How the Biden and Harris team stacks up on diversity (Newsletter)

Global Diversity Newsletter: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101

Diversity and Inclusion news – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101 (with Richemont’s Doug Melville)

How do you answer the questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion that can be awkward to ask at work?

What’s the difference between unconscious bias and a microaggression? How is diversity actually defined? And what’s problematic about using the term “minority”?

Doug Melville, VP, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Richemont North America, joins host Porter Braswell to answer questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion. They define the terms we hear so often, address common misconceptions, and share their personal experiences with race at work.

Learn more about Unconscious Bias – Definition & Examples in a Diverse Workplace.

What is a microaggression? 14 things people think are fine to say at work — but are actually racist, sexist, or offensive

Diversity and Inclusion news – What can we learn from the U.S.A. Presidential Inauguration?

Youth Poet Amanda Gorman Recites Poem At Presidential Inauguration

Who is the girl who recited the inspiring poem at the U.S. presidential inauguration?

For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.

Her name is Amanda Gorman – a Harvard alumna. At age 22, she is the nation’s youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history. Read the inspirational poem “The Hill We Climb” during the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20th at the U.S. Capitol.

How the Biden and Harris team stacks up on diversity

If you watched the inauguration of Joe Biden, it was not hard to notice there was one theme throughout the day – Diversity.

The United States is the world’s largest economy with a nominal GDP of $21.44 trillion, which constitutes one-fourth of the world economy.

Biden & Harris’ emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sends a strong message to the world leaders, governments, employers, supervisors, HR professionals on topics covering LGBTQ, businesses, governments, diverse hiring, education, workplaces … and let us not forget .. the redefined ‘girl power’.

Biden issued an executive order expanding LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.

In terms of government, the cabinet of the Biden administration could be one of the most diverse in American history.

In terms of how to run the business, President Joe Biden administered the Oath of Office to his appointees in a virtual swearing-in ceremony – talking about trust, diversity and respect. “I’m not joking when I say this: If you ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot. On the spot! No if, and or buts.”

In terms of education, one of President Joe Biden’s first executive orders signed was to reverse the ban on certain federally funded diversity and inclusion (D&I) trainings.

In terms of workplaces, President Biden signs directives to promote racial equity, champion pandemic measures.

And lastly, how Kamala Harris redefined ‘girl power’.

Employer Branding with Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion brings positive impact to the Employer Brand.

How does DEI improve Employer Branding?

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About the author

Jess Man

Jessica is the Editor-in-Chief and Senior Diversity Advisor at Diversity Social. Jessica has over 10 years of working with and advising employers to be more diverse and create an inclusive working environment.
Jessica's experience spans private and non-profit sectors in multiple industries.
Jessica's expertise experience is beyond Diversity & Inclusion, she is also a certified professional IT recruiter in Data & Analytics, Database administration, Artificial Intelligence area.