How diverse is your workplace? 4 common diversity Myths

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Diversity & Inclusion news: How you can combat Diversity in the Workplace

4 Common Diversity And Inclusion Myths In The Workplace

As organizations scramble to more fully and substantively embrace D&I, it’s critical to fully understand and counteract these pervasive myths that so often inhibit true progress.

Here are some of the myths covered:

  • Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is About Ethics and Morality
  • The concept of diversity excludes white men.
  • Diversity is just about gender and race.
  • D&I is a Human Resources responsibility.

Learn more from the University of Waterloo (Canada): Three myths about diversity in the workplace – and how you can combat them.

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Diversity & Inclusion news: BIPOC

WARF’s UpStart program supports women and BIPOC entrepreneurs – US

Every fall and winter for ten weeks, WARF’s UpStart Program trains cohorts of women and BIPOC entrepreneurs about every aspect of business ownership, from social media marketing to buying insurance to writing a business plan.

The WARF’s UpStart Program by University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a free entrepreneurship program for women and people of color.

Black and blue: the secret lives of BAME police officers – UK

In 1990, BAME police officers gathered to discuss racism at work, sharing what each had thought were uniquely harrowing experiences. They explain how things have improved – and got worse.

What is racial discrimination? What are the social and economic Impact of Racism culturally, socially, economically, and politically? Learn more here.

Diversity & Inclusion news: How Diverse is your Workplace?

The lack of cultural diversity in Australian TV news has been revealed in a new report – Australia

A survey of the cultural makeup of Australia’s TV news and current affairs programs reveals reporters, presenters and commentators are of predominately Anglo-Celtic background. Employers need to do more to ensure newsrooms are more reflective of Australian society, a report by academics and Media Diversity Australia has found.

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Diversity & Inclusion news: Diversity & Inclusion Technology

The Rise of a Transformative Market

There is a renewed focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace and many companies are beginning to use technology to drive progress toward their D&I empowerment goals. Leaders across organizations are asking: “How can we systematically challenge the status quo, and build a more diverse and inclusive workforce?”

Here is the Mercer report in which you will find:

  • Key findings and analysis on how the market is growing and accelerating
  • Increased number of vendors evaluated
  • Case studies and interviews that share customers’ experiences with and goals for leveraging D&I technology solutions
  • Predictions on where the market is headed in the next 18 months

The D&I technologies currently covered in this research include: Talent Acquisition, Development and Advancement, Engagement and Retention, and Analytics.

Have you thought about having a Brand Ambassador for Diversity in your workplace?

Diversity & Inclusion news: Women

Credits to CNN & photographer

Angela Merkel endured as others came and went. Now world’s crisis manager steps down.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the German Chancellor is preparing to step down later this year, having long ago cemented her position as one of the world’s most successful political leaders.

Did you know?

Women earn 23% less than men globally.

Women occupy only 24% of parliamentary seats worldwide.

Read more Gender Equality articles here.

Women Who Rule The World: The 22 Most Powerful Female Political and Policy Leaders

The number of women in politics and policy has always been relatively small, but even so their power now feels more tenuous than ever.

To name a few….

  • Angela Merkel
  • Theresa May
  • Christine Lagarde

Who are on your list?

How to Reduce Gender Bias to Improve Diversity? What is gender bias and gender equality? What types are there? What are some examples?

Diversity & Cultural Celebrations this Week

  • March 8: International Women’s Day
  • March 10: Harriet Tubman
  • March 11: Maha Shivarati
  • March 14: Pi Day

Learn more about how to celebrate from our Diversity & Cultural Celebration Calendar!

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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.