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    Ernst & Young LLP—Cultivating Men as Allies

    In 2006 Ernst & Young LLP decided to make a more conscious effort to engage men in conversations about gender equity. Two features of the effort include firm-wide leadership workshops, and locally-driven workshops and solution-building. All male attendees of the firm’s 2006 Women’s Leadership...

    Date: November 1, 2010
    Topic: Men
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    Credit Suisse—Reverse Mentoring: Engaging Generational Difference

    Credit Suisse's Reverse Mentoring: Engaging Generational Difference pairs senior leaders with junior employees to educate senior employees about diversity, provide visibility to the junior employees, and improve cross-generational and cross-level communication. Mentors are young high-potential...

    Date: November 1, 2010
    Region: United States
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    AB Volvo—Walk the Talk

    Read about how Volvo's Walk the Talk initiative seeks to increase the number of women in management at Volvo by increasing managers’ knowledge of gender and leadership issues and by changing attitudes within the organization.

    Date: November 1, 2010
    Region: Europe
    Topic: Men
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    The Boeing Company—Training Employees to Become Agents of Change

    One of The Boeing Company's major diversity initiatives is to increase openness and communication among all team members by building awareness and breaking down barriers. Boeing set out to accomplish these culture-change goals with its Diversity Change Agent Program (DCAP), a two-day formal...

    Date: October 26, 2010
    Region: United States
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    Capital One—Flexible Work Solutions (FWS)

    Capital One created its Flexible Work Solutions (FWS) initiative to enhance organizational performance and real-estate asset utilization while supporting better work-life integration for its thousands of associates. The FWS initiative, which began as a result of associate feedback, supports work...

    Date: September 23, 2010
    Region: United States
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    Deloitte & Touche LLP—Mass Career Customization at Deloitte: A New Model for Building Careers and Developing Talent

    Deloitte’s Mass Career Customization (MCC) framework deconstructs careers into four primary dimensions (pace, workload, location and schedule, and role) to provide a structured approach that facilitates collaboration between employees and managers to design career paths that make sense within...

    Date: September 23, 2010
    Region: United States
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    Dow Corning—Leaders and Managers Driving WLE

    Beginning in 2004, Dow Corning began to proactively increase flexibility within the work environment in order to support and retain employees. The executive leadership designated global no-meeting weeks that enable employees to focus on deliverables and outstanding work, as well as take vacations...

    Date: September 23, 2010
    Region: Global
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    DuPont—Embedding a Flexible Mindset

    Efforts to improve employee work-life effectiveness are a fundamental element of attracting, retaining, and motivating DuPont's highly talented workforce. For example, when establishing flexible work schedules, DuPont employees and managers focus on how the work can be accomplished. Furthermore,...

    Date: September 23, 2010
    Region: Global
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    McCarthy Tétrault LLP—Increasing Retention of Women Lawyers: The Parental Leave Program

    Since 2004, McCarthy Tétrault’s senior leadership has identified gender diversity as one of the firm’s highest priorities. To help its lawyers, McCarthy Tétrault offers assistance before, during, and after parental leave. To bring the retention of women lawyers further into alignment with the...

    Date: September 23, 2010
    Region: Canada
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    Morgan Stanley—Keep Your Balance

    One of Morgan Stanley’s business principles is “Keep your balance,” and to help employees with this task, the firm offers a wide range of programs. Every month, the Work-Life team, in partnership with a third-party provider of work-life solutions, offers onsite and online Work-Life seminars that...

    Date: September 23, 2010
    Region: United States