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Feb 2019 | Why Companies Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Treat Their Diversity Numbers as Trade Secrets - Harvard Business Review
In 2018, IBM’s Chief Diversity Officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre left the company with plans to start a similar position at Microsoft. IBM, in turn, responded by taking the woman who ...
Category: Diversity, Employment, Leadership
Tag: Leadership, Workforce
Feb 2019 | We need to stop striving for work-life balance. Here’s why - Fast Company
Recently, I received a question from a contact on LinkedIn. She asked me whether I thought work-life balance was dead. My answer: I hope so!
Feb 2019 | In an 8-Minute Animated Film, Pixar Just Captured Why Companies Still Struggle With Workplace Diversity- Inc
In Pixar's new animated short, Purl enters the office on her first day of work and quickly realizes she doesn't look or behave like the other employees. For starters...
Tag: Diversity, Entertainment
Feb 2019 | Why Highly Efficient Leaders Fail - Harvard Business Review
With ever-increasing demands at work for both mid-level and senior leaders, the ability to execute and get things done is a key driver of success. But it can ultimately become a ...
Tag: Career, Leadership
Jan 2019 | Equity Before Meritocracy: Why We Must Create Opportunities Before Rewarding Accomplishments - Forbes
When we think about creating a workplace culture that attracts and retains the best talent and supports employees from all communities, there are three important areas to focus on...
Category: Diversity, Leadership
Tag: Diversity, Leadership, Workforce
Jan 2019 | Pinterest’s 2018 Diversity Report Followed the Common Theme of Progress, More Work to Do - Addweek
Pinterest released its annual diversity report for 2018 Monday, and it followed the same theme as similar endeavors from other tech companies: We’ve made progress, but...
Tag: Diversity, Workforce
Jan 2019 | How a Diverse Workforce Can Help Company Performance - Barron's
Employees of Salesforce.com participated in its first LGBTQ pride march in India last year.The Hyderabad Swabhimana Yatra (Pride Parade) drew close to 200 people, larger...
Dec 2018 | Enough With the Trying; It's Time for Doing - Entrepreneur
With California becoming the first state to require women on corporate boards earlier this year, “gender parity” has been one of the most popular issues of 2018. This critical...
Tag: Diversity, Leadership
Dec 2018 | When It Comes to Diversity and Inclusion, 'This Is a Problem About Power' -Fortune
Ellen McGirt stepped onstage at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen summit and began to tell hundreds of executives about her love of fly fishing.
Dec 2018 | Three Common Causes Of Career Burnout And Strategies To Tackle Each One - Forbes
Career burnout is a relatively new type of stress. The concept is believed to have been first mentioned in 1974 by Herbert J. Freudenberger. According to a study...
Tag: Career, Tech
Dec 2018 | Procter & Gamble Just Spent Millions Acquiring a Diverse Silicon Valley Startup. Here's Why - Inc
This morning Procter & Gamble acquired Walker & Company, Tristan Walker's startup focused on grooming products Bevel and Form. It was for an undisclosed amount...
Tag: Consumer Products, Entrepreneurism
Dec 2018 | Two Years Ahead Of Schedule, Intel's Diversity & Inclusion Campaign Has Major Traction - Forbes
Barbara H. Whye is Intel’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and VP of Human Resources for the Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group (TSCG), the company’s largest...
Nov 2018 | Correcting and Dispelling the Myths About Diversity and Inclusion Hiring -- 4 Experts Weigh in - Entrepreneur
There’s a lot of talk about diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace, and with good reason. We’re inundated with real-life experiences around hot-button issues like...
Category: Diversity, Employment
Tag: Recruiting, Workforce
Sep 2018 | 12 Ways to Connect With Millennial Employees - Entrepreneur
This summer was a learning experience for me. This is the first time in a number of years where my two oldest sons returned home to work and live. I must admit that I have not...
Tag: Millennials, Workforce
Nov 2018 | Silicon Valley Community Foundation Names Nicole Taylor as President and CEO - Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Nicole will officially begin in her role at SVCF on December 19. She will be working closely with Greg Avis, SVCF’s Interim President and founding Board Chair, during the transition...
Oct 2018 | How millennials are solving the workplace diversity problem - Ozy
To millennials, it’s less about gaining equal opportunity and more about holding to the conviction that working and collaborating with people from varied backgrounds will make a company smarter, richer...
Oct 2018 | A Call to Board Directors: Bring Your "Whole Self," and Be Courageous - LinkedIn
Shellye Archambeau, the former CEO of MetricStream who sits on the boards of Verizon and Nordstrom. She has many smart insights on boardroom dynamics...
