Diversity Management

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Experts Warn of Burnout Within Corporate Diversity Workforce, One Year Into New Social Justice Era

Following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others — and the increasing importance of the Black Lives Matter Movement — the push for increased diversity and inclusion in corporate America has grown like never before. But now, one year into this new era of social justice, some…

Carolynn Johnson

DiversityInc CEO Testifies Before House of Representatives; Committee on Financial Services Introduces ‘Diversity Data Accountability Act’

The United States House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on Thursday, March 18 titled, “By the Numbers: How Diversity Data Can Measure Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” During the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion’s hearing co-chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters of California and Rep. Joyce Beatty of…

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Most Congressional Interns are White, New Study Reveals

In news that won’t come as a surprise to many, a new study from a D.C.-based advocacy organization, Pay Our Interns has found that most young adults interning in congressional offices are white. In a review of more than 8,500 pages of payroll data tracking interns who had paid positions…

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NASDAQ President Backtracks Proposed Boardroom Diversity Requirements

When stock market indexing giant NASDAQ announced plans to make the companies listed on its exchange include at least some measure of diversity on their boards last December, the reaction was loud and immediate from both sides. Right-leaning groups like The Heritage Foundation declared the move “discriminatory and immoral” and…

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Comcast NBCUniversal’s Dalila Wilson-Scott on Maintaining Employee Engagement, the Challenges of COVID-19, the Company’s Ongoing Commitment to Social Justice and More

Media & technology company Comcast NBCUniversal is working hard to further its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Already a DiversityInc Top 50 company (they ranked No. 7 in 2020 on our annual list of the country’s top companies for diversity), the company recently distributed the first round of RISE awards…

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Puerto Rico Declares ‘State of Emergency’ Over Wave of Gender-Based Violence; Twitter Launches New “Birdwatch” Community to Combat Misinformation; and More

Puerto Rico declares “State of Emergency” over recent wave of killings targeting women and transgender individuals. Newly sworn in Gov. Pedro Pierluisi has declared that Puerto Rico is under a state of emergency following a recent wave of gender-based violence across the territory. According to CNN, “At least 60 direct…

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How to Solve the “We Can’t Find Them” Problem

Although Wells Fargo has been in the news lately, “we can’t find them” is an excuse I’ve heard hundreds of times over the years as well. The difference between Wells Fargo and other companies whose leadership teams have never even tried (Google, Facebook, Oracle, the Academy Awards) is that Wells…

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First Ever Corporate Diversity Board Requirements Passed in California; $1 Billion in COVID-19 Relief Redirected to Defense Department by White House; and More

California passes first ever state-mandated corporate boardroom diversity law. More than 660 public corporations with headquarters in California will soon be required to have at least one board director from an “underrepresented community, the Washington Post reports. A new state law signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom will require boards…

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Voter Shutting Down Trump at Town Hall Offers a Lesson on Women Asserting Themselves

Kutztown University assistant professor Ellesia Blaque was simply asking President Trump a question at an ABC News town hall event when she made headlines for shutting him down when he began to speak over her. Blaque disclosed that she was born with an inflammatory disease called Sarcoidosis and asked the…

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Despite Growing Hispanic Workforce and Language, California’s New Law Leaves Latina Women Behind

California lawmakers passed a law requiring all public companies based in the state to have at least one female director by the end of 2019. Latina women are still being left behind in representation, despite the number of Hispanics in the civilian U.S. workforce more than doubling from 10.7 million to 25.4 million workers between 1990…