150 CEOs Join Up to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

More than 150 corporate executives have joined in a new initiative, C.E.O. Action for Diversity and Inclusion. The group commits companies to encourage their employees to openly discuss race and gender in the workplace. A website, ceoaction.com, has “more than 70 examples of the most effective efforts developed by companies, including flexible work practices and gender equality programs,” according to The New York TimesAmong the companies involved are Procter & Gamble, Merck, Cargill, New York Life, Accenture, Pepsico, Deloitte, ConAgra, General Mills, Hershey, Pfizer, State Street, and Walmart. Data shows that 47 percent of US workers are women, and 37 percent are minorities. It’s about time.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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