Author: Olivia Riggio

transgender, election

Meet 6 Transgender and Gender-Nonbinary Politicians Who Broke Ground in 2020

Despite the fraught nature of the 2020 presidential election results, victories at state levels put at least six transgender and nonbinary individuals in legislative positions. These small but significant gains for transgender visibility in politics came just before Transgender Awareness Week, which celebrates transgender people from Nov. 13–19 before Transgender…

native, issues

The Biggest Issues Facing the Native American Community Right Now

Some of the challenges Indigenous Peoples face — like derogatory sports mascots and natural resource exploitation — have made the headlines lately, but many remain underreported. These problems are connected to a host of other crises that challenge Native communities, many due to ongoing racism and a desire to erase…

transitioning, supporting, veterans

Supporting & Transitioning Veterans Into Your Organization

Military lifestyle greatly differs from civilian and corporate lifestyle, but if your company prioritizes supporting and leveraging veterans, you can turn their challenges and experiences into strengths. Challenges Transitioning Veterans Face Employer bias. Some employers discriminate against veteran applicants, fearing they may have disabilities or mental illnesses that could interfere…

native, american, never to say

7 Things to NEVER Say to Your Indigenous, Native American Colleagues

Some phrases that may seem like harmless figures of speech are actually rooted in deep levels of historic oppression. Hearing these microaggressions, or incidents of indirect, subtle or unintentional discrimination can take a toll on individuals, especially if they are repeated often. This is especially true for Native Americans, who…

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‘Irreversible, Sustainable Change’: DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson Delivers Keynote on Disruptive Leadership at INROADS Summit

During INROADS’s 50th Anniversary Diversity Summit, which took place Nov. 4-6, 2020, DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson delivered a virtual keynote address on the power of disruption to create irreversible, sustainable change. Her speech conveyed why diversity, fairness and equal access are relevant to business leaders — and society as a…