Tag: diversity and inclusion

Unique Passion Drives Broad and Meaningful Impact

While many of the DEI leaders we speak to as part of our ongoing series of DEI executive profiles came into those roles almost fortuitously, our subject for this iteration has been involved in DEI efforts since his college days. Darrell L. Johnson, Jr. MBA is the Manager of Diversity & Inclusion Programs at the Baton […]

Pay Equity Is a Basic Right. Here’s What You Need to Do Next

Like many new grads starting out in their career, I was hungry and eager. I wanted to perform well in my new role, with the hope of reward and recognition for my hard work—the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, if you will. But rather than that pot of gold—be it a […]

Improving Digital Access and Inclusion in the Workplace

Access for individuals with disabilities has often meant being reactive. Organizations tell employees or customers or visitors that accommodations are available, and then they sit back and wait for the requests for access. But when it comes to digital access, a proactive approach often leads to full inclusion in a way that reacting to requests […]

Making Progress With DEI Is Work That’s Well Worth the Effort

Wendy John, Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Fidelity Investments, says she had a nontraditional path to her diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leadership role. Those who have followed along with our series, however, are probably well aware there really isn’t a “traditional” path to such roles for most of the executives who hold […]

Advancing Women & Diversity on Women’s Equality Day

It’s Women’s Equality Day and this year’s theme celebrates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying U.S. citizens the right to vote based on sex. While we celebrate the milestone of women’s voting rights, there are still many issues surrounding women’s […]

Approaching DEI with a Global Lens

When Americans think of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), it’s understandably through an American lens, colored by national history, norms, culture, laws, and economy. But while the United States remains an economic powerhouse, it’s just one part of the global economy. As other nations continue to develop and gain in economic influence and as America […]

A Decades-Long Commitment to DEI

It’s perhaps due to the traditionally unsung nature of human resources and DEI that so few of the diversity leaders we feature in our profiles had such roles in mind when they started their careers. Instead, they embarked upon careers in fields like marketing, sales, finance or operations and found their way to HR and […]

How Objective Hiring Methods Can Reduce Bias and Discrimination

It has never been more important for HR teams to be capable of building and sustaining a diverse workforce. Companies with diverse employees aren’t just more innovative and high-performing than their peers; they’re also in a stronger position to attract and retain top talent. However, many organizations are still using traditional hiring methods that constrain […]

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 […]