Diversity & Inclusion

Lessons from Europe: How to get more women on corporate boards

June 18, 2018

U.S. companies are in a moment of self-reflection. This new-found introspection stems in large part from the #MeToo movement, which has prompted what Fortune’s Claire Zillman recently described as a “reexamination of women’s place in the business hierarchy.” And yet one area where corporate culture..

Why we need to bring belonging to business

June 15, 2018

Two weeks ago, I was in Berlin at a conference that reminded me about a simple but powerful element of humanity: the sense of belonging. As human beings we all share the same basic needs. We need to be nourished, we need shelter and we..

The key to more female CEOs: More female board members

June 11, 2018

You’ve seen the headlines about the lack of female leadership, the challenges women overcome to reach the C-suite and the dwindling numbers of women at the top. Some companies are testing out structured mentoring, empowerment programs and ambition summits to fix the problem and correct..

Cracks in diversity initiatives widening gender chasm

June 5, 2018

No matter how much companies claim they try to eliminate unconscious bias, promote fair wages and encourage diversity, women are still underpaid and under-valued at virtually every step in their careers. Even more alarming, most studies suggest that the problem is actually getting worse. A..

Ruminating on diversity of thought

May 29, 2018

Diversity of thought is one if those inherently mind-boggling topics for me, both from an ethical and a practical level.  From an ethical level, it’s stuff like that James Damore memo, which basically used difference in male-female biology to explain why women aren’t as good..

Women on boards: Why the conversation matters

May 22, 2018

Women are taking their rightful spots in American boardrooms in Fortune 1000 companies across the country, but progress is slow. In 2015, 18% of board members in Fortune 1000 companies were women. In 2016, women held 20.2% of board positions (registration required) in Fortune 500..

Mind the Gap: Can technology highlight unconscious bias to achieve gender gap?

May 21, 2018

Unconscious bias has established a big hole in gender balancing, particularly in the workplace. This leaves the men more considered for employment in various sectors more than the women, even when they both have similar performance credits. Employment statistics from various sectors in the labor..

What Amazon’s board was getting wrong about diversity and hiring

May 15, 2018

Amazon came under fire last week after its board opposed a shareholder proposal to increase the diversity of the board. (Update: Amazon announced on Monday that it would adopt the shareholder diversity proposal.) CtW Investment Group, an activist shareholder group, requested that Amazon implement something..

What is the business case for a homogeneous workforce?

May 9, 2018

Discussions about diversity in the workplace can be very difficult when they touch upon emotional and sometimes divisive topics. Often, what seems like a harmless question or comment to one group of people can be quite offensive to others. Unfortunately, these divergent viewpoints can become..

More women in leadership roles — why and how it should happen

May 7, 2018

When people call for more women in the workplace, it may sound as though they’re just trying to meet a quota. Gender diversity, though, could be the key to any company’s success. Diversifying a variety of top positions, specifically executive roles, is more than a..