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Let’s read between the lines of diversity data

Let’s read between the lines of diversity data April 3, 2024 Today marks AANHPI Equal Pay Day, marking how long Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders would need to work to earn as much as white, non-Hispanic men. April 3rd, you might think, that doesn’t sound too bad. Hold on, though. What if you […]

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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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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 queer-friendly is your workplace?

How queer-friendly is your workplace? Published October 5, 2022 “The most important piece for me is safety.” Those are the words of my friend and colleague, when I asked what’s “top of mind” for him regarding support LGBTQ+ employees in the workplace.  Break it down:  Next Tuesday, October 11th, is National Coming Out Day celebrated

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The performative BS that blocks meaningful progress

The performative BS that blocks meaningful progress Published June 8, 2022 I think it’s a bunch of performative BS. 😬 That’s my honest opinion on companies that overlay their logos with rainbows for Pride Month.  Does that sound harsh? Does it give you a twinge of defensiveness? Let’s talk about it.  Break it down:  Rainbow

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When are you going to start leading?

When are you going to start leading? Published May 24, 2022 This newsletter is called Simply Diversity for a reason. Every other week, I provide reflections and actions that are easy to say, easy to write and easy to do.  Unless, perhaps, you are in a leadership role. Then, for some reason, these simple demonstrations of humanity

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How labels hide the real data on diversity

How labels hide the real data on diversity Published May 11, 2022 AANHPI.  Do you know what that acronym stands for?  If you live in the United States, you might recognize it. Or, you might think, that looks a lot like AAPI. But if you don’t consume much media from the U.S., AANHPI is likely meaningless. AANHPI

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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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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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