I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight…
Happy New Year to our esteemed SHRM members and to all who value the HR profession. I know you join me in wishing 2021 brings good health and business recovery—and I believe it will, thanks to HR leaders like you.
"When I Grow Up..." is a statement that children of every generation have recited to parents and teachers as a declaration of their future ambitions. Whether rooted in reality or fantasy, these ideas are a rite of passage.
But there is a long, deep-rooted gap that exists between rhetoric and reality. The reality is, those dreams of accomplishment are far too often limited from birth based on bias, stigma and false perceptions. Stop for a moment and think: what are workers genuinely experiencing in your workplace?
We’ve heard this so many times: diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance. BUT – what if you don’t dance?
Many organizations are asking themselves right now, “How can we recruit a more diverse workforce?” It’s a good question and one that deserves our attention.
If we’re talking about race then we’ve got to honor Dr. King. I visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Museum on my 6th wedding anniversary weekend.
Here are 5 career lessons from the civil rights leader.
Set your sights high.
I’ve been married for 9 years, and my husband and I have 1 child.
I got my first ever credit card in 2019.
I’m a stay-at-home mom (by choice) with no live-in nanny or regular sitter (by choice), and I work one full day during the workweek (by choice). It's been that way since the beginning of my independent practice, aside from a 12-week period where I was without my daughter for two workdays.
We cannot package human oppression as a module. Our work moving forward will involve a far more complex approach to organizational change.
Often the trickiest part of black Millennial diversity and inclusion is educating people who can't fully relate, don't acknowledge or don't really understand the day-to-day ramifications of the problem.