Tag: equity

Quita Highsmith: Pioneering DEI Leadership at Genentech

Quita Highsmith’s journey to becoming the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Genentech reflects a career dedicated to meaningful change in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In her role at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Highsmith has been instrumental in shaping and implementing strategies that have significant implications for […]

The Impact of the Economy on 2024 Compensation Decisions

In an economic landscape marked by rising inflation, businesses are facing new challenges in managing employee compensation. The delicate balance between maintaining financial stability and ensuring employee satisfaction has never been more critical. For business managers and HR professionals, understanding and adapting to these changes is not just a necessity but a strategic imperative. Here […]

Women Can Be the Architects of the Future of Work

We often refer to the “future of work” as if we’re waiting for the next episode of a television series. Yet before we see a season of equality, women will need to be in the writers’ room. Without the energy, ideas, and mobilizing capacities of women, business will continue to be business as usual. By […]

Faces of HR: Elizabeth Derby on the Power of Cultivating Greater Equity and Access

Before Elizabeth Derby started her career in HR, she was a Public Finance Banker, dedicated to creating access to affordable housing for people in underserved communities. While she enjoyed the business and strategy aspect of that work, she gravitated to the people side and was ultimately tapped by leadership to assume several high-profile HR roles. […]

4 Keys to Effective Equity-Informed Policies

A growing number of organizations have begun to view diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as an important investment in their long-term success. We have seen an unprecedented number of equity commitments from industry-leading organizations. From public statements to community initiatives, companies are pouring dollars and hours into DEI. These efforts are commendable, but they aren’t […]

What We Learned Diversity Week

What We Learned From … HR Diversity Week 2023

We’ve enjoyed a full week of online events and digital resources around diversity, equity, and inclusion. As this year’s HR Diversity Week comes to a close, let’s take a look at what we’ve learned from the event’s discussions and resources. Monday Seat at the Table Podcast  | Implementing a Preferred Name at Work Join host […]

Beyond the Tokens: Practical Ways to Put Equity First

There’s no doubt about the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for organizational success. Studies have proven that equity-informed organizations have more engaged employees, better retention rates, and higher earning potential. These facts have made DEI one of the hottest buzzwords in business over the past decade. The challenge for many leaders has been […]

Encouraging Diversity While Avoiding Divisiveness

Employer focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), however well intentioned, needs to be handled properly, or it may have a detrimental effect on the workforce. While many employers promote DEI as “the right thing to do,” it’s essential for DEI success and acceptance that the right thing isn’t done the wrong way. Factors to […]

Faces of HR: NerdWallet’s CPO on Building From a Blank Canvas & Unleashing Full Potential

If you’re an avid reader of our Faces column (of course you are!), you know that majority of the professionals we profile never considered a career in HR until they stumbled into one and discovered their passion. Our guest for this week, however, is an example of someone who made a “conscious shift” to the […]

Rethinking Equity: Pay Practices in 2023 and Beyond

In 1963, women made 59 cents to every dollar a man made. That year, in an effort to close the gender pay gap, the U.S. Congress passed the Equal Pay Act. The equal pay legislation outlaws compensation discrimination based on gender, mandating that a man and a woman doing equal work must receive equal pay. […]