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Q4 2008 Newsletter
Inclusion Includes You!
Inclusion around the world Chief economist explains the impacts of the financial markets on Motorola The Office of Global Inclusion hosted an MBC event, â€œUnderstanding the financial markets and their impacts on Motorola.â€? More than 530 Motorolans participated in this special financial session, and 1,000 employees have viewed the rebroadcast. The keynote was Tom Davis, corporate vice president, Financial Operations and chief economist.
Following the keynote, an informative panel discussion was held. In addition to Tom, Teri Valentine, corporate vice president and director, Audit Services, Kyle Spainhour, corporate vice president of Financial Planning, and Jeanette Kilo-Smith, vice president of Global Inclusion and Diversity, were panelists. Panel discussion
To view this presentation, please visit mbc.mot.com.
Global Inclusion team significantly increases business council membership The Global Inclusion Office and the Diversity Awareness leadership team, in conjunction with the business councils, hosted a three-day informational session. This event increased awareness about inclusion efforts and added more than 500 new council members to the affinity groups. This was the largest membership increase in the history of the business councils. Inclusion and Diversity Information Day
To join a council or for more information on Global Inclusion, please visit: my.mot.com/ portal/site/inclusion. The inclusion team will be hosting road shows quarterly. Please watch for them in your location.
Experience Inclusion: Workplace. Marketplace. Workforce.
Global Inclusion and Diversity Office Inclusion Around the World (Continued) Motorola shines at IACP Conference More than 18,000 law enforcement professionals saw the latest in technology at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference. Motorola's largest law enforcement event of the year provided opportunities to showcase and demonstrate our solutions. In addition to our platinum conference sponsorship, we were visible through partnership efforts, including a Motorola-sponsored Internet cafe featuring our ML910™ rugged notebook, the Major Cities Chiefs annual meeting, receptions and seminar presentations.
Minority Engineer magazine names Motorola to Top 50 Employers list The readers of Minority Engineer magazine selected Motorola as one of the top companies in the U.S. that they would most prefer to work for or believe is progressive in hiring minority engineers. Motorola was ranked #47.
Global Awards Motorola earns award of recognition from Israel Karen Tandy, senior vice president, Public Affairs and Communication, participated in the Israel Prime Minister's Conference for Export and International Cooperation in Jerusalem, held on 12 November. Left to right: Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert; Karen Tandy, senior vice president, Public Affairs and Communication, Motorola; and Elisha Yanay, president and general manager, Motorola Israel
During the conference, Karen accepted on behalf of Motorola a certificate of honor from the Hon. Ehud Olmert, Israel's prime minister. Motorola was the first global high-tech corporation to open a research and development center in Israel. The certificate of honor was presented to Motorola on the occasion of the company's 80th anniversary, marking Israel's appreciation for Motorola's contribution to its economy and high-tech industry.
Alltel names Motorola ‘Network Supplier of the Year’ for 2008 Alltel, our third largest CDMA customer and one of our 10 largest cellular networks customers worldwide, recognized Motorola as “Network Supplier of the Year” for the second consecutive year. Motorola is the first vendor to achieve such a distinction by Alltel, and we are incredibly proud. Fred Wright (right), Motorola senior vice president, Home & Networks Mobility, is congratulated by Scott Searls (left), Alltel's senior vice president of the procurement and logistics group.
Motorola is Alltel’s largest infrastructure supplier with our equipment serving more than 60 percent of its network. The Alltel scorecard measures delivery, installation, continuous quality improvement, total cost of ownership, strategy alignment, collaboration and overall quality of our relationship.
Motorola receives dual honors from BtoB magazine Motorola's B2B team was named a best marketing group by BtoB magazine for the second consecutive year. The marketing team was commended for combining bottom-line-oriented business acumen with creativity. In addition, Motorola's “Technology That's Second Nature” campaign was named best microsite. Q4 2008 Newsletter
Global Inclusion and Diversity Office Global Awards (Continued) Motorola Brazil earns Vanguard EPC Technology Project Award Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Solutions division in Brazil has been awarded the Vanguard EPC (Electronic Product Code) Technology Project Award, granted by the Associação Brasileira de Automação (Brazilian Automation Association). “This award is in recognition of all the efforts that Motorola puts into developing solutions to optimize our customers’ businesses,” said Vanderlei Ferreira, general manager, Enterprise Mobility, Motorola Brazil. “It is very rewarding to see all the experiences we have dedicated to this project become a benchmark for the application of radio-frequency identification technology.”
