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A Four-Step Strategy to Battle the Great Resignation

By Donald Fan, Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Walmart The last several months have witnessed a tidal wave of resignations in the United States and worldwide. On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Labor Department announced that 4.4 million people quit their jobs in September (roughly 3% of the nation’s… Read the full article

Sephora Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Progress Report

By George-Axelle Broussillon Matschinga, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, Sephora In June 2020, Sephora made several renewed commitments to bring longstanding values of the brand to life. We pledged to make the Sephora experience more inclusive and equitable, for our team members, clients, and the broader beauty community. To realize these commitments, we created… Read the full article

How Companies Can Cast the Widest Net to Hire the Best and Most Diverse Talent

By Vickie Thrasher, Senior Vice President Human Resources–Organization and People Capability, Oracle It may seem obvious that most employers want to recruit not only the most qualified job prospects, but also bring aboard employees that, as a group, mirror the diversity of the population at large. But to do so, HR professionals must reexamine talent… Read the full article

To Women Everywhere: We Must Advocate for Ourselves [PDJ: Part 1 in a Series]

By Bhavana Bartholf, Chief Digital & Transformation Officer for Microsoft Commercial Solutions Areas (Global) Ever have the feeling you are working as hard as you can and driving results, yet everyone around you seems to be getting ahead of you? Have a great job that you should be grateful for but have that voice inside… Read the full article

Build a Culture of Equity and Inclusivity

By Donald Fan, Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Walmart In 2018, 20,000 Google employees walked out to protest the handling of sexual harassment claims in the workplace. That headline-grabbing protest and related appeals have extended into this year. We know Goggle pledges to strengthen its commitment to equity and… Read the full article

Why and How Businesses Need to Embrace Neurodiversity

By Vicki Thrasher, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Oracle Corp. As a long-time human resources professional, I find it encouraging to see how many employers are embracing the notion of hiring people who think and learn differently. Increasingly, corporate Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programs include neurodiverse people, meaning those with forms of autism, dyslexia,… Read the full article

How To Make Equity Center Stage All the Time

By Donald Fan, Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Walmart Albert Einstein said, “You can’t use an old map to explore a new world.” While reimaging the post-COVID-19 age, we must remap our ways of thinking and ways of working. Can the future of work create not only economic value… Read the full article

Diversity Includes Disability

By Meenakshi Das I don’t think people realize how many different types of disabilities there are. People in wheelchairs or wearing hearing aids are noticeable. However, people with invisible disabilities, such as chronic illnesses or depression, are harder to spot. And those of us with a disability find it surprisingly difficult in what purportedly is… Read the full article

Exploring Diversity via Discussion and Introspection

By Michael Bugeja Over the course of my academic and professional career, I have tried several methods to increase awareness about diversity and inclusion in my large-section media ethics and technology classes. I also am a frequent speaker in business and organizational meetings. The challenges are the same. Typically, lecturing about the importance of diversity… Read the full article

Exerting the Power You Have. Right now.

By Janet Crenshaw Smith and Gary A. Smith Sr. It’s easy to feel helpless and out of control right now. We have been through so much. We did not see the pandemic coming, often feel like we can’t do anything about it, and we can’t be sure what’s next. Amid the crisis of the pandemic,… Read the full article