Tag: DEI

Expanding the Push for Diversity Beyond Traditional Channels

Ryan Moody’s professional title doesn’t include the words diversity, equity, or inclusion—all terms common in diversity executives’ titles. That’s because she’s an engineer, not a diversity executive. Nevertheless, she’s on the front line doing the work that enhances diversity in her organization, Shell Oil Company. Moody is operations manager for the oil industry giant’s hydrogen […]

Diversity Takes Many Forms: Making Progress Through Understanding and Inclusion

Successful diversity, equity and inclusion leadership requires the same kinds of leadership skills that make one successful in any corporate leadership role, whether that be operations, finance, marketing or anything else. But it also requires a solid understanding and knowledge of the underlying subject matter. Working in a relatively new area of corporate focus, DEI […]

Helping the Business Community—and the Community at Large—Tackle Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have increasingly become key areas of focus for businesses across the country and around the globe. Businesses are increasingly recognizing the importance of DEI to their bottom lines. Diverse and inclusive companies tend to be more creative, better understand diverse markets, and avoid some of the costly PR blunders that […]

Many Roles Lead to Multiple Impacts

In our series on chief diversity officers (CDOs), we’ve embraced the spirit of inclusiveness that the professionals we’ve featured have all strongly endorsed. While we’ve sought out CDOs specifically, we’ve spoken to professionals with a diverse range of titles, from diversity and engagement program manager to director of equity and compliance to chief executive officer, […]

Black Women in Tech: How Companies Can Fix the Representation Gap

The technology industry is currently experiencing great success as major companies build new flagship locations, creating many new job opportunities for skilled tech engineers. However, as the industry continues to change and grow, one thing remains the same: the lack of underrepresented groups finding employment with tech companies. As tech leaders publicly address their efforts […]

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Building the Cyber Workforce One Woman at a Time

In recent years, we have seen a revolution in the cybersphere. An increasingly hyperconnected world has opened the doors to more malicious threats from hackers, inside and out. In response, companies of all sizes have begun taking their cyber defenses more seriously. Cybersecurity has advanced by leaps and bounds, with growing interest in the field […]

Odessa Jenkins—Allowing Herself and Others to Compete at Their Highest Levels

In our series of features on chief diversity officers (CDOs) and those with similar titles, a common theme has been the fact that so many companies are demonstrating their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by adding CDOs and similar roles in the first place. Having a C-level executive specifically tasked with promoting those […]

Use Voluntary Diversity Goals as Effective Tools, Not Legal Land Mines

In response to mounting pressure from all sides, employers are racing to implement robust diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Increasingly, they’re placing a greater emphasis on establishing goals to address the underrepresentation of females and minorities in the workforce. Voluntary hiring and/or promotion goals are an effective diversity tool if properly implemented. When the […]

Aligning Reality with the Ideal: Diversity Exec Working to Bridge Equity Gaps

When Ellen Bailey, Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning, was growing up, she remembers her parents telling her, “You can be anything you want.” She took that to heart when she was a kid, but when she grew up and started looking at the statistics, she found out […]