Category: Workplace Inclusion

21/06/2020

Over the past few days, I have had numerous people ask me why the US is currently suffering from such widespread civil unrest. Thousands in the US are asking the same question themselves, as they struggle to understand why their stores are being looted, landmarks are being burned, streets are overrun, and protestors are clashing violently with the authorities. Ironically, many of these same people have spent the past three years excusing and...

Aerie Partners With the All Women Project for a Diverse, Un-Retouched Campaign
25/09/2019

Fresh off the heels of protests like the recent Women’s March on Washington and as we embark on Black History Month this February, organizations that support women, diversity, and the representation of ALL women has never felt more necessary. Part of this is the body positive movement and bringing awareness to the "flaws" and differences that make all of us unique. Aerie, American Eagle’s renowned intimates line and one of the pioneers of the...

Improving diversity in upper management means changing frontline hiring
25/09/2019

When Zabeen Hirji joined the Royal Bank of Canada as a teller in 1977, all of the company’s executives were white men. By 2015, eight years into her tenure as the bank’s chief human resources officer, women held two-fifths of those roles at RBC and visible minorities, 16%. (Illustration by Peter Arkle) RBC’s leadership may not yet represent the diversity of the population at large, but it’s far ahead of the broader business world. Too...

Hollywood Diversity Programs & Initiatives
25/09/2019

By this point, we are all well aware of the fact that Hollywood has a ways to go before the industry reflects the diversity seen across the globe both in front of and behind the camera.  “The Annenberg Report on Diversity”  (released last month) examined 109 films that were released by studios in 2014 in addition to the 305 scripted television and digital series across 31 networks and streaming websites and found that 87% of directors are...

Report: Black women less likely to be promoted, supported by their managers
24/09/2019

A survey found women of color are not only significantly underrepresented, they are also far less likely than others to be promoted. Editor’s Note: This story first appeared on Next Avenue, as part of a partnership with Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative on poverty and opportunity. A new study by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. paints a troubling picture about the treatment of black women in the workplace. According to...

11 Black Visionaries Who Are Changing the Luxury Space Right Now
23/09/2019

As Black History Month comes to a close, we recognize chefs, designers, curators, and other leaders who are changing their respective industries in phenomenal ways. Photo: Scott Roth/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock; Scott Rudd; Courtesy of Davidson Petit-Frère With headline-making missteps at Prada, Gucci, and Burberry—all of which have recently caused offense by using symbols black customers find deeply painful—it’s vital now more than...

Allure Puts 3 Black Models on the Cover to Celebrate Their Diversity Issue Black girl magic gets a major moment.
23/09/2019

As the end of the month nears, it's commonplace to expect new magazine covers to be announced. So far, we've got Tracee Ellis Ross covering Health, Solange fronting Bust, and now, a diversity issue courtesy of Allure. Models Dilone, Aamito Lagum and Imaan Hammam serve as cover girls for Allure's April issue, of which the focus is diverse beauty. Inside, the title surveyed 41 women about their personal experiences with beauty standards — every...

How to Shape a Multicultural Marketing Strategy
12/09/2019

Building relationships with customers on a local level is one challenge. But as businesses expand into new regions, countries, and cultures, they find themselves crossing important boundaries that affect how their messaging is received by their target audience. Whether you’re reaching out to business professionals in Singapore or Mexican-American soccer fans in Houston, the rules of engagement are the same: To make a positive brand impact, you need...