Remember Your Obligations When Religion and DEI Training Collide

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, which clarified that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s  protections against discrimination “based on . . . sex” included sexual orientation and gender identity, an increasing area of legal questions has arisen regarding the conflicts between LGBTQ+ employees’ rights and other employees’ […]

Progress and Potential: The Evolution of the Global Workplace for LGBTQ+ Employees

It’s no secret that both the American and global workplace has undergone a radical transformation in recent years. While hybrid workspaces have redefined where many of us work, a growing culture shift has redefined how many of us work – specifically, with the adoption of policies that have improved the work environment for LGBTQ+ employees. […]

The LGBTQ+ Workplace Exodus Hitting Some Employers

In a labor market in which employers are struggling to attract and retain talent with the right skills, experience and knowledge, those employers can’t afford to do anything to alienate current or potential employees. And yet, that’s exactly what many employers across the country are doing when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community. Diversity Efforts […]

Inclusivity and Innovation: Matthew Coons’ Impactful Career at Xero

Matthew Coons is Senior Manager of DEIB at Xero. His journey, marked by innovative strategies and a deep commitment to fostering inclusive workplaces, offers a unique perspective on the evolving role of DEIB in business. This feature delves into Coons’ career, his impactful initiatives at Xero, and how he’s helping to shape the future of […]

Embracing Inclusion: Navigating Pride Month in the Workplace

Since 1970, June has marked Pride Month, a time to honor the fight for LGBTQ+ rights and to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture. While initially the focus of a very small and heavily marginalized group, Pride Month has grown over the course of its 53-year history into a widely celebrated tradition that’s not just limited to people’s […]