Tag: equity and belonging

Lived Experiences Lead to Big, Bold Moves

In our long-running series of profiles on chief diversity officers (CDOs), we often find that those holding such positions stumbled into them almost by accident. Of course, this is an oversimplification, but the point is that it’s relatively rare—based on the individuals we’ve profiled to date—to find people who had their sights set on a […]

Rohini Anand: Gaining Understanding and Creating Change Through Personal Experience

What does it really feel like to be privileged? It’s a tough question to ask and one many take for granted, especially those who have grown up in an environment where they represent the majority. While there are certainly countless people today who strive to understand their privilege, which can be defined as “an unearned […]

Creating Sustainable Change Through Ripples of DEI: Calling People In, Instead of Calling People Out

Anu Mandapati is Vice President, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Talking Talent, an organization focused on “creating workplaces where everyone can belong and grow.” It’s proven to be a perfect fit for Mandapati who says: “I create communities so people feel included. I’ve always brought people together, personally, and professionally.” Mandapati has 20 […]

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How Inclusive Is Your Organization? Here’s How to Find Out

Over the past decade, organizations have invested considerable resources in workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives. Pioneers in the field have even refined the way we understand these policies. It was only in 2020 that the dialogue shifted to focus on how widespread and effective these D&I initiatives are. In fact, a study published in […]

Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders

Diverse leadership drives successful organizations. Deloitte research suggests companies with an inclusive culture are six times more likely to be innovative and twice as likely to reach financial goals—or surpass those goals. Businesses with more women in senior leadership positions experience greater productivity, higher profitability, and better company performance, according to a new report from […]

Markita Jack: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of DEI at Iterable

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts have become increasingly prevalent in Western companies in recent years. Investing time, money, and staff in initiatives to increase diverse hiring and create safe and inclusive work environments might have been dismissed as a “nice to do” but not a “need to do” just a couple of decades ago. […]

Building Belonging: Pronouns at Work

A critical part of helping people thrive at work is creating a safe space to work. Even in supportive environments, many transgender and gender non-conforming people can still expect uncomfortable conversations as they come out over and over again, sometimes every day. In fact, 90% of LGBTQ workers have reported being harassed at some point at […]

Faces of HR: How Sandra O’Sullivan is Reshaping HR Culture by Putting People First

Before Sandra O’Sullivan got her start in the industry, she worked in customer-facing roles like customer success and professional services within tech and service companies. During this time, O’Sullivan realized building teams and culture had “always been attractive” to her. So, in 2019, when she had the opportunity to step into a senior HR role, […]