Diversity Training

Diversity training is not cute. Diversity training is a direct bottomline driver. However diversity training has to be done right to ensure its benefits are felt.

Gender Equality in the Workplace Begins with Training

Just when many people thought the problems coming out of the Silicon Valley couldn’t get any worse, they did. Over the past week, two reports revealed just how deep the gender inequality problems are in California’s tech hub.  Fortunately, everyone can do something to accelerate the rate of change, and it starts with training. Continue reading

Diversity Training for Pride Month

June was once time for Pride Day but as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community continues to make gains politically and in the workplace, June is now time for Pride Month. For many workplaces, this means June is also an ideal time to scale up diversity training. How common is diversity training on LGBT issues? According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), over half (52%) of Fortune 500 companies now offer training on sexual orientation issues and 42% of Fortune 500 now offer training on gender identity and expression issues but as the HRC’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index reports, training on gender identity and expression is also on the rise.  Continue reading

How a Venture Capital Firm Promotes Diversity

Like many of today’s richest Americans, Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital, is still in his thirties but has already made a world of difference. Palihapitiya, a Sri Lankan refugee, grew up in Toronto, Canada where his mother cleaned other people’s houses for a living. After high school, he took advantageous of the nation’s outstanding public education system and attended and graduated from one of its top engineering programs, which is located at the University of Waterloo. He worked briefly as an investment banker and then headed south to the Silicon Valley where he worked first for AOL, then for the Mayfield Fund—one of the Continue reading