Inside the September 2010 Issue
"Education is an economic issue." The words are those of President Obama, spoken at the University of Texas, Austin, in early August. One assumes not a single CEO of the best companies listed in this issue featuring, "The State of Diversity," would dispute his point of view.
The diversity that we have represents the growth of our business ... we're very proud of that," says Pat Harris, vice president and global chief diversity officer at McDonald's.
Diversity and inclusion programs are proving to have a much broader effect than once thought. "There's no doubt in my mind (spending with minority-owned businesses) has a positive net effect on local economies," says Joyce Ibardolasa, director of diversity and inclusion, PG&E.