Corporate Responses to Diversity Challenges – by Marc Brenman

In the aftermath of tragic police violence and subsequent street protests, many US corporations and other organizations have issued ritualistic and formulaic statements declaring their support for Black Lives Matter and decrying racism. What does this mean, and what will they do to follow through? Many of these companies already have diversity programs and are … Continue reading Corporate Responses to Diversity Challenges – by Marc Brenman

Neurodiversity: An Organizational Asset – by Maureen Dunne, Cathy Schwallie Farmer

Introduction We make the case here that neurodivergent thinkers should be an important part of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) policies because every organization stands to benefit from the inclusion of different cognitive perspectives in creating the organization’s culture. This argument can be made from several different angles. For example, it can be made from … Continue reading Neurodiversity: An Organizational Asset – by Maureen Dunne, Cathy Schwallie Farmer

Opening for Business – by Shelton Goode and Cathy Light

Finding New Ways to Serve Employees, Customers and Communities Over the past few weeks, we have been exploring the effects of the coronavirus on organizations and ways to mitigate the cultural and economic damage they face. To assess the current landscape, we conducted an informal survey of roughly 80 organizations from across metro Atlanta in … Continue reading Opening for Business – by Shelton Goode and Cathy Light

Mastering the Unwritten Rules of the Game: Political IQ – by Nancy Halpern

Many of us begin new jobs with hope, enthusiasm, commitment and drive. And then something happens. We come up across obstacles we struggle to navigate. Bosses we thought were champions go silent and become unavailable. Colleagues who should be supportive thought partners seem to be hoarding information and have no time for us. It’s easy … Continue reading Mastering the Unwritten Rules of the Game: Political IQ – by Nancy Halpern

Religious Diversity on the Road – by Deborah Levine

INTERFAITH TRAINING I was excited to return to Cincinnati where my father had been the CFO of the American Jewish Archives. I was on the road, speaking on Religious Diversity in our Schools and at Work at the invitation of a Women of Faith event sponsored by American Jewish Committee, Xavier University & the Brueggeman … Continue reading Religious Diversity on the Road – by Deborah Levine

Bias: Diversity and Inclusion Trends 2020 – by Soumaya Khalifa

D&I – Intentionality It’s exciting to start a new year and a new century with the hopes that this year will be better and offer many opportunities.  The work in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) must be intentional and not a one-time activity to check-off the box. Successful organizations in the field tend to have D&I … Continue reading Bias: Diversity and Inclusion Trends 2020 – by Soumaya Khalifa

SAFETY ALERT Part 2 – by Terry Howard

A personal action plan for the holidays! Picture this: There’s a beautifully manicured house a few blocks from yours. The hedges are lit up with Christmas lights. A new BMW is parked in the driveway. Just outside the door, there’s a nice 11’/24’ picture of your neighbor’s son on a poster donning his black and … Continue reading SAFETY ALERT Part 2 – by Terry Howard

Diversity Mission: Minority Legal Firm Incubator – By Mauricio Velásquez

When people talk about “Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices in the legal profession” we hear a lot of the same things over and over again.  Well, I have come across a first, a truly innovative Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leading best practice.  You heard it from me first, right here, right now. Harrity is the … Continue reading Diversity Mission: Minority Legal Firm Incubator – By Mauricio Velásquez

Why Inspirational Leaders Follow A Path Of Gratitude – by Andrew Scharf

When innovative thinking is at the helm, you can be sure that at its core is inspirational leaders. Real leaders have our back, and stand up for doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do. At a time when we are surrounded by the forces of darkness and authoritarian strong men, we owe to ourselves, … Continue reading Why Inspirational Leaders Follow A Path Of Gratitude – by Andrew Scharf

Disability Employment Awareness: Five Questions for EEOC – by David B. Grinberg

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The observance, which dates back to 1945, is sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. Did you know? The employment population ratio for people without disabilities (65.7%) was more than triple that of people with disabilities (18.7%) in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.