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GlaxoSmithKline and United Way Worldwide Among Inaugural Sponsors of ISDIP

The International Society of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals, the 1st global comprehensive association for the D&I field, spanning all industries & sectors, announces some inaugural sponsors: GlaxoSmithKline & United Way Worldwide.

 
PRLog - Jul. 8, 2011 - CARY, NC – The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP), the first global comprehensive association for the diversity and inclusion field, spanning all industries and sectors, today announced some of its inaugural sponsors: GlaxoSmithKline and United Way Worldwide.

As the first organizations to lend their support to the ISDIP, they demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the diversity and inclusion field and help to fulfill the ISDIP mission to:

Advance the art, science, teaching, research, and practice of diversity and inclusion


Promote the value of joining and elevating the diversity and inclusion field


Provide networking and professional-development opportunities to those committed to working in the diversity and inclusion profession


Promote a comprehensive approach to elevating competence in the diversity and inclusion field that spans across industries and public and private sectors


“The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals partners with organizations that share our values, and I would like to personally thank these diversity and inclusion leaders for their generous support and commitment to elevating our profession,” says Cassandra D. Caldwell, Ph.D., founder and chief executive officer. “Their sponsorship dollars will be allocated toward a multitude of diversity and inclusion programming, events, and resources for our members.”

Founder’s Circle Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline (www.gsk.com), one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. “GSK is pleased to support the International Society for Diversity and Inclusion Professionals, which shares our goal of creating a diverse environment in which innovation and creativity can thrive,” says Denise James Gatling, Director of Global Supplier Diversity & Business Development for GSK and an ISDIP Founding Advisory Board member. “Inclusion and diversity are integral pieces of our global strategy and are woven into the fabric of our company culture. Our efforts go beyond the diversification of employment and into the supplier marketplace to ensure we create opportunities for diverse suppliers. We believe organizations like the ISDIP will help us identify, develop, and position these diverse businesses to do more for the communities we serve.”

Silver Sponsor: United Way Worldwide (www.liveunited.org) is a leadership and support organization for a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. United Way Worldwide envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability, and healthy lives. “Diversity and inclusion are at the core of United Way’s mission and at the heart of what it means to Live United. Our partnership with ISDIP will help us provide tools and resources to United Way organizations across the globe who are working with diverse partners and community investors to improve lives and advance the common good,” says Deborah Foster, Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Inclusion, United Way Worldwide, and an ISDIP Founding Advisory Board member.

For information about becoming a sponsor of the ISDIP, visit http://diversityandinclusionprofessionals.org/sponsors.html.

Not a member of the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals? Go to www.isdip.org to join.

About the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals

The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals is the first global comprehensive professional association that spans across industries and across public and private sectors. The ISDIP views diversity and inclusion through a comprehensive lens that includes four strategic pillars: organizational development, supplier diversity, workforce diversity, and community engagement. Membership is open to all public-sector and private-sector professionals with diversity and inclusion job responsibilities and/or interests.

Contact:
Gail Zoppo
International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals
Media Relations Manager
media@isdip.org
Centre Green Office Park
1000 Centre Green Way, Suite 200
Cary, NC 27513
919.457.0376

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The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals is the first global comprehensive professional association that spans across industries and across public and private sectors. The ISDIP views diversity and inclusion through a comprehensive lens that includes four strategic pillars: organizational development, supplier diversity, workforce diversity, and community engagement. Membership is open to all public-sector and private-sector professionals with diversity and inclusion job responsibilities and/or interests.

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