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Diversity and Inclusion

Stuck on Simple: The Challenge of Moving Beyond Diversity to Inclusion

Deborah N. Archer | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices
Deborah N. Archer

When it comes to affirmative action, we remain stuck on simple. This is part of a national trend where we keep debating seemingly straightforward, and long-resolved, questions and therefore are unable to tackle the harder questions that could bring us closer to true equality.

Transgender Awareness Training: A Business Essential

Vanessa Sheridan | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Vanessa Sheridan

The world will continue to change and the business community must continue to respond to those changes in effective ways.

Lilly's Bold New Conversation: Race, Society and Work

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The Lilly forum succeeded in narrowing the divide between life and work, black and white, silence and innovation. It should be a model for companies everywhere.

The Business Case for Gender Diversity

Caroline Turner | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Caroline Turner

Creating an inclusive culture is great for those who would otherwise feel less included. Supporting the advancement of women in business is great for women. But these aren't the ultimate goals; and they won't inspire action.

Obama Administration Takes Historic Step Toward Solar Equality, But Much Work Remains

Senator Catherine Pugh | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
Senator Catherine Pugh

To date, the benefits of solar power have tended to accrue primarily to wealthier families, while low-income families continued to struggle with rising energy costs. Many low-income families face a "heat or eat" dilemma.

Are LGBTQ People in Your Diversity Plan?

Matt Kidd | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Kidd

By excluding LGBTQ people from broader inclusion initiatives, firms may unintentionally signal that the thought diversity out LGBTQ people bring to the workplace is less valuable than that of other underrepresented minorities.

How to Make Broadway Musical Theater More Diverse... and Empower Kids Along the Way

Stacy Wolf | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Stacy Wolf

If musical theater will ever be racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse, this is how it's going to happen, enabled by the organizational machinery, the adaptable repertoire, and the money of the rich corporations that own Broadway.

11 Economies Shaking Up the World of Work

Blair Forlaw | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Blair Forlaw

Did you catch the headline last week about Amazon Prime's new same-day service? Online shoppers in some markets who place an order before noon can now get their packages later that very day.

Hernan Lopez on Career Success as a Racial Minority | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Hernan Lopez, President & CEO of FOX International Channels, speaks with Jimmy Nguyen about achieving career success in the U.S. as an immigrant and a racial minority.

Diversity in the Legal Profession Begins With Law School

Tamesha Keel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 created the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission to ensure equal, employment advancement for all and makes employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin illegal.

How to Solve Dartmouth's Diversity and Inclusion Challenges

Justin Maffett | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Justin Maffett

Discussions of sexual assault at Dartmouth's students are geared towards the heteronormative sexual and social relationships that emerge primarily in fraternity basements. Dartmouth cannot afford to fail these students by neglecting to prepare them for the spectrum of situations they may encounter.

Leaning In At The Pentagon

Kelsey L. Campbell | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Kelsey L. Campbell

Women need to encourage, mentor and challenge other women. Despite what hardships they may have experienced in their own careers, women should pull other women up with them, rather than paying the hardship forward.

5 Business Lessons From Corporate Responsibility

John Friedman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
John Friedman

Corporate Responsibility or Sustainability is more than the idea of 'doing well by doing good' it is a business strategy borne of the recognition that...

Strategies to Build a More Inclusive Workplace Culture

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

In my last post, I shared reasons why it's important that inclusive cultures become the norm rather than the exception, both in corporations and the w...

Making an Inclusive Culture the Norm

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

A growing number of leaders have started to recognize that what worked for them in the past is no longer effective given today's realities. There's an "underlying force" that's causing organizations worldwide to rethink their approach to planning.

Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards

Brennon Marcano | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Brennon Marcano

Though we call it "entertainment" what we see in movies and on TV drives the broader cultural conversation and has an important place in our society. Now, more than ever, it's important that women and people of color are a part of that exchange.

The Why and How of Religious Diversity Training

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Before embarking on the information modules, a philosophic overview of religious diversity training should be considered. There will be people who are skeptical, or hostile, to anything labeled as interfaith.

Leading the Way: Workplace Inclusiveness for People of All Abilities

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

Here are some steps companies can take to demonstrate that they choose to be inclusive. Because building an environment where everybody can succeed is not just a normal part of doing business, it provides a competitive advantage.

Psst! Disability Competitiveness: Pass It On!

Bonnie St. John | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Bonnie St. John

Just because I have a disability -- my right leg was amputated when I was 5 -- doesn't make me an expert on issues relating to disability and employment. Like everyone else, I have to work at educating myself on facts and realities for people with disabilities.

Autism Without Fear: Is Corporate Use of 'Emotional Intelligence' Grounds for Discrimination Under the ADA?

Michael John Carley | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Michael John Carley

The business world loves metrics. And in an era where data has never been more valuable, many executives believe there is a direct correlation between employee productivity and a high Emotional Intelligence score.

South Africa's Missing Genius Children

Vashthi Nepaul | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Vashthi Nepaul

Today I want to talk about 'a good education,' one of the priority areas for the United Nations My World Global Survey. But there is a specific segment of education which I believe is being overlooked to our detriment.

A Step in the Right Direction: New Commitments to Disability Inclusion in Refugee Settings

Sarah Costa | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Sarah Costa

Of the world's 51.2 million people displaced by conflict and persecution, an astonishing 7.7 million are persons with disabilities. While many of their disabilities are longstanding, many are new, like Zeinah's, the result of war-related violence.

Inclusion, Engagement, Collaboration -- An Inconvenient Truth?

Sylvana Storey | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Much talk is generated about the value that the behaviors of inclusion, engagement and collaboration bring to organizations but we only need to dig a bit deeper to see what the evidence is for how these behaviors are practiced by those who do the talking.

Tanenbaum's Seven Principles Can Be a Driving Force for Pluralism

Murali Balaji | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Murali Balaji

In the year since I left academia to become the Director of Education and Curriculum Reform for the Hindu American Foundation (one of the best decisio...

Change Makers Create Cultural Change on Campus: A Northwestern University Case Study

Alecia Wartowski | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
Alecia Wartowski

From racial and ethnic diversity to an influx of "first generation" students and the challenges of being a low income student, most college and universities in this country have begun to recognize that the face of higher education is changing.