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ERIC Number: EJ889735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-21
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Banking on Diversity
Roach, Ronald
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v26 n25 p12-13 Jan 2010
Few organizations have as racially and culturally diverse a work force as the organizations that make up the World Bank Group. Of its 13,000 employees, nearly 60 percent of whom are located in downtown Washington, D.C., and the rest scattered across 160 offices around the globe, nearly every nation in the world is represented in the World Bank work force. This article reports on the inauguration of World Bank's US Minorities Working Group as part of its long-running diversity and inclusion efforts. The working group, which comprises World Bank officials and representatives from U.S. minority-serving organizations, has been meeting in Washington to devise strategies to spread awareness about the bank's mission and to develop initiatives to increase African-American, Hispanic Native American and Asian-American exposure to, as well as employment, at the World Bank. Bank officials report that the group has adopted highly deliberate and transparent diversity and inclusion policies largely within the past two decades. In addition, efforts to hire and promote women to management positions have been undertaken for a number of years, but most notably have gained momentum under World Bank President Robert Zoellick.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States