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Global Diversity: What Skills Do You Need to Know

I’ve moved through the world as a sojourner, someone who lives in a “foreign” country for one or more years with the intention of returning to his or her country of origin. As a college student, I lived in Spain and traveled throughout Europe. Then in my early career, I…

Myth-Busting: Hiring Workers With Disabilities

Industry reports consistently rate workers with disabilities as average or above average when it comes to employee performance, attendance, retention and safety. So why are so many people with disabilities unemployed The No. 1 barrier preventing many companies from hiring people with disabilities continues to be “attitudes at all corporate…

Pfizer's Global Executive Advances Black Leaders

Also read: Pfizer, employee-resource groups, talent development, leadership, global diversity When the leaders of Pfizer‘s African American Leadership Network (PAALN)one of 53 colleague-resource groups globallysought a new executive sponsor last year, it targeted David Simmons for his global insight and leadership direction. With 12 years of international experience as president…

Rutgers Reaches Out to Transgender Students

Joanne applied to Rutgers early in her senior year of high school. By the time she arrived on campus the following fall, she was Brian. “I grew up in a small town and for my entire school life was miserable. I never fit in. For a while I thought I…

E-Mails of the Day: Vanity Fair's Lack of Diversity

Also read: Vanity Fair, ad agency, EEOC, discrimination, advertising DiversityInc’s article “Baloney Meter: The World According to Vanity Fair: Thin. White. Female.” about Vanity Fair‘s recent cover spread of young starletswho were all whitespurred strong reactions from many of our readers. See what they had to say on the subject….

Effective Use of an LGBT Employee-Resource Group

PRIDE, American Express’s LGBT employee-resource group, was instrumental in establishing domestic-partner benefits for the company. As its leader, Mayra Triandafellos works with the 800-plus members of the ERG to enhance recruitment and retention for the company. Click on the arrow below to watch the video.

Can You Change the Definition of Mental Disorders

For the first time since 1994, the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” used by psychiatrists, health-insurance companies and others, is being revised, reports The Los Angeles Times. Medical professionals use the manual to diagnose and treat mental illnesses. It is also used as a source in courtrooms and…

College-Prep Gap Remains for Black Students

The educational report “The 6th Annual AP Report to the Nation” shows an increased number of public high-school students, including Black and Latinos, participating in the rigorous, college-level Advanced Placement (AP) courses this year compared with the past. But Black and American Indian academic success is lagging other groups’. “Disparity…

$1.2M Award for Lynching Reenactments at Work

Bob Gregg, partner in Boardman Law Firm, and Cliff Bobholz, an associate,share their roundup of diversity-related legal issues. They can be reached at rgregg@boardmanlawfirm.com and cbobholz@boardmanlawfirm.com, respectively. Race $1.2 million for racial harassment. In Bennett v. Nucor, a jury awarded $1.2 million to six Black steel-mill employees, finding that they…