MUFG: Creating a Winning Culture
Can a large, conservative bank change its culture? Particularly one with more than 360 years of history? MUFG, the world’s fifth largest financial group, is taking a page from the playbook of more nimble, innovative companies, such as those in the technology sector, and undergoing a massive culture change... Read more
Accelerating Innovation through Strategic Diversity Management
By David L. Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health Organizations are recognizing the importance of strategic diversity management more than ever before, because research is showing that companies with the ability to attract and engage a highly diverse workforce see higher levels of innovation... Read more
The Mother Bias: A Reality for Many Women Who Work and Have Children
By Crystal M. Brown, Communications Strategist and Advisor During my second pregnancy, a colleague asked if I was planning to exit the workforce and stay home with my young children. When I answered no, he said I was “totally clueless or going to be a really bad mother,” and... Read more
MicroDeceptions & the Halo Effect
By Stephen Young and Barbara Hockfield In the world of diversity and inclusion there are the good, the bad, and the invisible. More often, the good and the bad are easily observable and managed. The invisible behaviors tend to not present themselves in such clear and tangible form. Exposure... Read more
6 Make or Break DEI Decisions

6 Make or Break DEI Decisions

PDJ December 30, 2019 0

By Janet and Gary Smith, Ivy Planning Group Perhaps your organization is new to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) or simply wants to re-energize its DEI efforts. Here are 6 Make or Break DEI Decisions you’ll need to get right: 1. Who leads the effort? It’s a difficult job... Read more
A Fresh Cup of Tea: What the Nutcracker Can Teach Us about Inclusion
By Phil Chan, cofounder of Final Bow for Yellowface Archival photos courtesy of Ballet West It’s Nutcracker time again: the season of sweet delights and a sparkling good time for all—if we’re able to ignore the sour taste left behind by the outdated and unimaginative cultural stereotypes so often... Read more
Why Isn’t Tech More Inclusive?
By Teresa Fausey Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. – Steve Jobs So, why is it that in tech, and perhaps to a lesser... Read more
Bringing the Curtain Down on Affinity Groups
By Stephen Young & Barbara Hockfield, PDJ columnists for 2019 Cultural Equity Teams Wait in the Wings Whatever you call them—BRGs, ERGs, or affinity groups—these employee organizations have created... Read more
Equity or Bust

Equity or Bust

PDJ September 3, 2019 0

By Melissa B. Donaldson As a diversity and inclusion strategist for more than a decade, I’ve noticed a number of subtle and not-so-subtle changes in the profession over the years—some disconcerting, some encouraging, and some, frankly, confusing. One change that encompasses all three of these reactions, in one way... Read more
Do White Men Have a Role to Play in D&I?
By Lor N. Lee, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic I don’t know Lor. What do I have to offer to the work of diversity and inclusion?” “I’m just going to not mentor any women because I don’t want to be accused of sexual harassment when behind... Read more