Happy New Year! Now some might say Jackie isn’t it too late to wish for the New Year? But if you ask me absolutely not! It is the time to welcome the Chinese New Year 2014.
The Lunar Year is the biggest and the most significant celebration observed in China and worldwide by the Chinese; the New Year commences at the end of January or the beginning of February and is one of the longest celebrations which is carried out for 15 days.
The Asian Circle at EMC has planned various activities to celebrate this occasion and I am excited to be part of these festivities; it is always an enlightening experience.
The year of horse symbolizes nobility, speed and perseverance, which in my opinion are top three qualities required for an individual to succeed professionally and personally.
Earlier this month the Black Employee Affinity Group kicked off the Black History month and I am intrigued that the underlying message of the key note speaker Dr. Curtis Odom a noteworthy expert on talent management, spoke about “Fit Factor” and diversity, is similar to what the Chinese year symbolizes.
In the D&I world everyone keeps mentioning about the business case of Diversity, but in my opinion along with that case organizations require speed to attract diverse talent and develop perseverance to retain and engage that diverse talent!
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