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Global Inclusion and Diversity Office Q3 2009 Newsletter

Global Inclusion: A critical business imperative and competitive advantage Experience Inclusion:

Greg Brown visits the White House to discuss the importance of fatherhood

Workplace. Marketplace. Workforce.

Greg Brown, Co-CEO, Motorola, joined President Obama at the White House on 19 June to participate in a national conversation on responsible fatherhood and healthy families. This event was designed to illuminate the importance of fatherhood and mentorship and how dads are strengthening themselves, their families and their communities.

“As a global company, we not only embrace and value diverse individuals, opinions, cultures and abilities, but we also actively seek them. It is the unique perspectives and experiences of our employees that enable Motorola to pioneer so many innovative products and technologies.”

During this event, Greg teamed up with Illinois-born football player Antwaan Randle El, from the Washington Redskins, to visit Falcon’s Edge, an organization dedicated to developing sustainable and measurable support systems for families raising children with or without the father in the home.

Greg Brown

President Obama hosted this session on behalf of Year Up, a U.S. non-profit organization that works with at-risk youth. The Year Up program serves low-income young adults, ages 1824. Many of their students are young parents and this program enables them to gain the skills and support needed to begin a career path and earn a family-supporting wage. Year Up’s high-expectation, highsupport program includes six

Co-CEO, Motorola, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Broadband Mobility Solutions

Greg Brown months of technical job skills and professional skills training along with mentoring and social support services. In the second half of the year, the young adults have a paid apprenticeship with an employer, who provides additional training as well as exposure to a professional environment and networking opportunities. They also earn a stipend throughout the program along with college credits. For more information, visit

“When I think about diversity, I think of a stimulating and impassioned dialogue among people with varying backgrounds, distinct opinions and strong belief systems where viewpoints are openly challenged in what I would depict as a battle of ideas. Ultimately, this exercise culminates in the development of innovative products and experiences for our diverse customers.” Sanjay Jha

Co-CEO, Motorola, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Mobile Devices

Experience Inclusion: Workplace. Marketplace. Workforce.

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Inclusion Around the World Motorola supports WINGS – Chicago Northwest suburb organization supports homeless or abused women and children

Toni Carter, Motorola Office of Global Inclusion & Diversity; Rebecca Darr, Executive Director, WINGS; Greg Brown, Motorola; Melissa Bean, Illinois Congresswoman.

On 19 September, Greg Brown attended the Women in Need Growing Stronger (WINGS) Purple Tie Gala held in Schaumburg, Ill. This event raised funds for the continued support of education for women in need. “It is so refreshing to know Motorola is committed to giving back to its global community,” said Rebecca Darr, WINGS executive director. “I am extremely excited to see how committed Motorola is to the advancement of women in every walk of life. Greg’s presence inspired and motivated everyone who came in contact with him.”

WINGS mission is to provide a continuum of integrated services to end domestic violence and homelessness one family at a time. WINGS helps homeless and abused families by offering integrated services that meet their needs for shelter, education, guidance and support. They provide a safe, secure living environment, through transitional housing and emergency shelter, in residential neighborhoods that allow clients to go to school, work, and care for themselves and their children. Learn more about WINGS at

Eduardo Conrado discusses Motorola’s focus on innovation at a Global Inclusion and Diversity event Motorola’s Office of Global Inclusion and Diversity recently hosted an event inviting employees to explore Motorola’s latest innovations and better understand the ways in which the Schaumburg Customer Briefing and Innovation Center helps drive business results.

Eduardo Conrado


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Eduardo Conrado, Broadband Mobility Solutions (BMS) Chief Marketing Officer, was keynote speaker at the 12 August event. He walked employees through Motorola’s technology heritage from the early

days of developing two-way radios to today’s game-changing intuitive technologies that are making a difference for our customers across Broadband Mobility Solutions. Eduardo noted that 300 to 400 customers tour the Briefing and Innovation Center each year, and leave with an in-depth, high-touch view of Motorola’s technologies from our solutions experts. Customers also can tour the Applied Research and Technology Center (ARTC) and the Motorola archives.

