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Workplace Diversity

Crisis and Opportunity

George Sanchez | Posted 11.18.2014 | Latino Voices
George Sanchez

Google and other tech giants know that to increase the diversity of their workforces, they will have to root out and eliminate the hidden biases and prejudices that shape their hiring practices and work environments. But they cannot graduate more minority engineers to enlarge the pool of talent.

A Message to All Gay Professionals: Copy Tim Cook and Come Out for the Third Time

Barry Whyte | Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Barry Whyte

In my experience, gay people go through the process of coming out three times. First, they come out to themselves and their immediate friends. The second time is to their family and wider community. Finally, they come out in the workplace. But it shocks me how few gay people do the latter.

Mostly White, Mostly Male Amazon Publishes Diversity Report

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology

E-commerce giant Amazon has revealed that the company is a lot like its tech industry peers: mostly male and predominantly white.

The More Distressing, Less Noticed Message From Microsoft CEO Nadella

Ellevate | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Recognizing, discussing, calling out, debating, arguing about, examining this perhaps-innate gender bias against women who negotiate is a first step. We should be having these discussions publicly, and managers should be having them privately.

Mentor 2.0 (Mentor + Sponsor)

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

I was on cloud 91/2 last week at the Diversity Women's Leadership Conference conference put on Diversity Woman Magazine at the Grand Floridian (heav...

California Minority Counsel Program: 25 Years of Promoting Diversity for Business Lawyers

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

When I was eight years old, I played Linus in my elementary school's musical production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." At eight years old, ...

Star Jones: 'The Browning Of America' Is Coming

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices

Star Jones has a pretty simple message for business owners and CEOs everywhere: A diverse work force is the key to success. "Inclusiveness makes bu...

Boost Brainpower in the Workplace

Mariette DiChristina | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Mariette DiChristina

We have eliminated some of the major hurdles of basic participation for women and people with different ethnicities or abilities in the workplace. Now we should take the opportunity to reinvent our corporate cultures to fully embrace those differences, to make a virtue out of them -- and to turn them into tools for creating prosperity for all.

Diversity: A Key Component for Thriving Startup Communities

Claire Topalian | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Claire Topalian

Startup leaders and founders are not experts in sociology, but in the face of ample evidence, I believe that founders and community builders have a unique responsibility to alter the future of startup communities and their narratives.

The Corporate Diversity Charade

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The dirty little secret of corporate America and the practice of diversity is that 25 years after establishing "diversity" offices, most companies have not developed a mature understanding of how diversity can contribute to their bottom lines.

Google's Dark Ages Diversity Strategy Fails

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Americans are rightly dismayed that Google, one of our most iconic technology companies, has possibly the worst "diversity" employment record of any Fortune 500 company.

The Business Case for Hiring Developmentally Disabled Workers

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

In a fateful discussion I'll never forget, one of my employees raised the question of whether I had considered employing developmentally disabled workers to take on key roles in the production process.

Companies Ask Workers with Disabilities to Check the Box and That's a Good Thing

Joe Entwisle | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Joe Entwisle

Hiring people with disabilities is a strategy that smart companies will want to put into action today. The voluntary self-disclosure form marks the beginning of an opportunity for both companies and job seekers alike.

Diversity in Media: Internships

Cierra Lockett | Posted 06.25.2014 | Black Voices
Cierra Lockett

There are many programs that offer great opportunities for diverse college students to succeed in media, and they have fostered meaningful learning experiences for young professionals for years now.

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

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 05.27.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 04.21.2014 | 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.