Archive for the 'Diversity & Inclusion' Category

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Join Charles Johnson, director, diversity and inclusion, and guest Pam Jeffords, partner at Mercer, as they discuss Ball’s choice of women as a starting cohort on our first Talent Focus event, and how Ball Corporation is working to promote, retain and develop different talent for the future workforce where everyone is actively engaged in diversity and inclusion efforts. 

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Stuart Taylor joined Ball Corporation’s board of directors in 1999 and was the first African American director. Today, Stuart is the longest tenured independent director on the board and is February’s I’m All IN podcast guest! Join Stuart as he has an open, honest and insightful conversation with Charles Johnson, director, diversity and inclusion about the Ball’s diversity and inclusion efforts and the challenges. Stuart also shares his journey of how he got to be on the board and his candid thoughts on the myth of the diversity and inclusion as a zero-sum game.

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For the past six months, you have heard us talk about all of the ways in which Ball Corporation is committed to diversity and inclusion, but are we really walking the walk? In the first “I’m All In” podcast of 2018, join Charles Johnson, director, diversity and inclusion, and guests Manette Snow, vice president, diversity and inclusion, Luiz Gonçalves, manager, corporate communications, and Sarah Ault, coordinator, diversity and inclusion, in a discussion about Ball's "secret sauce" when it comes do diversity and inclusion, the challenges of effectively communicating the diversity and inclusion message, and the importance of executive engagement.

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Whether it’s with volunteerism, mentorship or scholarships, Ball’s commitment to the communities where we live and operate has been an integral part of our corporate culture ever since the five Ball brothers founded the company in 1880. Join Charles Johnson, director, diversity and inclusion, and guests Jessica Leary, community and sustainability specialist, and Chris Chavez, executive director of The Ball Foundation and director, corporate relations, in a discussion about how Ball’s work in the communities have been helping us to drive better diversity in our company.

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Hiring Diverse Talent

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​I'm All IN | Hiring diverse talent

Our continued long-term success depends on our ability to embrace diversity and to provide an inclusive environment where employees can thrive. Diversity among individuals and teams helps to unleash ideas and fuel innovation, which drives growth and value throughout our global organization. Briefly stated: diversity and inclusion is a business imperative. Join Charles Johnson, director, diversity and inclusion, and guests Heidi Myers, manager, talent acquisition, and Caroline Grant, human resources specialist, Ball Aerospace, as they talk about Ball's efforts around attracting a diverse workforce to the intern program, specifically through the Diverse Interns at Ball Summit (DIBS). Learn about the origin of the event and the impact it has on the company.

 

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Ever wonder, when pushing your stroller or unloading a large package, where those super helpful dips in the sidewalks came from? Learn about these innovations and more on this month’s I’m All In podcast. This month, Charles Johnson, director diversity and inclusion, hosts Katja Stokley, project engineer, Ball Aerospace, as they discuss the realities of living with permanent or temporary disabilities and the innovations that come out of thinking inclusively. Katja provides candid commentary on her experience, both inclusive and non-inclusive, and real insight on how to interact with people who have a disability. This podcast is part of Ball’s greater efforts to bring awareness to disabilities, both physical and mental, during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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Every September, Ball Corporation celebrates Who We Are Month, taking pride in our people, culture and who we are as a company. Ball has taken great strides toward creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace and there is still work to be done. This month, join Charles Johnson as he has an open and candid conversation with John Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Ball Corporation, about the progress Ball has made in regards to diversity and inclusion and the challenges we face moving forward.

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Speak Inclusively

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At Ball, we strive to create an inclusive work environment. Every day, you affect the people around you with your words.  Find out how you can use language that brings out the best in people, write emails that build relationships, and make people feel like they matter.  Learn how to speak up effectively by saying “OUCH” when someone uses inappropriate language and to let others know that there are better word choices.  Be part of the conversation and learn how to speak more inclusively.

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