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