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LGBT diversity “dropped drastically” in Hollywood: GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index 2015

GLAAD, the world’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, has released its fourth annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI), a report that maps the quantity, quality, and diversity of LGBT people in films …

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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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Diversity Coloring Book

Dream Big! More than a Princess con­sists of 25 illus­tra­tions of women in a variety of careers, making empowering, inspirational declarations such as “I’m going to be a pro­grammer and become a leader in technology.”  Stephanie Tabashneck came up with the idea after she discovered most coloring books depicted thin, white girls with blond hair dressed liked princesses.

“It made me feel sad. It sends a bad mes­sage to chil­dren of color about what they can achieve.” ~ Stephanie Tabash­neck, creator

Harnessing diversity for global success: Thales Canada

When it comes to communication, Thales Canada knows a lot. Be it delivering urban rail signalling systems, avionics or military command and control systems to customers at home and around the world. The company also …

Five Outstanding Women Honoured by Famous 5 Ottawa and Governor General

Political leader and activist the Honourable Monique Bégin was one of five outstanding Canadian women to be honoured by Famous 5 Ottawa as a nation builder.
Bégin was joined by Montreal academic and advocate Marie-Thérèse Chicha; …

2015 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Winners

The 23rd annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards have named this year’s winners. They are: Sharon Vinderine, PTPA Media Inc., Toronto, ON(Micro Business Award), Dr. Wendy McClelland, Vets to Go Inc., Calgary, AB (Deloitte Start-Up …

The business case for hiring persons with disabilities

Inclusive hiring can help businesses attract and retain skilled employees, and expand their range of customers and clients.
The Province of British Columbia has set a goal to have the highest labour-market participation rate for people …

Rainbow ‘wellies’

The University of York Boat Club in England is changing team rules to foster LGBTQ inclusion by wearing rainbow wellies. The rain boots represent the club’s commitment to diversity and continued efforts to ensure that …

Top 4 ways to achieve leadership diversity

There are definite steps that organizations can take to improve leadership diversity, according to David Luna, past president of the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives. Here are the top four:
1. Mentoring: Senior leaders, who have …

Wearable Mobility Device for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Toyota

Mobility is empowering. That’s why Toyota is working to develop a wearable device for the blind and visually impaired that will help them do more with greater freedom, independence and confidence. Called Project BLAID, it …

In celebration of International Women’s Day….Victoria Kaspi

Victoria Kaspi is the director of the McGill Space Institute. She is this year’s winner of the Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal, making her the first woman to win Canada’s top prize for science and engineering. Congratulations, …

Top 4 advantages of gender-diverse teams

Research by the Gallup Business Journal suggests that gender-diverse teams perform better than single-gender teams and to reap the bottom-line benefits that diversity can bring, business leaders must:

Identify business units that are less gender diverse.
Develop …

The Cost of Unbalanced Gender Representation

New research presented at the 110th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association showed that women in occupations with 85% male workforces had a dysfunctional release of cortisol, the body’s stress hormone, whereas women in fields …