diversity & inclusion

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Post date: November 17, 2016
According to research conducted in 2013 by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, 21 of the Fortune 500 CEOs were women. Two years later, the Washington Post reported that figure has only grown to 24—a meager 5 percent of the total number of Fortune 500 CEOs. We are now in 2016...
Post date: September 5, 2019
This post is the third and final part of a series about using the Giving Voice to Values method to help leaders become more inclusive and cultivate more diverse organizations. Read the first post and the second post. For more on Giving Voice to Values, see the Summer 2019 issue of People + Strategy...
Post date: October 20, 2016
Many recent studies validate the business case for increased gender diversity in leadership. Most recently, a comprehensive 2016 report of 22,000 publically traded companies in 91 countries by Peterson Institute for International Economics and Ernst and Young reinforces the fact that an increase of...
Post date: June 25, 2020
After serving in various business roles across the globe, Justin Hastings brings a wide range of experience to his role as Chief Human Resources Officer of Experian North America. Here he discusses how Experian supports diversity and inclusion and how the organization is innovating despite the...
Post date: November 19, 2015
Diversity is hot topic right now—from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to Project Greenlight (on and off camera). In the workforce, increasing diversity and inclusion is becoming a huge initiative across industries. Organizations need to understand that talking about "diversity" is a star. However,...
Post date: March 6, 2018
The loudly proclaimed assertion by corporations that they are a meritocracy is a myth. In a true meritocracy, what you do, and not who you are, matters--therefore those who “make it” do so because of their excellent ability. However, in looking at how Latinos are doing, meritocracy is not...
Post date: November 22, 2017
It’s impossible to read the news and not think about its implications for HR. From Hollywood to the tech sector, it’s clearly time to establish new norms for the workplace. Creating an inclusive workplace is an obvious starting point, but also a gargantuan task. While some companies are endowed...
Post date: August 29, 2019
This post is part of a series about using the Giving Voice to Values method to help leaders become more inclusive and cultivate more diverse organizations. Read the previous post here. For more on Giving Voice to Values, read the Summer 2019 issue ofPeople + Strategy.  Organizational mission...
Post date: November 15, 2016
  It’s hard to argue that the IT industry suffers from an extreme lack of gender balance. What is up for debate is the reason—or reasons—why. Depending on who you ask, you’ll hear a multitude of varying, often conflicting, reasons for why this disparity exists.    The explanation that girls simply...
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...