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Workplace Diversity

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.

'Inclusion Is Bad for Business'

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Inclusion has never expanded my opportunities, or tapped into my creative excellence to solve organizational problems. But engagement has. This is because inclusion is about the company choosing which aspects of me to embrace. When I'm engaged, not only do I excel, the company wins.

Study: Top Tech Firms Bypassing Asian Workers For Exec Jobs

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote...

City of Hope Is Leading the Way to Create a Talent Pipeline for Hispanics in Healthcare

Glenn Llopis | Posted 06.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

Whereas most in the industry are just beginning to acknowledge the need, City of Hope has taken the lead to recruit more Hispanics into the industry and also has started to build a Hispanic talent pipeline for the immediate and not so distant future.

The Healthcare Industry: A Prescription to Help Heal Racial Economic Inequality

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Dedrick Muhammad

The healthcare industry is a longstanding anchor in many urban centers. Poised to add nearly 5 million jobs to the economy over the next decade, this industry is uniquely positioned to expand job creation and wealth-building opportunities to some of our country's most economically vulnerable communities.

Why Fit In? Stand Out and Win in Business

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Let's face it, many professionals have good skills. So it helps to be memorable -- whether your goal is to win clients, get promoted in your organization, or rise to the top of an industry.

Davos & Disruption Done Right: In Praise of "Difficult Women" in Finance

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Janine R. Wedel

Women are still most definitely outsiders in places that matter, not least in finance. And we saw last fall what a Wall Street outsider can uncover, just the latest woman in finance to blow the whistle.

Supporting Deaf Employees

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 04.05.2015 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

Deaf people have to constantly push back against a society that was not designed for them to succeed. As an interpreter and CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), it can be hard to witness the structural injustice faced by my deaf colleagues and family members on a daily basis.

The Gospel of Diversity: Personal Assumptions and Business Implications

BJ Gallagher | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
BJ Gallagher

While the Gospel of Diversity is being preached in press conferences, public speeches, corporate workshops and seminars across the country, little attention is paid to the conflicting values and faulty assumptions implicit these discussions.

Billie Jean King - Rallying for a New Equality

Lori Sokol | Posted 03.17.2015 | 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.