Diversity Management

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…

President Joe Biden

President Biden Signs Sweeping Executive Order To Promote Improved Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Across Federal Workforce

In a complete one-eighty from the anti-diversity initiative former President Trump issued during his final months in office, President Joe Biden has issued a new executive order tasking the dozens of various departments and agencies within the federal government to each create and submit their own unique plan on how…

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Big Tech Pledged Millions to Black Lives Matter, but Still Have Woeful Diversity and Inclusion Numbers, New Report Finds

According to a new report by data analytics company Blendoor, it’s apparently easier, or sufficient, for some giant tech companies to donate millions of dollars to causes like Black Lives Matter than it is to actually promote change by increasing diversity numbers within their own workforce. Meredith Somers of MIT…

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Second Employee Sues ACLU for Racist and Discriminatory Internal Behavior 

While there’s no disputing the valuable work the American Civil Liberties Union does, from promoting social justice and reform to fighting racism and defending LGBTQ rights, mounting evidence suggests that even one of America’s leading nonprofits dedicated to defending civil rights may have its own internal struggles with systemic racism…

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Fortune 500 List 2021 Includes Record Number of Black Women and Female CEOs

When Fortune magazine announced its annual Fortune 500 list ranking the 500 largest United States corporations by total revenue last week, there were a couple of notable and historic inclusions. The list contained more female CEOs — particularly Black female CEOs — than ever before. Taylor Dunn of ABC News…