Stacey Gordon

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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The critical mindset shift to measure your diversity progress

The critical mindset shift to measure your diversity progress Published January 6, 2021 You’ve heard that you need to get comfortable being uncomfortable if you’re going to really do this “diversity thing” right. And while it’s a cheesy phrase, it’s the absolute truth. We discussed two reasons why diversity makes us uncomfortable in Simply Diversity 03, and today

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Two uncomfortable reasons why diversity makes us squirm

Two reasons why diversity makes us squirm Published December 2, 2020 You’re afraid to admit when you don’t know the answer. And you don’t want to get the answer wrong so you don’t try. But it’s not only you, it’s nearly all of us — and it’s a Mount Everest-sized reason why diversity makes people

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Diversity is more human than you think

Diversity is more human than you think Published November 18, 2020 In Simply Diversity 01 we broke down what diversity actually IS, and a big issue facing diversity communication and practice. Now I want to talk about why it matters.  If you’re reading this you probably know (or think you know) why diversity matters, but answering the ‘why’

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