Oct 2018 | Black Woman Pfizer Executive Outlines Solution to Fixing Racial Healthcare Disparities - Black Enterprise
Healthcare disparities exist for African Americans, and there are several systemic contributors, including racism, class-ism, the prevalence of chronic disease, poor health...
Oct 2018 | She supports Uber by day, Black professionals by night - Ozy
She envisioned a bridge that would connect the Black community across industries, socioeconomic groups and generations.
Oct 2018 | Fostering diversity for the next generation of healthcare leaders - Modern Healthcare
Diversity also improves the bottom line. Companies with the most ethnically diverse executive teams are 33% more likely to outperform peers on profitability.
Oct 2018 | How Shopify, Hubspot, Oath and Peapod Supercharged Their Company Cultures This Past Year - Entrepreneur
“What’s one initiative unique to your company that you’ve implemented in the past year that has had measurable results toward making people in your organization thrive..."
Oct 2018 | Black and Brown Tech Innovators and Enthusiasts Gather for Bigger, Better TechConneXt Conference [Images] - Black Enterprise
Black and brown tech innovators, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts gathered at the SF Marriott Waterfront Hotel for access to resources, capital, and the latest advances...
Oct 2018 | Designing While Black - San Francisco Magazine
The group reminisces about the event fondly; they ooze over having seen, for the first time, three women—three black women, three highly successful black women—onstage...
Oct 2018 | 4 Ways to Have Better Work-Life Balance - Square
“The work-life balance question for me is really about letting go of unrealistic expectations of what it means to have it all,” explains Tiffany Dufu.
Oct 2018 | Looking For Work Abroad? These 3 Websites Can Help - Black Excellence
Are you dreaming of finding work abroad yet you have no clue where to start? Ever wanted to join the black travel movement by finding work in an exotic land half way around the world?
Oct 2018 | Why companies are speeding up the hiring process - Bizwomen
A recent Clutch survey found that close to 60% of new hires got their jobs within two months of searching. About 43% of recent hires were offered a position less than two weeks after starting to apply for jobs.
Sept 2018 | Lyft's New Diversity Report Shows a Surprising Source of Progress - Fortune
“You run the risk, when you’re growing this fast, that you bias toward speed versus quality,” Nilka Thomas, Lyft’s new VP of talent and inclusion, said. “Looking at the results for this year...
Sept 2018 | The White House press room is overwhelmingly white. Does that matter? - The Washington Post
The White House reporting staffs of the largest and most prominent outlets, particularly newspapers and newswires, tend to be the least racially diverse of all.
Sept 2018 | Ne-Yo wants to make Silicon Valley more diverse, one investment at a time - TechCrunch
Last year, Ne-Yo finally made the leap into venture capital investing: his first deal, an investment in Holberton School, a two-year coding academy that trains full-stack engineers.
Sept 2018 | When to Stick with Something — and When to Quit - Harvard Business Review
There’s a large body of work showing that perseverance may have a harmful downside. Not giving up can mean people persist even when they have nothing to gain.
Sept 2018 | Why Fidelity says diversity efforts pay off for both firms and advisors - Financial Planning
Wealth management firms that prioritize diversity have higher pay, better growth in their client base and a more satisfied workforce...
Sept 2018 | The Key to Career Growth: Surround Yourself with People Who Will Push You - Harvard Business Review
We overlook one very key piece of the learning puzzle: proactively surrounding ourselves with people who will push us to succeed in unexpected ways...
Sept 2018 | UC announces it will dedicate more than $7M to faculty diversity - Daily Californian
UC President Janet Napolitano said ... that the university has already made great strides in hiring faculty from underrepresented groups...
Sept 2018 | Diversity and inclusion in the PR profession: The case for change - PR Week
According to the Public Relations Society of America, studies indicate that the industry struggles to attract black, Asian, and...
Sept 2018 | Great Employees Want to Learn. Great Managers Know How to Teach. - Harvard Business Review
These people aren’t looking for someone to lecture them, they’re looking for someone who can help them build knowledge and skills as they work toward a valuable goal.
Sept 2018 | Reminder: Customers Care How You Treat Your Employees - Harvard Business Review
Companies are coming under increased scrutiny from media, customers, investors, and other stakeholders for organizational practices that used to be hidden from the public.
Sept 2018 | How to Help a Colleague Who Seems Off Their Game - Harvard Business Review
While it may not be an official part of your job description, helping a colleague is the kind thing to do and can be beneficial to your own productivity.
