Working Mother Names “25 Best Companies for Multicultural Women”
Working Mother has named the 2013 “Best Companies for Multicultural Women,” recognizing 25 U.S. corporations that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining, and promoting women of color. This year, multicultural women at the Best Companies received 15 percent of all promotions to manager and above as compared... Read more

When we speak about diversity, we often speak about one type: racial diversity. We are constantly challenged to embrace those who look different than we do, and create environments in which people of all races can harmoniously coexist. But what about cultural diversity?

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Some argued that designations such as black, white, Asian and Hispanic are outmoded classifications with little valid meaning for understanding genetic variations. The other side opined that meaningful DNA variations can track racial lines and to not explore them might jeopardize the effectiveness of the emerging concept of personalized medicine, aimed at developing treatment based on a person’s genetic makeup.

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We all have multiple identities. No one is uni-dimensional. President Barack Obama exemplifies the conundrum of intersection of multiple identities well. His father is from Kenya and his mother was white American, officially making him bi-racial. He lived in Indonesia and Hawaii during his formative years, making him what anthropologists call a “Third Culture kid. However he is most often identified in a uni-dimensional way as “African American”.

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Diversity in Dining

PDJ January 11, 2013 0

How Darden Restaurants is Leading Diversity in the Casual Dining Industry

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Evaluation Blues

PDJ November 30, 2012 0

The best managers will recognize the cultural basis of certain job criteria and the challenges they pose for some employees.

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