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New Interactive Training Program Now Available for Your Worksite - "Diversity Means All of Us"
Now available at your worksite, this new interactive training program, offered by the Workforce Diversity Network, provides a powerful introduction to the key principles in diversity and inclusion for employees at all levels of an organization. It is great for onboarding, and ongoing leadership and employee education. Envision what is involved in building a truly inclusive workplace, and how that workplace would look, feel, and function >>>

 

Making Connections Series Winter/Spring Announced
The National Coalition Building Institute, Rochester Chapter will present several new sessions in this series. The next workshop is March 24 on Deepening Relationships Around Race. >>>

 
 

Meet Redia Anderson! Expert Forum's Newest Contributor
Redia Anderson is Founder and Managing Partner of Anderson People Strategies, LLC, a human resources management consulting and executive coaching firm. A nationally recognized leader in Diversity & Inclusion, she has more than 25 years' experience in HR and diversity management. As a former Chief Diversity Officer, across industry leading organizations - Deloitte & Touché LLP, Equiva Services (joint venture between Shell, Texaco, and Saudi Aramco), Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Abbott Laboratories - Redia has successfully engaged and led organizations in enterprise-wide change effort. Read more about Redia

Article: Seven Moves from the Trailblazers CEO Playbook to Drive Results through Inclusion and Diversity
By Redia Anderson
I had the opportunity to speak to a high school students regarding the question:‘ What‘s the relevance of inclusion and diversity today?‘ >>>

 

From Exclusion to Inclusion
By Steve Hanamura
Choir was such a positive experience for me at my high school in California that I was determined to find a college where I could continue singing and use that forum to meet new people. >>>

 
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Cultural Competency — Is it the third wave of diversity?
Barry Cross, Jr.Some people equate awareness of ethnic foods and holidays with "cultural competency." But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Cultural competency and awareness are much more. They involve developing knowledge, sensitivity and understanding of other ethnic, racial, gender identity, and religious groups. >>>

 

Creating a Welcoming Environment for Gay Employees
By Brian McNaught
A few years ago, my spouse, Ray, was a managing director of global equity sales for Lehman Brothers. To the surprise and great regret of his firm, he took an early retirement because he felt tolerated there as a gay person, not accepted. >>>

 

Baby Boomers Turning 65; What Does It Mean for Us?
From the University at Buffalo
As of Jan. 1, the first baby boomers turned 65. What can American society expect as boomers retire, age and continue to be active? How will this affect the stigma of growing old? >>>

 

Minority Women Entrepreneurs: How Outsider Status Can Lead To Better Business Practices
From Babson College
Though these women entrepreneurs are thriving as business owners, their stories are seldom told, and few think of minority women as successful entrepreneurs. The question of how gender and minority status shape entrepreneurial decision-making seems long overdue. >>>

 
Untold White House African American History Revealed
From American University
Traditionally, Black History Month sheds light on the accomplishments of African-American celebrities and high-profile historical figures. However, many believe that this celebration should encompass the stories of the African-Americans whose narratives have gone untold throughout history. >>>
 

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Deepening Relationships Around Race

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Beyond Recordings: From Fear to Hope

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