Sept 2018 | What's Holding Companies Back From Improving the Diversity of Their Workforce - Fortune
Despite so many companies discussing the need to improve the diversity of their workforce, their actual efforts have only led to...
Sept 2018 | Embracing Diversity And Fostering Inclusion Is Good For Your Business - Forbes
If you want to create a diverse solution or product, you need a diverse team and leadership. So, how can companies reach those targets, create more diverse products...
Sept 2018 | If you think what you do on your work computer is private, think again - CNBC
Some two-thirds of companies monitor employees for e-mail infractions, and half have fired workers for those infractions, according to the SHRM.
Sept 2018 | Even as the U.S. grows more diverse, the medical profession is slow to follow - The Washington Post
The company has made an effort to right its wrongs from 2017, but it still has a long way to go.
Sept 2018 | How Inclusive Is Your Network? Driving Business Results Through Selection, Retention, and Inclusion - Insight Into Diversity
Most of our networks are not as broad as we think they are. A diverse network should encompass more than just race and gender.
Sept 2018 | African American workers blast city for racism, discrimination in hiring - San Francisco Examiner
African Americans make up just 15 percent of the workforce employed by the City and County of San Francisco yet comprise 36 percent of its terminations, and a quarter of all employees...
Sept 2018 | Twilio is working toward a 50% female workforce by 2023 - TechCrunch
Diversity fatigue is a real thing, but that’s not news to Twilio Global Head of Culture & Inclusion LaFawn Davis. What that does...
Sept 2018 | Alexis Ohanian on Visualizing Diversity in Tech - Wired
Wired Icon, Alexis Ohanian, Cofounder of Reddit and Initialized Capital nominates Jewel Burks, Cofounder of Partpic, now at Amazon.
Sept 2018 | Women in Silicon Valley Face a Massive Equity Gap - Bloomberg Businessweek
VP and Head of Strategy & Business Development Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado secured one of the largest tech M&As that the retail-based company has ever seen.
Sept 2018 | Black-led VC firm raises largest debut fund: $137 Million - CNN Tech
Entrepreneur Adeyemi Ajao just raised a lot of money to take on Silicon Valley and its proclivity for investing in technology-first innovations.
Sept 2018 | This simple relationship technique can tame a bad boss - CNBC
People think salary is the top factor that causes employee unhappiness, but it's more likely the workplace culture...
Sept 2018 | Uber's complex relationship with diversity - TechCrunch
Sept 2018 | How to Bring More Black Men Into Medicine - U.S. News & World Report
Bringing more black men into medicine will pay a multitude of dividends for patients and practitioners.
Sept 2018 | The overlooked essentials of employee well-being - McKinsey
If you really want to increase employees’ health and well-being, focus on job control and social support.
Sept 2018 | Memo to the Silicon Valley boys' club: Arlan Hamilton has no time for your BS - Fast Company
Sept 2018 | Onboarding Fail: How You Can Prevent Great Hires From Leaving Too Soon - Forbes
The lack of effective onboarding is a major reason why companies lose 17% of their new hires within the first three months and why 20% of all staff turnover occurs within 45 days...
Sept 2018 | Leverage The Tight Job Market To Benefit You And Your Career - Forbes
Low unemployment combined with the newly reported wage growth indicates that the tide is turning to your benefit. The stage is set for you to experience a big win in a market where job openings outnumber...
Sept 2018 | What You Can Learn About Hiring From Nike and Colin Kaepernick - Inc.
Why employers should look for candidates who share a company's values and branding.
Sept 2018 | Rashaun Williams Helps Black Athletes and Entertainers Become Investors - Black Enterprise
Rashaun Williams started his career as an investment banker and decided to jump head first into venture capital.
Aug 2018 | Why America Needs More Black Doctors - U.S. News & World Report
Racial disparities in health and health care providers persist in the U.S., and may go hand in hand.
Aug 2018 | Citigroup unveils plan to reverse its declining diversity - Investment News
Top leaders at the firm will be measured on the progress of diversity goals on their scorecard, as they are with other business priorities.
Aug 2018 | Kevin Durant, Will Smith Top the Lineup for a New Venture-Capital Fund for Black Investors - Wall Street Journal
Silicon Valley stalwart Andreessen Horowitz is launching a novel effort to boost diversity in technology: an exclusive new fund targeted at black celebrities, athletes and media figures.
Aug 2018 | Survey takes a look at the trends and challenges of Black Business Ownership - Black Enterprise
Among African American business owners who responded, over half (57%) said their businesses were profitable yet challenges as...
