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Post date: July 30, 2020
Rob Chesnut is a former federal prosecutor who has spent the last 20 years of his career as a legal and business leader in Silicon Valley tech companies like eBay, Chegg and Airbnb. Most recently, he spent over four years as Airbnb’s General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer and started the company’...
Post date: August 25, 2020
In the name of anti-racism, an overtly racist theory has penetrated pop culture and cascaded into corporate HR departments. According to this theory, white people are so entitled to feeling comfortable that they ooze “fragility”—defensiveness, tears, even vitriol—when conversations about race need...
Post date: April 28, 2017
Diversity recruiting can create a more welcoming workplace culture, fuel innovation, and fatten the bottom line. Sounds good, right? If you’ve answered that with a resounding “yes,” then here are five steps you can take to get your own diversity recruiting program off the ground: 1. Develop a...
Post date: October 11, 2018
Diversity and inclusion are real concerns for nearly every organization today. Whether it is diversity of race, gender, or religion, or people with special needs, most organizations are aware of the need to design processes and policies that are inclusive of everyone’s needs. As important as fair...
Post date: April 6, 2021
Mandates and statistical metrics have failed to produce desired results in diversity, equity and inclusion. It’s time for a more human approach. When we focus on our differences, rather than our similarities, we create division. When we embrace our similarities, rather than our differences, we...
Post date: September 26, 2019
Many black professionals have little evidence that diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives actually help them advance in their organizations and careers. D&I initiatives are ubiquitous, and while they are meant to enhance career trajectories and foster inclusive climates for all groups,...
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Post date: August 13, 2020
America’s higher education institutions have a consistent response to addressing race scandals—they throw a diversity hire at the problem. In the face of mounting racial tension, or in the event of a discrimination reproach, college and university leaders look to carve out space at their leadership...
Post date: May 28, 2019
Founded in 1877, Barilla Group is a global business with revenues in excess of €3bn, selling its products to more than 100 countries.  BackgroundWhen Talita Erickson joined Barilla America as General Counsel in October 2012, the Italian conglomerate did not have a formal practice of addressing...
Post date: August 13, 2019
Diversity comes in different forms—at the visible level, it involves inclusivity of employees from varied demographic or socio-economic backgrounds within the organization; at a deeper level, it reflects presence of divergent perspectives and ideas in the workforce. Although discussions of...
Post date: May 4, 2017
Organizations often miss the mark in developing women as leaders, said Tammy Heermann, senior vice president for leadership transformation at Lee Hecht Harrison in Toronto. She spoke about "gender truths" during a concurrent session at the HR People + Strategy Annual Conference in April. They miss...