11-17-17 Inc.com
Millennials with Disabilities: A Large, Invisible Talent Cohort with Innovative Potential
A new study from the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) found that among employees with disabilities who have market-worthy ideas, 48 percent say their ideas went ignored by people with the power to act on them. That concerns people like Kam Wong of Prudential Financial. "With Baby Boomers retiring, we can't afford to miss out on any source of talent," says the vice president, corporate council. "We're thrilled to see that Millennials with disabilities have received the support they need to earn college degrees and enter companies like ours. What we now need to create are more companies that include and support them once they graduate." (more)
 

11-16-17 Reuters Breakingviews
Amazon to become biggest impact investor ever

“The big question for Amazon is whether they want to go to some place that is already an eight and help it get to 10,” John Strangfeld, the chairman and chief executive of Prudential Financial, told me recently. “Or they can choose a place that needs help, that may be a four today and could become an eight over time with Amazon’s help. It’s potentially a huge opportunity for Amazon.” (more)

11-1-17 ABC News
Wednesday's Woman: Dorinda Walker
Dorinda Walker, Vice President of Consumer Strategy and Key Initiatives within Multicultural Marketing for Prudential's U.S. Businesses, discusses her company's partnership with the Texas Conference for Women. To watch the video click HERE.

10-19-17 CityLab
A Tale of Two Cities, and Two Companies 
Richard Florida, co-founder and editor at large of CityLab and a senior editor at The Atlantic writes: "When I was a young boy growing up in and around Newark, New Jersey, there was one company that stayed when nearly all the others left. Prudential, founded in Newark in 1875 as the Widows and Orphans Friendly Society, remained committed to Newark through all its storied economic and political travails..."  (more)

10-12-17 IndustryWeek
An Overlooked Way Manufacturers Can Address Talent and Innovation Challenges
Mike Domingos, vice president, Corporate Distribution and Strategy with Prudential Retirement, writes that almost every manufacturing executive says that today’s rapidly changing landscape is putting pressure on their business. Finding and keeping good people, increasing efficiency and speed to market, gaining a competitive advantage through innovation … these are not new concerns, and yet, they feel more challenging than ever. To put some data behind the conversations, Prudential recently sponsored a survey of over 500 manufacturing executives about their biggest concerns and opportunities. (more)