In 2013, inclusion councils and business resource groups were implemented in all the affiliates across the enterprise. More than 17 inclusion councils are in place with more than 60 business resource groups. In Cincinnati, we hosted the fifth annual Leadership Symposium: Diverse by Design as part of our commitment to fostering an engaging and inclusive workplace and the communities we serve. As the workforce, workplace and marketplace become increasingly diverse, businesses must reflect customers’ and employees’ individual needs in products, services and culture. More than 450 attendees from 100 organizations gained insights from inclusion expert advisor Mary-Frances Winters, president & CEO of The Winters Group. The keynote was delivered by ABC News Correspondent John Quiñones, host of Primetime’s What Would You Do? John shared his experience growing up in a Spanish-speaking household of poor migrant workers in America. In addition, action teams, formed after the 2012 Leadership Symposium, reported on plans to make the Cincinnati region more inclusive in five areas: talent, immigration, minority business enterprises, multicultural leadership and employee resource groups.
Since June 2012, employees have been highlighted monthly in a Company newsletter with a feature called People Behind the Pin. Noting the recognizable lapel pin that our employees wear, the feature illustrates the unique backgrounds, interests and perspectives of our employees, and is a meaningful way to showcase the many ways our employees bring their whole selves to work to reach their full potential.
For 20 years, individuals, families and workplaces have joined to expand opportunities and transform the lives of millions of children around the world on National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day. We marked the event on Friday, June 14. The program is more than a career day; it shows children the value of education and helps them envision the possibilities of their future career and family life.