Tag: Microaggressions

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Six Things You Should Never Say to South Asian Americans

Eight countries — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — make up South Asia. Nearly 5.4 million South Asians live in the U.S., according to South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Despite South Asians coming from a vast variety of backgrounds, cultures and lived experiences, they often…

Managing Ethnic Stereotypes That Enter the Room Before You Do: A Panel Featuring Toyota’s Billie Jo Johnson and PepsiCo’s Merary Simeon

During DiversityInc’s Women of Color and Their Allies event on Nov. 4, Merary Simeon, North America vice president of diversity and engagement at PepsiCo and Billie Jo Johnson, general manager at Toyota Motor, North America discussed the stereotypes they faced as women of color in the corporate space. PepsiCo was…

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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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‘Being Black in Corporate America’: Study Offers Detailed Data on Black Professionals’ Experiences

Companies are spending billions on diversity and inclusion programs, but Black professionals are still experiencing exclusion that’s barring them from the C-suite. “Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration,” a study by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) used quantitative and qualitative data from a national survey to discover…

How to Respond to Microaggressions Specific to Race

Peter Kouzmov, VP, Enterprise D&I Learning Leader at Wells Fargo addresses his experiences with microaggressions and how people inadvertently perpetuated them against each other, and gives candid advice on how to respond appropriately. 00:00:00 – Webinar Introduction 00:03:09 – Peter Kouzmov Introduction/Agenda 00:07:10 – Peter’s Personal Story 00:15:21 – Bias…

How to Respond to Microaggressions

Dianne Greene, Division VP and General Manager at ADP, talks about how she overcame microaggressions early on in her career. Greene gives a brief overview of the different kinds of microaggressions and gives advice on how to respond to them.  00:07:12 – Dianne Greene Introduction and Background 00:16:34 – What are…