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CONTENTSWinter 2011


6 From the Editor’s Desk 8 Conference Calendar


Supplier Diversity 28 AT&T California Receives SCMBDC’s 2011 Leadership Award 30 Retail 101 with Macy’s 32 Allstate Hosts 4th Annual Supplier Diversity Exchange


Workforce Diversity 34 Veterans Bring Key Skill Assets to the Civilian Workforce 36 Recruiting Young People with Disabilities


Women in STEM 38 AT&T Names Dr. Geeta Nayyar Chief Medical Information Officer


40 Industry Trends Suggest Retaining Top Female Talent is Crucial to Bioscience


Careers in Government 43 New Commerce Department Report on Women in STEM Jobs 44 STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future


50 Gabrielle Union: Actor and Advocate


Conference Wrap-Up 10 Minority Enterprise Development Week 12 National Association of Asian MBAs 16 National Association of Women MBAs 18 Women’s Business Development Center 19 U.S. Business Leadership Network 20 National Minority Supplier Development Council 22 National Society of Hispanic MBAs 24 American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration


Best of the Best


38 Top Energy, Oil and Utility Companies


44 Top Government and Law Enforcement Agencies


48 Top Financial Institutions 59 Top Insurance Companies


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Career Development 46 Myths About Why Women’s Careers Lag Behind Men’s 47 Do Women Rise to the Top by Chance or Choice?


Finance 48 Family Money Management 49 Five Tips for Shopping for a Mortgage


Health 53 Jennifer Grey Promotes Effective Communication About Pain 54 Martina Navratilova: Cancer-Free and Inspiring at AARP Conference


Education 55 Judith Huntington: Inaugurated as First Female President of College of New Rochelle


HBCUs 56 In the News


Black Women in History 57 African-American Women Who Changed the World


Insurance 58 Q&A with Sherry Hersey, VP Marketing Development, Travelers Small Commercial


Hospitality 60 Meet Debra Nelson of MGM Resorts International 61 Save Big Bucks at the Movies


Women in Technology 62 Branding with Color 63 An Industry Leader: Hope Frank of Webtrends


Women in Business 64 Small Business Marketing—Bigger is Not Necessarily Better 65 Spotlight on TREO International’s De’Ann Clark


Advertiser’s Index 66


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