Hopeful About 2020

Hopeful About 2020

PDJ March 30, 2020 0

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
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