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BEYOND DIVERSITY: 12 Non Obvious Ways to Build a More Inclusive World By Rohit Bhargava and Jennifer Brown

Can one book help to build a more fair and inclusive world? This one can.

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In Beyond Diversity: 12 Non Obvious Ways to Build a More Inclusive World, best-selling authors Rohit Bhargava and Jennifer Brown team up to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges: dismantling racism, oppression and exclusion and building acceptance and understanding across differences. They achieve this through storytelling and a focus on intersectional perspectives and voices. 

A book about how to build a more inclusive world. Coming November 9, 2021. Visit www.nonobviousdiversity.com/media for more information and resources.
A book about how to build a more inclusive world. Coming November 9, 2021. Visit www.nonobviousdiversity.com/media for more information and resources.

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Beyond Diversity, available November 9, 2021, is inspired by the inaugural Non-Obvious Beyond Diversity Summit in January 2021. More than 200 DEI champions from around the globe came together at the virtual summit to share their stories, including casting directors, bookstore owners, disability community leaders, healthcare professionals, students, VCs, standup comedians, chief diversity officers, pro gamers, archaeologists, government insiders, startup founders, and even a master puppeteer. Over 75 percent of them identified as belonging to an underrepresented group and more than two-thirds identified as a gender other than male. The range of expertise and topics represented was equally diverse.  

Their stories are sure to create moments of awareness and awakening. With real life testimony they show how each of us, no matter our background or identity, can have an impact and drive change in the world.

Beyond Diversity takes readers on an educational journey and lifts the lid on how bias and privilege have benefitted a few at the expense of the many. The book offers an ambitious look at diversity, equity, and inclusion through the lens of twelve specific themes: storytelling, identity, family, culture, education, retail, workplace, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, government, and the future. Each chapter paints a revealing picture of our world, the potential for change and what actions will help us get there.

The book is a call to action and Bhargava and Brown challenge each of us to build bridges to a more authentically diverse and equitable future. This is a book about being more than a bystander. It provides a much-needed directive for stepping off the sidelines and getting involved. The only way to enact change is to inspire bystanders to take action. For former bystanders, and DEI experts alike, this book offers a blueprint for action to create a more inclusive world for everyone.

With the ongoing global focus on inclusion and equity and the fast-moving shifts across society, Beyond Diversity provides relevant and timely expertise for individuals, organizations and leaders. The book’s insights guide readers to compassionately and effectively respond to the deeply entrenched divisions, disparities and inequities that are prevalent across the world. 

Beyond Diversity is currently available for pre-sale and will become available for sale on November 9, 2021. Visit nonobviousdiversity.com/media to download the book excerpt, join the launch team and access other media resources.

Advance Praise for Beyond Diversity

“Thought-provoking, layered and fresh. Each one of us has a part to play in creating a more inclusive world. Wherever you may be in your journey, Beyond Diversity is the weapon in your DEI arsenal. For the non-believers, bystanders, and uninitiated—be inspired to make better inclusion choices. For the believers, advocates, and experts—be rejuvenated in your fight for equity.”   —MICHELLE KING, Author of The Fix and CEO of Equality Forward

“Beyond Diversity is an urgently needed, eminently practical book that every leader should read. Bhargava and Brown have taken on a tough topic with sharp minds and open hearts. In a dozen crisp and fascinating chapters, they show how to move past mere sentiment to bring genuine inclusion into action.” —DANIEL H. PINK, New York Times bestselling author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human 

“Jennifer and Rohit have artfully used the power of storytelling to connect the reader with the lived experience of LGBTQ+ people and other marginalized communities that have been systematically discriminated against and ‘othered’ for far too long. We must build a society that is more inclusive of transgender and non-binary people and honors their contributions and realities. Their book opens eyes, hearts, and minds!” —AMBER HIKES, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

About the Authors

ROHIT BHARGAVA (he/him/his) is on a mission to help the world be more open-minded by teaching others how to be non-obvious thinkers. He is the founder of the Non-Obvious Company and previously spent 15 years leading brand strategy for large global brands while at Leo Burnett and Ogilvy. Rohit is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of six books and is a popular Adjunct Professor of storytelling, persuasion, and marketing at Georgetown University.  

