Under the direction of the Development Department, The Consortium welcomed 17 new corporate partners in 2020. The companies span all industries and partnership levels, but the one thing they have in common is their commitment to advancing The Consortium’s mission to enhance diversity and inclusion in global business education and leadership in corporate America.
We offer a warm welcome to the following companies:
Adaptive Biotechnologies joined The Consortium to become more inclusive in its hiring. The company places great value on inclusion and belonging and looks forward to providing opportunities to Consortium students of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. “The Consortium has helped over 10,000 MBA students over the years. That is an admirable feat and one we want to be part of,” said Shannon Fatigante, sr. manager of talent sourcing at Adaptive Biotechnologies.
Thirty-seven-year-old software company Adobe believes that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, innovative and successful. Recognizing that the company — and industry — has more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, Adobe joined The Consortium last fall. “Our partnership … is another step toward our mission to build opportunities for emerging talent to thrive in the technology space,” a company representative said.
For consulting firm AlixPartners, diversity and inclusion play a critical role in the company’s ability to perpetuate the principles upon which it was founded, deliver against strategic priorities, create balance in its workforce and enable more fulfilling work experiences for its people. A partnership with The Consortium represents a significant step for AlixPartners toward achieving one of its central goals: attracting and retaining top diverse talent. “The Consortium’s mission represents progress for the future — progress we hope to contribute to and to benefit from as we join the organization’s efforts going forward,” a company representative said.
For global professional services and management consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), inclusive diversity is a core value. It is integral to how the company recruits and develops employees, conducts business, supports clients and partners with vendors. With its focus on not just ensuring diverse perspectives through representation but also on helping its employees grow and develop in an inclusive environment, A&M hopes to attract Consortium talent. “As a partner of The Consortium, we hope to serve as an advocate for the important work of the organization and increase representation within our own firm,” an A&M representative said.
Understanding that people are the key to success in the marketplace, Campbell Soup Company re-joined The Consortium as a partner in 2020. The company has increased its early-career and university/internship program offerings and is focused on expanding its network of partnerships to connect with top emerging talent who wish to join Campbell in its mission to drive innovation. “We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our culture through the enterprise,” said Vaughn Brown, talent experience manager for inclusion, diversity and university programs at Campbell.
Recognizing that there is always more work to do to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization, manufacturing and materials science company Corning Incorporated joined The Consortium in the fall. Beyond building a diverse global workforce and providing a safe and inclusive work environment for all, the company is working to ensure that diverse, emerging leaders have the opportunity and ability to see themselves in leadership positions at Corning. “Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that we continue our diversity, equity and inclusion journey in a manner that not only positions Corning for continued success but also allows all of our employees to thrive,” said Dana Moss, division vice president and chief diversity, equity & inclusion officer at Corning.
Financial services company Discover rejoined The Consortium to gain access to and engage with top diverse talent while building its brand. The company is passionate about providing career opportunities to qualified underrepresented talent in graduate business education and in corporate. “The Consortium’s mission to close the gap between underrepresented minority groups in corporate America is in line with our company goal to support this population,” a company representative said.
Guided by the belief that diverse teams yield game-changing results that touch hearts and move markets, global design and strategy consultancy frog hopes to advance the diversity of its workforce by becoming part of The Consortium’s vast network. frog believes in The Consortium’s mission and hopes that, by partnering with the organization, it can do its small part to move the needle. “What I appreciate about The Consortium’s mission is that it is bringing people into business schools and the business world who might otherwise struggle to get there,” said Timothy Morey, frog’s VP of strategy.
As a member of The Consortium, pharmaceuticals and medical device company Galderma Laboratories, LP hopes to aid in the organization’s mission while connecting with and hiring the next generation of talented business leaders. It’s all part of the company’s focus on enhancing equity in the communities in which its employees live and work. “The Consortium’s mission is aligned with our commitment to diversity and inclusion — a commitment reflected in our ongoing efforts to have a workforce that reflects diversity and to foster an environment where everyone feels supported, inspired and [that they] belong,” a Galderma Laboratories representative said.
Guided by the belief that diversity can be a great catalyst for innovation, HP Hood, LLC, a leader in the food and beverage industry, is committed to providing professional opportunities that expand beyond the company’s walls into the communities it serves. HP Hood cites its cultural values, which include diversity and inclusion, with contributing to its 175-year legacy. “We respect and appreciate the efforts of The Consortium and other such organizations that remind us all that diversity and inclusion doesn’t stop once we reach a goal, but is an ongoing bar that should be raised — recognizing all people as equally valuable resources without limits,” a company representative said.
Intel is committed to driving meaningful, lasting change from the inside out, which is why the company partnered with The Consortium. After reaching full representation for women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce in 2018, Intel is advancing diversity and inclusion across its global workforce and the industry; this includes doubling the number of women and underrepresented minorities in senior leadership by 2030. “Through our partnership with The Consortium, we hope to continue our journey to become the most inclusive, responsible and sustainable company on the planet,” said Reuben Miller, director, Intel Global Diversity, Inclusion and Social Impact. “This is foundational to our business and purpose to create world-changing technology that enriches the lives of every person on Earth.”
Land O’ Lakes, Inc.
At Land O’ Lakes, Inc., one of the nation’s largest member-owned cooperatives, the employee and member community is built on the principles of diversity, inclusion and teamwork. With the goal of working together to build a better future, the company joined The Consortium as a corporate partner last year. Land O’ Lakes hopes to strengthen the growing alliance of companies dedicated to advancing equal opportunity through its partnership with The Consortium. “It’s proven that when we work together, we do better,” said Andrea Wolf, college relations recruiter at Land O’ Lakes. “Bridging relationships with Consortium students, alumni and leadership will help us to pursue our common purpose of feeding human progress.”