Why Isn’t Tech More Inclusive?
By Teresa Fausey Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. – Steve Jobs So, why is it that in tech, and perhaps to a lesser... Read more
Bringing the Curtain Down on Affinity Groups
By Stephen Young & Barbara Hockfield, PDJ columnists for 2019 Cultural Equity Teams Wait in the Wings Whatever you call them—BRGs, ERGs, or affinity groups—these employee organizations have created... Read more
Equity or Bust

Equity or Bust

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By Melissa B. Donaldson As a diversity and inclusion strategist for more than a decade, I’ve noticed a number of subtle and not-so-subtle changes in the profession over the years—some disconcerting, some encouraging, and some, frankly, confusing. One change that encompasses all three of these reactions, in one way... Read more
Do White Men Have a Role to Play in D&I?
By Lor N. Lee, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic I don’t know Lor. What do I have to offer to the work of diversity and inclusion?” “I’m just going to not mentor any women because I don’t want to be accused of sexual harassment when behind... Read more
Isn’t that Just Good Management?
By Janet Crenshaw Smith and Gary A. Smith Sr., PDJ columnists for 2019 It’s funny how often that question is asked when we are implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and programs for our clients. In fact, the question has become somewhat predictable. We’ll start here by first answering... Read more
We Have Come a Long Way…
By Teresa Fausey BIG PICTURE POLITICS AND CULTURE The editors of Politico Magazine recently asked several women leaders, “What Are the Biggest Problems Women Face Today?” Although the respondents focused on different specific issues, the general consensus was that, even in the United States, where women have the ability... Read more
Growing Momentum to Shrink the Gender Pay Gap
By Lorraine Hariton, President & CEO, Catalyst In my recent travels throughout the UK and Canada, and back home in New York, one subject keeps coming up: the pay gap between women and men. Twenty-three years ago, when the United States had its first Equal Pay Day, women were... Read more
Inspiration: The Outside Perspective
By Michael Stuber, the European D&I Engineer Michael Stuber, the European D&I Engineer, becomes a PDJ columnist for 2019 Since we launched Profiles in Diversity Journal more than twenty years ago, D&I has grown from an innovative niche topic to become a widely accepted and broadly tackled issue. At... Read more
Elevating Today’s Workforce to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges: A Case Study
By Donald Fan Summary The Challenge: Technology and automation are redefining the enterprise, the workforce, and how work gets done. How can corporate America prepare for and respond to these unprecedented shifts, and ensure women and people of color are not falling behind? The Approach: The challenge requires corporate... Read more
Freddie Mac’s Expanded FOCUS ON INCLUSION
    in·clu·sive en·gage·ment: Establishing meaningful connections with people unlike yourself   Freddie Mac is a majority-minority company, and women make up nearly half our workforce. As a company with a strong track record in diversity, we accept the challenge of thoughtfully defining and executing sustainable next practices in... Read more