Diversity & Inclusion

Sorry, but men use passive language as much as women

Words and phrases that undermine your message can kill your career. To combat this, there’s even a Chrome extension that highlights the use of words like “sorry” and phrases like “does this make sense” in an effort to encourage more confident communication–particularly in women’s messages. But a..

There Was Just a Seismic Event in the European Chemical Industry – Did You Feel the Earth Move? 

The last few months have seen articles touting the “changing of the guard” in the leadership of the European chemical companies.  Honestly, though, it was bit hard to get excited about these “changes,” let alone recognize them as such.  It felt more like a game..

Forbes Europe’s Top 50 Women In Tech List 2018

October 10, 2018

On Tuesday, women and men around the world will celebrate “the first computer programmer,” Ada Lovelace—the British mathematician known for her pioneering work in technology in the nineteenth century. In her honor, Ada Lovelace Day celebrates women breaking new ground across the male-dominated STEM subjects..

5 ways CEOs can make real progress on diversity and inclusion

September 25, 2018

Earlier this year, we saw Starbucks close all of its stores to implement anti-bias training in response to a racially charged incident and Disney cancel its hit sitcom “Roseanne” after the show’s star posted a racist tweet. It seems like now more than ever Fortune..

3 requirements for a diverse and inclusive culture

September 20, 2018

The past two years have been marked by an uptick in awareness of the many challenges organizations and society face in identifying and truly understanding the unique differences among people. From the #MeToo movement to various headline scandals, diversity and inclusion have been brought to..

Why women leaders are so often hidden in plain sight

September 17, 2018

In most organizations, what’s considered normal behavior for those with traits such as ambition and confidence reinforces male-oriented stereotypes. Using those metrics, even female leaders who stack up well against the CEO benchmark often show somewhat lower levels of confidence, while displaying higher levels of..

The advantages of a remote workforce

September 13, 2018

There seems to be a recurring question that continually needs to be answered about the workplace: Should you co-locate and centralize in tech hubs or have a dispersed, remote workforce? Over the years, I’ve seen the answer shift back and forth between the two. There..

The case for boosting cognitive diversity in organizations

September 6, 2018

It is no doubt a sign of progress that in recent decades a growing number of organizations – in particular large multinationals – have embarked on a quest to diversify their workforce in order to increase the probability that people of all backgrounds are not..

Don’t underestimate the power of women supporting each other at work

September 4, 2018

Don’t underestimate the power of women connecting and supporting each other at work. As my experiences from being a rookie accountant to a managing director at an investment bank have taught me, conversations between women have massive benefits for the individual and the organization. When..

Why workplace diversity is so important, and why it’s so hard to achieve

August 30, 2018

Is there still anyone out there who doesn’t think that workplace diversity is a good thing? Diversity gives you access to a greater range of talent, not just the talent that belongs to a particular world-view or ethnicity or some other restricting definition. It helps..