JENNIFER BROWN (she/her/his) is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and diversity and inclusion expert who is deeply passionate about building more inclusive workplaces where more of us can feel welcomed, valued, respected, and heard. As the Founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a certified woman- and LGBT-owned firm, Jennifer and her team design and execute inclusion strategies that have been implemented by some of the biggest companies and nonprofits in the world. She is also the bestselling author of two books, Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace and The Will to Change (2017) and How To Be An Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive (2019).

Retail Price: $19.95 • Published 11/09/2021 in Paperback + Ebook + Large Format Print + Audio Book • ISBN – 978-1940858968 www.nonobviousdiversity.com

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AMN Healthcare COO Kelly Rakowski Honored with National Diversity Council Inclusive Leadership Award

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kelly Rakowski, Group President and Chief Operating Officer, Strategic Talent Solutions, at AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AMN), has received the 2021 Inclusive Leadership Award from the National Diversity Council.


I’m very grateful for this honor and proud to be a team member of AMN Healthcare, where a shared vision of diversity, equality, and inclusion at all levels of the company is the foundation of our service,” Rakowski stated. “Now is a crucial time when our responses to unprecedented events can become opportunities to build a more just and inclusive industry and community.”

The Inclusive Leadership Award honors executives and innovative leaders in all industries for their passion to build effective systems by demonstrating “fairness, empathy, and integrity through inclusive leadership practices that embrace the differences of team members while boosting innovation and impacting bottom-line success.” The National Diversity Council is a non-profit organization that brings together the private, public, and non-profit sectors to advance diversity and inclusion by transforming workplaces and communities into inclusive environments.

Rakowski serves as an advocate for diversity in leadership and the healthcare talent pool. She has been recognized as an industry spokesperson for developing innovative solutions to many of the challenges that hospitals, clinics, and other providers face in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.

AMN Healthcare is a leader in the commitment to and pursuit of diversity, equality, and inclusion in the healthcare industry and in the communities where we work and live. The company’s action strategy and programs have resulted in a team that is 65% women, with an executive team that includes women as CEO, Chief Legal Officer, Group President & COO of Strategic Talent Solutions, and divisional and brand presidents; a Board of Directors that is 63% women, and a team that is 33% people of color. AMN is continuously working to improve diversity, equality, and inclusion at all levels of the company and industry while seeking social justice in the community and society.

More information about DE&I at AMN can be found in the 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Report and on the AMN DE&I webpage.

About AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation. The Company provides access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes. AMN total talent solutions include managed services programs, clinical and interim healthcare leaders, temporary staffing, executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling, language interpretation services, revenue cycle solutions, credentialing and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, schools and many other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to the inclusion of many different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enables our innovation and leadership in the healthcare services industry. For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit www.amnhealthcare.com.

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MetLife Recognized for Creating an Inclusive Workplace

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DEI–MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has been recognized for its inclusive practices in the areas of talent advancement among historically underrepresented groups, leadership accountability, and demographic diversity for women and racial/ethnic minorities.

Fewer than 25% of companies that applied to the increasingly competitive annual Seramount Inclusion Index were named to the list.

“We’re creating a culture of belonging where employees of all backgrounds can thrive,” said MetLife Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Cindy Pace. “While we’re pleased that our efforts to build a purpose-driven and inclusive workplace are being recognized, we won’t stop here. We’re committed to continuous improvement on diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Seramount, formerly Working Mother Media, is a strategic services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. To evaluate MetLife for inclusion on the Index, they took into account a range of the company’s DEI-focused policies, programs and practices, including:

  • “Inclusion Begins with Me,” MetLife’s commitment to action that expands employees’ understanding of themselves, their work and the world through meaningful conversations and learning resources that demonstrate how each employee has a role to play in fostering an inclusive culture.
  • A Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, comprised of senior leaders and chaired by MetLife President and CEO Michel Khalaf, which focuses on driving the company’s DEI strategy across its businesses, functions and regions.
  • EXCELERATE, a talent sponsorship program driven by the CEO and senior leaders to help accelerate the leadership development and progression of high-performing women and ethnically and racially diverse talent at the assistant vice president to officer level.

