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Intersectionality and the Value of all People’s Experiences

In our work with different groups of employees, we frequently encounter white men and women who have grown up with significant disadvantages and challenges. It is not unusual to have a white person share stories that include themes like poverty, abuse, family issues,...

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Political Correctness: Maybe Not Such A Bad Thing After All

I have never been a big fan of “political correctness”.  I believe that it is more important to create ‘safe places’ for people to openly discuss their opinions/biases in a diverse group so that prejudice can be dealt with (managed) rather than repressed.  And, I...

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Brain Drain: A Burning Platform for Inclusity Connections

Over the past three decades, Diversity efforts unintentionally excluded white males, women, and people of color who did not primarily self-identify by their race, ethnicity, and/or gender.  The good news is that by focusing exclusively on these specific differences...

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Thoughts To Begin 2015!

Our hearts go out to everyone who has lost family members and loved ones in the Ferguson and NYC tragedies. While we do not believe that it is our place to weigh in on the court’s decision about the shooting and choking incidents themselves, we do want to comment on...

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Why Focus on Inclusion vs Diversity

In 1990, I left a corporate management position to join a small company that was focused on workplace diversity. The diversity field was relatively new at the time, as most organizations were struggling to integrate the women and minorities who were entering the...

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Transgender Awareness

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, I thought my first ever blog would be devoted to this topic, and specifically Transgender Awareness. I must admit that, although I have been facilitating diversity discussions for over 25 years, the transgender topic has not emerged very...

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