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Diversity in engineering : managing the workforce of the future /
[Committee on Diversity in the Engineering Workforce, National Academy of Engineering].
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, c2002.
xi, 157 p. ; 23 cm.
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Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, c2002.
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"On October 29 and 30, 2001, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Committee on Diversity in the Engineering Workforce brought together representatives of corporations ... to participate in a workshop entitled "Best Practices in Managing Diversity"".--P. 1.
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This report contains fifteen presentations from a workshop on best practices in managing diversity, hosted by the NAE Committee on Diversity in the Engineering Workforce on October 29-30, 2001. NAE (National Academy of Engineering) president William Wulf, IBM vice-president Nicholas Donofrio, and Ford vice-president James Padilla address the business case for diversity, and representatives of leading engineering employers discuss how to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering careers. Other speakers focus on mentoring, globalization, affirmative action backlash, and dealing with lawsuits. Corporate engineering and human resources managers attended the workshop and discussed diversity issues faced by corporations that employ engineers. Summaries of the discussions are also included in the report.
Table of Contents
Executive Summaryp. 1
Introductionp. 6
The Importance of Diversity in Engineeringp. 8
Best Practices in Managing Diversity: A Panel Discussion
Introductionp. 17
Diversity Practices at CH2M HILLp. 20
Diversity Practices at Motorolap. 24
Diversity Practices at Consolidated Edisonp. 30
Question and Answer Sessionp. 33
Summaries of Morning Breakout Sessions
Recruitment, Retention, Advancement: What Works?p. 41
Voices from the Field: A Panel Discussion
National Society of Black Engineersp. 51
Society of Women Engineersp. 56
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineersp. 59
American Indian Science and Engineering Societyp. 61
Question and Answer Sessionp. 65
Afternoon Keynote Address
Advancing Minorities in Science and Engineering Careersp. 71
Afternoon Presentations and Summaries of Breakout Sessions
Affirmative Action Backlashp. 79
A Case Study of the Texaco Lawsuitp. 85
Diversity in the Global Marketplacep. 92
Mentoringp. 99
Morning Keynote Address
Implementing Changep. 105
Summaries of Final Breakout Sessions
Where Do We Go from Here?p. 117
Closing Address
The Business Case for Diversityp. 125
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