Motorola China honored among ‘Top Contributing Multinational Companies in China 2008’ The “Top Contributing Multinational Companies in China 2008” were selected and announced on 7 November in Beijing. Motorola has been ranked as the number one multinational contributor in China. Other companies in the top 20 list include ABB, Amway, AstraZeneca, BASF, Bayer, BMW Brilliance, Bridgestone, CP, Dell, Delphi, DuPont, KFC, IBM, Intel, Nestle, Panasonic, Pepsi, Toyota and Unilever.
Motorola receives Corporate Partner Award from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Alumni Association Each year the University of Illinois Alumni Association recognizes several alumni and friends for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the University of Illinois at Chicago. This year Motorola received the Corporate Partner Award, the highest award bestowed by UIC to a corporate entity. Recipients have made a significant impact on the lives of alumni and students. Previous winners include Allstate, Astra Tech, Caterpillar and LaSalle Bank.
Ed Hughes (back row, second from right) and fellow award recipients pose at the annual Alumni Five Awards dinner.
The Corporate Partner Award was given to Motorola for the company’s steadfast commitment to the school. Motorola’s involvement spans more than four decades. Ed Hughes, corporate vice president, Finance, Enterprise Mobility Solutions, was on hand to accept the award.
Ruey Bin Kao earns ‘Outstanding Leadership of Multinational Companies in China’ award Ruey Bin Kao, president of Motorola China, received the “Outstanding Leadership of Multinational Companies in China” award in November. This award recognizes him for significant contributions to Motorola China and Chinese society.
Ruey Bin Kao
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Global Inclusion and Diversity Office Business Council Updates People with Disabilities (PWDC) Business Council Motorola demonstrates e-Inclusion leadership at European conference
Lizanne Scott at the Motorola stand demonstrates accessibility features of the Motorola Q9h.
Motorola’s wireless access and quality products for all were featured prominently at Europe's biggest event for e-Inclusion – the European Ministerial e-Inclusion Conference in Vienna, Austria. The event focused on ways information and communication technology creates new opportunities to combat social exclusion, especially for the elderly, isolated geographic regions and people with disabilities.
MotoQ9h accessibility features developed with partners: http://direct.motorola.com/ hellomoto/eu/accessibility/ MOTOQ9h.html
Motorola’s Lizanne Scott (seated, far right) joins a panel discussion on e-Inclusion during the European Ministerial e-Inclusion Conference.
More than 1,200 participants and e-Inclusion leaders from industry, academia and volunteer organizations attended. Motorola demonstrated its solutions alongside other prominent high-technology industry players. Lizanne Scott, senior director, Global Government Affairs (Europe), served as a featured panelist during a discussion on “Investing: The Economics of e-Inclusion.” She spoke about Motorola’s goal to design quality products that are fun and easy for everyone to use. She also emphasized that broadband spectrum and funding are keys to ensuring all people – regardless of challenges or disabilities – can benefit fully from new and emerging information technologies. She urged governments to act now to ensure the benefits of spectrum reform are enjoyed widely in the future.
ClearSounds® CLA7BT Hands-Free Bluetooth amplified Neckloop accessory
Lizanne showcased two examples of assistive devices from Motorola partners. ClearSounds® CLA7 Hands-Free Neckloop enhances sound for hard-of-hearing individuals. MobileSpeak, a software package that can be downloaded onto a Motorola Q, allows persons with low or no vision to access content from the device.
“Inclusion and Diversity give innovation and change a chance. Inclusion must be embedded in everything we do. We have to embrace it; we have to value it. Being inclusive is not optional at Motorola; it is who we are, what we do and how we live.”
Greg Lee Senior Vice President Human Resources Q4 2008 Newsletter
Global Inclusion and Diversity Office Business Council Updates (Continued) Women’s Business Council (WBC) 2008 wrap up The WBC's Leadership Conference focused on the future, while appreciating the many women and men worldwide who have made a difference in the lives of Motorolans and our communities. The WBC is truly a global organization with 33 sites and more than 2,400 registered members. The council also has strategic relationships that include customers, non-profits, multiple local communities and suppliers in various Motorola locations. Key accomplishments for 2008 can be viewed at the WBC website: wbc.mot.com.
