Articles

Another White Guy

by Julie Graber | on 31 Aug 2020

I've threatened to do it for a long time - so here it goes - a running list of lost opportunities to create a more diverse, just world. It's the appointment of yet another white guy.

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It's the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote - Where's the Party?

by Julie Graber | on 26 Aug 2020

There were supposed to be big celebrations on August 26 - the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. With its ratification, women had secured the right to vote. But nothing about 2020 has been as we expected. And instead of big parties we’ve got virtual get-togethers and webcasts. If we can find the time to tune in. 

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Developing Leaders: One Size Doesn't Fit All

by Julie Graber | on 18 Aug 2020

When it comes to developing leaders one size doesn't fit all. Women and people of color - actually any one who's not in the majority - face additional challenges in developing their leader identity.

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Who's Ambitious? It isn't just white men.

by Julie Graber | on 14 Aug 2020

It's a myth that women and people of color lack the ambition needed to advance up the ladder. Ambition is a more complicated issue than either you have it or you don’t; it has to be recognized and supported to be sustained. 

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When it comes to talking about race, companies are still basically sending us the bug letter

by Julie Graber | on 11 Aug 2020

Even in the midst of a global reckoning on racial injustice, companies are still basically sending us the bug letter.

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Not the Same Old Diversity Doublespeak from Levi's

by Julie Graber | on 10 Aug 2020

Levi's CEO Chip Bergh was refreshingly candid in a recent interview when compared to what we’ve been hearing from many of his peers. Here's why I think it's worth a listen.

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The Racial Divide: Who Can be a Stay-at-Home Mom?

by Julie Graber | on 29 Jul 2020

One of the recent news item on the childcare crisis drew me into a conversation about societal attitudes towards women and how our who-will-stay-home and who-will-work expectations have varied throughout history based on race. Our expectation that black women will be employed is reflected throughout history in a number of ways.

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Moms Fired For Being, Well, Moms

by Julie Graber | on 22 Jul 2020

Our assumptions about moms undoubtedly keep too many women from advancing through the pipeline to the top, where frankly, we need them. It's time to stop penalizing women for the care they give and start creating organizations where moms are welcome.

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Diversity at Delta: A Pledge to Do More “Over the Next Couple of Years”

by Julie Graber | on 17 Jul 2020

Delta CEO Ed Bastion's commitment to increase board diversity "over the next couple of years" is hardly the bold action one would expect from someone who is "ashamed" for not paying more attention to diversity, and who has pledged to pay "extraordinary attention" to the issue in the future.

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Diversity at McCormick and Burger King

by Julie Graber | on 16 Jul 2020

McCormick & Company and Restaurant Brands International recently commented on their organizations' commitment to diversity and inclusion. Here's what they said and how their leadership numbers stack up.

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