Sunday, September 27, 2015

The University of New Mexico, Relying on Diversity As its Strength


One of DiversityWorking's latest diversity company member is the University of NewMexico, which was established in 1889 to serve as the state's flagship educational institution. According to its website, UNM is the only Hispanic-Serving Institution in the U.S. that is also classified a Carnegie Research University with Very High Activity.

Part of the UNM's identity are its age-old traditions, like its nickname Lobo, Spanish for wolf, known and “respected for his cunning, feared for his prowess, and is the leader of the pack. It is the ideal name for the Varsity boys who go forth to battle for the glory of the school...” Then there is the University Lobo Mascot which started with a real lobo back in 1920. Today, two human mascots, "Lobo Louie" created in the early 1960's, and "Lobo Lucy" created in the early 1980's, are part of the school's cheering squad. Other UNM's time-honored traditions are its colors Cherry and Silver, the “Alma Mater” and and the Fight Song.

Its commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in the diversity of its people, including the studentry - a cross-section of cultures and backgrounds. As of fall of 2013, 28,644 students were enrolled at the main campus, while 7,609 students were at branch campuses and education centers. Under its employ are more than 20,000 people statewide, including employees of University Hospital.

As an equal opportunity employer, it hires and retains a diverse workforce and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff workforce. We are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

More than just representational diversity, the University of New Mexico is now moving beyond it towards promoting Inclusive Excellence, which is integrating diversity and excellence by bringing together diverse worldviews, diverse research ideas and the ability to teach to multiple ways of learning and knowing. In building Inclusive Excellence our students are better prepared to work and interact in a diverse world.

As it grows more committed to equity and inclusion, the University of New Mexico continues to thrive.


SciQuest: Powering Customers Towards Success


SciQuest, a leading provider of cloud-based business automation software for spend management, and DiversityWorking's recent inclusion to its list of diversity company members, began its quest for customer success in 1995 as an eCommerce business-to-business exchange for scientific products.

Working towards its vision of being the number one cloud-based business automation solution provider in the world, it has a mission to develop and implement the world's best cloud-based business automation software to help our customers turn spending into savings.

Thus, SciQuest strives to accomplish all its goals by delivering the best products as possible, such as solutions for eProcurement, spend analytics, sourcing, among many others. SciQuest also believes in the “Power of Q” - putting their customers at the center of everything they do; it is committed to not only providing the best cloud-based business softwares, but establishing strategic partnerships with them.

Among the principles SciQuest lives by is “focus on the journey, not the destination.” It is just as well for its team of “questies” - talented, bright, diverse individuals, with integrity and a passion to excel and be their best. At SciQuest, it is a balance between work and fun, and people are rewarded with perks and benefits on top of their competitive salaries.

Together with its team of dedicated, innovative employees, SciQuest has proven that it is indeed a leader in the industry through the many awards it has been recognized with. Among these numerous awards are 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Award; Paystream Advisors P2P Technology of the Year 2014; American Business Award 2014; Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Provider; North Carolina Technology Association 21 Award and many more.

SciQuest is truly one empowered, enabling successful company in the country today.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

DiversityWorking Announces The University of New Mexico as New Diversity Company Member


DiversityWorking.com, a career opportunity resource and job search engine for the cultural diversity marketplace, announces the inclusion of The University of New Mexico to its roster of prestigious diversity company members.

Founded in 1889, The University of New Mexico has a mission to serve as New Mexico’s flagship institution of higher learning through demonstrated and growing excellence in teaching, research, patient care,and community service. Part of its ongoing commitment is to “educate and encourage students to develop the values, habits of mind, knowledge, and skills that they need to be enlightened citizens, contribute to the state and national economies, and lead satisfying lives.”

The University of New Mexico likewise values differences and promotes diversity in people, locations, and career opportunities, for it believes it to be essential in fulfilling the mission of the University. Committed to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, UNM has partnered with DiversityWorking.com, whose mission is to help companies promote their jobs, build their brand and send targeted and qual ified diversity candidates directly to the best jobs possible.

