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 CEOs Who Get It: Diversity Leadership from the Heart and Soul

 Diversity Executive Lauds Kodak's Supplier Diversity

 Kodak's Dolores Kruchten Recognized as a "Woman Worth Watching"

 Douglas Edwards Receives 2009 Global Inclusion Award

CEOs Who Get It: Diversity Leadership from the Heart and Soul

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Antonio Perez was recently highlighted in a new book on CEO diversity leadership published by Washington, D.C.-based Diversity Best Practices. CEOs Who Get: Diversity Leadership from the Heart and Soul is a collection of feature articles from in-depth interviews with 20 top chief executive officers.

Read the chapter on Eastman Kodak Company CEO Antonio Perez (PDF)

Excerpted from CEOs Who Get It: Diversity Leadership from the Heart and Soul;

Written by Mary-Frances Winters; published by Diversity Best Practices © 2006 Diversity Best Practices, Washington, D.C.

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Diversity Executive Lauds Kodak’s Supplier Diversity


Kodak’s Supplier Diversity program is profiled in the March-April 2009 issue of Diversity Executive magazine. “The Juice is Worth the Squeeze” profiles more than two dozen corporations, including Avis Budget Group, Verizon, CDW, and McDonalds, and outlines their best practices in supplier diversity. The article quotes Ric Gonzalez, Kodak’s Director of Worldwide Purchasing: “We are reiterating our commitment to support our diverse supplier base and meet our diverse spending targets.”

The article appears online at

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Kodak’s Dolores Kruchten Recognized as a "Woman Worth Watching"

Profiles in Diversity Journal, a leading publication showcasing successful business leaders and diversity strategies, has chosen Dolores Kruchten, General Manager, Document Imaging, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company as one of its Women Worth Watching®. Kruchten is profiled along with other executive women in the September/October 2008 cover feature article which salutes their managerial competence, leadership and passion.


Cited for leadership style, creative decision making and vision, Kruchten has led a growing business in a dynamic market. Under her leadership, Kodak’s Document Imaging business has received a record number of awards and recognitions for its broad portfolio of products and its extensive service and support network. Kruchten recently served as an honorary judge for the 2008 American Business Awards’ Steve Awards. Her inclusion marks the fourth straight year a Kodak executive woman has been recognized in the Women Worth Watching® issue of the publication.

“I am honored to be among the distinguished women selected for recognition by Profiles in Diversity Journal,” said Kruchten. “Kodak consistently demonstrates its commitment to diversity throughout its business, from its selection of suppliers, management, board leadership and overall workforce.”

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Doug Edwards Receives 2009 CEO Global Inclusion Award

Doug Edwards - General Manager of the Prepress Solutions team serving the graphics industry - has received the Inaugural CEO Global Inclusion Award.

This is the first year for the award, which spotlights the important role of leadership in diversity and inclusion. It honors an executive whose inclusive behaviors have helped employees drive results for the company and reach their full potential as individuals. Edwards’ nomination story praised his knowledge of employees at all levels of his organization, explaining that he not only knew who they were, but understood how they were suited to their roles, their development opportunities and the dynamics of the diverse teams in which they worked. “He has developed a great sense of insight into people’s talents and growth opportunities,” it said. “I’m sure he acts in for the good of the company, but he also wants to see people grow.”

From left: Award winner Douglas Edwards; Essie L.
Calhoun, Chief Diversity & Community Affairs Officer;
and Chairman and CEO Antonio M. Perez

Kodak’s Chief Diversity Officer Essie Calhoun announced Edwards’ selection, and recognized all award nominees, at the March 10 Global Employee Town Meeting. Edwards was travelling on business and not on hand to accept the honor, but Calhoun read a statement from him that said: “I'm pleased with the progress we have made in the last year, but view where we are today as table stakes. We still have a lot to do to make the diversity of our workforce a truly competitive advantage.”

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