In addition, MetLife was the first U.S.-based life insurer to sign the U.N. Women’s Empowerment Principles, a partnership that has informed cross-market, time-bound action plans aimed at closing identified gaps across the areas of leadership, workplace, marketplace, and community.

For more information on MetLife’s commitment to DEI, visit MetLife.com.

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 markets globally and holds leading positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

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EHE Health Named One of Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces in New York

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EHE Health, a national preventive health and primary care network that partners with leading employers to advance employee health and engagement, today announced that it has been named by Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces in New York™ 2021. EHE Health ranks among the state’s 60 best small/medium places to work, with 87% of its employees saying the company is a great place to work, compared to just 59% of workers at the average U.S.-based company.1

“As a company dedicated to helping other leading employers improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce, this recognition of our culture is a reflection of our mission and values in action,” said Dr. David Levy, MD, CEO of EHE Health. “EHE Health is an amazing, diverse team of people, driven by a common purpose and passion for patient-centered care that is inseparable from our commitment to a work environment in which every member feels valued and respected.” Tweet this.

Great Place to Work, a global authority on workplace culture, identified the very best places to work through careful analysis of confidential employee responses to survey questions. Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated and how well they are creating a great employee experience. EHE Health was included in the survey based on its designation as a Great Place to Work®-certified company in April 2021.

Large numbers of EHE Health employees queried by Great Place to Work speak positively about the company’s working environment. Nine in 10 (90%) employees said, “People care about each other here” and 91% said “I am proud to tell others I work here.”

“We firmly believe that the best places to work not only value diversity, but wholly embrace inclusivity as part of the culture and core mission of the organization,” said Joy Altimare, EHE Health Chief Engagement and Brand Officer. “When employees feel they are respected, their needs and goals are appreciated, and they are free to be their authentic selves on the job, it translates into greater personal and professional growth that benefits our employees, patients and communities.”

Altimare, who advocates for EHE Health’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts, noted that the company has worked to further reinforce its stance on DEI. This included adding to the company’s corporate mission statement a formal commitment to eliminate racial disparities in access to high-quality health care by setting an example with employees and clients.

EHE Health is in a unique position to address these issues given its behavior-centric approach to improving health and helping people better navigate their personal and family health journeys. COVID-19, which proved to be more dangerous and deadly for people with underlying health risks, further exposed racial disparities in health care access and outcomes in the United States. Over the past year, the company conducted extensive training, employee focus groups and hosted virtual, open discussions on diversity topics, including unconscious bias in healthcare and society. Among the many ways the company supported employees through the pandemic, it formed a virtual book club, inviting colleagues to share their diverse perspectives on books and literature, helping each other understand the personal lens through which they perceive their lives.

About Fortune Best Workplaces in New York™ 2021

To determine the 2021 Best Workplaces in New York, Great Place to Work® analyzed confidential survey feedback from more than 78,000 employees in the New York State or the tri-state/New York Metro Statistical Area.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All™. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical in their industry and in the New York State or the tri-state/New York Metro Statistical Area.

The remaining 15 percent of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

About EHE Health

EHE Health is a national healthcare provider organization and center of excellence in preventive health and primary care, that partners with mid- and large-sized employers to give their employees and beneficiaries an entry point to organized healthcare, beginning with prevention. Named as a Great Place to Work®-certified company, EHE Health is headquartered in New York City and operates 200 health clinics across the U.S., staffed by a network of curated primary care physicians and clinicians. It is the only national healthcare provider dedicated to preventive care that has no health status selection among large, diverse workforce populations. For 108 years, EHE Health has been an innovator and leader helping people live longer, healthier lives with personalized preventive care. For more information, visit us at www.ehe.health.

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1 Source: Great Place to Work 2019 U.S. National Employee Engagement Study.

Contacts

Lisa Stearns

for EHE Health

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