For more information about The University of New Mexico and the job opportunities it offers, click on this link.

DiversityWorking Announces SciQuest as New Diversity Company Member


DiversityWorking.com, a career opportunity resource and job search engine for the cultural diversity marketplace, is pleased to announce the inclusion of SciQuest, a leading provider of eProcurement solutions for academic, healthcare, research-centric organizations, and other industries.

SciQuest's mission is to deliver cloud-based business automation software solutions to help customers turn their spending into savings. It was founded in 1995 as an eCommerce business-to-business exchange for scientific products, and today, it has become a unique provider of these solutions by offering industry-specific functionality, content and supplier connections.

In its search for talented, qualified, diverse individuals who have a passion to do their best, SciQuest, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has teamed up with DiversityWorking.com, whose mission is to help companies promote their jobs, build their brand and send targeted and qualified diversity candidates directly to the best jobs possible.

For more information about SciQuest and the job oportunities it offers, click on this link.


Monday, September 14, 2015

Oxfam America: Working to Build a Just World Without Poverty


Oxfam America, one of the latest to join DiversityWorking's list of prestigious diversity company members, is part of an international confederation of 17 members that started in Oxford, England in 1942.
Just like the original Oxfam founded in response to a humanitarian need at the time, Oxford America was started by a group of volunteers in 1970, also in response to a humanitarian crisis brought about by Bangladesh's fight for independence.

From its founding until today, Oxford America has remained steadfast to its commitment to addressing issues of injustice and poverty, and the set of core values that has informed our work. For its mission of
“creating lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice,” Oxfam America, an equal opportunity employer, works with a team of professionals dedicated to the fight against poverty and social injustice.

Oxfam believes its people are its greatest resources; each individual plays an important role in eradicating poverty, in solving famine, in righting what is wrong. Oxfam's commitment to excellence in its work is likewise reflected in the comprehensive package of benefits the organization offers its dedicated staff, which includes health, dental, vision, life insurance; disability coverage, retirement among many other benefits.

Aside from its full-time employees from a diversity of backgrounds, talents and skills, Oxfam affiliates works with over 3,000 partners in more than 90 countries, employing staff in a wide range of posts. At the same time, the company takes in volunteers and interns who are able and willing to make a difference in the world.

Indeed, Oxfam America is a great place to grow your career while at the same time, help fulfill the vision of a just world without poverty through the creation of just solutions.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Oxfam America Is DiversityWorking's Newest Diversity Company Member


DiversityWorking.com, a career opportunity resource and job search engine for the cultural diversity marketplace, is pleased to announce the inclusion of Oxfam America, a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice, to its list of diversity company members.

Oxfam America is one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, and works with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions in order to create a just world without poverty, and promote social justice.

It was founded in 1970 by a group of volunteers in response to the humanitarian crisis created by the fight for independence in Bangladesh. Since then, so much has changed and grown, enabling Oxfam to
to address both the times and the changing needs of developing countries, while at the same time remaining steadfast to itsthe commitment to addressing issues of injustice and poverty, and to its set of core values that has informed their work.

In its search for dedicated, qualified, diverse individuals to join its team of professionals, Oxfam America, and Equal Opportunity Employer, has teamed up with DiversityWorking.com, whose mission is to help companies promote their jobs, build their brand and send targeted and qualified diversity candidates directly to the best jobs possible.

For more information about Oxfam America and the job oportunities it offers, click on this link.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hewlett-Packard Stays Committed to Diversity


Hewlett-Packard splits into two companies come November, yet even with this major change, it stays committed to diversity.

