Lissiah Taylor Hundley, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, Corporate Human Resources,Â Cox Enterprises
As the company’s senior diversity and inclusion subject-matter expert and an adviser to leadership, Taylor Hundley partners with Cox’s divisions on enterprisewide diversity and inclusion strategies and ensures diversity is incorporated throughout the company’s recruitment, talent management, and retention initiatives, as well as goal setting and business plans.
Kenneth J. Barrett, Chief Diversity Officer, General Motors
Barrett, former U.S. Navy diversity director, was chosen to take on the CDO role because of his strengths and track record in diversity. “Diversity and inclusion is a clear business priority,â€ he says. “Finding and growing the best and brightest talent from around the world and capitalizing on new and emerging markets are critical to maintaining GM’s position as a global leader.â€
Danielle Brown VP, Human Resources; Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Intel
Brown is responsible for leading the team’s efforts surrounding Intel’s goal to achieve full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce by 2020. “Our vision for inclusion at Intel is to create an environment where all of our employees can bring their full selves to work. We want employees to spend their energy solving Intel’s many complex and challenging problems, not wasting it trying to fit in or assimilate.â€
Samuel Butler, Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, John Deere
Butler is responsible for developing a diverse and inclusive workforce that mirrors the market throughout the talent pipeline where John Deere does business. “We embrace a culture that is accepting and understanding and we work to include individuals and companies that fit with that culture. It’s a culture that reflects our global market, widens our business opportunities, attracts the best talent, and breathes life into the best teamwork.â€
Phyllis James EVP, Special Counsel, Litigation & Chief Diversity Officer, MGM Resorts International
James is responsible for oversight of MGM Resorts’ Diversity and Inclusion initiative, as well as its philanthropy programs and Diversity and Community Affairs Department. “Inclusion, as a way of life, doing business and relating to our world, is the key to unlocking all the strengths the rich tapestry of humanity brings–mutual respect, equal opportunity, collective intelligence, innovation, maximum performance, global customers, and competitive advantage,â€ she says.