Freddie Mac’s Expanded FOCUS ON INCLUSION
    in·clu·sive en·gage·ment: Establishing meaningful connections with people unlike yourself   Freddie Mac is a majority-minority company, and women make up nearly half our workforce. As a company with a strong track record in diversity, we accept the challenge of thoughtfully defining and executing sustainable next practices in... Read more
Elevating Today’s Workforce to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges: A Case Study
By Donald Fan Summary The Challenge: Technology and automation are redefining the enterprise, the workforce, and how work gets done. How can corporate America prepare for and respond to these unprecedented shifts, and ensure women and people of color are not falling behind? The Approach: The challenge requires corporate... Read more
Value Protocols Vanquish Unconscious Bias
by Stephen Young Unconscious bias is manifested through a variety of dimensions. The most visible are race, gender, culture and generation, and other factors that influence who gets hired, developed, and promoted within an organization. The goal is to create a culture and environment that enables these diverse groups... Read more
Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Struggle in Corporate America
By Donald Fan As diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) executives and practitioners, we ask ourselves how we can position our companies as employers of choice to attract and retain top talent, and how we can reap the benefits of DEI to enhance innovation and new business opportunities in the... Read more
Mental Health in the Workplace: It Matters
By Nadine Vogel Employers around the world continue to struggle with how to appropriately address and accommodate individuals with disabilities in the workplace. But of all disability types, mental health is still one of the most invisible, stigmatized, and misunderstood. I have heard many employers say that they would... Read more
You Can’t Fix a D&I Problem by Barking up the Tree of Bad Behavior
by Stephen Young & Barbara Hockfield In visiting many companies, globally, it is striking how frequently employees wrongly categorize bad behavior as a symptom of unconscious bias, exclusion, or micro-inequity. The tendency is to use a broad brush when assessing the motivations behind behaviors that make others feel uncomfortable... Read more
Are Female Leaders Confident Communicators?
By Inmaculada Reinoso I still remember my first speech in front of an audience in the winter of 2016. At the time, I was managing the relationships and internal communications of a regional sales team at a well-known American multinational tech company. The company was having a hard time... Read more
Through its Side by Side program, Prysmian Group has committed that by 2020, 40% of hired staff, 12% of executives and 10% of top managers will be women. You can see some of their current stats regarding their transparent workforce makeup here. Prysmian Group is also taking a close... Read more
The HP Reinvent Mindsets Series: Let’s Get In Touch (Part 1)
“Let’s Get In Touch” was launched on April 26, 2017. It was targeted at the African American community and based on the staggering statistic that when qualified for a job, African Americans are three times more likely to experience a denial. HP took “Let’s Get In Touch” one step... Read more
The HP Reinvent Mindsets Series: Dads and Daughters (Part 2)
“Dads and Daughters” was launched on June 12, 2017 during the Forbes Women’s Summit in New York City. It shines a light on the unconscious bias still faced by women during the interview process through the lens of father/daughter relationships. “Dads and Daughters” was launched at a topical time... Read more