March 14, 2008
Dr. Rohini Anand, Expert on Organizational Change and Workplace Diversity, to Speak at Webster University
ST. LOUIS, March 14, 2008 – Dr. Rohini Anand, global chief diversity officer of food service industry giant Sodexho, will visit Webster University next week to speak at the School of Business and Technology’s 2007-2008 “Success to Significance” series. Dr. Anand’s talk will be held on Tuesday, March 18, at 6 p.m. in the University Center’s Sunnen Lounge. Parking is available in Webster’s Garden Park Garage at 554 Garden Ave. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged. RSVP to email@example.com or call 314-968-5973.
Dr. Anand, who grew up in Bombay, India, says the transition of coming to North America for graduate school as an Asian-American minority shaped what she is doing today to level the playing field and allow every individual to reach their full potential.
At Sodexho, Dr. Anand is credited for refining the company’s workforce diversity strategy, launching employee network groups that address the interests of women and minority employees, developing an equal employment opportunity training program, and creating a “diversity scorecard” that links managers’ diversity achievement with their annual compensation.
In addition to her work at Sodexho, Dr. Anand has appeared on national television news programs as an expert on organizational change and diversity. She also is a published author and a frequent lecturer and conference presenter.
Now in its seventh year, Webster’s “Success to Significance” speaker series offers a forum where global corporate leaders and opinion makers share their leadership journey while speaking to the challenges and opportunities evident in their own organizations.
Webster University (www.webster.edu) is an international, multi- campus university headquartered in St.. Louis, Mo. Founded in 1915 as a small private college, Webster now offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges. The University has grown to become an international network that includes 108 domestic and international campuses with a student population of more than 21,000 men and women.
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