EMC and Working Mother Magazine Host Annual Multicultural Town Hall Meeting
Event Draws More Than 150 Professionals From Across New England to Promote Trust and Diversity in the Workplace
Hopkinton, Mass.-Thursday, September 7, 2006, EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, along with Working Mother Media, today hosted Working Mother magazine’s third annual New England Multicultural Town Hall meeting. More than 150 women executives gathered at EMC’s headquarters in Hopkinton to attend the Commonwealth’s largest annual event focused on promoting trust and diversity in today’s multicultural workplace.
Jack Mollen, EMC’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Advisory Board Member for Working Mother magazine, said, “Success in today’s global economy requires corporate environments that foster trust, diversity and inclusion for both employees and employers. Promoting such a culture in the workplace is a serious commitment for EMC. We are pleased to support initiatives such as Working Mother magazine’s Town Hall meetings, which bring together business leaders dedicated to the advancement of diversity in the workplace.”
Mollen joined Carol Evans, Working Mother Media’s founder and CEO, to kick off the meeting. Distinguished speakers and panelists also included female executives from Sovereign Bank; The New England Patriots; WCVB-TV; DePuy Spine, a Johnson & Johnson Company; and ElectroChem, Inc.
Evans said, “We have come a long way in promoting the development of workplaces in which women and people with various cultural backgrounds can flourish. With more than 3,000 executives attending our Town Hall meetings and our national conference in the past year, we know that people are making strides in workplaces across the country. We are pleased to receive ongoing support for these programs and thank EMC for sponsoring and hosting our New England Town Hall event two years in a row.”
Working Mother magazine’s New England Multicultural Town Hall meeting is part of an initiative launched by Working Mother Media in 2001. It focuses on providing a forum for professionals to discuss diversity in the workplace. The Town Hall meetings are one-day events held in cities across the country. Professionals come together to network and attend breakout sessions in which they can explore issues of racial and ethnic identity and discuss how to develop corporate cultures in which multicultural employees can be successful.
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