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Motorola honored with Point Inspiration Award Point Foundation, the largest scholarship-granting organization in the U.S. for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) students of merit, has honored Motorola with its 2009 Point Inspiration Award. Motorola is recognized as a corporation that champions respect for, and inclusion of, the GLBT community. Motorola and the Motorola Foundation have been proud supporters of the Point Foundation, which provides financial support, leadership training and mentoring to GLBT students who demonstrate leadership, scholastic achievement, community involvement and financial need. Motorola began its advocacy for the GLBT community in 2000, when the company established its first GLBT Business Council, began providing domestic partner benefits and added sexual orientation and gender identity to its non-discrimination policies. Other highlights in Motorola’s advocacy of the GLBT community include:

• In September, the Human Rights Campaign announced that Motorola achieved a 100 percent rating on its Corporate Equality Index and again is ranked among the “Best Places to Work” for GLBT employees. • In 2002, we became a founding member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). In 2008, the NGLCC recognized Motorola as its Corporation of the Year. • Since 2006, Motorola has been a sponsor of the annual Out & Equal Workplace Associates Summit, sharing best practices and experiences in workplace diversity and inclusion. This year, Motorola joined the Business Coalition for Workplace Fairness, and endorsed the passage of the 2009 Employment NonDiscrimination Act, which will provide federal protection of GLBT people in the workplace.

From left to right: Motorola’s Kyle Spainhour and Denise Haylor pictured with Emmy-nominated actress Cherry Jones and Jorge Valencia, executive director and CEO of Point Foundation. Motorola was honored with the Point Inspiration Award at a star-studded, red carpet event on 26 September in Los Angeles, Calif.

Stephen Young featured speaker at Inclusion & Diversity training Stephen Young, Partner and Founder of Insight Education Systems, a management consulting firm specializing in leadership and organizational development services, was the keynote speaker at a recent Inclusion and Diversity training session. This session was hosted on 10 September at Harper College in Illinois. Several mid-level managers participated to increase their

awareness of inclusion and diversity in the workforce. Insight Education Systems has received international acclaim for this leadership seminar. Stephen is a leading expert in organizational leadership and frequently consults with senior executive and management teams of Fortune 500 companies.

Stephen Young

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Global Awards Motorola earns Human Rights Campaign recognition for workplace equality

Corporate Equality Index

For the sixth year in a row, Motorola once again received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Earning a 100-percent score signifies a

company’s dedication to advancing workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, as evidenced by internal policies, practices and benefits. Learn more at

Motorola wins InfoVision Award at Broadband World Forum 2009

KeepMeConnected™ Femtocells 9100 Series

Motorola captured an award in the prestigious International Engineering Consortium (IEC) InfoVision Awards announced at the Broadband World Forum in Paris. In recognition of Motorola’s commitment to developing innovative communications solutions for today and tomorrow, the company’s CDMA 9100 Series

KeepMeConnected™ Femtocell took home the honors. The International Engineering Consortium (IEWC) 2009 InfoVision Award program recognizes those technologies, applications, products, advances, and services judged to be the most unique and beneficial to the ICT industry.

APX 7000 wins design awards! The APX 7000 has been recognized with a number of prestigious design awards and the Design Award is its latest. • iF Product Design Award – One of the world’s foremost industrial design honors, iF recognized APX for its innovative design and compact, rugged form factor.

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• Australian International Design Award – Motorola won in the Business & Technology category,

again for product design and innovation excellence. • EE Times’ Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award – The electrical design teams behind the APX radio were collectively named “Design Team of The Year.” • IDEA® (International Design Excellence Awards) 2009 – APX is a finalist, and the winners will be announced in BusinessWeek later this month.

