Diversity & Inclusion
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..