- U.S. Military Branches Recognized at Ford Veterans Day Event; Abe Lincoln Delivers Gettysburg Address
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” The Gettysburg Address was originally delivered by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln after a three-day battle against the Union army at Gettysburg.
- Diversity and Inclusion Winner: HR Learning and Development Team Implements People with Disabilities Program in South Africa
The HR Learning and Development team is being recognized as a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award winner for their efforts in leveraging a Diverse Workforce. The HR Learning and Development team was given the challenge to find and recruit people living with disabilities to be employed in a manufacturing environment.
- Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Purchasing FCG Events and Communications Team Promotes Inclusiveness at Ford
Congratulations to the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award winners “Purchasing Ford College Graduate E&C Team” for Leveraging a Diverse Workforce.
- Ford Asian Indian Association: Going Further With Innovation
The annual Ford Asian Indian Association (FAIA) Event, held recently at the Ford Performing Arts Center, was a sold-out affair with Ford employees, senior executives and suppliers in attendance. FAIA is one of 11 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) within Ford Motor Company that has a deep-rooted commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion among its employees.
- Hispanic Heritage Month: A Celebration of Rich Culture at Ford
The contributions, culture and heritage of Hispanic Americans was celebrated at the Hispanic Heritage Celebration event recently held at Ford World Headquarters and sponsored by The Ford Hispanic Network (FHN). FHN, led by Ziad Ojakli, Ford vice president, Government and Community Relations, represents all aspects of Hispanic heritage and drives efforts to enhance community engagement and retention of Hispanics in our work force, as well as career and professional development.
- 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.