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Air India flies around the world and into history books: all-female crew

Commemorating International Women’s Day, National Carrier Air India has made history flying the world’s longest all-women operated and supported flight on the Non-Stop Delhi- San Francisco route. Close to 17 hrs and travelling a distance …

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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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9th Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards

Ryerson University has honoured the extraordinary achievements of Black women from the campus and in the community at the 9th Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony. This year’s recipients were: Siifan Hassen (Viola Desmond High School Student Award and Bursary); Dr. Annette Bailey (Senator Wanda Thomas-Bernard Faculty Award); Donica Willis (Rosemary Sadlier Ryerson Staff Award); and Devanae Bryce (Paulette Senior Ryerson Student Award).  The event is organized by Ryerson University’s Black History Awareness Committee.

 

The Social Café

This initiative of the Opening Doors Project provides for relevant and constructive discussions around mental health, diversity and discrimination. Past activities have included the painting of sneakers that were exhibited throughout Toronto to promote the …

Zeïneb Mellouli

One of the bright lights in the diversity realm in 2016 was Zeïneb Mellouli, a lawyer with the Montreal law firm Lavery. She won a Lexpert Zenith Award from Lexpert Magazine for advancing diversity and inclusion in …

Top 6 tips for getting more women on boards

According to Anita Rai, an employment law partner with Taylor Vinter, there should be no glass ceiling for talent, whether male or female, and there are practical steps businesses can take to promote such diversity. Here …

Realogy: D&I Champs

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage, received a Diversity in PR Award for its Realogy Diversity & Inclusion Council campaign aimed at engaging employees around diversity objectives, partnering with diverse …

Marie Capitan: 1st Blazing Torch recipient

Marie Capitan is the first recipient of the Blazing Flame Award from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the representation of Native Americans in STEM. She …

Five Diversity and Inclusion Moves to Make Now (or Why There is No Room for Naysayers and Negative Vibers)

By Simma Lieberman
Here are five moves you can make to support Diversity, build Inclusion and make an impact in your workplace and community.
1- Talk about Diversity and Inclusion and how we all benefit. Yes, it’s …

Sallie Mae : an example of gender diversity

According to Women on Boards 2016, a report produced annually by The Forum of Executive Women and PwC, Sallie Mae is one of only 19 companies in the Philadelphia region to qualify for the Champion of …

10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians 2016

The 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians 2016 have been announced. This year’s winners are: Adrian Baranchuk (Argentina) president, International Society of Electrocardiology; Alicia Viloria-Petit (Venezuela) researcher/ professor, University of Guelph; Ana Dominguez (Colombia) president, Campbell …

The Pride Logo

Following up on its perfect 100 score on the HRC’s Corporate Responsibility Index and Workplace Pride Foundation, IBM has introduced a new logo proving once again that it deserves the title of the most gay-friendly employer …

2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards announced

The winners of the 24th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA) have been announced. These awards recognize the country’s leading female entrepreneurs who have made impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or …