Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

Tom Salmon, Chairman & CEO, Berry Global, Lori Sutton, Director Corporate Human Resources/Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Berry Global, and Holly Sanders, HR Director, AstraZeneca gave us a look at how their organizations are advancing equity, both within and outside the workplace. This E-REP DEI Series is in partnership with the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, Inc., Welborn Baptist Foundation, Inc. and BRIDGE: Building Respect & Integrity in Diverse Greater Evansville.

A Few Key Takeaways:

  • Diverse teams make 87% better business decisions
  • Businesses with Gender Balance are 50% more profitable
  • DEI makes business sense
  • DEI is the human thing to do
  • Equity = Giving people what they need
  • Start with a conversation
  • Awareness training
  • Start meetings with a ‘DEI moment’


Local DE&I Stories

An essay from USI President Celebrating Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, University of Southern Indiana President Ronald S. Rochon, PhD comprised an essay titled “Because of You: Community Activism Guided by Humanity” that will appear as the “State of the U” in the Spring 2021 issue of illume, the University of Southern Indiana magazine. To read the full essay, please click here.

Toyota’s Indiana Plant Creates Job Pathways for People Living With Disabilities

Ivy Tech Community College Announces MLK Essay Contest Winners

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