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Workplace Diversity – Benefits and Resistance By Dr. Kecia McCoy   Recently updated !

Workplace diversity refers to an assortment of differences between people in an organization.  To most, it sounds simple, but diversity encompasses race, gender, sexual orientation, age, personality, educational background, and more. According to Thomas Kochan, the co-director of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at the Massachusetts Institute of […]


Inclusive Work Culture – Is it Important Enough? By Dr. Kecia McCoy   Recently updated !

Inclusion is simply a change in the workplace dynamic and for the world’s most successful organizations, it is mandatory. According to author Erik Olesen in his book, 12 Steps to Mastering the Winds of Change, “the mediocre resist change, the successful embrace it.” Moreover, inclusion is not limited to race, […]


Why You Should Change Your Mind about Inclusion By Dr. Nika White

There’s a hidden obstacle tripping up many of us working in the diversity and inclusion space. When I speak with people in industries across the country who are looking to make real progress toward diversity and inclusion, there’s often something standing in the way that they can’t identify. Why won’t […]


When to Swerve Outside Your Lane By Dr. Nika White

It’s been just over a year since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee during the national anthem before game time to protest police violence, but the controversy hasn’t died down. Instead, it’s taken on a whole new life now that even our president has jumped […]


Don’t Be Distracted with Politics

While the world is stunned by some of the political injustices that we are witnessing, those who are not shocked should keep their eyes focused on the prize. For example: What is the vision for equity and inclusion? What do you want the end-game to be? What long-term value will […]


A Closer Look at This Year’s Top Conference Speakers, “Diversity 3.0” 2017

Tavis Smiley From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, Tavis Smiley — broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate, and philanthropist — has emerged as an outstanding voice for change. Smiley is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well […]

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Diversity & Inclusion: Back to the Basics 2

Contributing Author Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) not only involves how people perceive themselves, but how they perceive others and their purpose. Those perceptions affect their interactions. For a wide assortment of employees to function effectively as an organization, human resource professionals need to deal effectively with issues such as communication, […]


Business4ALL: A New Generation of Entrepreneurial Assistive Tools 2

Author: Jaisiel Madrid Sánchez Jaisiel Madrid Sánchez[9] is the founder and CEO of Closefunding, a Spanish consulting organization assisting business innovation and entrepreneurship training following inclusion and diversity criteria. He is also the creator of Business4ALL Tools[10] aimed at improving access and ability to use business tools and entrepreneurial support […]

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Understanding an Entrepreneurship Model that Works for All

Author: Jaisiel Madrid Sánchez Jaisiel Madrid Sánchez[9] is the founder and CEO of Closefunding, a Spanish consulting organization assisting business innovation and entrepreneurship training following inclusion and diversity criteria. He is also the creator of Business4ALL Tools[10] aimed at improving access and ability to use business tools and entrepreneurial support […]