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How to Encourage a Diverse Culture of Imperfect Allies
December Virtual Conference

How to Encourage a Diverse Culture of Imperfect Allies

How do we define allyship, a concept that sounds straightforward in the abstract, but murkier in its practical application in the workplace? Marisa Grimes, the director of inclusion and diversity at Mastercard, was inspired by the words of Barbara Whye, the new VP of inclusion and diversity at Apple. “You can’t self-proclaim it,” Grimes said, speaking […]

BY Angelica Frey | December 29, 2020

Being an Inclusive Leader Is ‘an Active Role to Play’
December Virtual Conference

Being an Inclusive Leader Is ‘an Active Role to Play’

This year the McCann Worldgroup launched its second-ever global activation for employees, which the company calls A Day for Meaning. The event was the result of the company’s investment in a change-management solution driven by local markets, rather than micro-managed by top leadership. “The model we created really allowed local markets in all our regions […]

BY Emily Nonko | December 29, 2020

Why the Diversity Industry Has Failed–and How to Fix It
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Why the Diversity Industry Has Failed–and How to Fix It

Author and journalist Pamela Newkirk, PhD, has spent a considerable portion of her life in journalism and higher education. “In three of four newsrooms, I was the only African American news reporter. I would later become one of two people of color on New York University’s tenure-track journalism faculty,” she writes in the preface to […]

BY Angelica Frey | December 24, 2020

How to Give Diversity Leaders the Clout They Need
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How to Give Diversity Leaders the Clout They Need

In the wake of this summer’s protest movement, a particular job posting became much more common–that of the chief diversity officer. It was one of many efforts from companies to tackle long standing questions around diversity, equity and inclusion that became even more urgent. For Salima Bhimani, the chief equity and inclusion strategist for the […]

BY Emily Nonko | December 22, 2020

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