Zero Barriers: How Emphasizing Skills in Career Pathways Can Remove Barriers

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Report

As a team lead at the Medtronic Energy and Component Center in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Der Xiong hoped to take the next step in her career and become a manufacturing supervisor. But she didn’t have the college degree required for the role.

Translating Completely KIDS' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Commitments Into Action


Organizations are increasingly stepping up their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), but defining what that looks like in practice can be difficult, not to mention creating a plan of action and bringing different stakeholder groups into alignment.

International Women's Day at Albertsons Companies


“When we are courageous enough to operate with collective action and shared ownership, through intentional collaboration we have an opportunity to shape our workforce in a way we haven’t seen before.” - Monique Lanaux, GVP, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, Albertsons Companies

Podcast: Learn What Changes Medtronic Is Making to Build Diversity, Improve Equity & Encourage Inclusion

An interview with Sally Saba, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Medtronic
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In the first episode of season two of MedtronicTalks, Sally Saba, MD, the company’s first chief inclusion & diversity officer, demonstrates how exclusion can impact an individual and slow an organization. Saba, who joined Medtronic two months prior to the killing of George Floyd, talks listeners through the changes Medtronic is making and how they’re opening up more opportunities.

Listen to the podcast here.

International Paper Named 2022 Best Company for Women to Work

For the fifth year, Women’s Choice Award® recognizes International Paper with Best Companies to Work for Women, Diversity and Millenials
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Memphis, Tenn., March 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ – International Paper was recognized as a 2022 Best Companies to Work in three categories: Women, Diversity and Millennials. This award represents the fifth consecutive year the company, a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products, has been recognized by the Women’s Choice Award®. 

The Michigan Diversity Council to Host 2022 Women in Leadership Symposium Virtual Series

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February 25, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Michigan Diversity Council will host its annual Women in Leadership Symposium (WILS) virtually on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET. The 2022 Women in Leadership Symposium theme, “The Paragon of Womanhood: Restoration, Reintegration and Reemergence” will focus on topics such as adaptation and flexibility to changing tides in work structure, pay equity and interpersonal relationships.

Home Depot Operations Supervisor Khareem Talks Heritage, Work Style and Leadership


When Khareem Mitchell started with The Home Depot in 2018, he quickly discovered that he joined an organization where his personal principles seamlessly aligned with the company’s values. For Khareem, his Afro-Hispanic roots play a big role in how he conducts his life – both inside and outside of work.

Advancing Racial Equity Through Your Investments

Investors now have a variety of intentional investing approaches to pursue a more inclusive society, as well as their financial goals.

Building a truly inclusive society will require concerted action across governments, nonprofits, corporations and investors. We increasingly understand the benefits of advancing racial equity, but aren’t necessarily aware of the available tools for investors to pursue this goal. Whether considering restriction screening, promoting diverse ownership and representation, or delving into shareholder engagement and reporting, advancing racial equity through investment capital is a journey of discovery, understanding and action.

Investing in Bright Communities

The power of equitable education

Embracing diversity means being open to and benefiting from a range of perspectives, backgrounds, strengths, and achievements. That’s why we value a diverse workforce, not only for what it brings to the table, but also its hand in creating a rich, inclusive culture where a sense of belonging broadens horizons and deepens conversations.

A proven path to social equity and a sustainable future is to bring communities together. These are critical issues and, as decades have shown, they continue to be a work in progress.

The power of equality in education

Zero Barriers: How We Are Accelerating Our Progress

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Report

Accelerating our progress

Accelerating the pace of change to advance inclusion, diversity and equity requires new approaches and ways of thinking. At Medtronic, we have taken several strategic actions to help us move faster toward zero barriers to equity. This includes shifting to a leader-led model for ID&E, building stronger accountability across our organization, setting new five-year organizational diversity representation goals, measuring beyond representation, and being even more transparent publicly about our progress.


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