Diversity & Inclusion

Starting your DEI journey?

Starting your DEI journey?

Starting your DEI journey? Here are 5 Steps DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, but it is a lot more than the sum of these terms. DEI refers to the field that focuses on creating and sustaining a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, practice, and...

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Designing for Diversity

Inclusive design is often confused with simply designing for people with disabilities. However, true inclusive design is much more than this — it is about designing for as diverse a range of people possible. It is a philosophy that encourages us to consider how size,...

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How to Be an Ally to Women at Work

The problem is we’re moving in the wrong direction. For the last two years, LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey have partnered to understand better what men and women are experiencing in the workplace in the #MeToo era in the US and UK. 60% of managers who are men in the US...

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How to Speak up about Racism at Work

A firestorm of outrage, unrest and protest punctuates days and floods timelines in the wake of the senseless lynching of Ahmaud Arbery and the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Since the un-marginalized world awoke from its slumber with a riotous cry of...

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What Is White Privilege Really

Today, white privilege is often described through the lens of Peggy McIntosh’s groundbreaking essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Originally published in 1988, the essay helps readers recognize white privilege by making its effects personal and...

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Dear White Boss

It’s easy to assume that other people experience the world the way we do. More specifically, it’s very easy for white managers to assume that their colleagues of color face the same basic set of challenges they do. On one level that’s true: The work itself is the...

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Allyship at Work

About the study These findings are from an online poll conducted by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey between June 19, 2020, and June 25, 2020. Our sample consists of approximately 7,400 U.S. adults ages 18 and over. Unless otherwise noted, the findings reflect responses...

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Recruiting Board Members of Colour

Be Clear About What the Board Needs: Often organizations make a blanket statement that they need people of color to serve on the board of directors. Asking board members of color who do not have skills or characteristics that match the organization's needs to serve as...

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The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap

A Persistent Inequity Over half a century after pay discrimination became illegal in the United States, a persistent pay gap between men and women continues to hurt our nation’s workers and our national economy. Women working full time in the U.S. are still paid just...

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Microaggressions at the Workplace

“A senior partner asked to ‘touch my hair’ in order to confirm it was ‘all mine.’” “An older male colleague interrupted me in a meeting and said, ‘now young lady…’ and then told me how I was incorrect in his opinion.” “My hearing disability was described in a written...

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