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Designing for Inclusion

We sat down with Nancy Douyon, design ethicist and product philosopher. Nancy has been a UI/UX designer (User Interface, User Experience) at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel. She is an Emtrain...
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Do You Know How Your Workforce is Feeling?

The coronavirus pandemic has led to job loss for more than one out of every ten Americans. New data from the post-outbreak workforce suggests that those lucky enough to still...
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Interview with Nancy Douyon, Emtrain Expert

From Very Humble Beginnings to Designing Product at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel We sat down with Nancy Douyon, design ethicist and product philosopher. Nancy has been a UI/UX designer...
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Managing Unconscious Bias with Employee Differences

Building an effective and impactful program to manage unconscious bias is a journey for practitioners. Likewise, becoming more enlightened around unconscious bias is a journey for each employee. Everyone starts...
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Recognizing LGBT Women of Color Over the Years

As Gay Pride Month comes to a close during one of the most momentous years in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement, we look back on some of the...
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Teaching Black Lives Matter: Unconscious Bias Training

The goal of unconscious bias training is to get people to understand that their perspective is informed by their life experiences and that our brains are constructed to find the...
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Landmark Supreme Court Decision for LGBT Workers

In a landmark decision announced on Monday, June 17th, the United States Supreme Court announced that it is unlawful for individuals to be fired because of sexual orientation. The decision...
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Upcoming Deadline for NY: Sexual Harassment Training 

Training for Businesses With Employees in New York Employers in New York are required not only to adopt and distribute written sexual harassment prevention policies, but also to provide training...
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Why Your Company Should Celebrate Juneteenth

Over the past two weeks, Black Lives Matter has taken hold of the nation–along with several others–with overwhelming support. Black communities as well as their allies are calling for racial...
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A Conversation About Black Lives Matter and Being an Ally

Can we agree that many children are afraid of the dark? Many children also believe that monsters have taken up residence in their closet and for sure, a monster will...
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Engage Employees with Storytelling

As HR becomes increasingly data driven, we focus a lot on measuring: formally tracking unconscious bias training efficiency and efficacy, collecting survey data and analyzing employee responses, and benchmarking efforts...
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Here's What's the Matter with "All Lives Matter"

Trying to explain to friends, family or colleagues “what’s the matter with saying All Lives Matter?” Having a hard time finding the right words, or not really sure yourself? The...
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A Letter to Take #ActionforEquality

Elizabeth Morrison, VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Live Nation Entertainment #ActionforEquality  I’ve received a multitude of emails, texts and PMs of support and for those, I...
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America Just Changed Because America Hasn’t Changed

“I’ve been watching current events through my lens as a diversity and inclusion practitioner, but  I don’t have and can never have all the dimensionality of the problems we face...
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Corporate Responses to Racial Injustice

Cynthia Overton, Director of Tech Workplace Initiatives, Kapor Center I sent this message to members of Diversity Advocates and Our Collective to encourage organizations to reflect...
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Four Learning & Professional Development Trends

As Learning and Development practitioners, our jobs are evolving. We’ve become true partners who lead with business acumen and leverage our learning and organizational development expertise to drive measurable impacts....
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Reinventing the Workplace with Emotional Intelligence

Examining Bias, Racism, and Microaggressions at Work. Emotional Intelligence is a powerful tool for addressing concerns about racial bias and microaggressions at work. Practicing emotional intelligence techniques can be a...
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The Shift from "New Normal" to Workplace Adaptability

"We are all living in the new normal." We hear or read this phrase several times a day, from television ads to Linkedin and Facebook posts to news outlets and corporate...
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Designing an Unconscious Bias Program to Ease Uncertainty

Behavioral scientists have long studied the effect of uncertainty on emotions, actions, and decision-making. Uncertainty is a challenge for all of us! It may make us feel angry or anxious. It...
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Supporting At-Risk Employees During COVID-19

While you may hear people point out that the COVID virus does not discriminate, one of the most important conversations to have during a global health crisis is understanding and...
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Workplace Anxiety on Employees and Employers

Before COVID-19 emerged and shelter in place took effect, workplace anxiety very much existed. Workplace anxiety can be triggered by difficult situations such as “dealing with problems, setting and meeting...
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