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Jason Pina named Ohio University’s interim chief diversity officer

Ohio University Vice President of Student Affairs Jason Pina has been named the university’s interim chief diversity officer. Pina will maintain his current position and will begin serving as chief diversity officer Aug. 1, according to a university news release. “Creating a welcoming environment for every member of the Bobcat …

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IBM Steps Up Fight Against Texas Bathroom Bill

IBM is upping the ante in its fight against Texas’ so-called “bathroom bill,” dispatching top executives to Austin and waging an ad war against what it calls the “discriminatory legislation.” Before state lawmakers reconvene Tuesday for a special legislative session, the technology giant is taking out full-page advertisements in The Dallas Morning News, San Antonio …

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Georgina Dodge Chosen as Bucknell’s Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Following an extensive national search, Georgina Dodge has been named Bucknell University’s new associate provost for diversity, equity & inclusion. Dodge comes from the University of Iowa where, since 2010, she was chief diversity officer, associate vice president and Title IX coordinator. Dodge, who also will hold the title of adjunct …

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Sodexo’s Global Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Rohini Anand Appointed New Chair of the Catalyst Board of Advisors

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, announced today that Dr. Rohini Anand, senior vice president corporate responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Catalyst Board of Advisors, which features a variety of senior leaders across Fortune 500 companies, including …

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Why Do Diversity Programs Fail?

Diversity programs have become commonplace in the professional world, but do they actually work? Not really, according to an award-winning report in the Harvard Business Review written by Frank Dobbin, a professor of sociology at Harvard, and Alexandra Kalev, an associate professor at Tel Aviv University. “It shouldn’t be surprising that most diversity programs aren’t …

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Nike names a new head of human resources

Nike Inc. on Tuesday named Monique Matheson the company’s top human resources executive. The appointment comes as Nike works through a previously announced reorganization that includes eliminating 2 percent of the company’s global workforce. She will succeed Nike veteran David Ayre, who is retiring. SOURCE: Portland Business Journal Read the article.

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Tech Moves: Microsoft bringing in GE tech executive to be corporate VP of U.S. division

Microsoft announced Monday that Kate Johnson, currently an executive with GE, will join the Redmond tech giant as president and corporate vice president of the company’s U.S. division. The announcement doesn’t indicate what Johnson will work on in her new position, which begins Sept. 8, and we’ve reached out to Microsoft for more details. Johnson …

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Struggling with workplace diversity? This startup is raising money to help

Janice Omadeke sees a technology industry that can be far more diverse — and her startup The Mentor Method is raising $550,000 in seed funding to bring its inclusion methods to a wider market. The Mentor Method charges startups and larger companies between $2,500 and $25,000 to design diversity and inclusion …

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Tesla Adds Publisher Linda Johnson Rice To Board, Taking Step Toward Diversity

Tesla has taken a step toward greater by naming Linda Johnson Rice, an African American executive who leads the Johnson Publishing Company, to serve as an independent director on its board, along with James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox. The move comes after a year of criticism by some shareholders that Tesla’s …

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Google hires Intel’s former head of diversity as VP of Diversity

Google hires Intel’s former head of diversity as VP of Diversity

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