Diversity Diva Posts


Buying into Diversity
Published: 2012-08-27
Getting people to buy in to the importance of diversity is half the battle in the workplace. That is one of the reasons why my style of talking about and writing about diversity is different than many others who train.
Pride is a funny thing in this country. During the Olympics, we can get all giddy about national pride. "Let’s go, USA!"
One of the issues that I’ve tackled over and over again in my years of writing about and talking about diversity is the issue of tattoos. Tattoos are in a...
If you are involved in any Social Media sites at all, particularly Facebook or Twitter, one topic that's all the rage is the issue of prospective employers having the ab...
Lin-sanity and Racial Juxtaposition
Published: 2012-02-29
That’s a term I made up. It may actually be some term in a field of study I’m not an expert in, such as psychology or social studies. But for my point, in my column, it’s a term. Racial juxtapositi...
Neuroplasticity has become my new favorite word. Almost my mantra. It explains all. It explains why we have the habits in our lives that we do. The good habits. The bad habits. And just the way way we think about life. I think it&...
I'm a huge believer that life is just one big metaphor. A metaphor explained by a good analogy. On a long recent train trip without access to WiFi, it hit me that the game Angry Birds is a lot like workplace diversity. F...
America has gone all warm and fuzzy and retro. All you have to do is watch the upcoming TV lineup and see what has been tops at the box office--The Help, Mad Men, The Playboy Club, Pan Am. Shoot, I could even throw the r...
A colleague called me the other day, way bent out of shape, because her company had put into place a new self-reported "diversity checklist" requirement as part of the annual performance evaluation process. At the place where thi...
Diversity's "Digital Divide"
Published: 2011-06-29
I have a close friend-- I’ll call him Kevin-- who could be the poster child of stable, long-term employability. Kevin, in his early 50s, has the good looks of a seasoned Tom Cruise, three kids with his wife of more than 25 y...
The Politics of Pantyhose
Published: 2011-05-31
The politics of pantyhose. The philosophy of flip-flops. The tyranny of the tie. However you want to accessorize it, workplace dress codes and how people interpret them can be one of the more apparent ways that diversit...

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