Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer Honored by the Diversity Journal
Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Josie Thomas has been honored as an exceptional woman executive in Profiles In Diversity Journal's "11th Annual Women Worth Watching" issue. The publication, which celebrates Thomas' achievements in diversity, has selected education as its theme, describing it as critical to the advancement of women in the U.S. and around the globe. Thomas' profile reflects her personal insights and observations on role models, mentoring and education, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In the magazine Thomas is quoted as making the following points:
On Mentorship: "At CBS, mentorship and relationship building form the core of our diversity outreach both internally and externally. We are proud to foster a women's affinity group and are also proponents of mentoring women-owned businesses, as we look to encourage the next group of diverse CBS suppliers. Partnerships, networking and career support are all hallmarks of CBS Diversity."
On Education: "I believe the challenge of women embracing an education in STEM fields cannot be overcome without understanding the profound importance of role models and the accessiblity they provide for us all. ...I view the importance of mentorship as a particularly critical component in accelerating the educational pipeline."
On Discrimination: "Discrimination against women in the workplace has lessened but still persists. To combat, be well-prepared and focused."
My Philosophy: "Be intense. Take advantage of every opportunity now, because it may not present itself again."
To read the profile, click here: http://www.diversityjournal.com/current-issue/ (Thomas is featured on p. 234)