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Is pride blocking progress? Take our D.E.I. Quiz and find out!

Is pride blocking progress? Take our D.E.I. Quiz and find out! Published April 19, 2023 I’m going to come out and say it: I believe people have the desire and the motivation to tackle diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at their workplaces. But… The majority don’t know how.  Enter Rework Work’s new D.E.I Quiz. Break it down:  […]

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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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What the Latest Research Predicts about Recruiting

What the Latest Research Predicts about Recruiting Published March 22, 2023 “I sought out people who would fill my areas of weakness.”  I recall former President Obama saying something to that effect when he was filling his cabinet positions. He proactively sought out talent for areas where he lacked knowledge. And when you put it

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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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How ADIDAS has co-signed acceptable forms of bias

How ADIDAS has co-signed acceptable forms of bias Published November 2, 2022 Unless you’ve been under a rock or avoiding social media (understandable considering the state of Twitter right now), you’ve probably seen headline after headline about Kanye West or Ye (that’s his legal name now). But before you close your browser because you don’t

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How Virgin Airlines is role modeling DEI (and you can too)

How Virgin Airlines is role modeling DEI (and you can too) Published October 19, 2022 Did you hear? Virgin Airlines recently rolled out a gender-neutral dress code for their flight attendants! I had a moment where I felt really foolish when I first read about the policy. I said to my daughter, “this is great. Male and

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