There has been a significant increase in the number of corporations formally committing to explore Unconscious Bias and its impact on workplace dynamics and employee relationships.
2018 starts with a lot of optimism! First, diversity and inclusion (D&I) survived, even thrived in what can be described as a somewhat tumultuous 2017. Last year we saw a multitude of D&I challenges including: overt incidents of intolerance and racism, high profile sexual harassment cases, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, the reversal of DACA, and threats against Transgender people serving in the Military.
On July 10 and 11, our sisters at Working Mother hosted the Multicultural Women’s National Conference. Members of the Diversity Best Practices team were active participants in the event along with many of our member companies and thought leader partners.
Inaugural week, I chose to take a much-needed vacation. I was intentionally choosing to avoid what I anticipated would be the drama in the metro DC area, where I live, relating to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as our 45th President.
Several of my Diversity and Inclusion practitioner colleagues were sharing their frustrations regarding a recent article in the the Harvard Business Review [HBR] titled, Why Diversity Programs Fail1.