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Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council

Leading organizations leverage diversity and inclusion to meet performance and business objectives. In the “New Normal” companies that balance the demands of effectively executing today’s best D&I practices and progressively designing innovative D&I practices will lead the pack.

As the D&I function evolves to deliver greater competitive advantage, the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Councils help members not only optimize existing practices, but also innovate advanced ways of working. Members also help each other address current D&I realities, opportunities, and next-generation practices, including:

  • Leveraging inclusive leadership and creating inclusive cultures to deliver integral, sustainable outcomes for competitive advantage
  • Utilizing new technology and big data to strengthen practical metrics clearly demonstrating how D&I delivers mission-critical value
  • Developing global competence and inter-cultural effectiveness to address the challenges of working in a global, multicultural ecosystem
  • Unlocking the art and science of building inclusive, high performing organizations to achieve key objectives, such as greater engagement, innovation and growth
  •  Exploring and applying the latest thought leadership on the focus, relevance and implementation of preeminent D&I strategies

 Our conversations help to break down outdated norms and contribute to member companies’ ongoing success.

  • ADP
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Brown-Forman Corporation
  • Dow Chemical Company, The
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
  • FirstEnergy Corp.
  • General Motors Company
  • Genworth Financial Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG LLP
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MGM Resorts International
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Security Agency
  • NiSource
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble Company
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Walmart
  • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Wells Fargo & Company

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Direct reports of Chief Diversity Officers. Membership is by invitation only.

Rebekah Steele

Rebekah Steele

Senior Fellow, Human Capital & Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion
The Conference Board
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