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Supporting Caregivers in the Workplace

Tamesha Keel | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Tamesha Keel

Family caregiving is one of those important issues that will affect every sector - employers, individuals, government, nonprofits and communities. There are currently 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. today and they are providing unpaid care valued at $470 billion.

Leveraging Silicon Valley's Keiretsu Mindset to Capture Growth Through Diversity

Will Griffin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Will Griffin

For prospective multicultural employees, suppliers, investors, and business partners, the current universe of Silicon Valley keiretsus represents a substantial barrier to entry and, largely, explains the severe paucity of diverse employees, suppliers, partners and investors in Silicon Valley companies.

What a Connected World Should Mean for the Future of Good Businesses and Workplaces -- Part One

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

I believe the most successful good businesses are those that will be fully engaged in being socially responsible at a time the world is facing new social dynamics brought upon by the various factors that include a more connected world via the internet, immigration, demographic shifts and the people's active role in holding our leaders accountable to shift bad politics, corruption, inequality and greedy corporates.

Diversity Pictures Won't Fix Hollywood's Diversity Problem

Matt Kidd | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment
Matt Kidd

Films like Straight Out of Compton, 12 Years a Slave, Selma, Milk, Letters from Iwo Jima are important stories to tell and do fantastic jobs of highlighting minorities. Yet these films that focus on minorities have a tendency to ghettoize and stereotype diverse actors.

WATCH: How Diversity Policies In The Workplace Can Actually Make A Difference

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact

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CHCI Is Leading the Way in Promoting Diversity on Capitol Hill

Cristina Antelo | Posted 02.01.2016 | DC
Cristina Antelo

Recently, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released a report highlighting the lack of diversity among U.S. Senate staffers, particularly at the senior level. Latinos make up over 16 percent of the U.S. population but only 2.1 percent of top Senate staff.

The 4 Things Your Company Needs to Do to Advance Women

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Yes, there are only 4 things organizations need to do to advance women.

Diversity: The Cause and Solution to All of Life's Problems

Josh Rivedal | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

I admit the title of this post was a bit over the top (okay, way over the top). I feel like when most people hear the word "diversity," they think...

To Tell or Not to Tell

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Most people want to fit in, to belong, to be part of a group, to be "one of the gang," to share not only in the work but in the play, in the joking, the beer after a long day, the weekend golf or tennis games, the barbecues.

Diversity Action Matters in the Business Law World

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

In the diversity movement for the legal profession, just as in life, actions speak louder than words. So even though diversity and inclusion remains a hot topic in the business world, including for lawyers, it's continually important to spark more -- and more innovative -- action.

Hong Kong's Religious Pluralism Offers a Model for Diversity in the Special Administrative Region

Todd Sears | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Todd Sears

My organization, Out Leadership, is interested in understanding Hong Kong's diversity style because it provides a model for how the city could handle LGBT inclusion, which positively benefits economies, and would burnish Hong Kong's image internationally.

The 4 Things Your Company Needs to Do to Advance Women

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

This is no longer a conceptual conversation. These companies and their leaders understand the compelling business case and now at progressive companies the conversation is changing to taking action.

Beyond Mad Men: Lessons From Peggy Olson

Damian Bazadona | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

As the President of an agency, it's my responsibility with the support of my management team to ensure that all voices and perspectives are represen...

6 Great Reasons to Hire Deaf Employees

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

People who are deaf spend much of their lives finding ways to adapt within hearing culture. Because of this, deaf employees may exhibit impressive patience and flexibility in the face of a challenge. 

How Can The University of Missouri Heal From Its Racial Divide?

Subha V. Barry | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Subha V. Barry

The University of Missouri has an incredible opportunity to heal and turn this situation into a positive one. Start by bringing together the passionate change leaders of the football team, faculty, and administration that so boldly believed and took a stand.

Self-Love Workshops With 15-Year-Old Girls Challenged My Career

Angelina Darrisaw | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Angelina Darrisaw

Decisiveness finally took over. My job was supposed to start in a week, my lease was about to be renewed and I didn't have any spare time to mull it over. I had to be home and I needed to turn that job down and move. Immediately.

The Path to Success as a Woman Academic

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women
Cassie Premo Steele

If you want to do your best work, you must begin not by focusing on the work but on who you are.

The Opportunity Gap: The Dirty Secret About the Small Inequities Holding Women Back

Linda L. Addison | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

Gender imbalance is detrimental not only to women -- but also to companies. The business case for gender equity has never been stronger, with numerous studies demonstrating that diverse teams result in better decision-making and stronger financial results.

Who's Selling You That Tampon? There's a 97% Chance It's a Man

Tanya Hayre | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media
Tanya Hayre

How do men know what we look for in our bras, yoga pants or even our monthly menstrual cycle needs? This gap between who is doing the buying and who is doing the selling seems outrageously unbelievable in this day and age.

The Harsh Reality of Diversity in Today's Workplace

Meghan M. Biro | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Meghan M. Biro

Would it surprise you to learn that highly educated black professionals face a widening gap with whites as they progress through their career? Diversity in the 21st century workplace is still a challenge that impacts not only our ideas of fairness and opportunity, but the bottom line as well.

Four Things You Never Knew About the Governmental Public Health Workforce and Why You Should Care

Brian Castrucci | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Brian Castrucci

Today, governmental public health agencies face extraordinary challenges, from managing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to adapting to the advent of big data and availability of electronic health records. We need data to ensure that we have the public health workforce that we need.

Are We Ready for the Four-Generation Workforce?

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

There has been considerable focus on youth employment in recent years, but the UK's demographics are such that the fastest growing segment of the workforce is the over-50s.

The Evolution of Male-Female Relationships: An Interview With Leon Silver

Gloria Feldt | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women
Gloria Feldt

I recently had a chance to speak with my friend and Take The Lead board member Leon Silver, co-managing partner of the Phoenix office of law firm Gord...

Most Men Don't Care About Diversity In The Boardroom

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business

Why aren’t we seeing more women or minorities in the boardroom, i.e., the absolute pinnacle of power in the corporate world? Oh, well, the ...

Changing the Face of Technology - One Girl at a Time

Kimberly Bryant | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Kimberly Bryant

Women and girls are naturally agents of change. If we teach one girl to code, she will go on to teach more. By giving these girls the skills they need to succeed, they can go on to change not just their own trajectory but the collective trajectories of the communities they represent.