by Kathy Gurchiek
Originally published: January 31, 2017
"Difference just is"; it's not positive or negative, diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategist Sonia Aranza told Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) staff members.
How one reacts to differences, though, is key, she added.
SHRM hosted Aranza, an international speaker and the president and CEO of the Alexandria, Va.-based Aranza Cross Cultural Strategies/Global Leadership Development, at SHRM headquarters in Alexandria for a lunch presentation on Jan. 24. The Filipina Women's Network, based in San Francisco, in 2015 named Aranza, who was born in the Philippines, to its list of the "100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World."