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U.S. Federal Government Markets team receives prestigious honor recognizing industrial security excellence Motorola U.S. Federal Government Markets Division (USFGMD) was honored recently with the 2009 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award issued by the Defense Security Service (DSS). Jim Mears, vice president, USFGMD, and Motorolan Marty Snyder accepted the award on behalf of their team at the annual training seminar of the National Classification Management Society (NCMS) in Anaheim, California.

This year, DSS presented the honor to only 14 of more than 12,500 defense contractors who are subject to annual inspection. The Cogswell Award selection process is rigorous. The award criteria focuses on a number of factors, including awardees establishing and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the basic National Industrial Security Program requirements and providing leadership to other cleared facilities in establishing best practices while maintaining the highest standards.

“Security is an individual responsibility and a team effort,” said Jim Mears, regarding the honor. “Thanks to all our federal teammates for your contributions to this prestigious award.”

A DSS Industrial Security Representative also may only nominate facilities that have a minimum two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings and which show a sustained degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight.

The Cogswell award, established in 1996, is named in honor of the late Air Force Col. Kames S. Cogswell, the first chief of industrial security with the Department of Defense. Cogswell was responsible for developing the basic principles of the Industrial Security Program, which include an emphasis on the partnership between industry and government to protect classified information. This partnership ultimately ensures the greatest protection for the U.S. military and our nation’s classified information. The Cogswell Award recognizes industrial security excellence.

Winners of the 2009 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award From left to right: Richard Lawhorn, Defense Security Service; Motorola’s Jim Mears; USFGMD Vice President Marty Snyder; USFGMD Facility Security Officer Honorable James R. Clapper; Lana James, Under Secretary of Defense, and Kathy Watson, Director, Defense Security Service

Motorola is extremely proud of this prestigious honor and congratulates the entire federal markets team.

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Business Council Updates Asian Business Council (ABC) BACK TO SCHOOL: ABCs’ math tutoring program began in six Illinois libraries in Hannover Park, Hoffman Estates, Palatine and Schaumburg. We invite all Motorolans to participate in these programs or even start new programs in your area. Contact Ravi Subramanyan.

ABC’s Professional Networks and Affinity Groups (PNAG) team constantly looks for opportunities to drive recognizable value to our markets. To that end, the PNAG team has hosted several visits from Chinese business executives and government officials throughout Q3 and have connected them with various Motorola business

representatives to generate potential sales opportunities. On 15 October, PNAG also cohosted the 3rd annual Motorola-GE Leadership Conference, providing professional/leadership development and networking opportunities to Motorolans and the external community.

Black Business Council (BBC)

Dr. Marty Martin

Dr. Christopher Anne Easley

On 29 July, DePaul University Professor Dr. Marty Martin enlightened a crowd of 600 hundred Motorolans with his keynote address centered around “Developing a strategic career plan that withstands economic and technological variances.” After his powerful keynote, he was joined in a panel discussion by Dr. Chris Easley, an Associate Professor of Management at Governors State University and a

management consultant to public and private sector organizations. They discussed how to not let our career insurance expire. For more information about Dr. Marty Martin, visit and for Dr. Christopher Anne Easley, visit enlighteningmanagement

Latino Business Council (LBC)

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On 28 September, more than 500 Motorola’s attended the LBC presentation on “Strategies for Success in Navigating through these Unprecedented Economic Times.” The keynote speaker was Raul Yzaguirre, presidential professor of practice and executive director, Center for Community Development and Civil Rights at Arizona State

University. After Mr. Yzaguirre’s keynote all of the Latin Business Council Senior Leaders participated in a very inspirational panel discussion. The panel included LBC co-presidents Robert Cabanelas, Shelly Carlin and Eduardo Conrado. Peter Lawson, the LBC’s executive sponsor opened the celebration event.

