Member News and Kudos

If you are a WDN member and have news to share about activities, honors, best practices, and events related to workforce diversity, please contact Mike Streeter, and we will include your news in the next issue of WDN E News.

Action for a Better Community
Action for a Better Community, Inc. to Host Signature Event Reunion Luncheon October 11 in Recognition of Agency's 40th Anniversary (8/05)
Action for a Better Community Announces 40th Anniversary Events (6/05)

Aetna and Health Power Address Disparities in Minority Health Care (12/05)
Aetna Employees Honored For Workplace Volunteerism (10/05)
Aetna Awards $2.25 Million in Grants (10/05)
Aetna Awards $2.25 Million in Grants to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities and End-of-life Care (9/05)
Four Council Members Cited by LATINA Style Magazine as Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. (9/05)
Aetna Is Founding Partner Of Hispanic Research Organization (4/05)
Aetna Receives Latina Style 50 Award (3/05)
Aetna Releases 2005 African American History Calendar (2/05)
Aetna Honored for Targeting Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health (1/05)
Aetna and Kodak Sponsor 'Out&Equal' Conference (11//04)
Aetna Named To LATINA Style Magazine's Top 50 List (10/04)
Aetna and the New York State District of the American College of ObGyns Launch Cultural Competency Program (12/03)
Aetna's Diversity Policies Recognized Twice in One Week (10/03)
Aetna Named To 'Top 30 Companies for Executive Women' (9/03)

American Red Cross
Red Cross Honors Kodak Contributions to Tsunami Relief (4/05)
Margaret Sánchez Chair of National Diversity Council (11/03)

Bausch & Lomb
Bausch & Lomb Named Tops in Diversity for Third Straight Year (5/06)
Bausch & Lomb Presents 2nd Annual Supplier Diversity Recognition Awards 4/06
Bausch & Lomb Scores 100 on Human Rights Campaign Index (10/05)
Bausch & Lomb 38 on Hispanic Business Magazine (10/05)
Ursula Burns Speaks at Bausch & Lomb (7/05)
Four Council Members Cited by LATINA Style Magazine as Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. (9/05)
The United Way Campaign is a success at B&L (6/05)
Bausch & Lomb Ranks No. 33 on Diversity Inc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity List (5/05)
Bausch & Lomb Presents Supplier Diversity Recognition Awards (4/05)
Bausch & Lomb VP Featured in National Magazine (4/05)
Women's History Month Event sponsored by Women's Network at Bausch & Lomb (4/05)
Bausch & Lomb is hosting its’ inaugural Supplier Diversity Recognition Event. (4/05)
Bausch & Lomb Names Henry C. Tung Corporate Vice President - Global Surgical (3/05)
Bausch & Lomb Names Evon L. Jones Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (3/05)
Bausch & Lomb Honored by the National Black MBA Association (12/04)
Rodney J. Williams Joins Bausch & Lomb as VP - Marketing, U.S. Surgical (11/04)
Bausch & Lomb's Asian Networks Host Leadership Conference (11/04)
Bausch & Lomb Top sponsor of Diversity 2004 (10/04)
Bausch & Lomb's Dr. Phillips Chosen for Rochester Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" Award (10/04)
Bausch & Lomb Honored for Innovation in Diversity (8/04)
Bausch & Lomb and Kodak are Top Winners in Profiles in Diversity Journal International Innovation in Diversity Awards (7/04)
Dr. Praveen Tyle Named Senior Vice President - Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer (8/04)
Joong Hyun Joins Bausch & Lomb as Director of Strategy, Global Supply Chain (7/04)
Bausch & Lomb Ranks 7th in U.S. for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Employees (7/04)
GLOB&L Sponsors Photo Exhibit (7/04)
Bausch & Lomb Diversity Speakers Series Features International Eyecare Activist (12/03)
Bausch & Lomb's African-American Employee Network Lauds Americas Marketing Team (9/03)
Bausch & Lomb Names Roach VP - Global Procurement and Sourcing (9/03)
Bausch & Lomb Names Yao Director, Treasury Operations (9/03)
Bausch & Lomb Sponsors Internship Program (9/03)
Generational Diversity and How to Bridge the Gap Subject of Bausch & Lomb Lecture (6/03)
Bausch & Lomb Establishes Scholarship at Clark Atlanta University (5/03)
Bausch & Lomb Launches "The Diversity Network Forum" (4/03)
Bausch & Lomb Implements Diversity Dashboard - New Diversity Tracking Model (2/03)
Bausch & Lomb Joins The Conference Board's Diversity Council III (1/03)
Phoebe Eng Speaks at Bausch & Lomb (1/03)
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley Honors B&L (12/02)
William Cruz Speaks at Bausch & Lomb (10/02)

