Many exciting things have been happening at EMC during the month of October, and I can’t wait to share these updates with my readers.
Just last week, EMC was ranked #18 on the “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces” global list. The list, compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute; an internationally recognized global research firm, ranks the 25 best global companies based on five key dimensions of workplace culture: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. As the Global Chief Diversity Officer, and an EMCer for almost 15 years I couldn’t be more proud.
Earlier this month, EMC sponsored the 2014 Diversity Woman Conference. The conference carried such a fitting theme, “The Future is Now for Women”, an ideal that I truly believe in; especially within the technology sector. The conference had an impressive lineup of speakers and thought leaders which included Glenda A Hatchett, Bonnie St. John, Phylicia Rashad, Dr. Robin Smith, and Simon T. Bailey. Truly an inspirational conference! It is always a treat to hear influential persons share their personal stories and experiences that have made a difference in their lives as well as the lives of others. My biggest takeaway from the conference was to remain authentic and true to myself, a valuable life lesson that I incorporate on a daily basis.
I also want to give a shout out to Tom Murray Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer at EMC who did an amazing job at the Men as Allies panel where he reiterated the importance of having mentors, sponsors and allies during any stage in an individual’s career.
Of course I must share kudos with the EMC Latin Leadership Interest Team (ELLIT) who organized various events s as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month and the Disability Employee Resource Group (DERG) who raised awareness within EMC as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
With so much going on in the realm of Diversity and Inclusion I am glad that I have the oppurtunity to share with my readers the absolute joy and passion I have concerning my field. October has been a very busy yet awesome month. I look forward to what we have planned going forward as we bring 2014 to an end, and am even more excited about what the Office of Global Workforce Inclusion has in store on the horizion.