October 20, 2022 – Temple University’s Fox School of Business Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture (CEDWC) is a center for research, dialogue, and innovation focused on diversity, ethical decision-making, and building cultures of healthy work. As part of this mission, the Center recently appointed a new chair of the Senior Advisory Council.
“CEDWC is delighted to welcome Jen Warne as the new Chair of our Advisory Council,” said Leora Eisenstadt, Director of CEDWC, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Murray Shusterman Research Fellow. “Lincoln Financial Group is a long-time partner of Temple University and the Fox School of Business, and we are delighted to continue this partnership through Jen’s ongoing work with the CEDWC. Jen’s strategic contributions to the CEDWC have been fundamental to the growth of our center over the past year and we look forward to working under Jen’s leadership moving forward.”
The Core Advisory Board is made up of 14 other senior executives from multinational corporations, such as Comcast, AIG, Burlington Stores, Inc. and more.
Warne, BBA ’99, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Lincoln Financial Group, has 25 years of Human Resources (HR) experience. In his current role, Warne oversees all areas of human resources, including the office of diversity, equity and inclusion, talent management, recruitment, employee relations, business partnerships, the company’s HR technology and operations, benefits and wellness programs, compensation and corporate social. effort of responsibility.
After a few HR internships, Warne launched his full-time HR career in 1996 at Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson), while continuing his undergraduate studies at Temple full-time in the evenings. Throughout her tenure there and while at Lincoln Financial Group, Warne was always actively involved with Temple University, including university recruitment, placing many interns and full-time students over the years.
“I’ve always been committed to investing in Temple talent,” Warne says. “I am now truly honored to be named Chair of the Advisory Board. This represents an incredible opportunity to continue to help students and accelerate the pace of change in the workplace. The potential is enormous, and I look forward to I look forward to the strategic work we will do to help build diverse, equitable and inclusive workforces and work cultures.”
As her first major undertaking as Chair, Warne plans to dive deep into the CEDWC’s mission and vision – what challenges have emerged, highlighting major successes and strategizing for her and the expanded Advisory Board can add the most value.
Looking ahead, Warne hopes CEDWC will help inspire other organizations to make DEI programming second nature, rather than a tick box.
“I hope our program will help make inclusive education our default way of operating – the way we do business without specific programming requirements,” Warne said. “It’s about changing people’s mindsets and articulating the value and benefits of these activities to the business. That’s one of the goals of CEDWC. You don’t create these programs to accelerate a program – you want it to be just the way you do things, and it takes a lot more care and education and awareness to help be part of that change.”
CEDWC has centered its programming around this very idea. For example, last spring, CEDWC hosted the Equality at Work: Voices of Pride conference, which was conceptualized by three Fox Honors students and featured several expert panels and a keynote address on LGBTQIA+ issues on the workplace. The Center also co-hosted the Digital Transformation of Workforce Development Conference which brought together industry leaders and research experts to engage in in-depth discussions on challenges and opportunities. in the workforce development ecosystem.
This fall, CEDWC kicked off the semester with a college-wide collaborative event titled “Rooney Rule Revisited: Race and Diversity in Sports and Corporate America,” which featured Pittsburgh Steelers owner Jim Rooney, and Jeremi Duru, a law professor at American University, to discuss the rule and its implications for the broader business world.
For more information on CEDWC, visit the CEDWC website and read this Q&A with Professor Eisenstadt.
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About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, approximately 16 million customers trust our expertise in retirement, insurance and wealth protection to help them achieve their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and protect themselves. against long-term care costs. Based in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the trading name of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its subsidiaries. The company had $279 billion in account value at the end of the period June 30, 2022. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen that is listed in major sustainability indices, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good, and ranks among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies. . Dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are listed on transparency benchmarking tools such as the Corporate Equality Index, Disability Equality Index and the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index. Committed to providing our employees with flexible working arrangements, they were named to the FlexJobs list of the 100 Best Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022. With a long and storied heritage of acting ethically, says the truth and standing up for what is right, Lincoln was recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere in 2022®. For more information: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedInand Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com.