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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

Diversity actions can pay big dividends, say summit panelists

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...
LAB WORK: From left, Amgen Rhode Island scientists George Boras, Natalie Kieon and Bishouy Sharoubim join together in a laboratory inside the West Greenwich manufacturing facility. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Amgen Rhode Island is on a journey to being strong allies...

PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Biotechnology: Amgen Rhode Island AT AMGEN RHODE ISLAND, having a workforce that reflects the diversity of the patients...
THIRTEEN HONOREES were recognized Thursday at Providence Business News' 2022 Manufacturing Awards ceremony at the Omni Providence Hotel. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Dwight, Waldman, manufacturers honored at PBN’s Manufacturing Awards

PROVIDENCE – Daniel Dwight recalled when he became CEO and president of Pawtucket-based manufacturer Cooley Group in 2011, it was a “high-speed train going...

Five Questions With: Brian Britson

Brian Britson is vice president of site operations at Amgen Rhode Island. After helping to launch the company 20 years ago, Briston spent time...
CELEBRATING WOMEN: Amgen Rhode Island’s manufacturing team ­celebrates Women’s History Month. / COURTESY AMGEN RHODE ISLAND

Amgen Rhode Island

PBN BEST PLACES TO WORK 2022 Enterprise Company 3. Amgen Rhode Island Employees in R.I.: 970 Chairman and CEO: Robert A. Bradway Questions answered by: Vice President of Rhode...
CHERYL MERCHANT, CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions, delivers her acceptance speech after receiving the 2022 Career Achiever award in the Providence Business News' 2022 Business Women Awards program. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Merchant, Hughes among 30 top businesswomen honored by PBN

PROVIDENCE – Taco Comfort Solutions CEO Cheryl Merchant, the Career Achievement winner in Providence Business News’ 2022 Business Women Awards program, said Wednesday she...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS has announced 69 honorees for its 2022 Best Places to Work Awards program.

PBN announces 2022 Best Places to Work honorees

PROVIDENCE – Sixty-nine honorees have been named by Providence Business News for its 2022 Best Places to Work Awards program. Each of the companies and...
DEEP IN DISCUSSION: Lawrence E. Wilson, far right, managing director at The Wilson Organization LLC, speaks during a panel talk at Providence Business News’ 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Awards program at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Dec. 2. The other panel members are, from left, Dorca M. Paulino, diversity director for the R.I. Judiciary; Peter Rodriguez, executive director/plant manager for Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich; Kevin Matta, head of diversity and inclusion for Thielsh Engineering Inc.; and Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Summit panel: ‘Knock on those CEO doors’ to ensure workplace equity...

Everyone has a role to play in boosting diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace – from rank-and-file employees to the top executives –...
PROUD DISPLAY: Amgen Inc. employees hold the progress pride flag, a variant of the pride flag, or the rainbow flag, a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer pride, which flies overhead on the center flag pole at the company’s West Greenwich campus.  COURTESY AMGEN INC.

Inclusive culture yields best teams, solutions

PBN Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2021 Manufacturing: Amgen Inc. After several years at Amgen Inc.’s Woburn, Mass., facility, Dania Gonzalez-Guzman joined the leadership team of...
KEVIN MATTA, center of the stage, head of diversity and inclusion for Thielsch Engineering Inc., leads the discussion among panelists at Providence Business News' 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Award program at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday. The other panel members are, from left, Dorca M. Paulino, diversity director for the R.I. Judiciary; Peter Rodriquez, executive director/plant manager for Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich; Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation; and Lawrence E. Wilson, managing director at The Wilson Organization. PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit: ‘Every conversation is crucial’ in diversity efforts

WARWICK – Top-down leadership, organizational involvement, empathy and persistent efforts are essential to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, according to business...
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