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What to say when you hear “DEI is too expensive”

What to say when you hear “DEI is too expensive” Published July 21, 2021 Budget conversations are coming, and I predict that dollars for diversity, equity and inclusion work will be slashed.  Why? Well, it’s been over a year since George Floyd was murdered. The attitude in your company might be, we’ve done enough, right? It’s […]

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Wanna be inclusive? Correct pronoun use is NOT negotiable

Wanna be inclusive? Correct pronoun use is NOT negotiable Published June 23, 2021 I had a prospective client ask me recently about offering unconscious bias education for their employees:  “Great,” I said. “What in particular do you want to cover: Gender? Race? Pronoun use? The person paused and said, “We’d like to offer the workshop…

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Your company policies don’t work. Here are some ways to fix them.

Your company policies don’t work. Here are some ways to fix them. Published June 9, 2021 In my last Simply Diversity, I wrote about going back to the office and how it exposes ignorance about diversity, equity and inclusion. I also offered suggestions to individuals stuck between the rock and hard place of needing a job

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Back to the Office Exposes DEI Ignorance

Back to the Office Exposes DEI Ignorance Published May 26, 2021 We may never go back to “normal,” but things are looking hopeful as the vaccine rolls out.  After over a year of mandatory work from home and hybrid work in many sectors, offices are opening and we’re dusting off our work clothes. What’s next for the

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