Stacey Gordon

Is your company inclusive of *undisclosed* diversity??

Is your company inclusive of *undisclosed* diversity?? Published May 12, 2021 A gentleman who works in HR made this point in a session I was facilitating:  “We don’t pay enough attention to neurological disorders and mental illness in the workplace,” he said. “So many people come to me about their depression and their fear that […]

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Think being politically correct takes extra effort? Spoiler alert: you’re already doing it!

Think being politically correct takes extra effort? Spoiler alert: you’re already doing it! Published April 28, 2021 Raise your hand if you’ve heard — or said! — some version of the following: You can’t say anything these days! I can’t stand how politically correct we have to be. People are too sensitive. I think a lot

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Your recruiting process is backwards. Here’s how to fix it.

Your recruiting process is backwards. Here’s how to fix it. Published March 31, 2021 Your outlook on talent acquisition and recruiting is probably wrong. Yes, you read that right!  Most people view the talent acquisition and recruiting process backwards. If we want to build diverse, inclusive, equitable organizations, we need to flip acquisition and recruiting

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The two surprising personal benefits of more inclusion

The two surprising personal benefits of more inclusion Published March 17, 2021 Have you ever gone to a networking event and felt like you stepped back into your high school cafeteria?  Everywhere you look you see cliques. No one invites you to join their table. It feels like everyone’s staring at you. You feel excluded. Just

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The greatest threat to inclusion is this

The greatest threat to inclusion is this Published March 3, 2021 The greatest threat to inclusion is your gut feelings.  Wait, what!? That might sound strange. Isn’t it a good thing to trust your gut?  Sometimes, sure: when you’re making a decision for yourself about a job or relationship, it helps to listen to your gut. But

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Are you resisting inclusion?

Are you resisting inclusion? Published February 17, 2021 I’ve written in Simply Diversity about what diversity is, why it matters, and why it’s uncomfortable. ‘Diversity-and-inclusion’ are often bundled together (sometimes with ‘equity’ or ‘belonging’ in the mix) but they are NOT the same thing. Break it down: Diversity = differences. Differences are an intrinsic part of who

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This is the biggest small mistake you can make with diversity and inclusion

This is the biggest small mistake you can make with diversity and inclusion Published February 3, 2021 In the beginning of UNBIAS, I share a quote from Winston Churchill: ‘if you’re going through hell, keep going.’ This quote packs a punch when it comes to creating diverse and inclusive spaces where people belong. Why? Because it’s

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Regression isn’t an option . . . (and a BIG announcement)

Regression isn’t an option . . . (and a BIG announcement) Published January 20, 2021 A lot has happened since we talked about counting in Simply Diversity 05, which came out the morning of the insurrection and mob riots in the US Capitol.  Now here we are on Inauguration Day. Many of us are holding

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