Diversity actions can pay big dividends, say summit panelists

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: A panel discussion at Providence Business News’ Diversity Equity & Inclusion Summit and Awards event on Dec. 1 is led by Kevin Matta, center, human resources chief and diversity officer with the Amos House in Providence and board vice president of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals Inc. With him, from left, are Angela B. Ankoma, vice president of the Rhode Island Foundation’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative; Shameen Awan, vice president of talent management and DE&I assistant vice president at Amica Mutual Insurance Co.; Doris De Los Santos, manager of the supplier diversity program at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Ken Gladney, executive director and manager of diversity, assets and wealth management at JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Shaweta Pandey, executive director of strategic diversity management at CVS Health Corp.; and Monika Soban, director of manufacturing and diversity, inclusion and belonging site lead at Amgen Rhode Island. 
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: A panel discussion at Providence Business News’ Diversity Equity & Inclusion Summit and Awards event on Dec. 1 is led by Kevin Matta, center, human resources chief and diversity officer with the Amos House in Providence and board vice president of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals Inc. With him, from left, are Angela B. Ankoma, vice president of the Rhode Island Foundation’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative; Shameen Awan, vice president of talent management and DE&I assistant vice president at Amica Mutual Insurance Co.; Doris De Los Santos, manager of the supplier diversity program at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Ken Gladney, executive director and manager of diversity, assets and wealth management at JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Shaweta Pandey, executive director of strategic diversity management at CVS Health Corp.; and Monika Soban, director of manufacturing and diversity, inclusion and belonging site lead at Amgen Rhode Island. 
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
Words are cheap. Companies must treat diversity, equity and inclusion policies as they do long-term capital investments. That was the message from a panel discussion at Providence Business News’ Diversity Equity & Inclusion Summit and Awards event on Dec. 1 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. As more companies adopt diversity policies, panel moderator Kevin Matta…

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