Women in tech reveal the biggest challenges they face
By Lori Österholm While ‘being taken seriously due to gender perception’ remains the biggest challenge women in tech face, there has been a 14.6% decrease in women experiencing this issue (2018 to 2019.) 27.1% of women in tech said the ‘glass ceiling’ is worse now than ever before. ‘Equal... Read more
8 Top Tips for Talking to the C-Suite about Inclusion and Diversity
By Angela Peacock, CEO of PDT Global Executive-level buy-in is crucial if inclusion and diversity initiatives are to flourish within an organisation. Top-down support is invaluable – but getting the ear of senior executives can be easier said than done. So I’ve put together my 8 top tips for... Read more
The Inclusion Production Function: How to Overcome the Pitfalls of Programming and Policy
By Amanda J Felkey, PhD Thousands of companies in the U.S. and around the world are trying to make their workplaces more inclusive. Evidence that a sense of belonging can bolster effective teamwork, fuel innovation, and boost profits has prompted many companies to devote resources to enhancing inclusion. The... Read more
Doing DEI Better in the Workplace
By Dr. MarYam Hamedani, Dr. Hazel Rose Markus, and Dr. Paula Moya Organizations today are grappling with how to put diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into practice successfully. Many Fortune 500 companies now have dedicated chief diversity officers, who are charged with implementing DEI strategies. In other organizations, human... Read more
Diversity and Inclusion in Retail
By Ian Johnston, Founder of Quinine The impact of diversity and inclusion on your physical store strategy Driven by a shift in consumers’ expectations, Diversity and Inclusion are becoming increasingly more important for businesses globally. Does it really matter that this is a response to commercial pressure or a... Read more
Hiring Future Leaders: 3 Ways Financial Services Organizations Can Achieve Diversity Today and Cultivate the Leaders of Tomorrow
By Keisha Bell With Women’s History Month behind us, we have paid tribute to the many women leaders across politics, science, and the arts that have shaped our world today. And a crucial part of preserving their legacy is positioning the next generation of women to be leaders who... Read more
Will Diversity and Inclusion Fall Prey to Covid-19?
By Angela Peacock, CEO of PDT Global With whole workforces being furloughed or made redundant—and companies clamping down on anything they see as nonessential spending—will diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace join the list of coronavirus casualties? After all, far too many organizations view creating an inclusive environment—where... Read more
Overcoming Unconscious Bias within Organizations
By Jennifer Brown and Gemma Toner Unconscious biases are often based on mistaken, inaccurate, or incomplete information. They can have a significant impact on workplaces, shaping who gets recruited, hired, and promoted. Now, more than ever, creating an inclusive workplace environment is required for employees to reach their full... Read more
Key to Economic Recovery—Avoiding a Mindset Crisis
By Amanda J Felkey, PhD Our positive or negative outlook is going to determine whether our economy recovers, or we end up worse off after COVID-19. Using what we know from psychology and economics to deliberately combat a mindset crisis that could accompany this pandemic is just as important... Read more
Flex Your Empathy Muscles While You Wash Your Hands
By Amanda J Felkey, PhD COVID-19 has understandably heightened our attention to health and safety. We have all gotten the message to wash our hands more and keep our distance in public places. While the health effects of this pandemic are readily apparent, there are several ways COVID-19 could... Read more