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Two ways you can challenge the stigma of mental health in the workplace

Two ways you can challenge the stigma of mental health in the workplace Published May 3, 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 April 20, 2022. “I just […]

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Two ways you can challenge the stigma of mental health in the workplace

Two ways you can challenge the stigma of mental health in the workplace Published April 20, 2022 “I just stood there naked.” That’s how my colleague Natasha Bowman describes revealing her struggles with mental health. This is how she put it:   Not enough people feel safe discussing their mental health challenges.  Not enough people are able

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What I DO NOT understand about DEI

What I DO NOT understand about DEI Published April 6, 2022 When comments like this come across my desk, I rarely feel surprise.  I hear some variation of “DEI is only an excuse to give people jobs because of their skin color and not because they earned them” all the time.  But something about this YouTube

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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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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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