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New Study Finds DEI Initiatives Work Better When Implemented in Groups

If you want to improve diversity, equity or inclusion within a company or organization, a new study conducted by the U.S. think tank Filene Research Institute suggests that you’ll have greater success by enacting a series of changes or programs versus attempting a single standalone initiative.  Anca Voinea of Co-operative…

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WNBA Outperforms All Other Athletic Leagues on Diverse and Inclusive Hiring Practices

The WNBA is continuing its winning streak, outperforming all other major athletics groups when it comes to racial and gender hiring practices. Brooke Migdon of The Hill reported that “the Women’s National Basketball Association this week earned a nearly perfect score for race- and gender-inclusive hiring in 2021, according to…

Global Diversity

Despite Massive Uptick in Global DEI Initiatives, New Study Reveals Real Change in Corporate Workforces Remains Slow 

Even though DEI as a business imperative continues to grow both in the United States and around the world, a new study has found that many business leaders and executives have merely raised awareness of why diversity, equity and inclusion is important — as opposed to actually making meaningful progress…

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New Study Reveals Half of US Employees Don’t Think Their Employers Are Focused Enough on DEI

Even with the continuing growth of DEI staff and departments among American corporations, and despite more than 2,000 corporate CEOs pledging earlier this year to support more inclusive workplaces across America, many U.S. workers feel their employers aren’t devoting enough energy, resources and funding to diversity, equity and inclusion. In…

Le Joyce Naylor

People On the Move: Le Joyce Naylor, Wellstar Health System’s New Senior VP and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Leading nonprofit medical service center, Wellstar Health System — the largest health system in Georgia — has appointed Le Joyce Naylor as its new senior vice president and chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer.  In her new role, which she started in early August 2021, Naylor will provide systemwide thought…

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NASA Pledges $18 Million on New Research Projects at Several HBCUs To Help Boost STEM Diversity

In a major new push to help increase diversity and inclusion in the world of STEM, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it will soon be supporting academic programs at several of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)….

AAPI actors

New Study Reveals Most AAPI Characters in Hollywood Films Either Sexualized or Used As Comic Relief

Despite recent critically acclaimed and award-winning films like Minari and The Farewell, it appears Hollywood is still woefully slow in creating diverse, inclusive and non-stereotyped roles for its Asian American and Pacific Islander actors. A new study has found that the majority of roles given to Asian actors in the…

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Grammy Awards Commit to Using an ‘Inclusion Rider’ During Production of Future Telecasts

Frances McDormand set social media ablaze in 2018 when she won her second Oscar for Best Actress and used part of her acceptance speech to talk about an “inclusion rider” — a provision in a contract providing for a certain level of diversity in casting, production or other aspects related…

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Nasdaq and SEC Near Agreement on Plan To Increase Diversity Within Corporate Boards

The multinational financial services corporation Nasdaq Inc. and the stock exchanges it operates are on the verge of becoming much more diverse and inclusive, especially when it comes to the number of women and minorities serving on the boards of member companies. Bloomberg’s Andrew Ramonas and Claire Hao have reported…

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British Banking Industry Considers New Rules Tying Executive Bonuses to a Company’s Overall Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

While it’s not unusual for some U.S. executives to receive bonuses based on various diversity goals within an organization, regulators in the U.K. are looking into enacting a more formal and official program linking the two ideas together, making financial services more accountable for their hiring practices. Bloomberg’s Aoife Kearins…