Dealing with Taboo: Religion

Dealing with Taboo: Religion

“Oh, we don’t talk about that here.” These are difficult words to hear when working with companies who have hopes and dreams of becoming truly inclusive workplaces. Yet, as a practitioner of diversity and inclusion, I hear this phrase, or its variation, frequently:...
Pop Culture, Mansplained

Pop Culture, Mansplained

In the long list of stereotypes we typically attach to gender, there’s something in there about talking, specifically how much we speak. An ideal male, according to a Western definition of masculinity, could easily be described as “stoic,” and a key component of...
Does Unconscious Bias Training Really Work?

Does Unconscious Bias Training Really Work?

Much has been written about unconscious bias training, especially regarding the question of whether or not such training has the ability to impact organizational performance. This is a vital inquiry because the time and cost associated with training programs are great...
Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

In my travels to visit clients across the country, I’ve had the chance to observe a lot of reception areas, and, knowing what I know about bias, it’s easy to allow these first impressions to form immediate assumptions about the folks you’ll be meeting and working with...