We all understand the business benefits of cultivating a diverse workforce. But your diversity initiatives won't produce results if they don't facilitate fair and equal opportunities for underrepresented employees to move into leadership roles.
The many advantages of building a diverse team are well-documented, with benefits including increased innovation and creativity, happier employees, higher productivity, and more. Combine this long list of upsides with historically high shortages for talent, and more businesses than ever are doing everything they can to reach a diverse pool of candidates in their hiring efforts.
One in four women reports stalling their career or leaving the workforce due to the impact of COVID-19. Women have lost a net of 5.4 million jobs during the pandemic—nearly 1 million more than men.
You’ve seen it. A teammate that holds back their great ideas. Meetings where no one pushes back to make projects better. A team that’s so afraid of making mistakes that they are hesitant to try new things.
While working in the media industry, I taught myself how to code to build a platform that connects women and minorities to professional opportunities.
Is The Great Resignation the trend that will forever change the US job market? Is it the result of a major systemic issue that has finally come to a head?
Leadership is a verb—a continual process. The act of leadership is a skill that can be developed.
Now more than ever, we need leaders.
By now, the fastest-growing companies know that gender and racial representation are crucial to succeed in today's globally competitive world.