Category: PDJ

Activating Imposter Syndrome’s Untapped Allies: How Men Can Help Women Thrive

By Wema Hoover, Former Chief Diversity Officer, Principal & CEO Be Limitless Consulting, LLC Throughout my career, I have benefitted countless times from the wisdom and support of so many caring women mentors. They took the time out of their days to give me advice, advocate for me, “block and tackle” when necessary, and help… Read the full article

Unlocking Success: The Competitive Advantage of Diverse Boards

By Christine Miller In the 2020s, the vast majority of corporations are at least talking the right talk when it comes to the importance of diversity. But we still don’t always see that reflected on corporate boards and in the rooms where the major decisions are made. That’s my take-away from a recent study that… Read the full article

The Power of Evolved Leadership

By Stephen Young Many thanks to Profiles in Diversity Journal for asking for perspectives on my latest book, The Power of Evolved Leadership. At its heart, the book takes a scalpel to many of the dusty cliches and aphorisms that have guided leadership practices for decades. In part, the book suggests redirecting the use of… Read the full article

Representation Matters: Busting the Bamboo Ceiling for Asian Americans

By Alissa Hsu Lynch It’s Time to Address the Asian American Leadership Gap is a thought-provoking perspective on how to break the “bamboo ceiling” in corporate America as an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI). Hsu Lynch shares her personal experience and concrete advice on how AAPI’s can fight against bias and stereotypes, build relationships with… Read the full article

Spotlighting Oracle’s OWL: Delivering a Mission for Women Leaders

By Traci Wade, Group Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Oracle The tech sector has long been known for a lack of women and minority representation, particularly in senior leadership positions. Within the industry, for instance, only 52 women are promoted to manager for every 100 men. However, at Oracle, there is hard work and… Read the full article

Beyond the Optics: Getting the most out of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) External Advisory Boards

By Dr. Rohini Anand External diversity, equity and inclusion advisory boards (DEIAB) are not yet widely used: In Seramount’s 2020 Index, only nine percent of participating companies had an external DEIAB – up from eight percent in the 2019 index. However, the ones that exist are highly visible, in part because they often are composed… Read the full article

Congratulations on 25 Years from The Winters Group

By The Winters Group Founder and CEO Mary-Frances Winters and President and COO Mareisha N. Reese of The Winters Group, Inc., commend Jim Rector and the team from Profiles in Diversity Journal® on 25 years of advancing the conversation on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice! It is thanks to the support of Profiles in Diversity… Read the full article

Support Asian dance by joining forces with Gold Standard Arts Foundation

By Phil Chan After the horrific shooting in Atlanta in 2021 that claimed the lives of six Asian women, it felt like the entire dance community turned to my co-founder Georgina Pazcoguin and I for leadership. What’s the hashtag? What’s the action item? This is not a role we expected to play when we founded… Read the full article

DEI and Human Resources: An Uneasy Partnership

By Rohini Anand The relationship between Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Human Resources (HR) teams can be fraught. This is in part because the role of DEI is to highlight challenges and gaps in the talent life cycle. HR can view this as DEI agents criticizing their work without a complete understanding of HRs… Read the full article

Why ‘Diversity of Opinion’ is a threat to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – and what should be done about it

By Michael Stuber The beauty – and challenge – of diversity means that we are still faced with provocative fundamental questions, such as, ‘should diversity include people that explicitly reject some key aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion – in order to be credibly inclusive’? A discussion of ‘diversity of opinion’ requires DEI practitioners to… Read the full article