Articles

White Men Can Increase the Diversity of Executive Leadership in One Move

by Julie Graber | on 8 Sep 2020

We could drive diversity metrics off the chart if every white male executive officer/senior leader would develop a succession plan for his position that would fill his role with someone different - someone whose identity doesn’t match his own. 

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Companies Hit with Lawsuits for Lack of Diversity

by Julie Graber | on 3 Sep 2020

This is a running list of companies that have been hit with shareholder derivative lawsuits for claiming to have a commitment to diversity but lacking any evidence of it on its board and executive team. The list includes links to articles with more detail re: the lawsuits.

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If We Want to Tackle Racial and Gender Inequality, Everyone Must Pitch In

by Julie Graber | on 1 Sep 2020

White people have to be involved in dismantling systems of racial inequality, just like men have to be engaged in the work it will take to dismantle the structures of male privilege and replace them with something better.  Who do they think created those systems and structures in the first place?

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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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