Human Equity, the Age of Purpose, and the Covid-19 Plague
By Trevor Wilson This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to... Read more
Overconfidence, the Pitfall of Programming and Policy
By Amanda J Felkey, PhD To date, companies have relied heavily on programming—speakers, workshops, and training sessions—to raise awareness about diversity and enhance inclusion in their workplaces. The Society of Human Resource Management reports that diversity department budgets, among companies in the Fortune 1000, range from $30,000 to $5.1... Read more
Diversity and Inclusion Learnings from My 24 Years at BP
By Tyrone Mitchell, Diversity and Inclusion Manager I started working at BP 24 years ago, after studying mechanical engineering at Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, DC. Since then, I‘ve gained a lot of experience in various roles: working as a unit engineer at the Yorktown Refinery... Read more
Debunking Four Myths About Reskilling and Upskilling
By Donald Fan Avoid the pitfalls that could impact the career growth of women and people of color in the digital age The future of work and the underlying global reskilling challenge were among the hottest topics discussed at the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2019. The discussion... Read more
Hopeful About 2020

Hopeful About 2020

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By Janet and Gary Smith, Ivy Planning Group Some of you remember the fear associated with the dawning of the year 2000 known as Y2K. There were predictions that on January 1, 2000, moving from 1999 to 2000, a computer bug would cause all hell to break loose. Computers... Read more
Moving from Initiatives to Impact
By Michael Stuber, the European D&I Engineer Pledges & partnerships, campaigns & charters: Publicly visible D&I initiatives have soared across countries and industries. Despite the substantial resources that are invested in these formats, evidence suggests that workplace and business realities continue to include racism, sexism, ageism, or homophobia—contrary to... Read more
Q&A with Walmart’s Greg Smith
By PDJ Greg Smith is executive vice president of Walmart’s vast supply chain network for both its brick-and-mortar and online businesses. In this role, Smith leads a team of more than 115,000 associates who work in 200 facilities across the country. Read on to learn why this leader champions... Read more
MUFG: Creating a Winning Culture
Can a large, conservative bank change its culture? Particularly one with more than 360 years of history? MUFG, the world’s fifth largest financial group, is taking a page from the playbook of more nimble, innovative companies, such as those in the technology sector, and undergoing a massive culture change... Read more
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