Workplace Inclusion CSR News

Caterpillar's Women in Leadership Initiative

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Inclusion drives business results, and Caterpillar knows that when it focuses on having the best talent – including a more gender-balanced workforce – everyone benefits.

Click here to read more about how Caterpillar plans to succeed in reaching its ambitious goal to increase the mix of qualified, capable females across our enterprise to industry benchmark levels by 2022. 

‘We Want Equal Opportunity’

Wells Fargo team members raise awareness and celebrate inclusive workplaces during National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October
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When thinking about people with disabilities, some people tend to focus on cures or charity, thinking that the social problem is with the person’s body or mind, said Stacey Milbern. But what they may not realize is that society itself needs to change; that many places can still be inaccessible and not inclusive, she added.

“People with disabilities aren’t looking for charity,” Milbern said. “We want equal opportunity. We want to be seen in our entirety.”

Cultivating a Global Inclusive Culture, with Pride

How Dell’s LGBT employee resource group, Pride, is making inroads, opening dialogue
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Human resources professional Nikki Gibson feels comfortable – and proud – about placing a picture of her family on her work desk.

On the surface, that may seem part of everyday work life for any professional. But as Nikki will tell you, it’s not.

While she feels good about bringing her full self to work – many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community around the world feel unable to open up about who they are, do not have equal rights and are not free to express themselves.

Innovators @ Qualcomm: Serafin Diaz

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In a new series we’re calling Innovators @ Qualcomm, or IQ, we’re getting to know some of the very talented people that work at Qualcomm.

UN and De Beers Join Forces to Open Doors for Women

De Beers Group has announced a US$3 million partnership with UN Women to improve the prospects of women and girls in its producer countries.
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The company will also seek to accelerate the advancement of women in its organisation and ensure its consumer brands are a positive force for supporting gender equality through its marketing campaigns.

In recognition of De Beers Group’s commitment to women’s equality, CEO Bruce Cleaver has been named one of eight UN Women ‘HeForShe’ Thematic Champions, an appointment announced by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

The Future Workforce: Attracting Latino and Latina Employees

By: Dija Ziane
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This National Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance to learn more about the contributions that Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to our country — and about the contributions they’re poised to make in the future.

Latinos are the fastest-growing subset of millennials, the demographic group that’s shaping our economy and will make a major impact on the workplace in the next decades. That’s one reason that many employers are making a concerted effort to attract them.

Announcing Twitter Chat: “the Skills Mismatch: Approaching a Collective Strategy” With the Dow Chemical Company, Sap, Dreamoval Foundation, and Making Cents International

When & Where: Wed, 10/4 at 11 AM, ET on #GEFlive
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When: Wed, 10/4, 11 AM, ET Where: #GEFlive on Twitter 

The “skills mismatch” challenge is overwhelming. The proportion of youth that is both unemployed and without formal education or training has continued a steep upward trend since 2008. In spite of the swelling population of youth ready to begin their careers, thousands of employers are having a difficult time filling open positions. 

Creating and Reinforcing a Culture of Inclusion

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Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley was optimistic at Fortunem agazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit in October 2016. “I’m having more conversations with more people about inclusion and diversity than I’ve ever had in my career, and I’m really encouraged by that,” said Donna, who has championed on- and off-screen diversity throughout her tenure at the studio.

Delivering on the Dream of Diversity

We cannot reap the benefits of a diverse workforce without doing everything in our power to ensure all people have the opportunity to reach their potential.
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David Abney | UPS 

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Join us in celebrating the generations of Hispanics enriching the world of today and tomorrow.

These days, hot-button issues, hot tempers and heated debates seem to rule the day.

It’s because we live in a divided nation that’s becoming even more divided.

Aflac | From a Successful Regional Brand to a Company That Serves More Than 50 Million People

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Dan Amos has been chief executive officer for Aflac for more than 26 years. In fact, he is the second longest tenured CEO at the same company in the Fortune 200, behind only Warren Buffett. Over 26 years Dan has learned a few things about leadership, managing risk and why it is important to treat employees with respect and dignity. His remarkable marketing campaign (the Aflac Duck) originated in 2000 and catapulted Aflac from a successful regional brand into a company that serves more than 50 million people in the United States and Japan with annual revenues of $23 billion.

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