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Ford GLOBE employees honored

By |2013-03-11T09:00:00-04:00March 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Twelve members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employee network (GLOBE) at Ford Motor Company were honored during the fourth annual Corporate Diversity and Worklife Summit: Learning from Our Past-Shaping Our Future, sponsored by Ford’s Executive Council on Diversity.
The Employee Resource Group (ERG) Honoree Recognition Ceremony, held Nov 4 highlighted the achievements of individuals and teams who have contributed to the overall success of Ford Motor Company in its drive to build a diverse and inclusive culture that drives business results. Among the 100 employees honored for their contributions to Ford via participation in ERG programs were 10 GLOBE members, who were presented for recognition by GLOBE Board Chair Suzanne Wait. Chris Turek was recognized for her work on the design and creation of the Ford GLOBE Centennial display. Kat Campbell, Frank D’Amore, Sean Foradori, Dave Hollister, Greg Pawlica and Robert Wagner were recognized for their various efforts in Marketing and Sponsorship Event Planning. Todd Blankenship, Bob Burrell, and Torii Hamilton were recognized for their various efforts in Communications and Networking.
The Einstein Alive! Awards Ceremony program, held Nov 6, highlighted the achievements of individuals and teams who have contributed to the overall success of Ford Motor Company in its drive to create an inclusive environment. With a focus on practical application, the honorees made a real difference in their environment, inspiring those around them with their vision, commitment, and team spirit. Twenty teams of employees were named as Diversity Champions in the categories: Leading the Way, Diverse Workforce, Respectful & Inclusive Environment, Worklife Integration, and External Partnerships.
GLOBE co-founders Rob Matras and Alice McKeage were among the 10 teams named as Diversity & Worklife Champions in the category Leading the Way and were chosen for their personal leadership, actions as role models and motivators, making significant contributions and being visionaries for their role in the founding and development of Ford GLOBE.

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