Showing its seriousness about tech diversity, Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday announced there will be four women and two African-Americans on each of the boards of HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the two companies it will split into come November. Each company also will be chaired by a woman, giving HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise two of the most diverse boards in the tech industry. - Read more at

In recent interview with Peter High, a contributor for Forbes, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman had this to say about how “things have progressed across your time in Silicon Valley relative to the issue” of having more women in technology:
I have been in business for a while- I graduated from business school in 1979 – and the progress of women from then to now does not feel fast enough to many of us, but it is enormous progress. [...]Technology has been a bit slower because typically science, technology, engineering, and math has fewer women. My view is companies have to be advocates for STEM education and keeping girls interested and successful in STEM all the way through college and graduate school. And then, we have to work hard at hiring women out of college and graduate school into HP and other companies because, as you go up the ladder in companies, if you do not start with a great group of young people at the start of their career, you will not end up twenty years from now with a 50/50 mix of senior leaders.

On having two African-Americans on the boards, Whitman said: I am very proud of the boards we have put together. I should also mention that they have two African-Americans on the board, and, as you said, four women, and some fantastic other executives as well, but you have to work at it. I think what  you have seen in Silicon Valley over the last several years is a recommitment to making that happen.  We are certainly on board with that.

As with any major change, there is a downside and Hewlett-Packard is also reported to have been cutting jobs such as in its Houston facilities, “due to further corporate restructuring.”
Houston Business Journal reports: Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) recently notified the Texas Workforce Commission that it has been cutting additional jobs in Houston.[...] However, some of the affected employees could "find a new position elsewhere within the company and/or transfer to another HP facility," the letter reads. - Read more at:
  
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Diversity Gets the Blame for the Rise in Gun Violence


Is diversity to blame for the alarming, growing incidence of gun violence in the U.S. today?

Due to the rising incidence of gun violence, the latest of which is the gunning down of two journalists on live TV in Virginia, there are those who seem to put the blame on diversity.

Data show some hard facts on gun violence. In terms of gun ownership, the US has an estimated 283 million guns in civilian hands. Each year about 4.5 million firearms, including approximately 2 million handguns, are sold in the United States. An estimated 2 million second hand firearms are sold each year. The percentage of American households with a gun has been steadily declining (high of 54% in 1977 to 33% in 2009). The average number of guns per owner has increased from 4.1 in 1994 to 6.9 in 2004.
In terms of gun deaths, some facts include: More than 30,000 people are killed by firearms each year in this country; more than 30 people are shot and murdered each day; 1/2 of them are between the ages of 18 and 35; 1/3 of them are under the age of 20; Homicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds, and the primary cause of death among African Americans of that age group. - Read more at:

On the Chris Salcedo Show last week, the radio host asked Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) to weigh in on the horrific shooting on live TV of two journalists in Virginia. After acknowledging that widespread gun violence is a daily occurrence in the United States, Sessions zeroed in on what he viewed as the real cause. “It has a lot to do with distrust of people. Chris, I have been in lots of societies, we could say like Japan, where they have a homogeneous society, where people are more alike,” Sessions said. He went on to discuss “this thought process that we have to have diversity in America.” - Read more at:

One opinion article seems to, in a way, share the same view as that of the Texan lawmaker Rep. Sessions. We can no longer afford to countenance the pervasive and sophomoric mentality among our leaders, our educators and our media that assume the problems of the world must be addressed in a polite, politically and morally correct manner in order to understand our enemies and to ensure their ideas of “cultural diversity,” “political correctness” and “religious sensitivity” remain unchallenged by the truth. This foolish and dangerous mindset always brings to mind the cartoon character Pogo who is often quoted as saying – “We have met the enemy and he is us…” - Read more at:

A media outlet was also reported months ago to have blamed “cultural diversity” for gun violence that is fast becoming a regular occurrence. The report says:
"Fox News is trying to blame the Charleston shooting on the “different cultures” that make up the United States. Fox News has always been a media outlet that that presents their audience with coded versions of white supremacist narratives but this time they decided to go full racist and manage to make their network sound like a televised version of a white supremacist internet forum."

The increasingly diverse American society makes diversity an imperative; workplace diversity spurs innovation, creativity, economic progress. Diversity fosters inclusion, unity, in communities and schools. Thus, it leads to less marginalization and discrimination.

Do you really think diversity should get the blame for the growing incidence in gun-related violence? Share us your thoughts. 

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