Diversity, Inclusion and Love Are Power Today

Diversity doesn’t go away because we have a president who is not on the side of diversity. People still need and want inclusion, and diversity and inclusion is the heart and driver of long-lasting innovation.

I hear and know how upset, angry and scared so many people are by the rhetoric and white nationalism, and/or homophobia, islamaphobia, anti-semitism, etc. During times like this, self- isolation can open the doors to fear and feelings of powerlessness but you, me and we can turn it around.power

Remember that we have the power of our purse and the power of our feet to patronize and not patronize businesses that do discriminate. We have social media and know how to use it. We need to use the power we have, and we have the power to help businesses that welcome us. We have the power to expose hate so haters can’t hide by playing the role of victims.

If we believe in the unity and love expressed at the marches on Sat. we need to stand together, and see an act of discrimination against one group is an act of discrimination against all. If we take the line, “it’s not against us, just THEM (whoever them is in any situation) we will be destroyed, despondent and be onlookers to other people’s discrimination. We need to feel part of every group that is in danger and create a tidal wave of love that wipes out any hate and bigotry in our path. And our tidal wave of love can sweep up the undecided, the fearful and fence sitters so they too will join us.

Diversity and Inclusion is Now Relevant More Than Ever

Diversity and Inclusion is Now Relevant More Than Ever

A long-term client recently called me worried that Diversity and Inclusion would be put on the business back burner. “What will happen to support for Diversity and Inclusions now that Trump is president,” he asked. I replied with three of my own questions, “Are you still committed? Do you still see the business benefits? Are… Continue Reading

Is Bias the New Buzz or a Diversity Essential?

Is Bias the New Buzz or a Diversity Essential?

  Is bias the new buzz? Yes and no. There has been a major push to rid individuals, workplaces, schools and everywhere else of bias. Conversations, articles, and media discussions abound with accusations and denials. However, implicit, unconscious, and  conscious bias are not new, just like discrimination, exclusion and prejudice are not new. Taking a… Continue Reading

Cultural Intelligence and Diversity Drives Global Business

Cultural Intelligence and Diversity Drives Global Business

  The increase in international mergers and acquisitions, the norming of global teams, and the degree to which profit margins and innovation are dependent on doing business with people across the diversity spectrum means that people in organizations need to be flexible and constantly adapt to new ways of doing business. What worked for global… Continue Reading