Diversity & Inclusion

Indigenous Peoples Day

President Biden and the White House Officially Mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the First Time Ever

The first celebrations of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the U.S. took place more than 40 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2021 that the White House officially marked the important day. CNN’s Donald Judd reported that ahead of the official designation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 11, President Joe…

DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson in Conversation With Target CEO Brian Cornell on Why DEI Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Target (No. 29 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021) seems to have hit the bullseye. The retail giant recently released its 2020 Workforce Diversity Report, sharing and breaking down disaggregated racial and gender data across all levels of the organization. To expand on the report’s…

HR Professional

New Study Reveals Diversity Slate of Job Applicants Increases by 118% When Women or POC Oversee Hiring and Recruitment

If your company or organization is looking to increase the diversity of its workforce, studies suggest putting a woman or someone from an underrepresented demographic in charge of hiring. According to the Journal of Applied Psychology, when women and/or people of color head hiring committees, it can have a significant…

People On the Move: Ying McGuire, New President of the National Minority Supplier Development Council

On Wednesday, July 28, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), America’s most influential and successful minority business development organization founded in 1972, has appointed its new president and CEO: Ying McGuire. McGuire will be the first Asian American or Pacific Islander to lead NMSDC and will help usher in…

Team USA Summer Olympics

Olympic Officials Commit to Less Sexist, More Inclusive and Unbiased Games for Female Athletes

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics finally underway after the COVID-19-related postponement, event organizers have one message they are committed to driving home to spectators watching the Summer Games: women athletes don’t deserve to be sexualized or treated differently than their male counterparts. Graham Dunbar of the Associated Press reported that…

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Biden Administration Exploring Policy Changes To Make US Census More Accurate and Inclusive of Race and Ethnicity

President Biden and the U.S. Census Bureau are hoping to revive a previously proposed policy that would allow the 2030 survey to ask more accurate questions about race and ethnicity — and by extension, improve the quality of demographic data acquired and used toward policymaking, voting districts, and enforcing civil…

United States Capitol building

New Study Shows Historic Diversity and Inclusion Within Senate Democrats’ Staffing and Workforce

Elected and federally appointed officials aren’t the only ones making government more diverse and inclusive. A new government survey has revealed that more than 38% of people working on the Democratic side of the Senate also identify as non-Caucasian. CNN’s Daniella Diaz and Ali Zaslav have reported on the survey,…