Executive Leadership Development

How labels hide the real data on diversity

How labels hide the real data on diversity Published May 17, 2023 Exciting news! We’re in the process of revamping our newsletter. We’ll have brand new content for you soon. In the meantime, we’re reposting this edition of Simply Diversity that was originally published on May 11th, 2022. AANHPI.  Do you know what that acronym […]

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Creating transparency in DEI work

Creating transparency in DEI work Published April 5, 2023 “The good, bad, ugly and lovely.”  That’s what Sonya Kaleel and I sought to discover when we interviewed five of our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leader clients.  We know there’s a disconnect between the DEI successes shared online and what’s actually happening — both the

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Is it you or is it them? The reason CDOs don’t stay.

Is fear of being “canceled” stifling your leadership? Published February 22, 2023 Leaders: what would you do if you weren’t afraid of getting “canceled”?  With an economic downturn (or recession) in the likely future, with “permacrisis” named 2022’s word of the year, times are challenging…. … And it’s an ideal opportunity for leaders to show

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Is fear of being “canceled” stifling your leadership?

Is fear of being “canceled” stifling your leadership? Published February 22, 2023 Leaders: what would you do if you weren’t afraid of getting “canceled”?  With an economic downturn (or recession) in the likely future, with “permacrisis” named 2022’s word of the year, times are challenging…. … And it’s an ideal opportunity for leaders to show

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Unprepared for Black History Month? Start here.

Unprepared for Black History Month? Start here. Published January 25, 2023 “People are trying to be sensitive by serving ‘classic’ soul food dishes,” said Michael Twitty, the chef, historian, and author of The Cooking Gene, referring to the ways many large companies commemorate diversity days and months like Black History Month. “But we can do better than

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A *simple* way to practice inclusion: free tool for 2023

A *simple* way to practice inclusion: free tool for 2023 Published December 14, 2022 I am willing to bet that being an inclusive leader matters to you (you’re reading Simply Diversity, after all!).   And, I bet you also know that “being inclusive” isn’t a finish line you cross, but an ongoing journey – a continuum of

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Is your DEIB work authentic or performative? Here’s how to tell.

Is your DEIB work authentic or performative? Here’s how to tell. Published November 30, 2022 In times of uncertainty or recession, budget or resources allocated to DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging) are usually first on the budget chopping block.  If that is the route your organization is taking, you’re making a short-sighted move that

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Here are three reasons equal pay doesn’t matter

Here are three reasons equal pay doesn’t matter Published September 21, 2022 It’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day in the United States.  But we can’t talk about equal pay without talking about equal advancement opportunities. If Black women (or any underestimated group) aren’t getting a job in the first place, there’s nothing to be equally compensated for. 

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