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Workplace Diversity

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 10.29.2015 | 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 10.06.2015 | 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.

"You're So Well Dressed, for a Straight Guy": The Dilemma of Guerrilla Stereotypes

Juliet Bourke | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Juliet Bourke

That's the problem with guerrilla stereotypes: they're subtle, subversive and very effective. They continue to reinforce underlying stereotypes, but the pairing of a stereotype with a compliment gives the recipient (or a bystander) much less to point to and challenge.

Has Tech Ushered in A New Era of Authenticity?

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Heidi Mulligan Walker

Authenticity, paired with the awareness of the need for greater representation of women and under-represented minorities, gives me hope that diversity and inclusion will be achieved in tech long before it will be achieved in other industries. Let's hope those other industries take note.

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 Diversity

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

As a woman from an ethnic minority background, the lack of diversity in public relations industry is something that has always frustrated me. I am proud of Curzon PR's record for hiring candidates from a wide range of cultural and national backgrounds.

There Will Be More Non-White Journalists Because The Public Will Demand Them

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Media
Amanda Gutterman

We need people talking about diversity in media, but at the end of the day, change won't happen because of a sanctimonious speech or an office memo. Diversity will come to newsrooms as more readers demand it, and the outlets that don't respond to this increasing demand will get left behind.

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.

Broad Changes are Needed to Move Toward Social Harmony

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.09.2015 | Black Voices
The University of Central Florida Forum

In a country where the number of racial and ethnic minorities is steadily increasing, serious thought must be given to the lack of access to resources and opportunity created by racial and economic segregation. This is particularly true when it comes to education.

Fostering a Culture of Creativity in the Workplace

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

While there's no recipe for creating the ideal innovative environment, we can all take proactive steps to ensure that ideas are welcome, personal risk-taking is encouraged, and creativity is valued in our employees and throughout the workplace.

Caitlyn Jenner in the Breakroom: A Question of Organizational Leadership

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

What if, instead of conversation about Caitlyn Jenner in your company's breakroom, there she sat, drinking her coffee and munching on a bagel? What then? How would your company handle it? Would people praise her bravery, or, at the very least, adopt a live-and-let-live attitude? Would they welcome her, ostracize her or vote with their feet by leaving the company?

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

The Single Biggest Reason To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.03.2015 | Black Voices

In the tech industry, where Latinos and African-Americans make up just five percent of the workforce at leading companies, it’s been widely establis...

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.

The Heroes and Heroines of Workplace Diversity

Juliet Bourke | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Juliet Bourke

As TEDWomen 2015 launches this week, we celebrate how far society has come. We no longer exclude women from attending university or joining certain professions.

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.

Why Gender Matters to Your Business

Saudia Davis | Posted 05.21.2015 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

The statistics are baffling--while women earn 60% of college degrees and now hold 52% of professional-level jobs, they are still in the minority when it comes to running Fortune 500 companies and holding executive positions in industries such as finance, law, medicine and technology.