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Black History Month Timeline and Facts & Figures

Black History Month is a time to commemorate achievement.DiversityInc provides a list of the important dates and relevant demographics you need to know. “Negro History Week” was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, an NAACP leader, educator and historian, to recognize the central role Blacks played in the development…

National Hispanic Heritage Month Timeline and Facts & Figures

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 byrecognizing the history, culture and contributions of Latino Americans. HispanicHeritage Week was commemorated in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson andexpanded to a month in 1988. This isthe perfect time to increase your entire company’sawareness of the very…

SLIDESHOW: U.S.'s LGBT Community—Revealing Trends & Attitudes

Just ahead of the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-gender marriage, the Pew Research Center released a series of surveys regarding attitudes, experiences and acceptance in the United States’ LGBT community. The studies provided some unique insights. DiversityInc presents some of the most revealing. [SlideDeck2 id=29382]

What Are the Benefits of Being in the DiversityInc Top 50

By Luke Visconti and Barbara Frankel What differentiates The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity from other diversity rankings is its rigorous, empirically driven methodology and its credibility with corporate America. The survey, now in its 14th year, is entirely based on factual information submitted by participants in the four…

International Women's Day: How to Achieve Economic Equality

What can we do to improve women’s economic opportunities Women have made significant progress over the last several decades, but throughout the world, they still face significant economic inequities, says Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. Lagarde writes in a blog post that International Women’s Day (annually…

Ask DiversityInc: What Makes a Company Rise in the DiversityInc Top 50

All four areas measured (CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate Communications and Supplier Diversity) are equally important, each contributing 25 percent to the total score of the DiversityInc Top 50. CEO Commitment Strategies include: CEOs personally holding executives accountable for diversity results (supplier diversity included) Meeting with resource groups Chairing the…

Holidays at Work: Culturally Competent or Offensive What You SHOULD Know

While seasonal festivities and office holiday parties are common this time of year, companies continue to grapple with the most appropriate way to include everyone. As the workplace becomes increasingly diverse, how can companies ensure their employees’ year-end festivities don’t offendor lead to discrimination chargeswhile maintaining the importance of religious…

Ask DiversityInc: How Does Your Company Handle Religious Holidays

Q: How do other organizations allow their employees to handle holiday decorations and celebrations We want to allow people to tastefully decorate/celebrate and we also want to make sure that we are not offending people. A:Before we answer this question directly, we’d first like to address the issue of religion…

What Your Resource Groups Are NOT Telling You

Q: I’ve been giving our current diversity advisory council some thought, and it prompted a question that I’d like to get your perspective on. Have you seen companies utilize their resource-group leaders as diversity advisory-council members A:Asresource groupshave matured, they have literally earned a place at the table. That table,…