Monthly Archives: August 2013


The Imprint of Diversity and Inclusion’s Impact

By Leah Smiley This week’s 50th Anniversary Celebration of the March on Washington coincided with our diversity certification prep course on “Measuring the Impact of Diversity and Inclusion“. While this topic is definitely a difficult issue, it’s hard not to think about impact when we consider the power of diversity […]


How Diversity and Inclusion Credentials Can Help You

Over the years, it has become increasingly apparent that a strong diversity and inclusion strategy is critical for any organization that seeks to improve and maintain their competitive advantage. Focusing on a diverse and inclusive environment is not just a “nice” program, or “the right thing to do”; it offers […]


A Dilemma for Women

By Leah Smiley   I love Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo. I think she embodies power, prestige, and position. She has challenged common reasoning in the IT industry in everything from the role of women to the dress code to work-at-home policies. She has also been a powerful force in […]


No Other Options

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   There were two groundbreaking decisions made this week. […]


The Business Case for Managers with Diversity and Inclusion Skills

“The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.”   – Agha HasanAbedi     The Wall Street Journal published an article last week entitled, “Some Tech Firms Ask: Who Needs Managers?” by Rachel Emma Silverman. The author asserted, “Management has […]


Comparing Generations is Bad for Innovation

 “Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation.” – Ronald Reagan   When my children started school on July 31st, I was reminded of the stark contrasts between generations.  K-12 schools are different. Colleges and universities are different. And workplaces […]