Global Inclusion and Diversity Office People with Disabilities Business Council (PWDBC) Kevin Foster, co-leader of the PWDBC council, was a feature speaker at the United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN) National Conference, held on 15-18 September in Washington, D.C. He discussed the importance of diversity and its measurement in corporate culture. The USBLN is an employer-led organization that focuses on the

employment of and marketing to people with disabilities. Additionally, the USBLN has developed the first ever supplier diversity certification process for disabled owned businesses. Learn more about the PWDBC council by visiting their updated website at accessibility.

Kevin Foster

Women’s Business Council (WBC) The WBC continues its focus on leadership development, community outreach, and work-life balance around the globe. Here are a few third quarter highlights: Asia • China and Singapore: Rueybin Kao, China country president, and E.L. Tay, Singapore country president, are featured in an video about doing business in Asia. The video is featured on mTUBE at lnk.mot. com/26f and on the Asia Pacific WBC blog at go/apwbcblog. • Beijing, China: On 13 August, the China WBC Book Club held a special seminar for Beijing employees featuring the dramatic actor Xiaoxiao Sun. More than 100 employees attended the event during which he discussed the development of modern drama, shared classical scenes and portrayed the spirits and attitude of drama. • Shanghai, China: On 13 August, James Feng, senior trainer and consultant from Job Excel, presented a seminar on how to conduct effective business presentation in English. Learn more on the Asia Pacific WBC blog at • Japan: In August, the council welcomed WBC sponsor and MJL president Shinji Ogura for a special luncheon. View pictures at Europe, Middle East and Africa Spain: Motorola Spain is part of the group of companies that have signed the Charter de la Diversidad en España, conducted by the Fundación para la Diversidad and sponsored by the Spanish government. North America • Arlington Heights, Illinois: The AH WBC kicked off their Lunch with a Leader program, hosting Sudhakar Ramakrishna on 21 July. The talk provided insight on how effective leaders do not keep their teams guessing, but rather demonstrate authenticity and lead by example. You can view a few of Sudhakar’s suggested readings at my.mot. com/go/ahwbc.

“Inclusion and diversity is creating an environment where all employees can freely contribute their skills and talents toward driving our business success; where employees can openly express their passions and energy in fulfillment of our mission. I view this as one of the most important legacies we can leave to future generations of Motorolans.” -Shelly Carlin

• Horsham, Pennsylvania: On 17 September, the Horsham WBC sponsored the PA Governor’s conference for women, featuring members of both Motorola’s senior leadership team and the WBC. Q3 2009 Newsletter


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Global Inclusion and Diversity Launches Blog To assist in building awareness and enhancing education of inclusion and diversity, Global Inclusion and Diversity recently launched it first blog. This blog will allow the Office of Global Inclusion and Diversity to connect with colleagues around the

“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.” Jeanette Kilo-Smith

Vice President Global Inclusion and Diversity

globe and to share updates. Everyone is encouraged to check it periodically. Visit us at aboutinclusion. We also encourage you to join any of our Global Inclusion and Diversity Business Councils.

Upcoming Events October

People with disabilities month Celebrate people with disabilities


Native Americans month Celebrate Native Americans Annual Global Inclusion and Diversity awards nominations accepted


Multi-council year end celebration event

2009 business council leadership Asian Business Council Sanjay Goel, Lynn Qian, Nick Shyamani Black Business Council Catherine Smith Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Business Council Keith England, Dan McCurdy, Kyle Spainhour

Latino Business Council Eduardo Conrado, Shelly Carlin Women’s Business Council Angela McKeiman, Ronna Smith-Zahner People with Disabilities Business Council Kevin Foster

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Motorola Global Diversity Newsletter Q3 2009  

Newsletter for Motorola's diversity organization. I content managed, layed out the newsletter and prepared it for printing.

Motorola Global Diversity Newsletter Q3 2009  

Newsletter for Motorola's diversity organization. I content managed, layed out the newsletter and prepared it for printing.