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Inaugural Spanish-language report analyzes LGBTQ on primetime TV: GLAAD

GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, has released its first-ever Spanish-Language media report, Nearly Invisible, an analysis of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) characters in primetime Spanish-language scripted television airing in the …

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Very Important Posts about diversity and inclusion that could transform your workplace.

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Organizations and individuals recognized for their outstanding diversity efforts in the workplace or the community.

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Proven tips, tools & strategies that can effectively transform a workforce or an entire organization.

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Guest columnists who have been in the trenches and have something to say about it.

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Easy, common sense steps for engaging a diverse workforce or creating a culture of inclusion.

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Top 6 lessons on how to improve gender diversity in the workplace

1. Be transparent

“Be transparent about everything – how you got to where you are and tell them the stories which open up the system for everybody to be able to step forward and create a more inclusive culture.” ~Kathleen Bailey-Lord, Allianz Australia

2. Make diversity a priority

“As leaders we need to be seen to be making it a priority and leading by example. We also need to make changes ourselves, so on our management and operating committees consider what the percentage of women is.” ~Simon Rothery, Goldman Sachs Australia/NewZealand

3. Review promoting practices

“Every time I sit down to look at who is going to be promoted or to fill a particular appointment, I have an advisory committee which helps me do that.” ~ David Morrison, Australian Army

4. Lead from the top

“If the women in the organisation believe there is a critical mass of women in the leadership team, they’re five times more likely to advocate for the organisation. In the war for talent that is a very compelling message.” ~Kathryn Fagg , non-executive director

5. Look for women with potential

“Women subconsciously just don’t promote themselves for a range of reasons. So you need to focus on who those talented women are and make sure they don’t leak out of the pipeline.” ~Helen Silver, Allianz Australia

6. Communicate with the women in the business

“The more you listen and debate, the more you learn what the real problems are,” ~ Giam Swiegers, Deloitte Australia

Compass Canada

Much like the story of Mohammed and the mountain, Compass Canada found the best way to get the best people was not to wait for them to come to Compass but for Compass to go …

Path Forward

Path Forward is a non-profit that connects companies with mid-career professionals who are hoping to return to work after more than two years off for caregiving duties. It’s referred to as a ‘returnship.’ The 20-week …

The No-Nonsense Guide to Workplace Inclusion

 

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We wrote this book for you.
Workplace inclusion is a given. It’s expected, required, needed even. You know that. Other people tell you that. So what’s holding you back? We get it. You’re …

Diversity Awards NZ

Now in their 19th year, the Diversity Awards NZ recognize and celebrate the New Zealand businesses and organizations championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The full list of winners include New Zealand Police (Supreme Award/ …

The business case for diversity & inclusion: DuPont

DuPont – recently recognized as one of DiverstyInc’s “25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity“, by the National Association of Female Executives as one of the “Top Companies for Executive Women”, and with a 100% score on …

Pride in Sport Index

Following the release of the Out on the Fields study, nine major Australian sports committed to eliminate homophobia. Seven of those sports have also agreed to participate in the Pride in Sport Index (PSI),  the …

The Internal Audit

It takes over 1850 officers with the Durham Regional Police Service to cover a territory that stretches west from Pickering to Bowmanville, north from Lake Ontario to Beaverton. So the organization felt it was essential …

2016 Top 50 Women Lawyers

The National Diversity Council has announced the 2016 Top 50 Women Lawyers. “The 2016 Top 50 Women Lawyers highlights the most extraordinary female leaders in the industry,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the …

Reasonable Accommodation Includes Electronic Accessibility

Computers, mobile devices, and the Internet are integral parts of today’s workplace. Employees email, log into various systems and programs, complete employer forms, and manage their time online. Job seekers research employers and submit job …

New app for guests with disabilities: Omni Hotels & Resorts

eSSENTIAL Accessibility and Omni Hotels & Resorts have partnered to launch the eSSENTIAL Accessibility app, an exciting accessibility initiative for guests with disabilities. The eSSENTIAL Accessibility app provides keyboard and mouse replacement tools that help …