Gay Alliance
“No Name-Calling Week” Seeks to End Name-Calling and Bullying in Schools (2/06)
Bowen Leaves Rochester Gay Alliance as Executive Director (10/04)
Rochester Gays and Lesbians React to Massachusetts Ruling (12/03)
Gay Alliance Selects Heterosexual Supporter as Board President - Ann Young Elected as Board President (8/03)
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley Names New Executive Director (4/03)

Harter Secrest & Emery
Harter, Secrest & Emery Presents $25,000 Check To Catholic Health System's Continuing Care Foundation (4/06)
Harter Secrest & Emery Continues Giving Tradition (1/06)
Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP Named “Best Place to Work” Among Law Firms Nationwide – Two Years in A Row (11/05)
Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP First to Provide Diversity Scholarship for Cornell Law Student - First Recipient Named (05/05)

INROADS Receives its Third "Excellence in Conversion" National Recognition Award (11/03)

IC Telecom
I.C. Shah Named Small Business Graduate of the Year (10/02)

ITT Industries Space Systems Division to Sponsor Native American Cultural Center Fundraising Dinner (09/05)

Kodak Earns Highest Rating on Human Rights Campaign Index (10/05)
Four Council Members Cited by LATINA Style Magazine as Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. (9/05)
NASCAR Recognizes Kodak for Leading Diversity Efforts (9/05)
Stevan G. Ramirez of Kodak to Lead United Way’s Hispanic Leadership Development Program (9/05)
Black Enterprise Names Kodak to "30 Best Companies for Diversity" (7/07)
Kodak Board Elects Antonio M. Perez as Chief Executive Officer (6/05)
Kodak Names New Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Champions (5/05)
Kodak Named to DiversityInc Top 50 List (05/05)
Kodak Earns Recognition from Women’s Business Enterprise National Council -- New List of 15 “America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises” Announced (4/05)
Kodak’s Ramirez & Perez in Tech's '50 Most Important Hispanics' (4/05)
Kodak Selects Warren Wisnewski for CEO Diversity Award (4/05)
Daniel A. Carp Named to National Urban League Board of Trustees (12/04)
Aetna and Kodak Sponsor 'Out&Equal' Conference (11//04)
Kodak's Lambda Network to Present at National Conference (8/04)
Kodak Names Senior Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council (7/04)
Kodak Awards $200,000 in Scholarships (7/04)
Kodak CEO Dan Carp Recognized with Diversity Leadership Award (11/03)
Kodak in the News (11/03)
Kodak Names Calhoun Chief Diversity Officer and Director, Community Affairs (10/03)
Kodak Named to Working Mother Magazine's 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers (10/03)
Eastman Kodak Employee Award Links Importance of Respect to Business Success (8/03)
Kodak Names Antonio Perez as President, Chief Operating Officer - Adds World-Class Expert on Output to Drive Printing Growth (5/03)
Kodak Announces Winners of CEO Diversity Awards (4/03)
Kodak Offers Pagers to Hearing-impaired Employees (4/03)
Kodak among Top Ten in Corporate Reputation Survey (4/03)
Kodak Named to NAFE's Top 30 Companies for Executive Women (3/03)
Kodak Appoints Two to Diversity, Multicultural Posts (2/03)

Monroe Community College
MCC Names Winston Assistant to President for Workforce Development (11/04)
Student Trustee Elected to MCC Board (08/04)
Kodak Earns Two Honors from Upstate New York Regional Minority Purchasing Council (08/04)
MCC announces Staff Additions and Promotions (10/03)
MCC Director of EOP Recognized for Excellence (8/03)
MCC Names New Damon City Campus Executive Dean (7/03)
MCC Holds First "Celebrate Diversity" Reception (7/03)
MCC Hires Hezekiah N. Simmons, as Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services (5/03)

Nazareth College
Nazareth Recognizes Outstanding Student, Faculty and Staff with the 2005 MLK Award (3/05)

Nixon Peabody
Two WDN Members Make Fortune 100 List of Best Places to Work (1/06)|
In Memory of William E. McKnight (12/05)
Nixon Peabody’s Diversity Initiative is National Blueprint (11/05)
Nixon Peabody is Principal Sponsor of Diversity 2006 (10/05)
Nixon Peabody Recognized for Diversity Initiatives in Legal Times (4/03)

Preferred Care
MVP Health Care and Preferred Care to Combine Operations (8/05)

Rochester Business Alliance
Chamber and IMC Members Approve Merger (1/03)

