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Entries in Diversity (4)


Professional Spotlight: Todd Corley

Todd Corley, Founder & Chief Strategist at the TAPO Institute

We are so excited to have Todd Corley, Founder and Chief Strategist at the TAPO Institute, as one of our keynote speakers for the Villanova HRD Annual Networking Reception on tomorrow, April 5th, in the Connelly Center on campus! Read on to learn more about Todd's track record of success, advice, and more! 

Todd Corley is the creator and catalyst of the TAPO Institute, a think tank and strategic advisor advocating inclusive leadership. He is the former corporate officer in charge of global diversity and inclusion for the iconic retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch.

In that role, he led an enterprise-wide transformation that included: 1) increasing the in-store minority population from below 10% to over 50% of total population (100,000 people) across all positions 2) achieving significant gender diversity among its senior ranks, with over 40% of the company’s vice presidents and 75% of executive vice presidents being female 3) positioning the brand as an LGBT-friendly employer, by securing a perfect score on the HRC Corporate Equality Index, for nine consecutive years.


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Colin Powell Highlights the 5th Annual Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference

This year, the Hilton Hotel on City Avenue in Philadelphia hosted the 5th annual Diversity & Leadership Conference.  The purpose of the conference was to help professionals “transform awareness into actionable results." The day consisted of awards for “Most Powerful & Influential Women’s Breakfast”, three panel sessions, Multicultural Leadership awards, and a keynote address by General Colin Powell. 

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What Aspect of Diversity & Inclusion Do You Feel Your Organization Excels At Most?


Progress, but Still a Long Way to Go, for Women in Norway

By: Alison Smale

Ten years after, Ansgar Gabrielsen is still carrying the blame.

His offense? Back in 2003, as minister of trade and industry, he was responsible for shepherding throughNorway’s law stipulating that publicly traded companies transform their boards beginning in 2006, and appoint 40 percent female members, or risk forced dissolution by delisting from the Oslo Stock Exchange.

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