Benevolent Sexism: How Well-Meaning Stereotypes Hurt Women in the Workplace

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By Daffany Chan  With the growing focus on gender inequality, recognizing blatant instances of sexism in the workplace — such as sexual harassment and pay discrimination — has become more common. But what’s trickier is identifying the consequences of seemingly well-meaning stereotypes about women as they take on leadership roles at work. From being better […]

Moving Forward: How Millennials are Pushing for Workplace Inclusion

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By Daffany Chan  With the spotlight on gender equality and inclusion in the workplace, spurred by recent social movements like #Metoo, it’s impossible to ignore the effect of millennial perspectives on organizational culture. After all, the group, which currently makes up the largest generation in the labor force and is forecasted to be 75% of […]

I’m Tired of Walking on Eggshells – Diversity Fatigue: What it is and How to Avoid it

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One of the most discouraging things for a Diversity and Inclusion leader to overhear is frustration expressed that including diversity in the workplace is “too hard” or worse, that “we’ve gone too far.”  The fervor around the Kavanagh hearings, which has some fearing a massive wave of false accusations and the firing of NBC’s Megan […]

Gender Bias – You Must See It to Believe It. How Will You?

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  25 years ago, NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope. Before that, scientists had ideas about what was going on in space but with little proof. It was a morass of galaxies, stars, and darkness. But the telescope has changed theories, confirmed theories and opened up minds. In essence, we learned because we now had […]

Managerial Training: Collaboration and Diversity Require Different Managerial Skills

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This blog was originally published on TrainingIndustry.com.   Collaboration is a business imperative, whether that means creating more opportunities for people to work together in the workplace or using technology that enables virtual teamwork. Teams are also becoming more diverse, yet most managers are not trained on how to collaborate in or lead diverse teams. […]

Is “Bro Culture” Thwarting Your Efforts to Recruit Women?

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“Booth babes” have long been a staple of the trade show industry.  Scantily clad women undulate and preen at passersby. Every few years, a scandal arises in Vegas and folks write and kvetch about what exactly these girls are selling.  But the practice itself largely continues. From Fortune 500 companies to startups, businesses employ women to hawk […]

Myth: We Are Diverse. We Have One Woman On Our Leadership Team.

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2 Minute Read | Women’s Leadership Myths Welcome to Myth #10 of our 16 blog-series highlighting women’s leadership myths. Myth # 10: We are a diverse organization.  We already have a woman on our leadership team. In 1980, there were no female senior executives in the top 100 businesses in America. In 1994, there were […]

Myth: Recruiting From The Best Schools Will Promote Diversity In Our Organization

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2 Minute Read | Women’s Leadership Myths Welcome to Myth #9 of our 16 blog-series highlighting women’s leadership myths. Myth #9 – “Recruiting from the best schools will promote diversity in our organization. There are plenty of top-notch colleges and business schools that attract talented students.  And companies have historically relied quite heavily on that […]