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Archived: Did the Fed's Stunning Lack of Diversity Cause the Housing Crisis

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart,…

Archived: Why Paychecks Aren't Enough

Don’t be fooled by all their late nights and hard work: Your employees WILL leave you. And if they come from underrepresented groups, they’ll probably leave faster. With today’s average tenure of employees down to two years or less, employers need to take it up a notch if they want…

Archived: Ask the White Guy: Black Troublemaker or Honest Broker

Question: Why does leadership get upset when African Americans question the hiring of individuals less qualified than themselves in promotion positions And why are the individuals labeled “trouble makers” Answer: In my observation, there are few words more loaded than “qualification.” I think many qualifications are designed to protect those…

Archived: Why Is Global Diversity So Difficult

It’s a question that challenges many companies. How much local control is needed and what happens when local cultural customs contrast with corporate values What best practices are being implemented And what company does it better than everyone else DiversityInc examined global diversity trends in depth in our exclusive global…

Archived: Is Professor's 'Hi, Sweetie' Comment Sexual Harassment

Diversity and inclusion sensitivity caused a university to overreact by firing chin-chucking professor for harassment.A state appeals court ruled that a university did not have the foundation to fire a tenured male professor for sexual harassment. He had approached his department chair in the lounge area, said “Hi, sweetie,” and…

Archived: How Kraft Increased Promotions of Women in Sales by 39%

What do Kraft Foods (No. 7 in The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity), Dell (No. 26), jcpenney (No. 35) and Toyota (No. 41) have in common They leverage their resource groups to increase sales and enhance talent development. Regardless of company size or industry, resource groups are increasingly…

Archived: Innovation Fest! Agenda

8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Networking Session 10:00 a.m.10:05 a.m. Introductory Remarks Luke Visconti, CEO, DiversityInc 10:05 a.m.10:30 a.m. Innovation: Colgate-Palmolive, Global Innovation Fund Eugene Kelly, Worldwide Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m. Innovation: Kaiser Permanente, Diversity & Health Film Series and Foreign-Language InterpretersTina Martelon, Senior Diversity Consultant,…