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Workplace Diversity

No One Man Should Have All That Power - Our Diversity Responsibility

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 03.27.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of speaking with a group of high school kids about power. During the conversation, I asked them how many of them t...

Diversifying The Inner Circle: Why It Matters To Your Workplace, And How It's Done

Patrick Finn | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Patrick Finn

I truly do believe that the significance and benefits of embracing a business culture of inclusion and diversity has been heard loud and clear, and that the reasoning behind the push to diversify the workforce is supported. But somewhere between that realization and making it a reality in our workplaces and in the boardrooms, the dots are not aligning.

Leveraging Diversity: 9 Insights From the Startup World

Claire Topalian | Posted 02.20.2014 | Small Business
Claire Topalian

"As more people recognize the benefits -- not just the social impact -- of encouraging diversity within communities, markets and companies, we could be seeing a mainstream shift."

How to Increase the Number of Women in Tech

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Employers usually have good intentions and do not deliberately discriminate against women and minorities, but there is a hidden bias that needs to be understood and overcome.

Detroit's Belle Isle Is a State Park and Barney Fife is Securing The Perimeter

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 04.13.2014 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Well the deal is done and Michigan State Troopers and Department of Natural Resource Officers have landed onto Belle Isle park. A Detroit park that has been a jewel and place of fun, relaxation and exercise for so many, for so long.

Professional Events Can Be Personally Meaningful

Spark Camp | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women
Spark Camp

Our world views shrink as we see the same people talking about the same topics, again and again. We're both experiencing and seeing evidence of a growing event fatigue, with little on the horizon to replace the meaning and intellectual nourishment that a great gathering can provide. There are ways to buck this trend.

What's your Goal: Senior Executive, CEO, Board Member (or All of the Above)?

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.08.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

In the United States, women fill fewer than 17 percent of leadership positions and corporate board seats -- even though we represent about 50 percent of the workforce. So, is it possible for today's woman to break through these barriers?

Workplace Diversity: How to Attract Gay Employees

Blake McCammon | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Blake McCammon

If the House of Representatives passes ENDA, companies will be forced to think about developing best hiring practices to attract a more diverse workforce. Developing this type of environment inside the workplace isn't an easy task but can be accomplished with a few simple guidelines.

Don't Be Afraid of Diversity

Preeti Vissa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Preeti Vissa

In an increasingly diverse nation, both business and government have started to learn that embracing diversity -- not just with feel-good language but in real, concrete terms -- can make everything they do better.

Wanted: An Inclusive Workplace. Needed: Active Allies.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 12.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The ultimate dividend: The combination of a diverse workforce and leaders who get that diversity makes companies measurably more innovative. It is a bottom-line imperative that organizations work to create a workplace where LGBT workers feel accepted.

Including Everyone Together

William Daroff | Posted 12.15.2013 | Religion
William Daroff

Inclusion is about more than just providing an opportunity to work. Inclusion is about every facet of Jewish life.

Transgender Economic Equality: The New Frontier

Vanessa Sheridan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Vanessa Sheridan

The transgender community is recognizing that without the ability to achieve economic parity in the marketplace, social marginalization -- often accompanied by unemployment/underemployment, poverty, substance abuse, prostitution, depression and even suicide -- will remain the status quo.

Hey Employers: If You Build It, Job Seekers With Disabilities Will Come

Barbara Otto | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Barbara Otto

People with disabilities are really the last frontier for workplace equality. They represent millions of working-age Americans who just happen to have a disability. And they're ready, willing and qualified to work.

The 7 Percent Wake Up Call

Suzanne Robitaille | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Robitaille

Let's call it what it is: An aspirational quota of sorts. The Department of Labor's long-anticipated final ruling is in, and will require nearly 250,000 U.S. businesses to work towards a goal that 7 percent of their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities.

Safe Space Is Not Safer

justin adkins | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
justin adkins

No one can declare a space "safe" for everyone, or anyone, except for themselves.

An Open Letter on Diversity to Washington Post Buyer Jeff Bezos

Farai Chideya | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Farai Chideya

When you say "The values of the Post do not need changing," you may want to consider that some of them do. Valuing the monetary and journalistic value of diversity more greatly could be a great change in values.

Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: The Time Is Now

Vanessa Sheridan | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Vanessa Sheridan

Transgender inclusion in the workplace has quietly become a phenomenon of global proportions. In 2000, there were three Fortune 500 companies that included gender identity in their employee nondiscrimination policies. Today, over half of Fortune 500 have implemented such policies.

Kim Bhasin

Leaked Target Handbook Reveals Company's Diversity Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

Target uses theoretical scenarios to teach its supervisors how to deal with, for example, workers who are scared of Muslims, or Latino employees who b...

ENDA Vote Is Just the Beginning

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act now heads to the full Senate for consideration. In 29 states workers are not protected from being fired because of their sexual orientation, and in 34 states workers can be fired for being transgender.

Everyone Has a DiverseStory... Even Straight White Men

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

I knew straight white men would ask "How do I have a DiverseStory?" While their stories may need to be told more delicately, they can be just as profound.

Recruiting Talented STEM Teachers Is a Must for our Kids and Country

Julie Kantor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Julie Kantor

For many readers I'm sure this raises the question, "Why should I care about STEM teachers?" While you might not work directly in education, or perhaps your children are well past school-aged, the reality is that the quality of our country's STEM education affects us all.

Paul Tudor Jones Should Stop Romanticizing Breastfeeding

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Carla Escoda

Paul Tudor Jones' fatuous comments expose his lazy, retrograde thinking. With his superior intellect, he could easily solve the breastfeeding dilemma -- in fact, a few modern companies have already done so.

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...

Workplaces for the Ages

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D.

Let's ring in 2013 with some clarity about what it means for a company to be age-friendly and how best to get there.

Coming Out Is About More Than Being LGBT

Andres T. Tapia | Posted 12.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Andres T. Tapia

Forty-eight percent of LGBT workers do not feel free to be out at work. This robs organizations of getting the best contributions from their LGBT talent, because closeted employees must divert a substantial amount of their creative and emotional energy toward obscuring a fundamental aspect of their identity.