- Diversity and Inclusion Winner: FAIA Brand Promotion Team Strengthens External Partnerships
Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” The Ford Asian Indian Association (FAIA) Employee Resource Group has made a habit of routinely “Going Further” in promoting the Ford and Lincoln brands in the community. FAIA is one of 11 organizations within the Ford Employee Resource Group.
- UAW-Ford National Joint Diversity Committee and Ford GLOBE Celebrate Motor City Pride; Ford Products Showcased
Motor City Pride, the largest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) festival in Michigan will converge on Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit, June 6-7, 2015. The UAW-Ford National Joint Diversity Committee along with the Ford Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees (GLOBE) will be part of the celebration as Gold sponsors. The 44th annual event attracts thousands of attendees from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and our neighbors from Ontario, Canada.
- Ford Interfaith Network, Ford Employees Observe National Day of Prayer
Interfaith leaders convened at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, for the National Day of Prayer observance. The annual event, sponsored by the Ford Interfaith Network (FIN,) was attended by more than 100 Ford employees and guests.
- FEDA Supports Employees with DisAbilities; Ford Employee Recognized for his Abilities
In the early 1900s, Henry Ford began paying particular attention to the assimilation of individuals with disabilities into the work force. It is reported that Ford Motor Company employed over 4,000 men with disabilities following the casualties of World War I.
- The Year of the Sheep: FCA 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration
The Ford Chinese Association (FCA) welcomed the Chinese New Year with a celebration at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan. According to the Chinese Zodiac, this year marks the Year of the Sheep, which is associated with a spirit of peace, prosperity and good fortune.
- Celebrating Achievements: African-American Firsts at Ford
African-Americans have played a vital role in contributing to American history. These achievements are recognized and celebrated during the month of February. At Ford Motor Company, this rich history began when the company hired the first African-American employee, William Perry, in 1914. Perry, who also was friends with Henry Ford, began working in the power plant at the company’s Highland Park Plant in Highland Park, Michigan. That same year, the company announced it would double workers’ pay and shorten the work day. Most workers would make $5 for eight hours instead of $2.34 for nine hours, regardless of their race. The move marked a significant diversity and inclusion effort for Ford.
- FAAN Salutes African-American Ford Dealers at Annual Black History Month Celebration, with Keynote Address by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company’s rich automotive history has helped fuel the success of African-American auto dealers in Southeast Michigan. The Ford-employees African-Ancestry Network (FAAN) honored these dealers at the 33rd Annual Black History Month Celebration held at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Mich. on Feb. 21.
- Middle East Customer Relationship Center Moves to Dearborn
DEARBORN – Rapidly increasing sales in the Middle East and elsewhere prompted Ford to closely examine the service received by customers and potential customers. In order to better meet their needs and provide the best possible assistance, a formerly Middle East-focused customer relationship center was moved from Dubai to Dearborn.
- World Headquarters Event Invites Employees to Honor Veterans
DEARBORN - The Veteran’s Networking Group would like to invite Ford employees to honor Ford military veterans and family members at its Veteran’s Day celebration, Nov. 14, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the world headquarters auditorium.
- Ford’s Employee Resource Groups Play a Vital Role in Brand Marketing and Product Technology
DEARBORN - The first Ford Employee Resource Groups (ERG) began over 20 years ago to offer informal networking support to employees. Since then, Ford’s ERGs have grown to 11 corporately approved groups, with a combined total membership of approximately 16,000 Ford employees.
- FAAN Celebrates African American History; Honors Local Visionaries
DEARBORN - Throughout the course of history, African Americans have made significant contributions in areas ranging from government to law, science and medicine to education and literature, sports, music, film and dance. This rich history, along with the achievements of notable African Americans, is celebrated during Black History Month.
- FCA Celebrates 2013 Chinese New Year with the Inauguration of Ford China Ambassador Award
DEARBORN - The Ford Chinese Association (FCA), a Ford Motor Company employee resource group (ERG), recently celebrated the Year of the Snake. The annual event was held at the historic Dearborn Inn where more than 300 guests attended, including company executives, employees, family members and friends.