Aug 2018 | The rise of diversity and inclusion jobs - CNN Money
Diversity and inclusion roles require expertise in three important areas: employee recruitment, retention and engagement.
July 2018 | London Breed is the exception — why few blacks rise to power in Bay Area - San Francisco Chronicle
The prognosis isn’t much different in Washington, where Rep. Barbara Lee is the only black member of Congress “between here and Los Angeles,” as the Oakland Democrat put it..
July 2018 | How to Pump Yourself Up Before a Presentation (or Calm Yourself Down) - Harvard Business Review
There are 4 types of pre-talk rituals to consider trying before you go onstage. While selecting yours, think about how you want to come across to your audience.
July 2018 | Facebook's diversity efforts failing African-American and Hispanic women - USA Today
Facebook is inching toward increasing the diversity of its workforce but it still has a big problem: It's hiring very few black and Hispanic women.
July 2018 | Three Reasons Why Your Diversity And Inclusion Programs Are Not Working - Forbes
It’s not news to anyone that there is a diversity problem in the U.S. workforce. Just 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, and only six companies in the 500 have three female...
June 2018 | San Francisco Elects City's First African-American Female Mayor - NPR
Ballots were still being counted for more than a week after election day, but her opponent, former state Sen. Mark Leno, conceded the contest.
June 2018 | Citi & JPMorgan Struggle To Hire Black Talent - Forbes
African American workers are disappearing at major U.S. banks, all while men who run the biggest firms preach the value of diversity.
June 2018 | Why Minority Financial Planners Are Nearly Nonexistent -- And How To Fix It - Forbes
Less than 3.5% of all the 80,000 Certified Financial Planners (CFPs) in the United States are black or Latino...
June 2018 | Silicon Valley’s Achilles’ heel threatens to topple its supremacy in innovation - CNBC
The lack of workforce diversity and unconscious bias is a systemic problem in Silicon Valley. Tech companies are grappling with culture wars at shareholder meetings and lawsuits over this issue.
June 2018 | Google says it will focus diversity efforts on black, Hispanic women - USA Today
Intel released its 2017 annual report on diversity this week, showing that the company is ahead of its overall workforce goals, but still struggling to hire, retain, and promote black talent.
June 2018 | `Very Lonely.’ The Unsettling Hum of Silicon Valley’s Failure to Hire More Black Workers - Bloomberg
Among eight large firms, the portion of black employees in technical roles has risen less than a percentage point since 2014.
May 2018 | How to Get the Most Out of a Day Off - c|net
If you’re feeling like you need a break from the day-to-day but can’t find the time for an extended vacation, here are four ways to add micro-vacations to your life.
May 2018 | 'I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams': JPMorgan’s Duckett on diversity - American Banker
As CEO of the consumer bank at JPMorgan Chase, Duckett is leading the company’s major retail expansion, which is to include 400 new branches in major markets across the country.
Apr 2018 | These are the 10 tech companies with the most diverse boards - CNBC make it
To develop the list, theBoardlist analyzed data to determine the top public and private tech companies who meet the minimum criteria of having...
Mar 2018 | Diversity and Authenticity - Harvard Business Review
“You are really good at your job, but the problem is that the partners feel they don’t really know you,” his manager told him.
Mar 2018 | Intel's 2017 Diversity Report Shows Progress Is Slowest With African American Employees - Fortune
Mar 2018 | EY's Sam Johnson: 'Sponsors Put Their Chips on the Table to Help You Get to the Next Level' - Diversity Inc.
EY's Americas Vice Chair and Southeast Region Managing Partner, talks about the importance of sponsors, his passion for early childhood education and why it's critical for Black...
Mar 2018 | Lyft hires ex-Googler as VP of talent and inclusion - TechCrunch
Lyft has brought on Nilka Thomas to join the company as its new VP of talent and inclusion. At Lyft, Thomas will be tasked with overseeing recruiting, inclusion, diversity and employee...
Mar 2018 | Lyft pledges equal pay for women, men, people of color - c|net
The ride-hailing company commits to a third-party audit of employees to ensure it doesn't have pay discrepancies based on race or gender. Uber has also promised pay equity.
Jan 2018 | 3 Transitions Even the Best Leaders Struggle With - Harvard Business Review
C-suite executives are vulnerable to career failure when they are in the midst of one of three common transition scenarios.
Jan 2018 | Trade group for Facebook, Google, others to hire diversity head - c|net
The tech industry says it's making a move to improve diversity, this time at the behest of Washington.
In plain terms, broadening the definition of diversity has allowed boards to claim inroads regarding experience-based diversity at the expense of demographic diversity.
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