May 21, 2018
published May 15, 2018
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“Great Minds Think Un-Alike: How Leveraging the Value of Difference Can Enhance Your Employer Brand and Create a Sustainable Competitive Advantage”
Keynote Address Given by Maria Stolfi, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Engagement, Swiss Re and Graduate Student in the Manhattanville School of Business M.S. Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness Program
(Purchase, NY: May 15, 2018) Manhattanville College’s School of Business partnered with the Business Council of Westchester to coordinate a talent management breakfast panel titled, “Great Minds Think Un-Alike: How Leveraging the Value of Difference can Enhance Your Employer Brand and Create a Sustainable Competitive Advantage.” The Bi-annual Talent Management breakfast focuses on newsworthy recruitment topics each fall and on current retention issues each spring. A group of leaders from major companies and small business served as panelists and spoke about the prevalent issue of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The bi-annual breakfast panelists included: Michelle Weitzman-Garcia, Director of Learning and Organizational Development at Regeneron; Joan Jacobs, VP of Learning and Inclusion at ConEdison; Wendy Wollner, President and CEO of Balancing Life’s Issues; and Jack Malley, Co-Chair of Labor and Employment Practice Group at Spolzino, Smith, Buss, & Jacobs, LLP.
Great Minds Think Un-Alike panelists and program coordinators Pictured Left to Right --
Dr. Marsha Gordon, President/CEO, Business Council of Westchester
Joan Jacobs, Vice President of Learning and Inclusion, Consolidated Edison
Jack Malley, Partner, Spolzino, Smith, Buss & Jacobs, LLP
Michelle Weitzman-Garcia, Executive Director Workforce Development, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Wendy Wollner, President and CEO, Balancing Life’s Issues
Sara James, SVP of Memberships and Programs, Business Council of Westchester
Maria Stolfi, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Engagement, Swiss Re
Jean Mann, Director of Marketing and Enrollment, Manhattanville School of Business
Maria Stolfi, a current Manhattanville School of Business graduate student in the M.S. Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness Program and Global Head Inclusion & Engagement, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Swiss Re, delivered the keynote address and moderated the panel.
“In our Great Minds Think Un-Alike program, we shared insights on trends and best practices that can move an organization forward in today's complex environment,” said Ms. Stolfi. “Businesses that are leading the way in creating inclusive cultures where diverse talent thrives are being well rewarded. Not only are these companies enjoying the benefits of a strong employer brand, but they are also shown to outperform in top line growth and bottom line profits. There’s an urgency, timeliness, and both short and long-term value of today’s program and ‘How Leveraging the Value of Difference Can Enhance Your Employer Brand and Create a Sustainable Competitive Advantage.'"
Manhattanville School of Business Dean Steve Albanese said, "The School of Business is proud to facilitate the discussion of Diversity and Inclusion by presenting this timely and important topic to the business community. We are equally proud one of our own M.S. in HR Management and Organizational Effectiveness students delivered this important and informative keynote.”
Manhattanville’s M.S. in Human Resource Development and Organizational Effectiveness was named by College Choice as one of the best HR degree programs in the country in 2016. Criteria for the ranking included academic reputation, student retention, networking, internship opportunities, and more. The school’s location in the greater New York City area helps attract industry-leading faculty and makes it easier for students to find internships and career opportunities in Westchester and New York City.
Manhattanville School of Business will celebrate its 35th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of its Master of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness Program at its Tuesday, June 12 BBQ which is free and open to all.
For more information, visit https://www.mville.edu/events/2018/06/12/anniversary-celebration-bbq-and-alumni-panel.
About The Manhattanville School of Business
The Manhattanville School of Business (MSB) helps prepare today’s professionals for tomorrow’s business. Students capitalize on the school’s industry-driven content, convenient formats, and extensive faculty and alumni network. Graduates and faculty are employed at top companies including Morgan Stanley, MasterCard, PepsiCo, the NFL, Verizon, and the New York Stock Exchange. Located in the heart of Westchester County in Purchase, NY – and surrounded by Fortune 100 and 500 companies – MSB offers six career-focused master’s degrees, APPEAL: four accelerated bachelor’s degree programs for evening adult learners and degree completers; several dual B.S./M.S. degrees options; Post Baccalaureate/Pre-health course of study; the Institute for Managing Risk; and the Women’s Leadership Institute, designed to meet the leadership and professional development needs of women in the workplace. Additionally, MSB’s Corporate Learning Services offers an array of industry-driven resources to assist organizations in the professional development of their employees and help them achieve their goals. For more information about MSB visit http://www.mville.edu/business or call 914-323-5150.
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