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Building the Cyber Workforce One Woman at a Time

In recent years, we have seen a revolution in the cybersphere. An increasingly hyperconnected world has opened the doors to more malicious threats from hackers, inside and out. In response, companies of all sizes have begun taking their cyber defenses more seriously. Cybersecurity has advanced by leaps and bounds, with growing interest in the field […]

Odessa Jenkins—Allowing Herself and Others to Compete at Their Highest Levels

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 […]

Use Voluntary Diversity Goals as Effective Tools, Not Legal Land Mines

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 […]

Aligning Reality with the Ideal: Diversity Exec Working to Bridge Equity Gaps

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 […]

Steve Pemberton on the Value of Workplace Diversity to the Larger Society

Steve Pemberton has come a long way since he entered the foster care system as a toddler. The chief HR officer at workplace recognition company, Workhuman, chronicled his life story in a book released in 2012 that was subsequently made into a movie. The book, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious […]

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Taking a Holistic Approach to DEI

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. […]

Making the Smart Business Case for DEI

Imagine that a company is launching an ambitious IT initiative promising great benefits. The initiative will require behavior change, in some cases significant, from a large number of staff, including those in people management and leadership positions. Senior leaders are on record supporting the initiative with statements like “successful IT is critical to organizational success […]

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DEI and Employee Benefits

A new survey from Willis Towers Watson points to some diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) impacts that can be driven by something many organizations may not have considered: their benefit packages. The Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey, which is based on input from 446 employers and was conducted between February 23 and March 12 […]

Creating Effective (and Legally Defensible) Metrics-Driven Workplace DEI Programs

Given the renewed national focus on social justice issues and a growing expectation that organizations will work harder to prevent discrimination and remove artificial barriers to opportunities for all, now is an especially good time for you to build greater structure, discipline, and intentionality around your diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. When managed properly, […]

Synergy Between Personal and Professional Passions Drives Meaningful Change

Often, those who truly excel in their careers have strong synergy between their personal and professional lives. Shelly McNamara, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Procter & Gamble (P&G), is a great example. In addition to a career focused on HR, including diversity and inclusion (D&I), McNamara has leveraged her own experiences as author of […]