Diversity & Inclusion

Millennials are pushing for diversity in these 3 industries

November 14, 2017

Millennials see diversity and inclusion differently than other generations, and are making a pronounced effort to include more diversity in their workplaces—especially in industries that need diversity the most, or ones that have not kept up with cultural demand. Millennials and Diversity While no generation..

Employees often perceive their companies to be more or less diverse than they actually are

November 9, 2017

When it comes to having diverse leadership, perception doesn’t always align with reality. Media attention and reports targeting certain industries can serve to create misconceptions about their relative diversity while inadvertently allow other industries to fly under the radar. When the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform..

Gender diversity on FTSE 100 boards may be worse than thought: study

November 1, 2017

Attempts to improve gender diversity on the boards of FTSE 100 firms are stalling and female representation may be worse than thought, according to new research. A study into the boardroom appointments of FTSE 100 companies between 2006 and 2016 by data consultancy Beyond Analysis..

How most leadership training programs fail women

October 30, 2017

The list of reasons more women don’t hold top jobs in corporate America is long and complex: Long-ingrained gender stereotypes. Work cultures that value face time over results. A lack of women in the boardroom. A leaky pipeline that does little to retain women in..

Diversity at work is essential, and it’s everyone’s responsibility

October 25, 2017

A diverse workforce comprised of people from a wide array of cultures, viewpoints and backgrounds is not just a nice to have. It’s essential. Companies that create inclusive workplaces and encourage success among all employees outperform their competitors. The low percentage of women working in..

Oh, please stop! That is not inclusion

October 25, 2017

It is time to have some straight talk about Inclusion. Although it remains the best way to harness diversity for business success, the concept of inclusion is often painfully misconstrued. Because it is a competitive crime to watch companies squander this advantage, we at Borderless..

Got diversity? Of course you do. Now, what are you going to do with it?

October 19, 2017

As a professional helping organizations define and drive their diversity initiatives, I am always looking for inspiration to make my point. Sometimes, I have to look no further than my own dinner table.  Let me give you a powerful example of my latest epiphany. My..

16% of corporate board members say racial and gender diversity has no benefit ‘at all’

October 17, 2017

Despite research that shows the positive effects of greater board diversity—companies with it are more likely to have strong financial performance and fewer instances of bribery, corruption, shareholder battles, and fraud—some directors remain unconvinced about the value diversity brings to a company overall. A new..

CEOs explain how they gender-balanced their boards

October 9, 2017

For the first time in eight years, the percent of women on U.S. corporate boards declined last year. Despite more evidence about the benefits of the increasing the number women on boards (such as better decision making), and mounting pressure from groups like State Street..

Closing the gap on board diversity

October 3, 2017

In the push to achieve gender and racial balance on corporate boards, numerous questions abound: Why the continued disparity? Who can improve the balance? And how do you accelerate positive organizational performance? Investors and corporations alike hold the power to achieve truly diverse representation on..