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Appendix D: Examples of Successful Diversity Initiatives in Other Organizations
Pages 133-138

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From page 133...
... Women's committees or networks within a company can be vitally important influences on the recruitment and retention of women, and the Women's Committee at Aerospace has been not only a leader for change, but also a strong support system that has helped women gain confidence. Issues addressed include the following: Developing a maternuty leave policy Equalizing employee benefits for secretarial and technical staff Establishing awards for women Researching and making recommendations to the president and executive staff on female candidates for the board of directors 133
From page 134...
... To establish recruitment programs and to develop university relations, ALCOA representatives were sent directly to select colleges and universities with large numbers of women and minority graduates in the sciences and engineering. The Pilot School Program is We result of such efforts, and it serves to establish meaningful technology linkages between the ALCOA coordinator and university faculty and students.
From page 135...
... WEPAN also works with women in professional positions. The Employee Counseling Service is a highly effective program that provides private and confidential one-on-one counseling sessions, consults with management about special organizational and individual issues, and presents special seminars and workshops on subjects such as balancing work and family, single working parents, and dualcareer couples.
From page 136...
... include venous role modeVmentonug programs. · Management Intern Development Program and Career Entry and Education and training programs offered Development Program offer recruitment by DOE include federal and laboratory opportunities to entry-level professionals initiatives that advance the status of women by for technical, administrative, and offering Hem opportunities to enhance managerial jobs.
From page 137...
... Council members identified five problem areas: · the number of women in corporate research career development salary equity · working environment · benefits As a result, We following recommendations have been made: Improve hiring and promotions Establish linkages with universities · Create lateral hiring opportunities into other units of Xerox · Allow cross-laborato~y promotions Through We formation of the "Women Managers Roundtable," the company is introducing a change in culture from the top.

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