President Joe Biden’s nomination of a diversity and inclusion expert for a seat on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) puts the panel closer to a 3-2 Democratic majority. Kalpana Kotagal’s nomination was announced April 4 for the seat that will come open when Republican Janet Dhillon’s term ends on July 1. Kotagal is a partner […]
At the current rate of progress, the gender pay gap will take around 200 years to close. This is not hyperbole from social justice activists; this is according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF was once criticized for fortifying that pay gap, so when the same group begins warning of the severity of […]
Have you heard of ESG reporting? What is ESG and how does it impact your business? Let’s take a look. ESG stands for environmental, social, and governance impact. There has been a push for many years for companies to become more transparent on their environmental impact, social impact, and corporate governance. ESG Categories Consumers, investors, […]
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 […]
Employers and their employees have shouldered heavy burdens since COVID-19 struck more than a year and a half ago. Normal priorities went by the wayside under the pandemic strain as companies and workers abruptly moved to remote work while dealing with rampant illness and its accompanying anxiety and grief.
Increasing diverse talent in your company’s workforce is a noble goal, but many companies are bound to miss the mark on their goals without the right strategies in place.
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 […]
In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently provided relief to businesses facing website accessibility lawsuits filed by serial litigants.
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 […]