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Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council II

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Our conversations help to break down outdated norms and contribute to member companies’ ongoing success.

  • AARP Public Policy Institute
  • AES Corporation
  • Ameren Corp.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Brown-Forman
  • Centene Corporation
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Estee Lauder Companies Inc., The
  • FedEx
  • Home Box Office Inc.
  • Kohler Co.
  • MasterCard Incorporated
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Nestle Purina PetCare Company
  • New Jersey Resources Corporation
  • Phillips 66 Company
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Prudential Financial Inc.
  • Qualcomm
  • T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
  • TD Bank
  • The Hartford
  • United Airlines, Inc.

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.

May Snowden

May Snowden

Senior Fellow, Human Capital and Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council II and Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council
The Conference Board
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Why join the D&I Leadership II Council?

What I love about The Conference Board is I feel like there’s a balance—there are quite a few very senior people who’ve been doing their job for 20 years, there’re newer people who’ve been doing their jobs for a couple years, and there’s a lot of people who are in the middle.

I’m surrounded by other practitioners. It’s nice to talk to people who are sharing similar experiences, who can share best practices. A lot of them have been in their roles for a lot longer, so it’s a good opportunity for me to ask questions and learn from their triumphs. What I’ve found [in other] events I’ve been to, is that a lot of the people who are talking are either more junior than me or don’t have nearly as much experience as I do.

Shavonne Gordon, Head of Diversity Talent Acquisition, Learning & Employee Resource Groups, Capital One

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