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Social Pinging—the Next Stage in Achieving Meaningful Inclusion
By Barbara Hockfield, Executive Managing Director, Insight Education Systems Ego, combined with good intentions, causes people to relax the reins in their quest to achieve Diversity Champion status. Good intentions are often substituted for truly effective inclusive behavior. They may think, “If my intentions are good, then my actions... Read more
Will Diversity and Inclusion Fall Prey to Covid-19?
By Angela Peacock, CEO of worldwide diversity and inclusion training consultancy 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... 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
At Times Like This, Little Things Matter
By Janet Crenshaw Smith and Gary A. Smith Sr. We weren’t prepared for now, yet here we are. So much is out of our control—sufficient food supply, equitable health care, safety concerns, and yep, even reliable Zoom connections and toilet paper. Here’s what I know for sure: This has... 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
Leading the VUCA World through Empathy, Humility & Inclusivity
By Donald Fan The world is in crisis. The United States is in crisis. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we have witnessed racial violence, racist threats, and hate crimes toward black people and other minority communities in America. The global public health pandemic, coupled with social injustice,... Read more
Human Equity, the Age of Purpose, and the Covid-19 Plague
By Trevor Wilson This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to... Read more
Overconfidence, the Pitfall of Programming and Policy
By Amanda J Felkey, PhD To date, companies have relied heavily on programming—speakers, workshops, and training sessions—to raise awareness about diversity and enhance inclusion in their workplaces. The Society of Human Resource Management reports that diversity department budgets, among companies in the Fortune 1000, range from $30,000 to $5.1... Read more
Diversity and Inclusion Learnings from My 24 Years at BP
By Tyrone Mitchell, Diversity and Inclusion Manager I started working at BP 24 years ago, after studying mechanical engineering at Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, DC. Since then, I‘ve gained a lot of experience in various roles: working as a unit engineer at the Yorktown Refinery... Read more
Debunking Four Myths About Reskilling and Upskilling
By Donald Fan Avoid the pitfalls that could impact the career growth of women and people of color in the digital age The future of work and the underlying global reskilling challenge were among the hottest topics discussed at the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2019. The discussion... Read more