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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Foundations Council

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Leading organizations are continuously looking for ways to leverage diversity to achieve business objectives. The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Foundations Council is a network of national leaders who are focused on learning the foundations and principles for work in DEI to designing an overarching DEI vision and strategy for the whole organization, including executing tactics that work. In this Council, DEI Leaders also look at approaches to strengthen workforce and marketplace inclusion and diversity strategies and practices. 

This Council is designed for Learning and development of foundations and principles for designing an overarching DEI vision and strategy for the whole organization, including executing tactics that work and avoiding common traps.

If you are New to your DEI leadership role, less than 2 years

If your Focus is on learning the foundations for the work of DEI, including strategies and tactics that work as well as traps to avoid.

Our conversations help to break down outdated norms and contribute to member companies’ ongoing success.

  • ADP
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Aetna Inc.
  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • AptarGroup, Inc.
  • Ascension
  • Avanade Inc.
  • Ball Corporation
  • Belden Inc.
  • CSL Behring
  • Coca-Cola Company, The
  • Corning Incorporated
  • DTE Energy Company
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Dow Jones & Company
  • Educational Testing Service
  • Envista Holdings Corporation
  • FMC Corporation
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Floor and Decor
  • Home Depot Inc.
  • Kohler Co.
  • NBCUniversal Media, LLC
  • NFP
  • National Security Agency
  • Niagara Bottling
  • Nutanix
  • Owens & Minor, Inc
  • Sempra Energy
  • Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Warner Music Group, Inc.

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

I attended my first Diversity & Inclusion Council meeting and it was extremely helpful. I came away with two (not 1, but 2) solid ideas that I have already begun to implement for the diversity initiative at the Louisville Water Company. The support and the camaraderie that I received has already been a value added return on our investment. I am now on a crusade to get my co-workers to join their respective Councils.

Janet Muller, Former Council Member

DEI Executives who are new to a DEI leadership role with less than 2 years’ experience, focusing on learning the foundations and principles for designing an overarching DEI vision and strategy for the whole organization, including executing tactics that work and avoiding common traps. Membership is by invitation only.

May Snowden

May Snowden

Senior Fellow, Human Capital and Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council II and Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council
The Conference Board
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