Looking ahead to 2009: Want to make a difference? The theme for the 2009 planning session was “Dream Big!” The day featured messages from Kathy Paladino, former WBC executive sponsor, Carey Dassatti, WBC HR sponsor, Jeanette Kilo-Smith, vice president, Global Inclusion, an inspiring panel of Motorola executives and a benchmark panel of executives from companies that have outstanding employee inclusion councils. The takeaways from these panels are useful for any inclusion council or executive team. One key message was that inclusion councils drive business results by helping businesses to recruit and retain key talent, develop talent, increase employee engagement and create bonds with potential customer bases. Audience members took away ideas that will be used in the WBC during 2009. View the panel discussions and get inspired! mbc.mot.com
Asian Business Council (ABC) Motorola celebrates multicultural inclusion in Lake Zurich Families across Illinois joined the Asian Business Council as its members showcased cultural diversity. The event, called Fusion, celebrated many different cultures to show Motorola’s unwavering commitment to inclusion in the workplace, marketplace and workforce. The show attracted more than 400 people to the Lake Zurich Performing Arts Center.
Be sure to check out more than 200 photos from the event on this website: picasaweb.google.com/aeworks/MotorolaFusionEvent2008# Motorolans and professional groups from China and India demonstrated their unique backgrounds through song, dance and the arts. Sanjay Goel, co-president of the Asian Business Council, commented, “Once again, through this Fusion show, Motorola employees have demonstrated inclusive diversity by finding common ground while accepting cultural distinctiveness to serve a greater cause.”
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Global Inclusion and Diversity Office Business Council Updates (Continued) 2009 Inclusion celebration schedule January Celebrate Inclusion 17 February Celebrate African Americans 3 March Annual Inclusion Meeting 11 March Celebrate Women April Celebrate Inclusion May Celebrate Asia June Celebrate GLBT July Celebrate EMEA August Celebrate North America September Celebrate Latin America October Celebrate People with Disabilities November Celebrate Native Americans December Celebrate Inclusion Q4 2008 Newsletter
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Business Council Motorola received an award from The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) as 2008 Corporation of the Year. The recognition underscored the dedication to and strong support for the NGLCC and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business community.
From left to right: Gregory Land, senior vice president, Global Sales, Wyndham Hotel Group; Jeffrey Espiritu, manager, Supplier Diversity, Motorola; Denise Haylor, vice president, Human Resources, Motorola; Nannette Kelley, program manager, Supplier Diversity, Motorola; Margaret Ashida, director, Diversity and Workforce Programs, IBM.
As the fourth founding corporate partner of the NGLCC and one of the first NGLCC corporate partners to participate in the LGBT supplier diversity initiative, Motorola has been extremely active in supporting NGLCC initiatives and LGBT businesses. Motorola’s steadfast commitment to including certified LGBT-owned businesses in its supply chain has made it a leading company for LGBT supplier diversity.
Motorola representatives have been engaged voices of leadership through membership on the NGLCC board of directors, NGLCC procurement council, NGLCC corporate advisory council and through active participation (i.e., supplier interviews and conference workshops) at NGLCC national conferences. In addition, Motorola has maintained a perfect score of 100 on the spell out HRC (HRC) Corporate Equality Index and has been named a LGBT “Best Place to Work” for four consecutive years. The NGLCC is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the LGBT business community. As a direct link between corporate America and LGBT businesses, the NGLCC provides supplier diversity certification to help LGBT businesses gain more procurement opportunities. Visit compass.mot.com/web/iscsupplierdiversity for information about supplier diversity at Motorola or send an email to: email@example.com.
“At Motorola, inclusion and diversity are critical elements of the way we do business in every region, in every country and around the world. Every commitment we make to our employees, customers, shareholders and the communities in which we live and work will be inclusive of everyone. Our strategic objective is to remain focused on cultivating a workplace that ensures all voices and points of views are valued and respected — not just because it is smart business, but more importantly because it is the right thing to do.” 6
Jeanette Kilo-Smith Vice President Global Inclusion & Diversity
Published on Dec 1, 2008
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