Category: PDJ

Tackling Unconscious Bias by Un-Biasing the Processes

By Simona Scarpaleggia Some weeks ago, I was invited to take part in a panel debate. Being very familiar with such events, I asked what the seating arrangements would be and was told there would be high stools. Since I am rather petite, I didn’t much like the idea of having to clamber up onto… Read the full article

Q&A New York Life Foundation’s Heather Nesle Talks Social Justice with PDJ

By PDJ “While the New York Life Foundation can’t change the entire system alone, we can fund ideas that could lead to larger systemic change,” says Heather Nesle, president of the New York Life Foundation and senior vice president of New York Life’s Corporate Responsibility. The charitable arm of America’s largest mutual life insurer, New… Read the full article

Oracle’s Veteran Internship: Helping America’s Heroes Make The Challenging Transition To Civilian Work

By Gerry Borja, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager, Oracle We all know America’s veterans are assets to any organization. Serving in the Armed Forces imbues men and women with incredibly valuable job skills: resourcefulness, the ability to work hard under pressure, commitment, competence, discipline, advanced technical skills, and enormous reserves of grit and courage.… Read the full article

Marilyn Loden Tribute “glass ceiling”

By PDJ Tribute Marilyn Loden July, 12, 1946 – August 6, 2022 “glass ceiling” Marilyn Loden was an American writer, management consultant, diversity advocate, and the person who coined the term “glass ceiling” to describe the invisible, but very real, barrier that women face when it comes to career advancement. As a featured panelist on… Read the full article

Each of Us Must Help to Foster an Inclusive Culture

By Yusuf Z. Zakir My parents immigrated to Canada from East Africa in the 1970s. My family had lived in East Africa for several generations, having originally immigrated there from India. I was born in Canada and raised in an immigrant household. Growing up, I lived in both Canada and the United States, and in… Read the full article

Career Choice: Perpetuating Income and Social Inequality?

By Amanda J Felkey and Dimitra Papadovasilak We tend to look at the C-suite, with its lack of racial representation, and conclude that racism comes from bias at the top, trickling down the ranks from the white men who make decisions. What if individuals who are more racially biased are sorting into the bottom of… Read the full article

Women Invest 29% Less than Men? This Survey Says Yes

By Paula Mariani, Director of user experience at N26 Investing can be a powerful way to safeguard your financial future. But, given the current state of the financial landscape, if you identify as a woman, you could be at a serious disadvantage. We women often face a range of external factors that negatively impact how… Read the full article

Cross-Cultural Communication: Beyond Words

By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen “I think U.S. and Chinese businesses need a common language and dialogue.” – Jack Maii The 19th century Swiss philosopher Ferdinand de Saussure wrote, “In the lives of individuals and of societies, language is a factor of greater importance than any other.ii ” No doubt there’s some truth in this… Read the full article

Ensuring Nondiscrimination at Our Nation’s Airports

By: Marcus H. England, Team Lead National Airports Civil Rights Policy & Compliance FAA Office of Civil Rights Every day, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) works to ensure no traveler faces discrimination at our nation’s more than 5,000 public airports. The FAA’s Office of Civil Rights is responsible for the development and implementation of civil… Read the full article

To Women Everywhere: We Must Advocate for Ourselves [PDJ: Part 4 in a Series]

By Bhavana Bartholf, Chief Digital & Transformation Officer for Microsoft Commercial Solution Areas (Global) Thank you for joining me on this journey, where I have been sharing my Advocating for Yourself series in Profiles in Diversity Journal. Throughout this process, I have found myself gaining more and more clarity on where I’ve been and where… Read the full article