What is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion? Part 3: Inclusion

What is Inclusion? The word diversity has been used to describe the industry for a long time but the word inclusion was added to emphasize that simply having diversity doesn’t mean leveraging diversity. Why would a company seek diversity and not be inclusive? There are many reasons why diversity doesn’t lead to inclusion ranging from […]

What is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion? Part 2: Equity

What is equity? This word has begun to be more and more a part of our discussions in the diversity space. Somehow, the word diversity wasn’t enough to define the landscape of sameness. To some, diversity simply demands that we need different voices, but it doesn’t speak to how we treat those with different voices. […]

4 Ways To Show Diversity & Equity Even Without Having An Outwardly Diverse Leadership Team

Diverse Representation Many companies are struggling to address the issues of diversity and equity within their organization especially when their leadership teams have little to no diversity within them.  The bad news is those companies will face many challenges without the benefit of diverse representation and input. The good news is where there are allies […]

Learning from the Global Team During Covid-19

 If you are leading a global team today, odds are you have teammates around the world experiencing a whole new reality. Recent world events have made us aware, perhaps now more than ever before, of our global connectedness and interdependence.  For many multinational companies, it is the connection of people across borders and cultures […]

Inclusive Leadership

7 Keys to Inclusive Leadership = A Winning Formula

High performance teams aren’t born, they’re built. They’re carefully crafted with help from leaders who understand how to position different talents to complement each other, how to communicate productively and encourage others to do the same, and how to get the most out of the diversity present. It can be useful to think in sports […]

10 Best Practices to Achieve Gender Equity in Healthcare Organizations: A Business Outcomes-Driven Approach

Gender matters. Of all the important types of diversity, gender may be the most consequential from a business standpoint. Women are over 50% of the world’s population, and female economic purchasing power is growing globally (The World Bank, 2016). In the healthcare sector, women make 4 out of the 5 household purchasing decisions (Silverstein & […]

We The People

Our country is so divided… Wherever you land on the political spectrum and even if you are one of many people who back away from politics altogether, you have likely heard a statement similar to this over the last couple years. Social media feeds suggest, and polls confirm, that the country is in a moment […]

Wake Up & Smell The Bias

Unless you’ve spent the the last month in hiding or a coma, you have likely heard the story of two Black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, being arrested by Philadelphia police in response to a Starbucks’ Manager calling 911 after two minutes of their “loitering.” (Some would call it waiting.) (Full story) The reaction […]

The Kaleidoscope Group Inclusion Challenge – We want YOU!

Over the past few years, you have likely heard about internet challenges. (You may also find the internet challenging, but that’s an entirely separate issue. HELPFUL HINT: NEVER READ THE COMMENTS!) If, by chance, you are unfamiliar, the concept is relatively simple. Someone out there issues a challenge, generally via social media, and others capture […]

Me Too

  Her too?! That has been my stunned and, yes, privileged reaction to the recent social media movement of women posting: “Me Too.” Some included this explanation and call to action: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me Too.” as a status we might give people a sense of […]