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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
To Women Everywhere: We Must Advocate for Ourselves [<em>PDJ</em>: 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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
Stop the Blame Game

Stop the Blame Game

PDJ July 27, 2022

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... Read more