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Thinking of Bringing in a Chief Diversity Officer?

“Thinking about bringing in a Chief Diversity Officer to “own” #diversity, #equity and #inclusion work at your company? Don’t do that. Diversify your board instead, then tie the salary of every executive leader to the company’s progress on DE&I goals. You’ll create collective ownership real quick.” Lily Zheng, organizational consultant, DEI Changemaker, Author of Gender…

A New Paradigm for Business

It’s time for a new paradigm for business. The current unemployment number stands at 40 million Americans. One quarter of Americans filed for unemployment since the pandemic began, according to CNN. The leisure and hospitality industry has been hardest hit, with 39.8% unemployment. Moreover, women, minorities, and low wage workers have been disproportionately impacted by…

BRAVE Cultures™

BRAVE Cultures™: It’s Time for a New Paradigm

We Need BRAVE Cultures™ for This Brave New World Business, as usual, has come to a screeching halt in the past several weeks. First the global pandemic, and then the profound economic crisis, have entire countries reeling. Hopes of a speedy recovery are dying in the hearts and minds of people everywhere. It’s time for…

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White Privilege at Conferences, are you noticing?

White privilege at conferences was evident within the Sustainatopia Conference at the Plug & Play Tech Center that convened in Sunnyvale last week. Companies and socially responsible investors at the forefront of sustainable business practices gathered to speak. White privilege among participants was palpable at the conferences. Mostly white, mostly men and the speakers and…

Why Embed Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into Leadership Development?

Why should organizations today deeply embed EDI into their leadership development training? In a sentence: They can’t afford to.  In 2020 (that’s less than 50 days away, people!) the US will have more non-white children than white children. Sometime between 2040 and 2050, the entire country will cease to be a majority white country. That…