Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

Building Equity in the Workplace

How to Make Equity Center Stage All the Time

Embracing the tenets of equity is key to attracting the best talent to your company, as potential new hires and existing team members increasingly want the values of where they work to align with their personal values — such as those that help to achieve racial and gender justice in society.

Walmart’s DE+I Director Talks Building Equity Talent in the Career Cycle

Find out six practical examples of how to integrate equity into each crucial career moment, from onboarding to performance reviews.

Building a Diverse Workplace

Jopwell: Empowering Employers to Build More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workplaces

Diversify your applicant pipeline and market your brand as an employer of choice to Jopwell’s community of Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.

Women and the BIPOC Community Face Roadblocks to the C-Suite

Find out key insights and take-away guidance to building a better workplace from Gartner’s 2021 Leadership Progression and Diversity Survey.

We All Know there is a Lack of Diversity in the Workplace. Who is Responsible?

Learn how top corporations have made great strides in the DE+I space, with tangible examples of programs you can implement at your own company.

Diversity in the Boardroom

The Missing Piece in the Push for Boardroom Diversity

Private companies are lagging behind publicly traded firms in boardroom diversity, but they don’t receive the same scrutiny. How you can become part of the movement toward change.

You Say You Want a More Diverse Board. Here’s How to Make it Happen

PwC’s latest Annual Corporate Directors Survey found that diversity among board members remains abysmally low. So what’s holding us back, and what steps can we immediately take to begin the shift toward an increase in diversity? Find out here.

Diversity in the C-Suite

Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns Talks About the Importance of Mentors and the Best Advice Her Mother Gave Her

Podcast: Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox, speaks to Katie Couric about her fascinating journey to becoming the first Black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Creating Opportunity, Access, and Equality for Black Marketers

Learn how the Black Executive CMO Alliance (BECA) helps generate opportunity, access, and equality for its community of leaders.

Adding Women to the C Suite Changes How Companies Think

The Harvard Business Review reports on research demonstrating that firms with more women in senior positions are more profitable, more socially responsible, and provide safer, higher-quality customer experiences — among many other benefits.

Bias in the Workplace

How to Audit Your Company for Unconscious Bias

Find out how to assess whether bias may be holding back progress and performance in your organization with this deep dive self-audit toolkit.

16 Unconscious Bias Examples and How to Avoid Them in the Workplace

If you’re hiring based on “gut feeling,” you’re likely hiring on the basis of unconscious bias.

Bias in AI

Beauty AI Algorithms Are Laden with Biases — This Computer Scientist Wants to Change That

Learn about bias in beauty algorithms and how Olay partnered with the Algorithmic Justice League on its “Decode the Bias” campaign — all to help get coders to question social norms and attract a new, more diverse generation of tech lovers to the field.


This Is How to Tell if Your Allyship Is Just Performative

Find out the five ingredients of a meaningful partnership so you aren’t simply reacting out of fear or a sense of moral obligation, but out of authenticity and with truth and transparency.

How to be an Ally in the Workplace

There are four ways to uplift others in the workplace. Find out what type of partner you can be for others, as igniting a feeling of empowerment in another can start with the personality traits you already have but maybe haven’t been fully flexing.

Intersection of Gender and Race

Podcast: Black Women Leaders Navigate the Intersection of Gender & Race

Podcast: Wharton’s Stephanie Creary speaks with scholars Ella Bell Smith and Stella Nkomo about their seminal book, Our Separate Ways: Black and White
Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity.

Book: Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity

Updated with a new preface and epilogue. Rereleased in August 2021.

Sponsorship and Mentorship

Checklist for Defining the Role of a Sponsor

What’s the difference between mentorship and sponsorship? A quick checklist to help define the important roles each plays in the workplace.

Don’t Just Mentor Women & People of Color: Sponsor Them

Using this four-step framework, you can become more intentional in identifying opportunities for sponsorship and using your social connections to lift up those who might otherwise go unnoticed.

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