Entries by katherinebanks

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 […]

What About The People In The Project?

We’ve all been there. We’re working on a team project and have to adapt to a new process, and sometimes new technologies, to fully contribute to the project. But we’re all different in terms of our work and learning styles and our competencies as they relate to technological tools. Tech skills are no doubt important, […]

Breaking DEI Out of Silos

Business Silos “a mindset present when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information with others in the same company. This type of mentality will reduce efficiency in the overall operation, reduce morale, and may contribute to the demise of productive company culture.”  The Situation Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a real […]

Awareness Days And Months: The ABC Of Getting It Right

Are you using awareness days and months as part of your marketing calendar or as part of your employee engagement program? Sarah Black, Communications Consultant with our Global Practice explains that if you’re serious about your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, you need to think very carefully about how and when you use them. […]

Juneteenth: It’s Not Just for African Americans

Federal Holiday Now that Juneteenth is officially a Federal Holiday, more Americans are aware of the historical significance of the occasion. Celebrated every June 19, until recently mostly by African Americans, Juneteenth marks the final emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. Originating in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, Juneteenth has been celebrated across the country […]

A Winning Formula for Change Enablement: Self, Social, Systems, & Spaces

Change We’ve all been there. A company we work for announces a change in policy or processes, but we’re not quite sure why and are slow to comply with the change unless mandated to comply. And when it’s a mandate we can do little but gripe under our breath or begrudgingly accept it. While we’re […]

Advocates, Mentors & Sponsors: What Are They And Why Do They Matter?

As the discussion around DEI in the workplace continues to evolve, we hear a lot of jargon and terminology that leaves many of us scratching our heads. That understood it’s very important that we define and clarify the terms we use in DEI so that people know what we’re talking about; as well as why […]

The Kaleidoscope Group Partners with Humantelligence to Scale Diversity & Inclusion Efforts with Clients

MIAMI, FL—May 24, 2022 — Humantelligence (HT), a pioneer in culture intelligence, recently partnered with The Kaleidoscope Group, LLC — a full-service diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) consulting firm committed to providing customized strategic solutions to address the specific needs of an organization’s culture. With Humantelligence, The Kaleidoscope Group can help organizations drive even more […]

Three Reasons Why Mental Health is a DEI Issue

This month marks Mental Health Awareness Month in several countries around the world. It is an important opportunity for employers, community organizations, and governments to acknowledge and address the reality facing those living with mental illness and to advocate and educate for better mental health for all. However, the reality is that we should be […]

Our Vision for 2022: DEI Is Not Enough

Over the last year, we have been reflecting on the divisions and increasing polarization in our world. We’re in a time where for you to be right, I have to be wrong. Where we’re all holding back from speaking our truth because we’re worried about how people will react to us. Where many are focused […]