Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

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.

DEI Gets Real

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.

4 Lessons for Building Diverse Teams

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

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.

The History of Ableism in the Beauty Industry

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.

Changing Organizational Culture: From Embedded Bias to Equity and Inclusion

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

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.

Beauty is More Diverse Than Ever. But is it Diverse Enough?

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.

What are Organizational and Cultural Barriers in the Workplace to Women Advancing to the C-Suite?

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.

The Real Effects of Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

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

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.

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.

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: 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.

Extra Resources (Further Reading, Talks, etc.)

A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Reading List

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.

Carin Taylor: Belonging, A Critical Piece of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (TedTalk)

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.

Wendy Knight Agard: From the Inside Out: Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (Ted Talk)

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.

The Danger of a Single Story (Ted Talk)

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

American Civil Liberties Union: Promoting Inclusion and Diversity in Civil Society

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.

National Immigration Law Center

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: Empowering Communities to be More Inclusive

The Advancement Project was founded to bring attention to cases that involved unfair treatment of Black students in schools.

Equal Justice Initiative: Strengthening Diversity and Inclusion Through Criminal Justice Reforms

This organization was founded to provide legal remedies to people discriminated against because of their social or minority status.

Multicultural Beauty Brands to Explore

CEW Spotlights Black-Owned Businesses for National Black Business Month:

For National Black Business Month, Beauty News presents a selection of Black-owned beauty brands making their mark in the world of beauty.

AAPI-Founded Beauty Brands Give Back to Community

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.

CEW Honors LatinX Brands During Hispanic Heritage Month

Beauty News presents an array of Hispanic and LatinX-owned brands who are holding their own in the world of beauty

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