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.

Diversity and Respect Are Also Compliance Issues

Everyone is concerned about compliance. What some managers fail to realize is that diversity and respect in the workplace are also compliance issues. Indeed, if you want to ensure you’re in full compliance, it is important to also take diversity issues into account. From taking steps to prevent and address sexual and racial harassment to ensuring everyone in your workplace feels included whatever their gender identity, diversity and compliance go hand in hand. Continue reading

How To Build an Effective, Modern Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

In this article series, we’ve been focusing on all-things diversity and inclusion. Diversity and inclusion are huge topics of conversation in the business world right now. From the #MeToo movement to concerns about Silicon Valley not having enough diversity among employees, it’s always in the media. Continue reading

Why Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Fail – and How To Do Things Differently

In our previous posts, we talked about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the business value it brings, and how some businesses are doing it well. There’s another issue to discuss here, however. Continue reading

Companies Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right

Diversity vs. Inclusion or Diversity and Inclusion?

In our previous post, we discussed the business value of diversity and inclusion. Ideas of diversity and inclusion in the workplace aren’t simply terms that are thrown around. They should be real, specific and measurable components of a business strategy.

Before you can build an effective strategy that feels relevant and modern in 2018, some distinctions should be made between diversity and inclusion. The terms are often used together, and they do intersect with one another, but they also have distinctions that are important. Continue reading

What Should Business Leaders Know About Microaggression?

What Are Microaggressions?

In today’s business and social climate, it’s important for business leaders to be well-informed on topics related to harassment and discrimination. One area that’s particularly in focus right now is the idea of microaggression. So what is a microaggression and what is the role of business leaders when it comes to preventing this scenario? Continue reading

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