Latest Diversity and Inclusion Articles and Thought Pieces

 

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  • Los Angeles, CA. Aug 1, 2019 — ​As we ​continue to attract visionary leaders and top talent ​at OurOffice, I’m delighted to share the addition of three new members, who ​are joining us to fundamentally transform the trajectory and pace of progress in workplace Diversity and...

  • Los Angeles, CA. July 2, 2019 — OurOffice CEO, and former NASA engineer, Sonya Sepahban, announced a strategic partnership with Kaizen Human Capital, a boutique human capital consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles metro areas.  “Kaizen’s evidence-based approach is a perfect fit...

  • At a recent Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Roundtable hosted by a major university in Michigan, we learned something very important. This has led us to change our definition of “belonging” and we think that the Cambridge dictionary should do the same! When you search for...

  • Washington, D.C., May 16, 2019 – Shaara Roman, workplace culture expert and founder of The Silverene Group, a management consultancy in Arlington, Va., today announced a new partnership with OurOffice, the first integrated technology platform for managing diversity, inclusion, and belonging. OurOffice, led by former...

  • The “American Dream” is evoked often in the social and political rhetoric of the day. My own story is a story of living that dream (more on that later). But the Tech industry’s equity gap, when it comes to diversity groups, is one of the...

  • A quarter century after the US Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) passed, paying employees for the leave that the FMLA grants them, finally appears to be rising in our country’s social and political consciousness. The next question, which is certain to be hotly debated,...

  • GM CEO, Mary Barra, has not only shattered the glass ceiling through her own career, she has also been quietly cracking it open for others, while also managing a challenging period of risk and uncertainty for the largest US auto-maker. Several years ago, as an...

  • When Walmart informed their top 100 law firms back in June 2005 that they would end or limit their relationship if they “failed to demonstrate a meaningful interest in the importance of diversity,” many firms took notice. Few months later, Walmart reported their initiative had...

  • Source: Valentina Zarya, Fortune, March 6, 2018 It’s that time of year again! International Woman’s Day is a holiday during which people and companies around the world celebrate women’s accomplishment and reflect on the gender divide. In corporate America, this means confronting the fact that women make...

  • Source: Frances Schwartzkopff, Bloomberg, May 15, 2018 Governments interested in generating much more economic growth need to get more women into the workforce. The proof lies in the Nordic countries. The region has grown a lot richer thanks to decades of policies designed to improve gender...

  • Source: Paul Gompers and Silpa Kovvali, HBR, July, 2018 When managers and scholars talk about diversity’s impact on organizations and teams, they’re usually referring to the effects on collective accuracy and objectivity, analytical thinking, and innovativeness. On “harder” measures of financial performance, researchers have struggled to establish a causal...

  • Source: Elyssa Bezner, Startland News, October 30, 2018 OneKC for Women designed its November event for men, said Rania Anderson. “Winning at Work” is a chance for male business owners and entrepreneurs to improve results by changing the way they interact with women in the workplace,...

  • Source: Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat, October 29, 2018 Intel announced it has achieved full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce two years ahead of its 2020 goal. That means that the percentage of women and underrepresented minorities matches the talent pool available for...

  • Source: Angela Chitkara, HBR, April 12, 2018 Over the last year, there has been no shortage of avoidable PR nightmares for leading corporate brands. In January, fashion retailer H&M came under fire for an advertisement featuring a young black boy in a green hoodie bearing the words “coolest monkey in...

  • Source: Kyle Plantz, ScienceNews, April 20, 2018 If you’re a female computer scientist, you may not see an equal number of men and women working in your field in this century — or even the next one. It might take a whopping 280 years for that...