International business publication The Wall Street Journal recently took a look at a growing trend among top companies: creating executive roles to drive diversity within their organizations.
Recognizing the importance of this role, Ingersoll Rand hired a vice president of diversity and inclusion, Neddy Perez, in May 2011. The role is a critical step toward Ingersoll Rand's enterprise strategy to create a progressive, diverse and inclusive culture.
Last month, Perez spoke with The Wall Street Journal for the article, sharing her thoughts on the role and Ingersoll Rand's objectives for diversity and inclusion. The resulting article credited Ingersoll Rand with creating a head diversity role to drive innovation and also featured several upcoming initiatives to foster diversity and inclusion, including networking events for women, African Americans and veterans in North America and a one-year leadership program for women in Europe.
Read the full article on WSJ.com.
Read more about Ingersoll Rand's commitment to a diverse and inclusive organization.