Most Recent Articles on Diversity & Inclusion

What has Changed for Women in Business? Our Remarkable Women ThoughtPartners Share Their Stories

Posted by The Grossman Group on Mon, Mar 29, 2021

From left to right starting at the top: Debbie Field, Lana Dewit, Linda Kingman, Brienna LaCoste, Kayla Ellsworth,
Melinda Koski, Jennifer Hirsch, Kate Bushnell, Julie Well, Meg Breslin.

A lot has changed for women in business in recent decades: more women in leadership roles than ever before, and more equity and progress being made to close the pay gap. Even so, there is still much more to be done to create a fair, diverse and equal opportunity environment for women in the workplace.

In the midst of all this ongoing change and reform, Women’s History Month is the perfect time to honor the progress made to level the playing field and share terrific stories and insights from women leaders at The Grossman Group.

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Tags: Diversity & Inclusion, Career Advice

Black at Work, Too: What 2020 Taught Us About the Black Experience in the Workplace & What You Can Do – Guest Blogger Brienna LaCoste

Posted by Brienna LaCoste on Fri, Feb 26, 2021

It’s 2021, and we’ve made it through Black History Month, but we’re still joyriding the wave of #BlackExcellence, while persevering through miserably predictable adversity and trauma. I’d say, hallowed by some ancestral forces who continue to restore fortitude and resilience.

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Tags: Guest Bloggers, Diversity & Inclusion

Reflections on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity: 8 Ways to Be Better – Guest Blogger Kate Bushnell

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Aug 12, 2020

I recently attended a virtual panel focused on the topic of race and inclusion in the workplace. “Reflecting on Race: Moving Forward for Inclusion Success” was hosted by COLOR Magazine & WMFDP | FDP Global and featured leaders in the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity field from Applied Materials, Novant Health, Sandia National Laboratories among other organizations.

I learned so much and appreciated hearing the perspectives from the experts and questions on the minds of other leaders and communicators who joined the session.

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Tags: Guest Bloggers, Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: 3 Steps Your Organization Should Take Today

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jun 22, 2020

It’s a defining moment for companies to examine the actions and commitments that are needed to address diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

With societal issues center stage, now more than ever, companies need to reflect on their culture – and reset if necessary. Starting with the C-suite and in every team across the organization, now’s a time for organizations to reflect, have honest dialogue about how to be better, and come together to commit to actions. It’s the right thing to do, and it’s right for their people, customers and performance.

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Tags: Diversity & Inclusion

The Case for Including White Men in the Corporate Diversity Discussion

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Dec 11, 2017

A recent Ernst & Young survey arrived at an interesting but not entirely surprising conclusion about white men in the workplace: they feel excluded from workplace inclusion efforts, which can hinder real progress on diversity and inclusion.

The White Male Perspective on Workplace Diversity Efforts

Ernst & Young LLP’s recent survey, “EY Studies Race, Gender and Exclusion at Work,” was an attempt to study different demographic groups’ sense of “belonging” and see if respondents have felt personally excluded at work, and why. The study included a sample size of more than 1,000 full-time employed US Americans.

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Tags: Diversity & Inclusion

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