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Best practices that can be adapted and implemented, and the key steps leading manufacturers are taking to create inclusive workplaces and the communities they operate in.

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D&I thought leaders in manufacturing offer insights on the current state of D&I in manufacturing, best practices and pitfalls to avoid in creating more inclusive manufacturing workplaces and communities.

D&I Roundtable: Workplace Flexibility

On March 19, The Manufacturing Institute held a Roundtable on Workplace Flexibility, featuring Microsoft and Trane Technologies. The discussion focuses on the growing business imperative for workplace flexibility and programs, tactics and best practices for offering flexibility in the workplace.…

D&I Roundtable: Peer to Peer Discussion on Equity

On February 12, The Manufacturing Institute partnered with Deloitte to discuss, share best practices, and brainstorm ways to increase equity in the workplace. The panel discussion featured Patricia Rossman, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at BASF.

D&I Roundtable: Intersectionality

On February 19, The Manufacturing Institute held a Roundtable on Intersectionality, featuring Intel, nVent, and The Boeing Company. The discussion focuses on defining intersectionality, the role intersectionality plays in the workplace, and best practices to be inclusive of an individuals’…

Case Study: Embedding Equity – Pfizer

Overview The goal of Pfizer’s D&I activities is to be as diverse as the patients and communities Pfizer serves. To work toward this goal, Pfizer analyzed recruitment, external engagement, individual team and site D&I action plans, job descriptions, talent management, inclusive…

D&I Roundtable: Engaging Production Employees

On January 22, The Manufacturing Institute held a Roundtable on How to Engage Production Employees, featuring Cornerstone Building Brands, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. The discussion focuses on best practices to engage and include production employees, including the strategy and…

Virtual D&I Summit

Overview The Manufacturing Institute is committed to supporting manufacturers’ efforts to build diverse and inclusive workplaces and strengthen equal opportunity in the United States. Diversity and inclusion make our workplaces stronger, and they also advance our country’s highest ideals.   On…

Case Study: Employee Resource Groups – Covestro

Overview The goal of Covestro’s D&I activities is to involve everyone at every level of the company to “go above and beyond” in becoming more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. To work toward this goal, Covestro has D&I Ambassadors and employee…

Case Study: Employee Resource Groups – Fender Musical Instruments

Overview During the national conversations about race and injustice in June 2020, Fender’s employees, in partnership with Human Resources, held meetings to discuss current events and how to create diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to ensure that all employees felt…

D&I Roundtable: Strategies Changing the Perception for Diverse Youth

On November 20, The Manufacturing Institute held a Roundtable on Strategies Changing the Perception for Diverse Youth, featuring The Boeing Company, ConocoPhillips, and the Smithsonian Institution. The discussion focuses on best practices to engage diverse youth, including community outreach and…

D&I Roundtable: Ally – What It Means and How to Be One

On September 18,  the Manufacturing Institute held a Roundtable on Allies – What It Means and How to Be One, featuring DOW Inc. and Intel Corporation. The discussion focuses on the roles of allies in ERGs, and how allies should…

D&I Roundtable: Launching Your Initiative

On August 21,  the Manufacturing Institute held a Roundtable on Launching Your Diversity and Inclusion Program, featuring Covestro and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.  The discussion focuses on how manufacturers started their programs, tactical activities, and measuring their success and impact. Fill out…

D&I Roundtable: Supplier Diversity

On August 7, the Manufacturing Institute held a Roundtable on Developing and Implementing Supplier Diversity Program, featuring Johnson & Johnson, TOYOTA and Trane Technologies. The discussion focuses on how manufacturers are utilizing supplier diversity programs and measuring their success and…

D&I Roundtable: Employee Resource Groups

On July 24, the Manufacturing Institute held a Roundtable on How to Create and Utilize an Employee Resource Group, featuring Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Fresenius Medical Care North America, and Jabil. The discussion focuses on how manufacturers can structure their ERGs,…

D&I Roundtable: Racial Inequity

On June 26, the Manufacturing Institute held a Roundtable on Racial Inequity in Manufacturing Companies and Communities, featuring Eli Lilly and Company and McCormick & Company.  The discussion focuses on how manufacturers can promote racial equity in their companies and stem…

Diversity & Inclusion Glossary

The Manufacturing Institute in partnership with our D&I Advisory Committee, compiled a list of commonly accepted D&I terms, intentionally omitting words that are offensive or biased.

Resources for Understanding Racism and Bias

The Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with our D&I Advisory Committee, collected external resources, including podcasts, interviews, books, articles and resources on engaging with children on the topics of racism and bias.

D&I Roundtable: Courageous Conversations

On July 10, the Manufacturing Institute held a roundtable on engaging in and leading “courageous conversation,” featuring bp America, Pfizer Inc. and Pioneer Service Inc. The discussion focuses on how to engage in and lead conversations that are uncomfortable, difficult…

Chief Diversity Officer Roundtable

The Manufacturing Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers hosted a Virtual Chief Diversity Officer Roundtable on June 12 at 12 p.m. EDT. During this panel discussion, you’ll hear from some of the leaders shaping diversity and inclusion within our…