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Since the last iteration of this list, a global pandemic and numerous social justice movements have rocked the U.S. Of the thousands of companies considered for the ranking, 60% are proactively sharing on their websites what they’re doing to promote diversity, up from 46% this time last year. Additionally, 28% now have a senior leader whose sole responsibility is DEI, up from 18% in 2020. Employers in the education and insurance...
Perhaps no year has forced employers to re-examine their work environments more than 2020. While COVID-19 has thrust upon us a workplace that is physically amorphous, the Black Lives Matter movement has also created an unprecedented urgency for a more genuinely diverse and inclusive workforce. READ MORE AT JDSUPRA
When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), knowledge of the problem isn’t enough. In order to begin to see true change, we’ll have to roll up our sleeves and get to the messy, everyday work of inclusion. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY
Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives have been pulled into close scrutiny and greater focus over the past few years. However, that does not mean that the work is done. Indeed, many organizations have yet to take meaningful steps toward embracing and cultivating a diverse workforce where not only is everyone valued, but they also have access to the same professional opportunities and support. Meaningful progress in this area...
We all know about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This still holds true when working remotely. During times of crisis, the focus on diversity and inclusion becomes even more essential, but addressing it isn’t always as forthright as it might initially appear. Leaders play a pivotal role in shaping the dynamics of their team and organization. READ MORE AT CHANNELS FUTURES
Diversity, equity and inclusion, or DE&I, is an evolving area of focus in the workplace. The benefits of employing a diverse workforce have been well established in numerous studies, but there is often a gap between businesses that have a diverse workforce and businesses that manage and leverage it properly. READ MORE AT BOOKTRIB
Diversity and inclusion have become vital parts of modern business, as the benefits of having diverse talent on a team have become increasingly apparent. And while it's easy to recognize the importance of having a diversity-and-inclusion policy, it can be daunting to actually create and implement one that works. When you're creating your own diverse and inclusive working environment, it can be helpful to see how other companies are...
Ulta Beauty is making a big investment in diversity and inclusion just a few weeks after competitor Sephora launched its own racial equity action plan. Ulta plans to spend $25 million on a four-pronged approach to fighting inequality. READ MORE AT RETAIL LEADER 
When the nation exploded in protests over the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd last summer, World Trade Center Seattle Director Emily Cantrell went straight to her boss. She recalls a passionate, heart-to-heart conversation about racism with Columbia Hospitality CEO John Oppenheimer. As a result of their honest exchange, Columbia — which manages World Trade Center Seattle and around 60 other hospitality-focused properties...
Many businesses are aware of the positive impacts associated with diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) in the workplace, including increased revenues, improvements in employee engagement and innovation, and broadened capacity to address customer needs. Unfortunately though, due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, businesses may feel forced to shift focus from sustaining D&I to more time-sensitive concerns. READ MORE...
2020 was a big year for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts, but—now more than ever—it’s obvious that there’s always more work to be done. It’s not enough to make a public statement supporting a cause like the Black Lives Matter movement or publicly reaffirming your commitment to doing anti-racist work. Instead, these commitments require action—and accountability—which is why...
Diversity has been the talk of tech for years now, but little progress is actually being made. In the last half-decade, Facebook’s proportion of black employees has gone from 3% to 3.8% — hardly any change at all.  On the surface, it would seem as though tech is undergoing an epidemic of good intentions. Nearly every company sets high diversity expectations, and yet little changes from quarter...