With COVID-19 has come a lot of uncertainty. We are still trying to understand the long-term impacts of the virus. Different populations around the world are attempting to navigate and recalibrate.
The financial devastation that many employees and businesses are facing is unimaginable. Given these unique and unprecedented circumstances that are being experienced by many, resources and relief are desperately needed. The Small Business Administration is now reporting that the $349 billion Payment Protection Program that was being awarded on a first-come first-serve basis to financially impacted small business owners, has reached its limit and there is no more money left. Diverse populations are undergoing some of the worst impacts of COVID-19, reports indicate, with lower-income people of color getting hit the hardest. There are several small and large companies that recognize this growing need for help. Below is a list of seven organizations that are providing aid for women and diverse populations impacted by COVID-19.
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Networking is a tricky word — especially for women in business. For some, networking conjures up images of crowded rooms full of people in suits exchanging business cards. For others, it might feel like asking someone to do something for you, which can be uncomfortable for many women.
To spot a male ally, start by looking for indicators of growth and opportunity in your workplace. Then, seek out individuals you recognize a practicing allyship behaviors. Beware of performative allyship, where there is no action behind their words. Finally, reach out to establish a relationship.
Unemployment is higher among neurodivergent people. Companies with neurodiversity hiring programmes benefit from having different perspectives in the workplace. Here are some simple steps to help neurodiverse people thrive at work.