Working Shift: Diversity Officer

Steve Pemberton, Division Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens, speaking at the ADA 25 Chicago Launch Event: Greater > Together
Steve Pemberton, Division Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens, speaking at the ADA 25 Chicago Launch Event: Greater > Together Daniel X. O'Neil/Flickr
Steve Pemberton, Division Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens, speaking at the ADA 25 Chicago Launch Event: Greater > Together
Steve Pemberton, Division Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens, speaking at the ADA 25 Chicago Launch Event: Greater > Together Daniel X. O'Neil/Flickr

Working Shift: Diversity Officer

Corporate America has not always been a shining example of diversity. But in recent years, many big-name companies have introduced a new position specifically designed to combat that issue head-on: Chief Diversity Officer.

In the latest installment of our series Working Shift, we talk with Walgreens CDO Steve Pemberton about how a more diverse workforce bolsters both creativity and productivity. We also hear about Pemberton’s compelling story of growing up in foster care and how that experience influenced his career path.