Ways To Take Action
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 5 Ways to take REAL Action on DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
Explore the different ways you can increase DEI within your company to make it a more fostering environment. Hint: Place an emphasis on equity — before diversity and inclusion.
In the wake of the Me Too and Black Lives Matter movements, it’s increasingly clear that many people — perhaps even the vast majority — are genuinely disturbed by inequities and are motivated to address them. Connect with personal anecdotes to help tell the story on the importance of DE&I within the work environment.
Companies often hire the exact same type of employee over and over with the thinking that if employee X is doing a great job, then it makes sense to hire more people exactly like them. This mentality leads to a staff that looks, thinks, and — to a degree — acts almost exactly the same. Read these tips to avoid this common pitfall.
Building Equity in the Workplace
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.
Find out six practical examples of how to integrate equity into each crucial career moment, from onboarding to performance reviews.
A lack of disability representation in the beauty and fashion industry requires an overhaul. Here, steps that can be taken to foster a more inclusive environment.
Organizations can adopt practices to be more equitable and inclusive. Make sure your company can respond to larger cultural inequities that can become embedded in the workplace.
Building a Diverse Workplace
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.
It’s true that makeup collections now have 40 foundation colors, and that there are more diverse spokesmodels than ever before. But leading makeup artists, hairstylists, and photographers say recent efforts are merely a good start.
Although gender diversity in the workplace has been a corporate priority for many years, women’s participation in the labor market has not significantly increased since 1990. This executive summary focuses on the organizational and social barriers that hinder women’s career advancement, as well as strategies for addressing these obstacles.
Unconscious bias greatly affects the workplace and unknowingly shapes an organization’s culture. This article examines more than 150 unconscious biases and provides steps that HR and talent management professionals can take to uncover and minimize the effects of unconscious bias in their workplaces.
Diversity in the Boardroom
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.
Bias in the Workplace
Find out how to assess whether bias may be holding back progress and performance in your organization with this deep dive self-audit toolkit.
If you’re hiring based on “gut feeling,” you’re likely hiring on the basis of unconscious bias.
Bias in AI
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.
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.
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.
Furthering Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Advancing a New Model of Allyship Intentions and Perceptions
There remains a significant knowledge gap in HRM regarding the inclusion of transgender (trans) workers. This article examines and applies the emerging concept of allyship (a specific form of active support and advocacy for minority groups) for trans workers, and in doing so, advances a new model of allyship intentions and perceptions.
Intersection of Gender and 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.
Updated with a new preface and epilogue. Rereleased in August 2021.
Sponsorship and Mentorship
What’s the difference between mentorship and sponsorship? A quick checklist to help define the important roles each plays in the workplace.
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.
Extra Resources (Further Reading, Talks, etc.)
Many organizations want to build a workplace that works for everyone. But simply wanting DEI efforts to succeed isn’t enough; companies must take a systematic approach to ensuring that they are successful. Kellogg’s faculty shares their favorite concepts about the biases that hold diversity efforts back, and how organizations can combat them.
In this talk, Carin Taylor shares why belonging is the focus of her DEI strategy and the most important piece of the DEI discussion. She outlines the key ingredients needed to belong and how to create them.
As we work toward understanding how to create and maintain truly inclusive cultures comprised of diverse groups of people, what may be most important to remember being conscious of embracing and developing diversity within ourselves. Wendy offers insight into diversity from the inside out, what it means, how to become conscious of it, and how we can move forward on the path to true acceptance.
Our lives and cultures are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Links to Charities & Nonprofits for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
ACLU is focused on advancing civil liberties and civil rights. Founded by civil rights activists such as Roger Baldwin, Helen Keller, Crystal Eastman, and Felix Frankfurter, it was established to defend the US constitution and people’s civil liberties.
Advocating for Immigrant Inclusion: Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center was founded to provide low-income immigrants with legal representation. They promote and defend immigrant rights and advocate for policy changes that support immigrants.
The Advancement Project was founded to bring attention to cases that involved unfair treatment of Black students in schools.
This organization was founded to provide legal remedies to people discriminated against because of their social or minority status.
Multicultural Beauty Brands to Explore
For National Black Business Month, Beauty News presents a selection of Black-owned beauty brands making their mark in the world of beauty.
CEW Beauty News presents a selection of AAPI-owned beauty brands making moves in the world of beauty as they give back to their communities.
Beauty News presents an array of Hispanic and LatinX-owned brands who are holding their own in the world of beauty
In less than one year at the helm of Bath & Body Works, Gina Boswell has mapped out a plan for success – defined by ushering in the new: attracting...