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How Empathy Can Lead to Equity in the Workplace
July Virtual Conference

How Empathy Can Lead to Equity in the Workplace

The phrase often repeated during the protests over racial injustice, energized by the police killing of George Floyd, is that this time “feels different.” In one of many media commentaries offering hope for lasting change, CNN’s John Blake, who covered riots sparked by the Rodney King police-brutality verdict and the death of Freddie Gray in […]

BY Michael Stahl | July 29, 2020

Diverse From the Start: What a Holistic Recruiting Strategy Looks Like
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Diverse From the Start: What a Holistic Recruiting Strategy Looks Like

Recruitment is the first step for creating racial, gender and economic diversity within a workplace, but it cannot stand alone in fostering inclusion. Rather, recruitment should be seen as the launching-off point to a wealth of strategies that bring in, retain and empower a diverse employee base. A panel of experts on recruitment convened at […]

BY Emily Nonko | July 28, 2020

The Racism of False Assumptions in the Office
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The Racism of False Assumptions in the Office

“You don’t look like a lawyer” was a comment often heard by the Black female attorneys interviewed by Tsedale M. Melaku, a sociologist and author. Melaku had originally wanted to go to law school and work for a law firm herself, but was turned off by the unforgiving lifestyle. She also noticed another fact of […]

BY Emily Nonko | July 27, 2020

Can Employees Feel Unique Yet Included? Why We Need Both
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Can Employees Feel Unique Yet Included? Why We Need Both

The reinvigorated racial-justice movement in America has given new energy to many parallel conversations, notably about cultivating workplace equity more broadly for people from underrepresented and underserved communities. Yet even the most open-minded, conscientious allies might require more insight about how to make this a reality. To start, they could try a little empathy about […]

BY Michael Stahl | July 24, 2020

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