to bring employees together, foster more mutual understanding, and create workplaces that allow everyone to contribute the best of themselves.

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