Your task is to locate and examine organizational leaders who embrace diversity and who manage diversity effectively.


You will research one of the following organizational leaders and write a report of your findings:


  • Sharon L. Allen, Deloitte and Touche
  • Kenneth Chenault, American Express
  • Johnetta B. Cole, The United Way
  • Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., IBM
  • Andrea Jung, Avon Products, Inc.
  • Dick Parsons, Time Warner
  • Antonio Perez, Eastman Kodak
  • David M. Ratcliffe, Southern Company
  • Steve Reinemund, PepsiCo
  • Johnathan Rodgers, TV One
  • Jeff Valdez, SiTV

Here are the topic areas and questions to include in your research. Feel free to include additional topics.


  • What is the professional background of this leader?
  • here any personal information or experience that led to his or her passion for managing diversity?

Status of Diversity Within Organization

  • What role did diversity play before the leader became part of the organization?


  • What is the leader’s philosophy on diversity management?


  • What strategies did the leader implement to transform the way in which the organization managed diversity?


  • What were the diversity-related goals implemented by the leader?
  • What were his or her future goals related to diversity?

Current Status

  • What is the current status of the organization in terms of diversity in particular and overall success in general?

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