How to Ensure Your High Potentials are Diverse

September 30, 2015 8:24 am

Caryn PariavecchioCaryn Parlavecchio, Vice President and Head of HR and US Country Head HR, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, shares a case study of how the company dramatically improved diversity in its talent pipeline, especially with women. NPC currently holds the No. 1 spot on the Diversity Top 50 Companies for Diversity list — the first company ever to hold the No. 1 position two years in a row.

Since 2010, the percentage of women at the top level (CEO and direct reports) has tripled, while the percentage of women at levels two and three has increased by 42 and 31 percent, respectively. Asians also have strong representation, especially in management, where NPC has 45 percent more than the DiversityInc Top 50 average.

Parlavecchio’s presentation shows exactly how senior leadership was involved in setting goals and which specific leadership-development programs yielded the best results.

To see the full presentation — How to Ensure Your High Potentials are Diverse — including slides, click here to visit DiversityInc’s Member-Only site.