Entries by katherinebanks

Helping Leaders Embrace Change

Do we demonize leaders too much in business today? Some would say yes, including the hosts and guests on a recent episode of the Becoming Inclusive podcast. Frequent guest and Kaleidoscope Group Executive Consultant Brian Johnson joined Reggie and Kat to talk about the important role leaders play in launching and sustaining a meaningful diversity, […]

I Don’t Want To Work Here Anymore!

In 1977 there was a popular song by country music artist Johnny Paycheck titled “Take this job and shove it.” The song was #1 on the country music charts and even crossed over into the pop music charts because it really resonated with people across America at that time.  Fast forward 40 years and that […]

Coming Together to Influence Change

In the third of a series of articles on designing for behavior change and habit adoption to create robust DEI habits in your organization, Hanlie van Wyk explores one of the most influential drivers of change. Hanlie van Wyk is a social scientist, global engagement leader and subject matter expert at The Kaleidoscope Group’s Global Practice.  […]

What is Intersectionality and Why Does it Matter?

We exist through intersections, but our conversations about diversity regularly push us to pick one identity for ourselves at the expense of others.” ― Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity Let’s talk about “Intersectionality.” But before we do, it’s important to explain what it is and why it is so important when we talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion. […]

Women in Leadership: The Myth of Working Hard

A recent study by McKinsey suggested that by the year 2030, between 40-160 million women worldwide will likely need to transition to higher-skilled jobs, in part due to increased automation and AI. If that proves true, it presents both challenges and opportunities for women of all backgrounds as they grow their presence and influence in […]

Powering The “Self” Up

Behavior change is a dynamic, iterative process that cannot be achieved by training alone. In this second part of a 6-part series on designing for behavior change and habit adoption to create robust DEI habits in your organization, Hanlie van Wyk explains how a formula for behavior change and habit adoption can be applied to […]

How Can You Tell If Your Workplace Is Actually Inclusive?

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION ARE NOW AN IMPERATIVE Employees want Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Nearly 80% of workers say that they want to work for a company that values DEI. In fact, they actively seek it. More than 3-in-4 job seekers and employees report that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating […]

Knowledge Is Insufficient To Change Behavior

What does it take to change behavior within a workplace? Building an equitable and inclusive culture often means behavior change for individuals. In the first of a series of articles on designing for behavior change and habit adoption, Hanlie van Wyk explains how understanding what drives behavior change can help you create robust DEI habits […]

DEI Organizational Structure

It’s easy for organizations to talk about the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). But beyond important and inspiring positioning, what’s happening in practice? In today’s episode, Kaleidoscope Group Consultant Michael A. Washington joins hosts Reggie and Kat to talk about the importance of developing organizational policies, practices, and procedures that are aligned with […]

Healthcare Equity And Inequity

Health equity remains a very hot topic these days, both here in the U.S. and globally. According to the National Academy of Medicine, health equity means “providing care that does not vary in quality because of personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic status.” While there’s certainly been a lot of talk […]