WWAAC Awards & Alliance Conference with Rohini Anand

9/27/2014 11:00 AM

WWAAC Awards & Alliance Conference with Rohini Anand

2014 WWAAC Awards & Alliance Conference
9th Annual WWAAC Awards
IACA is participating and one of the 4 awardees is Rohini Anand.

Date: September 27, 2014
Time: noon on, awards: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University in Atlanta, 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact: sachi@wwaac.com, info@wwaac.com, 678 - 528-3444 

Dr. Rohini Anand

Dr. Rohini Anand

Dr. Rohini Anand is Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo, a leading provider of Quality of Life Services with $24 billion or 18 billion euro in consolidated annual revenue and nearly 428,000 employees in 80 countries serving 75 million customers daily. Dr. Anand is responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and business alignment of Sodexo’s integrated global diversity and inclusion initiatives, as well as Sodexo USA’s sustainable development, wellness and corporate social responsibility strategies. She leads the organization’s sustained culture change initiatives as well as its integration in the overall business growth strategy. Today diversity, wellness and inclusion and sustainability are thought leadership platforms of the Sodexo brand and key drivers of Sodexo’s business growth.

Under Dr. Anand’s leadership, Sodexo received the prestigious 2012 Catalyst Award and was the only company to be ranked #1 or #2 for five years consecutive years on the DiversityInc business index of Top Companies for Diversity and Inclusion. In addition, the Human Rights Campaign has given Sodexo a 100% rating on its prestigious Corporate Equality Index for seven consecutive years. Sodexo has been recognized as best-in-class for social, environmental and economic responsibility by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index every year for the past nine years and commitment to sustainability has been recognized for efforts and results in social, environmental and economic performance at the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos with three awards: Sector Leader 2013, Gold Class 2013, and Sector Mover 2013. Today the Sodexo brand is synonymous with diversity, sustainability and wellness leadership. Sodexo’s remarkable culture change, led by diversity and inclusion, is featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled Shifting the Diversity Climate: the Sodexo Solution.

Widely considered a leading expert on organizational change and diversity and inclusion, Dr. Anand has authored several manuals and has been published in numerous trade journals. Her works include texts on cultural competency and diversity and inclusion such as a chapter in The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence (2009), Customizing Diversity Training Using Case Vignettes (2001), Multicultural Case Studies: Tools for Training (1999), Teaching Skills and Cultural Competence: A Guide for Trainers (1997) and Cultural Competency in Health Care: A Guide for Trainers (1997).

Dr. Anand has also been the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors including the Mosaic Woman Leadership Award, the Women’s Foodservice Forum Trailblazer Award, the Maryland International Business Leadership Award, the American Institute for Managing Diversity’s Individual Leader Award and Webster University’s Women of Influence Award.

Dr. Anand received her PhD from the University of Michigan and serves on the boards of several organizations including the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN); the Human Rights Campaign, Universities at Shady Grove, iMCI, the Catalyst Board of Advisors and the National Organization on Disabilities (NOD).


11am - Noon Registration

Noon - 2:00pm WWAAC Luncheon
Keynotes are determined by Sponsors – TBD

2:15pm - 3:45pm 2014 WWAAC & APIASF Conference
Rialto Presidential Suite – downstairs

3:45pm - 5:45pm The WWAAC Mini-Fest – Rialto Center Lobby
Sponsored by the following restaurants and groups:
Saigon Group, Inc.
Penang Atlanta Restaurant
Fung Mei Restaurant
Palace Indian Restaurant
Royal China Restaurant
Tempo Doeloe Indonesian Restaurant
ACE – Asian Cultural Experience
Cambodian-American Association of Georgia
Filipino-American Association of Greater Atlanta
IACA-India American Cultural Association
Indonesian American Community of Georgia
Japan America Society of Georgia
The Korean American Association
Laotian American Society
Nepalese Association in Southeast America
Thai Association – World Center, USA
Vietnamese-American Community of GA – Vietnam

6:00pm - 8:00pm 9th Annual WWAAC Awards – Rialto Center Theatre
APIASF – Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund Honoree
The Center for Asian Pacific American Women Honoree: Rohini Anand 
PPALM – Pan-Pacific American Leaders & Mentors Honoree
2014 WWAAC Leaders & Legends Honoree

8:00pm - 10:00pm WWAAC General After Party at the Rialto Center’s Lobby
Sponsored by Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola

8:00pm - 10:00pm WWAAC VIP After Party at the Rialto Center’s Presidential Suite

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