Offer Extended- Equity Across the Gender Divide

By | Diversity and inclusioin, Gender communication, Gender Issues. Women's Success, inclusive culture, sexism, Sexual Harassment, Uncategorized

From: SIMMALIEBERMAN.COM <simma@simmalieberman.com> Subject: Equity Across the Gender Divide deadline extension Preheader: January 2018 Reply: simma@simmalieberman.com Having trouble viewing this email? Click here We’re happy to extend the special offer for this exciting program until January 31, 2018, because of the number of requests we’ve received from organizations in the last week. Equity Across the Gender Divide, Beyond Sexual Harassment Greetings, We…

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Pitfalls of Recruiting a Diverse Workforce

By | Attracting talent, diverse teams, diverse workforce, Diversity and inclusioin, diversity and inclusion, diversity and inclusion leader, diversity at work, Diversity recruitment

The United States population is diverse. It’s no longer a question of when the workforce will change. It already has. There has been a huge increase in women, people of color and immigrants in the workforce in the last 25 years. Diversity is not just a good idea today. It is a business imperative if you want to stay competitive…

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Three Ways to Stop Diversity Stress

By | diverse teams, diverse workforce, Diversity and inclusioin, diversity and inclusion, Diversity Stress, Uncategorized | No Comments

Stop Diversity Stress   Working with people who are different than you can be stressful but it doesn’t have to be. It may be hard for many of us to admit, especially with all the conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion. Denying being uncomfortable won’t make you more comfortable. If you’ve ever experienced “Diversity Stress,” and want stop it, keep reading….

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Necessary Conversations About Race

By | diversity actions, Diversity and inclusioin, race relations, racism, Uncategorized | One Comment

In my last post I said that conversations about race may be awkward but are very necessary. A woman sent me a comment that said, “if  you didn’t mention race so much, it wouldn’t be an issue. You’re perpetuating division.” Issues like the scarcity of people of color in the technology industry and the excuses and false belief that there…

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It's Ok to Feel Awkward About Race

By | diverse workforce, Diversity and inclusioin, diversity and inclusion, race and gender, race relations, racism, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

  Talking about race with people who are different than you can be awkward and uncomfortable, but it’s necessary and doable. The fact is racism exists, racial conflict exists, and inequality still exists.  To say that we are post-racial is nonsense. To say that everyone is the same is nonsense. And to say that we should all be color blind…

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The Sexual Harassment Saga of Bill O'Reilly

By | Diversity, Diversity and inclusioin, Gender Issues. Women's Success, Sexual Harassment | 2 Comments

Bill O”Reilly was accused of sexual harassment; calling women at home, making blatant comments, and even trying to engage in phone sex with an employee for years. This is not new.  I don’t know why they finally decided to get rid of him. Maybe 13 million dollars was their line in the sand. Perhaps they had given him a 13 million…

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Diversity, Inclusion and Love Are Power Today

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Diversity doesn’t go away because we have a president who is not on the side of diversity. People still need and want inclusion, and diversity and inclusion is the heart and driver of long-lasting innovation. I hear and know how upset, angry and scared so many people are by the rhetoric and white nationalism, and/or homophobia, islamaphobia, anti-semitism, etc. During…

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Is Bias the New Buzz or a Diversity Essential?

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  Is bias the new buzz? Yes and no. There has been a major push to rid individuals, workplaces, schools and everywhere else of bias. Conversations, articles, and media discussions abound with accusations and denials. However, implicit, unconscious, and  conscious bias are not new, just like discrimination, exclusion and prejudice are not new. Taking a class in  unconscious bias, reading…

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