Accelerating Innovation through Strategic Diversity Management
By David L. Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health Organizations are recognizing the importance of strategic diversity management more than ever before, because research is showing that companies with the ability to attract and engage a highly diverse workforce see higher levels of innovation... Read more
The Mother Bias: A Reality for Many Women Who Work and Have Children
By Crystal M. Brown, Communications Strategist and Advisor During my second pregnancy, a colleague asked if I was planning to exit the workforce and stay home with my young children. When I answered no, he said I was “totally clueless or going to be a really bad mother,” and... Read more
The Inclusion Habit

The Inclusion Habit

PDJ January 17, 2020 2

By Amanda J Felkey, PhD This evidence-based solution transfers inclusion work to the individual, and focuses on changing behaviors and habits. The program is designed to help individuals be proactive in making their behavior more inclusive through six habit-building phases—embracing that inclusion matters, understanding biases and their sources, dispersing... Read more
MicroDeceptions & the Halo Effect
By Stephen Young and Barbara Hockfield In the world of diversity and inclusion there are the good, the bad, and the invisible. More often, the good and the bad are easily observable and managed. The invisible behaviors tend to not present themselves in such clear and tangible form. Exposure... Read more
6 Make or Break DEI Decisions

6 Make or Break DEI Decisions

PDJ December 30, 2019 0

By Janet and Gary Smith, Ivy Planning Group Perhaps your organization is new to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) or simply wants to re-energize its DEI efforts. Here are 6 Make or Break DEI Decisions you’ll need to get right: 1. Who leads the effort? It’s a difficult job... Read more
A Fresh Cup of Tea: What the Nutcracker Can Teach Us about Inclusion
By Phil Chan, cofounder of Final Bow for Yellowface Archival photos courtesy of Ballet West It’s Nutcracker time again: the season of sweet delights and a sparkling good time for all—if we’re able to ignore the sour taste left behind by the outdated and unimaginative cultural stereotypes so often... Read more
Resilient D&I: How We Have to Revise, Rethink, and Realign Our Work
By Michael Stuber, the European D&I Engineer As D&I experts, we have always advocated change, based on a thorough look at hidden dynamics and taking into account changing contexts. While we see many signs of progress and real success, a number of worrying and even threatening elements have become... Read more
Diverse Teams Are Great—but not Equally for All
By Michael Stuber, the European D&I Engineer The latest academic study about team diversity adds some depth to existing insight. Yes, diverse teams create superior results. However, this sometimes happens on the backs of those who aided the benefit. A study by Michigan State University and University of Michigan... Read more
Reporting D&I Mostly Equals Representation Numbers
By Michael Stuber, the European D&I Engineer Annual reports provide opportunities to talk about D&I progress and success. While large corporations do so regarding their D&I commitment and activities, they have been—for more than ten years—more modest when it comes to publishing D&I numbers. Benchmarking, transparency, peer pressure, or... Read more
Measuring the Success of D&I (the What and the How)
By Michael Stuber, the European D&I Engineer How could companies measure the success of their D&I work, and which types of success would have to be defined in the first place? Over the years, different paradigms have emerged and each has its implication on D&I implementation and communication. For... Read more