Regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, or beliefs, if you want to be a successful team player and top manager, leveraging diversity is an essential skill. Recognizing and addressing diversity problems will be essential.
A 2015 McKinsey report on 366 public companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry mean, and those in the top quartile for gender diversity were 15% more likely to have returns above the industry mean.
Every spring our Tomorrow’s Leaders Equipped for Diversity program brings in four top-notch presenters to help educate our students about diversity in the workforce. We videotape every presentation and make them public on our YouTube channel for others to enjoy and learn from.
During the spring 2017 semester we were honored to have hosted the following speakers.
Katee Van Horn, VP of Global Engagement & Inclusion, GoDaddy: “Mentors vs. Sponsors Navigate the First Years of Your Career”
Mike Miles, General Manager & Executive Sponsor of Diversity and Inclusion, Microsoft Cloud and Infrastructure Operations: “Diversity and Inclusion is Everyone's Full Time Role”
Linda Alepin, Retired Executive Professor at Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley Executive at various technology firms: “How CONTEXT Influences Thinking and Action”
Barry Goldman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, University of Arizona: “Negotiations”
We invite you to view these videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/UAMISDepartment