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HP’s Accelerated Development Program
In 1992, Hewlett-Packard launched the Accelerated Development Program (ADP) to help grow the number of women and minorities in senior management positions. The program annually featured 50-60 high-performing employees who participated in monthly meetings and a mentorship pairing with an executive-level employee. ADP benefitted participants by instilling confidence, expanding their network and providing them with the skills and experience to move up within the company. Data showed that ADP worked: between 2001–2003, 80 percent of program participants received promotions.
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