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Multiculturalism: Lorie Valle-Yanez on driving diversity initiatives into business benefits

Lorie Valle-Yanez is Head of Diversity and Inclusion at MassMutual. Since joining MassMutual in 2008, she has developed a diversity and inclusion platform to help the company solve challenges, grow in new markets, and instill innovation in a conservative industry. In partnership with the executive team, Lorie designed MassMutual’s first diversity and inclusion strategy, focused on Leadership, Marketplace & Distribution, and Workforce & Workplace. She later led its diversity an...

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Building Bridges: John Crossman on fostering diversity through scholarships and mentoring.

John Crossman is CEO of Crossman & Company, one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, management and investment sales firms, with over 28 million square feet of properties in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. As CEO, John promotes the firm’s core values including a strong commitment to community service, industry education initiatives and an unwavering dedication to diversity through creating scholarships and mentoring. He serves...

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Open Doors: Kimberly Wilson on building a strong connection with the community

Kimberly Wilson is Deputy Director of Human Resources, Volunteers and Community Service at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Kimberly, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an organisation that values volunteering and building a strong connection with the community. What does diversity hiring mean to you? Diversity in hiring is at the heartbeat of what we do at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. It is my passion. It is so important that we build best practices that encourage all people...

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Cultivating Inclusion: Brian Reaves on building a future workforce for all

 Brian Reaves is Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Dell Technologies, responsible for Dell Technologies’ global diversity and inclusion initiatives. In this role, he partners with leaders and team members across the organization to deepen and advance Dell Technologies’ culture of inclusion as a fundamental business imperative. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Brian was a Senior Vice President (SVP) within SAP’s Office of the CEO organization, where he led...

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Diverse Teams: Sunita Cherian on inclusion as a business driver

Sunita Cherian is Senior Vice President Human Resources at Wipro. What does diversity hiring mean to you? To me, inclusion is all good, and it is good for the business. Diversity hiring allows us to build teams which resonate with the diversity of our clients, and at the same time, create opportunities for competent professionals who may otherwise run the risk of being marginalized. With our clients spread across industries, countries, cultures and technologies domains, having a diverse wo...