Leadership Accountability

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San Francisco Declares War on Racism; People 55 and Older Face Historic Levels of Unemployment; and More.

San Francisco begins a citywide war on racism and discrimination. Known as the birthplace of the “Summer of Love” and the counterculture movement of the 1960s, San Francisco has long stood as a bastion of individuality and inclusion. And now the city is continuing that fight with the launch of…

diversity at work

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…

6 Essential Leadership Lessons From The First 2020 Presidential Debate

The first presidential debate on Sept. 29, 2020 will not be remembered for either candidates’ ideas or outlining of proposed policies. Instead, it was a highly contentious argument rife with personal insults and constant interruption. ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, who has moderated and covered  presidential debates and has also been…

IBM, EEOC, age

EEOC Unearths Years of Intentional Age Discrimination within IBM

After a long investigation, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has revealed that IBM leaders had directed managers to replace older workers with younger ones. Between 2013 and 2018, nearly 86% of those considered for layoffs within the organization were older employees over the age of 40. The investigation showed…

The Moral Courage Needed in America

Since February, the news stories listed below about police brutality have been traumatizing, disappointing, frustrating and exhausting: February 23, 2020 | Ahmaud Arbery, murdered in broad daylight while jogging. Murderers slept in their own beds that night. March 13, 2020 | Breonna Taylor, shot eight times and killed by Kentucky…

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Coast Guard’s Grappling with Harassment and Discrimination Offers Lessons on Leadership Accountability

Lt. Cmdr. Kerry Karwan, a retired member of the Coast Guard and member of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), attended the Dec. 11 joint congressional hearing by the U.S. House Oversight and Homeland Security Committees. The issue at hand was one she had personal experience with. “Righting the Ship,”…

Effectively Communicating to Employees Where You Stand on Today’s Social Issues

Learn how companies are communicating their stance on social issues in the U.S., such as racial tension, immigration, gender parity and equal pay. Panelists: Kathleen Navarro, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, New York Life Elena Richards, Managing Director, Office of Diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers Sharon Harvey Davis, Vice President, Chief Diversity…

Who is Accountable for D&I Results and How to Hold Them Accountable

D&I management is not just the D&I department’s job. The best performing companies cast a wider net in holding stakeholders accountable for results. In this panel, you’ll learn how they do it and the positive results they yield. Panelists: Laura Long, Executive Director, Systems Alignment and Integration, National Diversity &…