Tag: diversity and inclusion

Black Lives

How the Black Lives Matter Movement Might Just Save Us from Our Economic Crisis

The world order is being shaken up at a scale our generation has never seen before as we face a pandemic, widespread social isolation, and a global economic collapse. And as if we haven’t seen the worst this year had to offer, we bore witness to the tragic injustice of a man named George Floyd, who was […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Female Retention and Advancement

Research shows women are graduating from college and professional programs in roughly equal numbers to men—in fact, their graduation rates in many fields are outpacing their male counterparts’. And yet, when we look at the upper echelons of leadership, men greatly outnumber women.

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Celebrating Black Barbie’s 40th Anniversary and a Workplace D&I Victory

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mattel’s very first black Barbie®, which debuted in 1980 and was designed by fashion pioneer Kitty Black Perkins, a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Perkins’ hard work and determination made her not only an icon of the fashion world and Mattel’s first African-American designer but also a champion […]

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Simple Starts: A Gateway to Changing Workplace Diversity

Changing corporate culture is a bit like deciding to live a healthier life.  It might feel like it will take a really long time. Concepts like “healthy” and “culture change” are amorphous, subjective, and often emotionally charged, not to mention daunting.

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Developing a Diverse Workforce Takes More Than Recruiting

Recent years have seen organizations focus their diversity efforts on recruiting, as high-level executives have come to see how diversity benefits the bottom line, and—perhaps even more importantly—is the right thing to do. But recruitment alone isn’t the answer. Recruiting and hiring are the first steps to developing a diverse workforce, but they won’t do […]

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Women Supporting Women around Recruitment and Retention

Try and discover reasons women are not applying for jobs at your company. You can start by looking at your job announcements and recruitment. Examine the way your jobs are advertised, the networks they’re being sent to, or whether recruiting is being done with a recruiting company that isn’t focusing on women applicants.

3M Weighs in on Diversity and Inclusion

According to a BLS report, unemployment among those with a disability was 8.0% in 2018, which is more than double the average unemployment rate for those without a disability (3.7%). With so many potential employees being left behind, it’s more important than ever for organizations to make an effort to bring such people on board […]