For years, companies actively discriminated against women and people of color, both implicitly and explicitly. After eliminating overt discrimination, many companies have since showed at least a passive interest in diversity and inclusion, albeit—in some instances—as more of a PR strategy than a business strategy. More recently, though, companies are beginning to recognize and acknowledge […]
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, […]
Since last summer’s protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, many of the biggest public companies in the United States have pledged to increase black and minority representation. Yet a recent diversity study of the technology industry found companies that made statements in support of Black Lives Matter had 20% fewer black employees […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dawn Frazier-Bohnert is EVP and Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer with Liberty Mutual Insurance—a role she has held since 2013. In her role, she is responsible for leading the design, development, and implementation of Liberty Mutual’s global DEI strategy and programs. It’s a big job and is as rewarding as it is challenging. […]
People are demanding more from their employers when it comes to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. After years of limited progress, is now the time for a breakthrough? With all the attention on DEI over the past year and growing momentum from employees, HR teams have their CEO’s ear. Now more than ever, […]
In a previous post, we discussed the findings of a recent LinkedIn report that looked at gender differences in the job application process. This report is important because even though women make up the majority of the U.S. population, they are underrepresented in many industries, as well as in leadership and executive positions in particular.
Diverse talent comes in many shapes and forms, but one community is standing out because there isn’t enough being done to recruit and retain this talent pool. Job board, Monster.com, recently released new poll findings that highlight how employers are focusing on recruiting members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community.