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Overcoming Obstacles with Steve Pemberton

January 12, 2012

“None of us look like our story”

Steve Pemberton was recently featured in an interview with Diversity Best Practices‘ Editor-in-Chief Angela Johnson Meadows. Pemberton is the divisional vice president and Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens and a keynote speaker at our Instiute for Leading Diveristy and Inclusion. During their interview, they discuss how his childhood “shaped his work as a diversity professional, his mission at Walgreens, and why the legacy of his generation of diversity practitioners is in danger.”

A ward of the state for much of his childhood, Steve has made opportunity, access, and equality pillars of his personal and professional life. He graduated from Boston College and became the first Chief Diversity Officer at Monster.com and then at Walgreens. His newly published memoir, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home chronicles his formative years and his quest to find his biological family.

To read the full interview, click here>>

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