Diversity MBA Magazine's 2010 Awards Gala

September 9, 2010 When the Oakland-based company was honored by Diversity MBA Magazine in April for the second consecutive year as the number one company for diversity leadership, George Halvorson, chairman and chief executive officer, said: "We are proud to be recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine for the second consecutive year for our diversity leadership. Diversity and inclusion have always been a priority at Kaiser Permanente, and we are deeply committed to having a culturally competent workforce equipped with the skill, talent and expertise needed to eliminate health care disparities."

Halvorson happily agreed to travel to the magazine's 2010 Awards Gala in Chicago on Sept. 9 & 10 to accept the reward.

The theme of the gala is "Powering Your Presence - Leading Through the Fog." Other speakers at the event include Les Brown, the motivational speaker, who will do a plenary entitled, "Powering your presence." Other sessions include "C-Suite Symposium on Corporate Board Diversity."

The event will be at the Westin Chicago River North, 320 North Dearborn Street.

Pamela McElvane, publisher and CEO of Diversity MBA Magazine, said landing the CEO of a company of Kaiser Permanente's size and influence - and the No. 1 company in the magazine's diversity ranking - as the keynote speaker reflects the magazine's success.

"Our goal at Diversity MBA Magazine has been to build a publication and event that attracted the most influential leaders in business," McElvane said. "With Halvorson accepting our invitation, we are moving in the right direction and becoming one of the premier events in Chicago for business executives."

DiversityMBA Magazine is the leading source of information on diversity in corporate America. The magazine aims to serve the needs of multicultural professionals in corporate America, business students and entrepreneurs. Additionally, the magazine provides research reports on diversity benchmarks for talent retention, industry diversity programs, and performance in the diversity arena through its partnership with DePaul University. The magazine is distributed at newsstands, top business schools, professional and business associations domestically, and 30 countries worldwide through QS Top MBA World Tour.

Published quarterly, Diversity MBA Magazine reaches more than 200,000 subscribers. For more information, please visit www.diversitymbamagazine.com . For more information about Kaiser Permanente, visit www.kaiserpermanente.org . To arrange an interview with Pamela McElvane, or one of the key speakers, please call one of the numbers at the top of the page.

Diversity MBA Magazine's 2010 Awards Gala
Westin Chicago River North
320 N. Dearborn St.
Tonight & Friday

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