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GM, Sodexo, Others Find Diverse Workforces Drive Business

March 7, 2018, 11:00 AM

General Motors, Atlassian, and other major employers want their workforces to be as diverse as their customers and they’ve hired chief diversity officers to make that happen.

Companies that sell their products in global markets are finding that diversity isn’t just nice to have but is essential to their business.

Gender and race are two areas of diversity that have been on companies’ radar for some time, and some employers are making good headway. Food and facilities giant Sodexo saw significant payoffs in its gender diversity after years of effort. Its board is 50 percent women, and its executives are...

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