Diversity & Inclusion

The difference between workplace equity and equality, and why it matters

August 19, 2019

When we hear the word “equity,” it typically comes up in conversations about pay. While compensation is certainly one component of an equitable workplace, the focus on pay and other similar metrics reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of equity’s true definition. In fact, I’ve found people..

Most of the Best Countries for Working Parents Are in Europe

August 14, 2019

Maternity and paternity leave has long been a debated topic in the media. Do we give enough time off for new parents? Are parents expected to go back to work after their leave ends? How can we support new parents more? We at Red Letter Days..

New Research Finds That Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Could Boost Global Economy By $5 Trillion

August 14, 2019

New research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that if female entrepreneurs received as much support as male entrepreneurs, the global economy could experience up to a $5 trillion boost. It is well-documented that women-led businesses are underfunded, with data revealing that in 2017 only 2.2% of venture capital (VC)..

The one critical element missing from 92% of diversity and inclusion strategies

July 30, 2019

While research shows bias around sexuality and race has declined precipitously over the last 12 years, the one area where unconscious bias has barely shifted is ageism. The EEOC reports that age is the one critical element overlooked by a majority of companies in diversity..

Think differently: 3 ways to build cognitive diversity in the workplace

July 25, 2019

The ability to leverage diversity in experiences, culture and background is a strong driver of innovation and global success, according to a Forbes survey of executives. But there is one key element that can be overlooked as companies seek to become more diverse: cognitive diversity,..

How women can take the lead in levelling the playing field

July 22, 2019

Do women make great leaders? Yes. As New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Adern demonstrated in the wake of the terror attacks in Christchurch, women can be exceptional leaders. Is there an established economic case for more women in leadership? Yes, that’s old news. Does the..

For young job seekers, a potential workplace needs to be woke

July 18, 2019

What are young workers looking for in an employer? Workplace culture is a high priority, behind only work-life balance and pay, according to a 2018 Confederation of British Industry survey of 1,000 17-23 year olds. Both millennials and generation Z say diversity is also key..

It’s time to get real about workplace diversity

July 15, 2019

New York’s Barclays Center came alive when 30-year-old Chiquita Evans stepped onto the stage with tears in her eyes. She knew she could compete, but she didn’t know if she’d get the chance to show everyone else. She received that opportunity when Warriors Gaming, the..

Why diversity is the biggest opportunity in business

July 11, 2019

Embrasing inclusion and diversity makes good business sense – here’s why. There are some very simple things that businesses could do that would make a significant boost to the economy. For example, improvements to gender diversity in the workplace could add $2.1tn (£1.6tn) to Europe’s..

Does diversity training work the way it’s supposed to?

July 10, 2019

Virtually all Fortune 500 companies offer diversity training to their employees. Yet surprisingly few of them have measured its impact. That’s unfortunate, considering evidence has shown that diversity training can backfire, eliciting defensiveness from the very people who might benefit most. And even when the..