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World Diversity Leadership Summit 2010


October 7th, 2010

- Updated on

June 14, 2018 - 1:23pm

Ajo was delighted to be a sponsor of the 2010 WDLS held at Harvard University Medical Center in Boston last month.

Participating AJO team members included two executive coaches (Lionel Shockness and Jackie Radford) who facilitated breakout sessions on day two capturing highlights for Disney’s Imagineering Diversity of our Ideation and Boston as a World Class City for Business.

No longer is diversity a “do the right thing” initiative, but a crucial, bottom line imperative for corporations:

  • Minorities are now the majority in 50 major U.S. cities
  • Race is the #1 factor in the long-term savings behavior of professionals, not salary level, gender, tenure or age (study presented by Hewitt)
  • 40% of U.S. children younger than 10 years of age are the minority
  • Hispanics wield 9.6%, African Americans wield 8.7% and Asians wield 5% of the U.S. nation’s buying power

Some great resources that we want to pass along from the Summit are:

In our next post, we'll introduce you to a fun engaging way to introduce your organization to inclusion.