Rochester Institute of Technology
RIT's Isaac L. Jordan Awards for Pluralism (2/12)
RIT Hosts 4th Annual Expressions of Diversity Conference (4/05)
RIT's Issues Call for Proposals for 4th Annual Diversity Conference (12/04)
RIT and President Dr. Albert Simone Featured in National Magazine (5/03)
RIT Awards Diversity Scholarships to Two (5/03)

St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College Dean Honored by Girl Scouts (7/05)
Dr. Arlette Miller Smith Earns Doctorate (5/06)
Arlette Miller-Smith Appointed Dean of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs at St. John Fisher College (12/02)

SHRM 2007 Annual Conference Call for Presentations (7/07)
SHRM Workplace Diversity Practices Survey (11/05)
SHRM Offers Members Free Resources to keep youth drug-free. (9/05)
GVCSHRM President to Serve on Organizational Development Panel (7/05)

SUNY Brockport
SUNY Brockport's Annual Cultural Diversity Conference is March 2 (1/06)
Call for Proposals - Fifth Annual Cultural Diversity Conference (11/04)

United Way
United Way Honors Graduates of African American Leadership Program (12/05)

University of Rochester
University of Rochester Targets Diversity Plans for Faculty (4/06)
Filmmaker Spike Lee to Speak at University of Rochester (2/06)
Martin Luther King Jr's Son to Speak at University of Rochester Jan 2 (1/06)
Stanley Byrd Named HR Manager, to Focus on Diversity (3/05)
UR Announces New Diversity Initiatives Website (11/03)
UR Kearns Center Forges New Path for Minorities (12/02)

Two WDN Members Make Fortune 100 List of Best Places to Work (1/06)

West Group
West Group Named to AARP's Best Employers for Workers Over 50 List (11/03)

2012 Diversity Scholarship Winner, Kquanze'via Shaw, Honored at YMCA Annual Meeting at the George Eastman House (5/12)
Fernán R. Cepero, V.P. Human Resources, YMCA of Greater Rochester, PHR appointed to be on the SHRM Diversity Engagement Groups (DEGS) (5/12)
YMCA VP Receives Andrew Young Awar (11/05)
YMCA Recognized by Minorities and Success (10/05)
YMCA a Winner of the AARP Best Employers for Workers over 50! (9/05)
YMCA Promotes Civic Engagement in Young People (09/05)
The YMCA of Greater Rochester Awards Diversity Scholarship (06/05)
News from the YMCA of Greater Rochester (12/04)
Myrtho Scott Named Director, Minority Achievers Program (11/04)
YMCA Receives Diversity Award (10/04)
YMCA & Preferred Care Partner to Improve Health of Older Adults (7/04)
Remaining Relevant in Shifting Times (7/04)
YMCA Awards Diversity Scholarship (7/04)

Black Enterprise Magazine Names Xerox among "40 Best Companies for Diversity (7/06)
Connecticut NSHMBA Calls Xerox ‘Partner of the Year' (5/06)
'DiversityInc' Magazine Recognizes Xerox (5/06)
Xerox Among 10 'Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses (5/06)
Xerox Employees Take Paid Leaves to Focus on Community Service (2/06)
Xerox Earns 'Courageous Leadership Award' (11/05)
Xerox Earns Top Score from Human Rights Campaign Foundation (10/05)
"Hispanic Business" Magazine Cites Xerox Among Top 40 (10/05)
Four Council Members Cited by LATINA Style Magazine as Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. (9/05)
Unique KeyCorp/Xerox Agreement Expands Key's Relationships with Minority Business Enterprises (7/05)
Black Enterprise Names Xerox Among "30 Best Companies for Diversity" (7/05)
Xerox Names Patricia A. Calkins to Lead Environment, Health, Safety Organization (07/05)
"Diversity Best Practices" Lauds Xerox for Leadership, Advocacy (11/04)
Fortune, Computerworld Name Xerox Among Top Companies for Minorities, IT Professionals to Work (7/04)
Xerox CEO Shares Her Secrets of Success (12/03)
Xerox's Burns Honored (11/03)



Building bridges of understanding and common interest among members


Diversity and inclusion are essential to Kodak's digital transformation. Our global business strategy compels us to explore and understand the vibrant tapestry of all our customers, markets, employees, and suppliers. At Kodak, everyone counts and their insights help us create products and services that delight our customers.

At Kodak, we've found that diversity of thought fuels innovation and teamwork. We continue to join with the Workforce Diversity Network to help identify and share best practices in diversity and inclusion. We will continue upon our journey of diversity and inclusion to help unearth the great ideas that enable us to better serve our customers, communities, and cultures worldwide.

Antonio M. Perez
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Eastman Kodak Company

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