Deloitte boosts its inclusion leadership with four new appointments
Organization expands definition of inclusion to incorporate gender, diversity, generations, flexibility and well-being
NEW YORK, October 15, 2012 — As a part of Deloitte’s ongoing mission to foster an environment where leaders thrive, four executives have been appointed to the organization’s new Inclusion leadership team. Joining the ranks are Julia Cloud, Deloitte Tax LLP, as managing partner of Deloitte’s Women’s Initiative (WIN), Kelvin Womack, Deloitte Consulting, as managing principal for Diversity, Paul Silverglate, Deloitte & Touche LLP, as managing partner for Work-Life and Christie Smith, Deloitte Consulting LLP, as managing principal for the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion.
“Our new Inclusion leaders have the insight and experience to help us realize our vision and strengthen our foundation for attracting, retaining, and developing the very best talent in the marketplace,” said Jennifer Steinmann, chief talent officer, Deloitte LLP. “By bringing these strong leaders on to help drive our Inclusion efforts, we demonstrate how deeply committed we are to furthering an inclusive culture where all our people have the opportunity to lead and thrive."
To provide opportunities for all Deloitte people to be leaders, develop professionally and do important and enriching work, Deloitte has expanded its definition of Inclusion, to include the Women’s Initiative (WIN) and diversity, as well as generations, workplace flexibility, and employee well-being.
Reporting to Deb DeHaas, Deloitte LLP’s chief inclusion officer, each appointee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across multiple industries to the organization’s evolving Inclusion efforts. Through their individual client work and focus on talent development, all four leaders have a clear view into the changing service needs and demands of today’s marketplace and are committed to growing Deloitte’s people, business and brand.
“We strive to be an organization where everyone is empowered to manage their unique work-life circumstances, as well as have opportunities to lead, and grow their careers,” said DeHaas. “Appointment of our new leaders demonstrates Deloitte’s commitment to inclusion.”
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