Tag: representation

Caitlyn Jenner

California Gubernatorial Candidate Caitlyn Jenner Under Intense Fire for Anti-Trans Comments Attacking Her Own Community

In a twist that’s appropriate for a long-running star of reality TV, transgender activist and Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Caitlyn Jenner is being sharply criticized both on social media and in the press for a comment she made attacking trans athletes — a group that she is perhaps ironically the…

women in politics

Women Remain Vastly Underrepresented in Local Government, Despite Conventional Wisdom Suggesting Otherwise

Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sat behind President Biden during his first speech to a joint session of Congress on April 28 — representing the first time two women held such important and high-ranking political offices. Even after such a historic moment, the reality…

Tishaura Jones

Tishaura Jones Becomes Mayor of St. Louis, Joins Growing Number of Black Female Mayors Leading a Major American City

More and more Black women are becoming mayors of large American cities. Tishaura Jones has become the latest in a string of recent women candidates advancing to the top of city leadership. With her win on April 6, Jones becomes the first-ever Black woman mayor of St. Louis. Formerly the…

Black and Latinx STEM careers

Blacks — and Especially Hispanics — Remain Vastly Underrepresented in Burgeoning STEM Careers, Pew Study Reports 

While careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) remain among the fasting-growing areas in America’s workforce, the disparity of people filling those positions also continues to grow. Nicole Acevedo of NBC News has reported that “Latino and Black workers remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce compared with their share…

empty office chair; lack of Black leadership

Two-Thirds of Nation’s 3,000 Largest Publicly Traded Companies in America Lack a Black Board Member

Despite rampant calls for change and reform across the country over the past year, the message still isn’t being heard in many corporations. New data from the recruitment service BoardProspects has revealed that close to two-thirds of the nation’s 3,000 largest publicly traded companies lack a single Black board member….

Golden Globes 2021: Historic Firsts Despite a Lack of Diversity in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Voting Body

The 78th Golden Globes on Feb. 28 was marred with controversy, with confounding nominations and a lack of diversity among the voting body in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In the first-ever bi-coastal ceremony, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler lampooned HFPA’s diversity issues in the opening monologue. “Everybody is…

Biden

Biden Further Commits to Racial Equity; Television Drastically Lacking Female and Latinx Representation; and More

Biden further commits to racial equity in meeting with civil rights leaders. In a nearly two-hour virtual meeting on Dec. 8 with seven civil rights leaders, President-elect Joe Biden furthered his commitment to prioritizing racial justice and assembling a diverse Cabinet that can tackle pressing equity issues, the Associated Press…

‘A Sophisticated Approach When Considering Women of Color in Your Workplace Planning Strategy’: A Presentation by Dr. Stephanie Creary

At DiversityInc’s “Women of Color and Their Allies” event on Nov. 4, 2020, Dr. Stephanie Creary gave a presentation titled “The Importance of Inclusion and Belonging at Work: Spotlight on Women of Color.” As a professor of management specializing in identity and diversity at the Wharton School of the University…