Monthly Archives: September 2014


What Every CEO Should Know About Diversity & Inclusion

By Leah Smiley After 5 1/2 years and more than 400 members, the Society for Diversity is organizing an Executive Council on Diversity and Inclusion. This body of Fortune 1000 senior level leaders will meet quarterly starting in 2015, and provide strategic direction to the Society for Diversity regarding global […]


How Does Your Organization Respond to Trends: Proactive or Reactive?

By Leah Smiley Analyzing diversity and inclusion trends should be a key component of your organization’s growth and development. Trends consider data, such as demographic projections, buying patterns, attendance rates, utilization reports, and other statistics in the past, present and future. As with all things in the diversity and inclusion […]


Realizing the Pledge’s Potential: America’s Blueprint for Law and Order

By Leah Smiley, CDE                     The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by Francis Bellamy, who was a Christian socialist, according to Wikipedia. Bellamy had initially considered using the words equality and fraternity but decided against it – knowing […]