Category: PDJ

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

A Decade of Creating a Place for Diverse Talent to Excel

By Kelly Jackson, Vice President of People & Culture at bp I began college thinking I would pursue a career in accounting. But I quickly realized that numbers didn’t excite me—people did. I think this love of people and my desire to help others was instilled in me from a young age. My father was… Read the full article

Embodying Pride Across All Lines

By Traci Wade, Vice President, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Oracle June is LGBTQ+ Pride month, and as we kick off the celebration, it’s worth reflecting on the momentous progress made by the gay liberation movement in the United States, and how the fight for LGBTQ+ rights has breathed life into so many other… Read the full article

Stop the Blame Game

By Poonam Garg, Vice President, U.S. Bank It creates an unhealthy workplace, when senior executives stymie product and service development, creativity, and innovation because they engage in the “blame game.” Pointing fingers at individuals for making mistakes, fosters negativity and creates an environment in which team members either refuse to admit their failures or deny… Read the full article

Paying it Forward with Gratitude

By Esther H. Lim A phone call changed my life. Six months shy of becoming a teen, I immigrated with my family to the United States—poor and not speaking a word of English. Strangers in a strange land. Four days after our arrival, my father enrolled his four children in public schools in rural Maryland.… Read the full article

Culturally In-Depth: Onions Have Layers, Ogres Have Layers, and Cultures Do Too

By Dr. Thomas J. Bussen “There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees which are falsehoods on the other.” – Philosopher Michel de Montaigne, 16th centuryi This article summarizes the inner and outer layers of culture. It emphasizes—through a lighthearted reference to Shrek—that through attention to the visible outer layers of a culture, one… Read the full article