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A Sense of Belonging: How to Make It Sustainable
July 2021 Virtual Conference

A Sense of Belonging: How to Make It Sustainable

There’s a message posted in the meeting room of Dr. Lauren Wadsworth, a clinical psychologist and senior instructor in psychiatry. It reads: “Feedback is a gift.” The posting includes a step-by-step process to accept feedback openly and without defensiveness. These are a few of the key tools needed, Wadsworth believes, to create a culture of […]

BY Emily Nonko | August 4, 2021

Hello, Meet Your Mentor: One Company’s Inclusive Approach
July 2021 Virtual Conference

Hello, Meet Your Mentor: One Company’s Inclusive Approach

When you get hired at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, you don’t have to wait around to find a mentor by chance. Even if you’re not entering for a leadership position, “a mentor is assigned as a part of the onboarding process. You don’t move through that process without a mentor being assigned,” said Michael Lopez, the […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | August 3, 2021

How Employee Coaching Is Boosting Inclusion
July 2021 Virtual Conference

How Employee Coaching Is Boosting Inclusion

Growing up as the child of immigrants and a person of color, Neela Pal always felt there was “a strong pull towards integration/assimilation”–a pull that carried forward as she entered the workforce and began her career. Once she had the opportunity to work with a professional coach, however, she began to think differently, she said […]

BY Sheila Flynn | August 1, 2021

Mentors and Sponsors: Why Each Has a Role to Play
July 2021 Virtual Conference

Mentors and Sponsors: Why Each Has a Role to Play

“One good thing about the pandemic is our ability to identify skill sets in folks that we didn’t know they had, we truly didn’t know they existed,” said Sandra Borders, chief diversity officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Before Covid forced most office workers to transition to remote work, these employees might sit at their […]

BY Angelica Frey | July 30, 2021

The Power of Allyship: a Master Teacher on Getting It Right
July 2021 Virtual Conference

The Power of Allyship: a Master Teacher on Getting It Right

Willie Jackson was one of three contractors at ReadySet, a consulting firm specializing in making more human-centric, inclusive work environments, when it was founded in 2015. At the start of Covid-19, there were eight employees. Following the historic year of a pandemic and social-justice movement, which prompted Corporate America to make new commitments to diversity, […]

BY Emily Nonko | July 28, 2021

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