Is engaging White men in diversity initiatives an important goal?
Do Caucasian employees ever say “What about us?”
Are white men calling your office and asking how can I be involved in diversity initiatives?
Are women and minorities accessing white male mentors?
Are white male mentors asking to be matched with women and minorities?
Is our EEO office aware of any trends regarding white men and their supervisors?
Are we unknowingly communicating to Caucasian men that they are excluded from
recruiting, retention or employee engagement diversity initiatives?
Sodexo, the US Navy and Rockwell Collins took action by bringing White Guys Are Diverse Too!™ to their organizations. The response has been extremely positive.
“The Sodexo presentations on White Guys Are Diverse Too™! is making a difference within our company. Sodexo is fortunate to have found the services of Team Pegine Inc. Feedback from the participants is always positive, but most important are the long term results the participants learn to apply.”
— Bill Anstee Markets Senior Director Diversity
Sodexo Health Care Services
Sodexo now offers White Guys Are Diverse Too™! as a learning lab to their employees and customers. They vetted the program extensively and pilots received outstanding ratings.
“On behalf of the Navy Diversity Directorate and the Chief of Naval Operations, I want to thank you personally for your support at the Feet Diversity Council last month. Your topic White Guys Are Diverse Too™! clearly resonated with the audience and was the subject of many enthusiastic remarks on our feedback forms. Many people specifically commented on the enthusiastic nature of your message and its applicability to their daily personal and professional lives:
‘Yes, I appreciated the fact that she pointed out cultures vs color (i.e. white guys–Czech, Italian, Polish, Irish, etc.)’
‘Your participation certainly took the Fleet Diversity Council to another level, and we look forward to engaging with you in the future.’
— Anne Hammond Capt USN
Department of the Navy Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Pentagon, Washington DC
Calls to the Diversity offices asking how to partner increased after the program. The program was referred to the Military Leadership Diversity Commission. Creator Pegine Echevarria, MSW presented to Armed Forces senior leaders and congressional appointees about engaging white guys and the program White Guys Are Diverse Too™!
“You kicked off our Hispanic Heritage Celebration with a bang! The 200 Rockwell Collins employees who attended your presentation White Guys Are Diverse Too™! Found your presentation engaging, thought provoking and very entertaining.”
—Sheryl (Mikkoa) Whittaker
Rockwell Collins Hispanic Affinity group wanted to engage employees in diversity. Past attendance to diversity program from non Hispanic employees was low. They achieved their goal – over 80% of attendees were white guys. Several Hispanic employees shared how their children are also ‘white guys’ – this lead to a deeper discussion regarding perceptions and diversity.
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