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Corporate Diversity

Soon, Not Even 1 Percent Of Fortune 500 Companies Will Have Black CEOs

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business

Corporate America has a MAJOR diversity problem.

Billie Jean King - Rallying for a New Equality

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Sokol

Currently, there is no U.S. federal law that adequately protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers from employment discrimination. But King has no plans to retire, at least not off the court.

Going Beyond The Numbers: Strengthening Company Culture By Leveraging Diversity And Inclusion

Cecily Joseph | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Cecily Joseph

The key to success is to forget the notion that diversity is a tactic, and instead recognize it as a company value - something that is embedded in the organization from the top down, through and through. It is how you engage with and view the world, how you do business and how you treat every employee, colleague, customer and stakeholder.

What Corporate America Should Learn From Ferguson, Missouri

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Companies need to recognize that there is a bit of Ferguson in many of their management ranks, boardrooms, and stores that needs to be eradicated for the well being of their businesses and the people they serve.

Women And Minorities Are Punished For Promoting Women And Minorities At Work: Study

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business

Valuing diversity is apparently frowned upon in Corporate America -- unless you’re a white man. Women and minorities who promote diversity from c...

Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Not only has the current recession left minority communities with disproportionately high unemployment, many corporations are also making diversity programs less of a priority.

WATCH: How Racism Shapes The Labor Market

Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

Diversity fatigue is one of the terms used to describe Corporate America's failure to hire and promote minorities in recent years. It's a phenomenon t...

Don't Celebrate Just Yet...

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Some would like to believe that because we now have a black president, that we no longer have a need to push for civil rights or equality. Nothing could be further from the truth.

What Warren Buffett Isn't Saying

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

Warren Buffett reminded all of us last week that Corporate America could do more to advance women in the workplace. Perhaps he should start with his o...

The Top 10 Companies For Blacks

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

Diversity is no longer simply a matter of creating a heterogeneous workforce, but using that workforce to innovate and give it a competitive advantage...

The Real Reason Workplace Diversity Is Hard To Come By

Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices

Workplace diversity continues to elude many white male managers, according to a new survey by the Greatheart Leader Labs in Seattle. But the reason wh...

There Is No Ceiling Until There Is One: An Inconvenient Conversation

Lisa Chau | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
Lisa Chau

I fully believe that the most effective way to break through barriers is to thoroughly understand the constraints. What exactly is holding back the minority population from landing positions of upper management?

The Power of Effective Corporate Boards

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Trust and transparency among the board members and with the CEO are essential for a positive outcome. In study after study on a global basis, boards with three or more women on the board have significantly better performance.

Master Steps for the Dance of Diversity

Arva Rice | Posted 05.05.2012 | Black Voices
Arva Rice

Diversity is inviting everyone to the party. Inclusion is getting everyone to dance. I heard this adage from a retail executive discussing the difference between thinking diversity is important and integrating diversity into the very fabric of a corporation.

Negative Label or Positive Lever? You Choose How to Use It.

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 04.14.2012 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

With all the big moments experienced by the black community in the last 20 years, it's easy for us (as a society) to believe that all is well -- that we have "arrived" at equality. Sadly, the truth is, in Corporate America, we certainly have not arrived at equality for African Americans.

Our Ability: Web Portal for People With Disabilities

John Robinson | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact
John Robinson

People with disabilities have very few mentors or ways to connect with other people with disabilities. I want to help solve this problem.

Chicago Companies Must Embrace Diversity to Succeed in Global Economy

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Minorities comprise 17% of the United States workforce, and it'll be 20% by 2016. But 95 percent of all executive-level positions in the United States are still held by white males