Proponents of unconscious bias training argue that unconscious bias not only is present in all of us but also can and does have big impacts on how businesses treat employees and customers. High-profile racial incidents impacting big brands and the dearth of women and people of color in prominent roles in many industries are often […]
A common explanation for the lack of diversity in certain professions—such as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—and in managerial and executive positions is the “pipeline problem.” The idea is that there isn’t much diversity at the top levels of companies because there isn’t much diversity at the entry level, and these companies promote from […]
Krista Deguffroy is Director of Inclusion and Compliance at SEI and is responsible for ensuring equality, equity, and belonging in the changing workforce of financial services. We asked her to share her and SEI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) story with us as part of our ongoing focus on chief diversity officers and other diversity […]
In our chief diversity officer series, we’ve talked to many diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leaders across a number of industries. Forward-thinking firms are working hard to break down the traditional barriers that have hindered greater diversity and inclusion (D&I) in their ranks. They recognize the genuine value D&I can bring to any organization: greater […]
Adrienne Lawson, EdD, is very new to her role at PRIDE Industries, but she comes to the position with decades of experience in diversity, inclusion, and learning.
For most businesses, many employees are working from home because of COVID-19. This new environment calls for upskilling, as many employees are in need—and are eager for—training on new tools, apps, and soft skills. It also should require putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the heart of the conversation.
One of the biggest challenges to meaningful diversity and inclusion (D&I) in many organizations is that traditionally underrepresented staff often feel like they’re in uncharted territory as they move further up the corporate ladder.
As more organizations shift their focus to be more inclusive, a new partnership could reward employers for disclosing their diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts.
We’ve often found that the best diversity and inclusion (D&I) leaders are those who truly have a passion for the work. While that can be said for any job, diversity and inclusion (D&I) are all about people, and those who have a passion for D&I often excel at corporate D&I efforts because they have had […]
One silver lining of the pandemic is that I have had an opportunity to catch up on some of my favorite Pixar short films with my daughter—most recently, the SparkShorts film Purl.