Tag: DEI initiatives

High Profile Debate Over Corporate DEI Efforts

In the corporate world, the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has sparked a debate among some of the most influential business leaders. While some captains of industry view DEI as a crucial strategy for business success, others see the discipline as a lot of puffery without much substance. A recent article by Fortune […]

Faces of HR: Amira Barger on Achieving a Balance of Justice in the Workplace

Here at HR Daily Advisor, we’re celebrating Black History Month. Although we prioritize these inspiring voices year-round, it’s a great time to shine a light on the achievements and contributions of black HR professionals who are making significant contributions to the industry. The guest of this edition’s Faces of HR profile is an exceptional example of just […]

Kari Mayfield: Pioneering Diversity and Inclusion at Ping Identity

Kari Mayfield’s professional journey offers a unique perspective on the evolving role of diversity and inclusion within the corporate sector. Currently serving as the Global Diversity Inclusion Leader at Ping Identity, Mayfield has navigated a career that spans various industries and roles, leading her to a position where she can significantly impact workplace culture. Her […]

2023’s Biggest Takeaways for DEI Leaders in HR

2023 was a year of big change for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in corporate America. Anti-DEI sentiment gathered momentum in 2023 with the so-called “war on woke,” used by politicians and covered extensively by the national media. Additionally, the Supreme Court’s decision to end affirmative action in university admissions added to the evolving […]

A Clear Vision, and a Lifetime Commitment to DEI

Gwen Kolader, the Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Hexaware Technologies, has carved out a notable career in the field of corporate diversity and inclusion. With over 20 years of experience in people and culture roles, Kolader’s journey reflects a deep commitment to fostering inclusive work environments. Here we explore her career […]

Inclusive Excellence: How Lumen Technologies and India Sylvester are Redefining Corporate DEI Initiatives

In today’s corporate landscape, the emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is more than just a trend—it’s a necessity. Companies that prioritize DEI not only foster a more inclusive environment but also drive innovation, creativity, and employee satisfaction. One such company leading the charge in DEI initiatives is Lumen Technologies. At the helm of […]

Antoine Andrews: Pioneering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SurveyMonkey

Antoine Andrews’ diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey is both inspiring and instructive. Recounting the early days of his career, after graduating from Rutgers University, Andrews spent 9 years working as an account manager in group insurance at Prudential Financial before moving into his first DEI role at Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2002. As he navigated […]

Sizing Up DEI Initiatives in the Era of Anti-‘Woke’ Efforts

With politics and economics seemingly working against employer efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workforce, many DEI proponents are worried about the future. And a recent report from a global consulting firm shows reasons for concern. Changing Attitudes and Priorities In April, DDI released its 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report, […]

Realizing a More Diverse Workplace Through Investment in Black and Brown Girls

In recent years, we’ve seen many companies and corporations introduce initiatives designed to advance professional opportunities for historically excluded populations across the employment spectrum, including C-suite and senior leadership positions. There’s no denying that a more diverse workforce and an equitable work environment result in stronger outcomes and employee satisfaction. As the professional landscape continues […]

How Companies Are Quietly Backsliding on Diversity and Gender Equity

There’s no question that we’re facing a time of skepticism about and hostility toward diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. As a DEI consultant based in Florida, I have a front-row seat.  On the other hand, my role affords me countless opportunities to connect with people who are passionate about this work. Every day, I […]