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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

Belong to Something Beautiful

Nearly two years ago, Sephora debuted its “We Belong to Something Beautiful” campaign, a public articulation of its longstanding company values. Through this, the company promised that it would continue working to make Sephora a place where all people feel they belong. At the same time, Sephora recognized that racially biased and unfair treatment exists… Read the full article

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Looking inside and out for change in 2021

By Teshia Levy-Grant In recent years, many organizations have focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. But renewed national attention on social justice is paving the way for more and greater change in 2021. Data from employment and recruiting site Glassdoor shows that DEI-related job openings across all industries have risen by 55 percent… Read the full article

Five Ways Women Can Help Women (Including Themselves) Succeed in the Workplace

By Vickie Thrasher, Senior Vice President Human Resources – Organization and People Capability, Oracle It’s hardly news that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the workforce hard worldwide or that it has disproportionately impacted women, including women of color. During the pandemic, this group suffered involuntary layoffs or were forced by childcare considerations to leave their… Read the full article

Charting the Path to Equity in the Workplace

By Donald Fan, Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Walmart More and more organizations have recognized the significance of advancing equity as a strategic imperative and competitive advantage. In my article, which appeared in the fall issue of this publication and was entitled “Four Essential Levers CEOs Can Adopt to… Read the full article

Entrepreneurship as a Vehicle to Wealth, Independence, and Legacy

By Janet and Gary Smith Business success requires a combination of factors that are more like a perfect storm than a perfect science; it is not just an easily assembled set of attributes and traits. Partnerships don’t always work, good ideas don’t always make it to market, and markets and customers don’t always perceive value… Read the full article

Four Essential Levers CEOs Can Adopt to Achieve Racial & Gender Equality

By Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart, Inc. In the wake of the coronavirus, racial injustice, hate crime, and a declining economy, we realize that leading through crisis requires an inclusive mindset with decisive action and strength of purpose. Inclusive leaders believe that people are the… Read the full article