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Mayo Clinic named a ‘Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion’

Article courtesy of Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index and was named one of the “Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion” by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network. “The 100% score on the Disability Equality Index shows […]

Best Buy to Spend $1.2 Billion by 2025 Supporting BIPOC Businesses

Article via Star Tribune Best Buy says it will spend at least $1.2 billion by 2025 supporting BIPOC businesses as it works to diversify its business from the supply chain to how it advertises. In addition to financial support, the electronics retailer also plans to provide access to its business resources in areas such as […]

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation names Andrew Williams first director of diversity, equity and inclusion

Article courtesy of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has brought on Andrew Williams as its first director of diversity, equity and inclusion, the organization announced Tuesday. A 20-year nonprofit sector and DEI veteran, Williams most recently served as assistant vice chancellor for student success, engagement and equity at the University of Minnesota Rochester. […]

How Medtronic is Working to ‘Amplify the Impact’ of Its DEI Focus

Article courtesy of Human Resource Executive Last summer, amid growing national unrest over racial inequality, scores of corporations opened up conversations with employees about what diversity, equity and inclusion did, or should, look like at their organizations. For medical device company Medtronic, leaders sought to take the conversation one step further—with action. Among the DEI initiatives taken […]

For the Record with Kristin Gaarder, Senior Vice President of HR & Corporate Services for Amplifon Americas

Kristin Gaarder is an international human resources executive who creates business value through an engaged employee population. She is a visionary transformer who orchestrates sustainable change and leads enterprise-wide initiatives leveraging data and analysis. Known for her ability to deliver results, she removes barriers to ensure conditions exist for every team member to achieve success. Currently, […]

The Lacek Group DEI Scholarship

The Lacek Group LLC, a globally recognized leader in loyalty, customer engagement and data-driven communications in Minneapolis, is thrilled to offer a new scholarship program in 2021. Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to two BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students, one each for a high school senior and a college student. The area of […]

3M Sets New STEM Goal to Empower Underrepresented Individuals

As part of our overall commitment to creating greater equity in our communities, business practices and workplaces, 3M is setting a new global, education-focused goal. The company will advance economic equity by creating five million unique STEM and Skilled Trades learning experiences for underrepresented individuals by the end of 2025. “As a global science, technology […]

Changing the Face of STEM

As a global health technology company that recruits world-class scientists and engineers, we know women are a critical factor in solving the world’s biggest problems with smart, imaginative thinking. But in the United States, women make up just 24% of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce, way below most other sectors. There are a lot of […]

EY DEI Transparency Report: Pathways to Progress

Article courtesy of EY At Ernst & Young LLP (EY US), diversity, equity and inclusion are core to who we are. They are essential elements of our history and run deep in our DNA. For EY US, it’s personal.  In the 1880s, Arthur Young completed his legal studies and began his career as a lawyer. […]

Hiring of People of All Abilities

Article courtesy of CEO Action In 2018, we established an executive steering committee to provide direction and create connections with internal partners such as our Workforce Accommodations and Accessibility teams. These vital partnerships have helped us to foster wide-ranging disability inclusion programs that make our recruiting efforts consistent with the overall employee experience – including […]

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