Tag: diversity and inclusion

Reggie Willis: Making a Difference By Taking a Strategic Approach to DEI

We often find that the chief diversity officers (CDOs) we speak to are driven by a passion for helping and working with people. That passion doesn’t necessarily focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) specifically or exclusively, but DEI work tends to be a great outlet for that passion. And it has been a great […]

Faces of HR: Candace Smith on Reimagining HR, Strategic Partnerships & More

Candace Smith has been involved in the field of human resources (HR) for more than a decade. For our latest Faces of HR profile, we sat down with Candace to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her biggest influences, as well as what it takes to cultivate a successful employee experience. “I […]

Driving DEI With a Passion for Pinclusion

Often, those who achieve prominence in the corporate world have a strong passion for their field. A chief financial officer might have a passion for finance, a chief legal officer may be passionate about corporate law, and a chief information officer is likely passionate about the IT function, for example. It therefore follows that chief […]

3 Kinds of Equity to Keep Alive as We Return to the Office

An unexpected silver lining of the pandemic is “meeting equity,” or improved access to meetings for people who previously reported being left out. Although business was once informally carried out at the watercooler or after hours with just a smattering of team members present, remote working has meant all business must happen via video, with […]

Making Every Interaction Count Through a Personal Commitment to Making Meaningful Connections

People end up in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space for a variety of reasons. As we’ve noticed and pointed out previously in our series on chief diversity officers (CDOs), many stumble into their careers by happy accident. Others have pursued a career in DEI from the earliest days of their professional careers, while […]

How Retrospective Bias Impacts Recruitment

When a position opens up, the goal of any hiring team is always to find the best candidate available to fill the role. However, when biases find their way into the hiring process this can prove to make the practice even more challenging. These biases are opinions, feelings, or inclinations that interviewers make about candidates […]

Faces of HR: How One HR Pro’s Proactive Approach is Moving the Needle Forward in HR

Farzana Nayani has more than 20 years of experience in the DEI field, managing and directing programs, training and designing curriculum, offering thought leadership and organizational strategy. She is also an international keynote speaker, and business coach. Her company Farzana Nayani, Consulting & Training is a woman-owned business and minority-certified firm that specializes in diversity, […]

Lived Experiences Lead to Big, Bold Moves

In our long-running series of profiles on chief diversity officers (CDOs), we often find that those holding such positions stumbled into them almost by accident. Of course, this is an oversimplification, but the point is that it’s relatively rare—based on the individuals we’ve profiled to date—to find people who had their sights set on a […]

Creating an Environment Where Employees Feel Safe Bringing Their Authentic Selves to Work

For this installment of our series on corporate diversity leaders, we’ve spoken to Ayo Odusote, a principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Customer and Marketing  practice with nearly two decades of consulting experience who is focused on serving clients in the telecom and technology sectors. While that introduction might not immediately strike someone as having anything to […]

DEI—For Jackie Cureton, It’s Personal

Jackie Cureton got her feet wet in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts not at work but as part of her role as a mother. Today, however, she is actively and diligently pursuing DEI in her professional life, as well, as VP of DEI at Bitly.