Champions of Diversity by Diversity Plus Magazine
Each year Diversity Plus Magazine celebrates “Champions of Diversity.” These are the people who have driven diversity in corporate supply chains and workforces. The people who believe diversity is a core value in corporate cultures, supply chains, workforces, systems and processes. The people who build relationships that allow for economic growth through diversity and inclusion.
This year, Diversity Plus Magazine is honoring Jill Houghton, President and CEO, USBLN, along with two members of the USBLN Board of Directors, Regina Heyward, Senior Vice President and Head of Supplier Diversity for Wells Fargo, and Nedra Dickson, Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Lead for Accenture.
Several individuals from USBLN partner companies were also selected as “Champions of Diversity,” including Farryn Melton (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Raul Suzarez-Rodriguez (CVS Health), Leonard Spencer (The Walt Disney Company), Kendra Burris-Austin (Express Scripts), Beverly Jennings (Johnson & Johnson), Pauline Gebon (MetLife), Joyce Eggers (Takeda), Gary Kallenbach (UPS), and Rona Fourte (Walgreens ).
Congratulations to all the “Champions of Diversity”! For more information about the announcement and the full list of honorees, read the full article.
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