For diversity and inclusion, communication is key

diversity and inclusion requires communication

Featured this week: Vivian Greentree, Fiserv; Joseph Dawson, Freddie Mac; April Nelson, UPS; Cynthia Sugiyama, Wells Fargo; AvalonBay; Eversheds Sutherland; Kyndryl; MassMutual; Lam Research; Loomis Sayles; Moody’s; Onsemi; Prudential; RGA Reinsurance Company; Robert Half; SMBC; Tanger Outlets; TELUS; U.S. Bank; Western Digital; Crowe; Salesforce; Yum! Brands; Kim Pagal, Nestlé; YuChih L., MerchSource; Priscilla Medeiros, WarnerMedia; Jamf; Ally, Gallagher, UL

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Spotlight on You

BCCCC members featured prominently among the presentations at Ragan’s DE&I Summit for Communicators this week, taking a practical look at the communicator’s role in facilitating the key milestones along a company’s journey to diversity, equity, and inclusion:

  • Joseph Dawson, director, strategic communications at Freddie Mac, discussed how his company conducts a DEI audit using specific metrics by which to gauge current and future performance. Dawson stressed that number of DEI-centric communications and employee feedback are key among these measurements.
  • April Nelson, manager- global communications and culture, BaSE at UPS, discussed best practices for employee resource groups (ERGs) and shared a unique storytelling initiative at UPS. "Employee activism is probably at an all-time-high," said Nelson. "I personally believe that companies that do not pay attention to this will be left behind because this is our present and our future."
  • Cynthia Sugiyama, head of communications for diverse segments, representation and inclusion at Wells Fargo, shared a deeply personal story of how an op-ed she wrote raising awareness of AAPI hate crimes was met with overwhelming support from her colleagues, her company, and the financial community as a whole. "It was heartening to see more and more companies like mine standing up for Asian Americans," said Sugiyama. 

Vivian Greentree, senior vice president and head of global corporate citizenship at Fiserv, was featured in an episode of the CrossLead podcast on diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in the context of the military community. “Talent is distributed equally, but what’s not is that opportunity, access, and exposure,” says Greentree. She goes on to explain that it’s up to companies to create systems that remove barriers to those opportunities, otherwise: “The talent coming out of the military won’t see you, because they don’t see themselves represented in your leadership, your products or in your services, or your community investments.”

Job Postings

AvalonBay Communities (JUST ADDED!)
Arlington, VA
Diversity Recruiting Director

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Chestnut Hill, MA
Assistant Director, Member Recruitment
Fiscal Specialist
Marketing Database Analyst
Senior/Executive Education & Advisory Associate

Eversheds Sutherland
Atlanta, GA
Responsible Business Specialist

Multiple Locations
Various CSR Roles

Lam Research Corporation (JUST ADDED!)
Oregon / Remote
Senior Manager, ESG

Loomis Sayles
Boston, MA
Community Investments Manager

Boston, MA
Sustainability Lead

Various Locations
Manager, Volunteer Programs
Assistant Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility, Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Assistant Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility, Asia Pacific

Phoenix, AZ / Remote
Senior Director, Sustainability, Environmental Social and Governance
Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
Spring 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility Intern, Sustainability team
Spring 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility Intern, Global Giving team

Prudential (NEW JOBS ADDED!)
Various Locations
Associate Manager, Nonprofit Capacity and Learning
Communications Director
Director, Portfolio Management (Inclusive Solutions)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Metric Reporting Manager
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Implementation Program Specialist
Project Director, Work and Wealth
Program Manager, Inclusive Communities
Senior Manager Community Affairs
Vice President, Culture and Employee Engagement

RGA Reinsurance Company
Chesterfield, MO
ESG Specialist – Charitable Giving
ESG Specialist – Sustainability

Robert Half (JUST ADDED!)
San Ramon, CA / Flexible Office Location
ESG Project Manager

New York, NY
ESG Reporting & Disclosure Manager, Vice President

Tanger Outlets
Fully Remote or Hybrid
Director, Energy & Sustainability

Various Locations
Manager, Community Investment

U.S. Bank
Multiple Locations / Remote U.S.
ESG Program Manager, Climate Strategy

Western Digital
San Jose, CA
Corporate Sustainability Analyst

Member Companies in the News

Crowe published its first U.S. Transparency Report: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The 2021 report reflects on achievements of the past year, where the company’s targets stand today, and aspirations for 2025. “Diversity, equity, and inclusion must be an ongoing, ever-present priority for us as a firm—not something that disappears with the current news cycle,” says Christopher Mitchell, chief diversity officer at Crowe. “Nurturing the values, ethics, and culture of diversity—and dedicating resources to it—is important to our people, our communities, our clients, and others we do business with.”

Salesforce will now include environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals as part of its executive compensation programs, in order to build greater accountability and accelerate ESG initiatives. Going forward, a portion of executive variable pay for Executive Vice President and above will be determined by four ESG measures. For this fiscal year, the measures will focus on equality and sustainability.

Yum! Brands, owner of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC, has partnered with University of Louisville and Howard University on a fellowship program to promote more franchise owners who are women and people of color. The participants – six MBA students from Howard University and four from the University of Louisville – are receiving scholarships, extensive education on the franchise business model, mentorships from Yum! Brands franchisees, in-restaurant training, and a trip to Yum! Brands’ Louisville Restaurant Support Center. The program will culminate with a pitch competition where two students will be selected and will receive seed money, additional training and the opportunity to become a future Yum! Brands franchise owner.

Members on the Move

This past week, corporate citizenship leaders convened in San Diego for the 2022 Accelerated Certificate Summit. Pictured here, participants Kim Pagal of Nestlé, YuChih L. of MerchSource, and Priscilla Medeiros of WarnerMedia share their ideas and experiences as part of the course, Fundamentals of Employee Volunteer Programs. Learn more about joining leaders like them in one of our executive education certificate programs.

This week, we proudly welcome new member Jamf! Learn more about joining them, along with more than 10,000 professionals in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship member community: Member Benefits

Members from Ally, Gallagher, UL, and more registered this week to attend the International Corporate Citizenship Conference 2022. Learn more about joining them to learn and network with hundreds of professionals in the CSR field: Register today.