On April 24, the CBS Corporation Diversity Council returned to Studio 42 at the Broadcast Center for its third corporation wide New York event. This year the standing room only gathering of employees had the opportunity to hear from CBS Corporation Board Member, trailblazer and entrepreneur, Linda Griego (in photo, with Diversity Council Chair Josie Thomas, CBS Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Office), about her journey, leadership lessons, mentors and the importance of volunteerism.
The one hour sit down session included a question and answer session which was followed by a 2-hour informational and networking opportunity where employees could learn firsthand about CBS’ ongoing and wide-ranging diversity and inclusion programs, business unit activities and employee engagement initiatives including Employee Resource Groups. Noted Thomas: “Inspired by the wisdom and words of her grandmother, who said ‘She who does not look ahead will remain behind,’ Linda provided attendees with impactful and timely insight into making a difference and overcoming challenges. It was a privilege to be a part of this important conversation with such a thoughtful leader and to experience the engagement Linda created for the packed room of attendees. ”
Among other highlights of the event was a virtual reality presentation, which featured CBS shows. Another highlight was the line of employees for the book signingwith Simon and Schuster, featuring two authors, Armando Luca Correa, author of “The German Girl” and Sonia Manzano author of “Miracle on 133rd Street.”