Diversity & Inclusion

Companies are still ignoring older female workers, and it’s hurting their bottom line

June 18, 2019

Many companies love to tout the success of their Diversity and Inclusions programs. Glassdoor publishes an annual list of the Top 20 companies with diversity programs. Fortune partnered with A Great Place to Work to create a list of the best workplaces for diversity. There..

Return on diversity is welcomed by more corporate

June 13, 2019

Positive work culture is one where all employees feel trusted, valued and heard. Companies with a diverse mix of employees across genders, educational backgrounds and age ensure an inclusive and productive workforce. A workplace culture of equal opportunities stands out and attracts the best talents,..

Disclosure will not solve the lack of diversity on boards

June 11, 2019

General Motors shareholders last week elected a slate of directors that includes more women than men. The automaker is just one of four members of the S&P 500 with a majority-female board, evidence that the shift towards gender parity remains disturbingly slow. But there is..

Is mandating gender diversity good for business?

June 5, 2019

Gender equality in the business world is a hot topic, and one that’s continuing to garner attention as movements like #MeToo grow rapidly into forces to be reckoned with. The statistics aren’t great – in the United States, only 22% of corporate board seats are..

To see more women in leadership roles, here’s what needs to happen

May 28, 2019

What better way to shatter a glass ceiling than by leaving the atmosphere altogether? The first all-woman spacewalk this March is a testament to just how far we’ve come. Down on Earth, though, we still have a long way to go. Barriers to progress remain..

We need a new language to discuss diversity and inclusion

May 22, 2019

My partner, Chinedu Echeruo, often shares a story about a man at the top of a mountain. The man doesn’t know anything, he doesn’t even know what a mountain is. He is given logs and told to take them down the mountain. If he looks..

What role do white allies play in diversity and inclusion?

May 15, 2019

President Trump recently invited the Boston Red Sox, who are the 2018 World Series champions, to the White House—a tradition typically done after a sports team wins a national championship. The team was divided on whether or not to visit the White House, with at..

The hidden advantage of women in leadership

May 14, 2019

From increasing productivity and enhancing collaboration, to inspiring organizational dedication and decreasing employee burnout, the benefits of having women in the workplace are well documented. On top of that, closing the gender gap can increase GDP by an average of 35%. But although we’ve made..

Want to improve your company’s diversity? Go remote

May 9, 2019

Remote work is a force that you, as a business leader, should be reckoning with. After all, there are a lot of perks with letting your workforce go remote; not only do you save on the costs associated with a physical office but you avoid..

Female CEOs are scarce, but history shows they can produce huge returns

May 7, 2019

Female CEOs may be few and far between, making up less than 5 percent of CEOs in the S&P 500, but history shows they’ve been able to generate big returns for investors. Of the 24 female CEOs in the S&P 500, 13 have led their..