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Maximizing DEI Metrics: 5 Ways to Elevate Your DEI Strategy Through Data Collection
Four ascending bar graphs measuring the DEI metrics of your organization When diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work is discussed by the public, it often isn’t done from a scientific standpoint. In the workplace, DEI generally focuses on the people. Companies...
From Women’s History to Diversity Month: Unraveling 7 Behaviors Challenging DEI Initiatives & 5 Steps to Empower Inclusive Workplaces
As we conclude Women's History Month, a period dedicated to honoring the outstanding accomplishments of women from all walks of life, we seamlessly transition into April's Diversity Month. This month, we focus on the rich tapestry of cultures, perspectives, and...
African American Studies: A Catalyst for a More Inclusive Workplace Culture
“It's not about making mini David Cantons, that's a cult. I'm a teacher, not a preacher. I'm not here to convert anybody to anything” - Dr. David Canton Right now, across America, conversations surrounding African American Studies in high school and the role of...
3 Workplace Practices to Leave in 2022
The culture of the workplace underwent many dramatic and necessary changes from 2020 to now. As the need for social justice in the workplace became more and more difficult to ignore, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives were set in motion in attempts to...
Top 3 unconscious biases commonly held in corporate America about black women
Black women across the diaspora have had to dwell within two marginalized groups, being women and being black. This marginalization has led to a very complex evolution of prejudices, microaggressions, racism, and many other disadvantages in our societies that are...
4 Suggestions for Coping During the Holidays
Male presenting person sitting sad and alone during the holiday season (Getty Images/Drazen Zigic) “I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel.” - Charlie Brown. Feelings of...
6 Ways To Help Fix The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’s Inclusivity Problem
With a growing focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a critical workplace goal and productivity driver, leaders need to be ready to formulate and showcase their DEI initiatives, including how they recruit, in order to retain their talent, with their...
Reach New Levels of Innovation and Productivity by Fostering a Neurodiversity-inclusive Work Culture
A ccording to McKinsey, diverse teams are more likely to outperform their less-diverse peers in innovation, creativity, and finances. Furthermore, Deloitte reported that companies with diverse and inclusive cultures are six times more likely to be innovative and...
S&P 500 companies moving toward diversity, equity and inclusion: the financial performance and public accountability effect
Why are 402 out of 500 S&P companies implementing diverse, equitable, and inclusive business practices?
Top 2022 Trends Driving Transformation for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The biggest trend in the DEI space for 2022 is an acceptance by companies that the most effective avenue to increasing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) in the workplace is through taking an holistic approach.
Why is racial colorblindness counterproductive?
“I don’t see color” is a phrase that is often uttered innocently for some people thinking they are doing the right thing. Yet it can be frustrating for others. What does colorblindness mean? How does racial colorblindness manifest itself?” What does “colorblindness"...
Let’s Play Fair: Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion in Sports
America’s most popular, revenue-generating, and beloved pastimes face an urgent diversity, equity and inclusion issue on and off-camera. Sports entertainment- the industry that generates billions annually, employs hundreds of thousands of people, and is watched daily...
Why Inclusive Leadership Coaching is Good For Business
Almost every organization has had some form of inclusive leadership training. However, training and bringing awareness to diversity, equity and inclusion is only part of the solution. Leaders need to learn how to put the knowledge acquired into action and this is...
Three Steps To Diversifying Your Organization: Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining Diverse Talent
The word is out and loud: more equitable, diverse and inclusive organizations do better. In fact, they do up to 35% better than their less diverse competitors.
Allyship is a key to Inclusion at work
Most of us consider ourselves to be allies to an extent. But allyship is a lot more than that — it’s not an identity, or a passive state of being. Allyship is action, and a very conscious choice of picking a side.
Why Creating an Antiracist Culture Matters
Being against racism has to be more than an idea; it has to be intentional, it must be an action. Over the past several years, countless organizations have made pledges towards justice and fighting racism, but many of these efforts fell short of amounting to substantial progress.
Why Startups Need to Improve Their Diversity and Inclusion Agenda
Many surveys have shown that businesses that have diverse workforces outperform their less diverse peers, as demonstrated by the 2018 McKinsey report.
Derek Chauvin’s verdict: Accountability VS Justice
Accountability is not justice. Justice is about more than that. It is dismantling the system that allows it to happen in the first place and over again.
5 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Trends for 2021
As the year begins in the workplace, the themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are resonating throughout many different departments’ lexicons, no longer limited to the realm of human resources.
What is unconscious bias? Where does it come from? How can we identify and reduce it?
Cognitive biases or unconscious biases are thinking mechanisms that can be more or less systematic, unconscious, irrational or illogical. They impair our judgment, giving rise to unjustified or even false conclusions.