Olympia receives 7 proposals for discrimination assessment

The Social Justice and Equity Commission, on Monday, November 28, received seven proposals for a discrimination assessment, according to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive program manager Tobi Hill-Meyer. The commission sought request for proposals (RFP) for discrimination assessment on October 25 to develop guiding principles and values that can support decision-making,...
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DEI hosting White Christmas, Small Business Saturday

EATON — Everyone is invited to welcome Santa Claus to town this evening, Saturday, Nov. 26, at the annual White Christmas Celebration in downtown Eaton. But don’t wait until parade time to visit. Downtown Eaton Inc. is changing up its traditional White Christmas Celebration this year, merging the annual family event with Small Business Saturday for an afternoon of activities to kick off the holiday season.
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Douglas Emmett: Material Upside Exists Despite Uneventful Earnings

Douglas Emmett, Inc is one of the largest owners and operators of Class-A office and multifamily properties in Los Angeles County, California and Honolulu, Hawaii. Following their recent Q3FY22 earnings release, the stock has done little to attract investor interest. Douglas Emmett, Inc (NYSE:DEI) is an office-focused real estate investment...
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5 Steps to Find Your Diversity Weaknesses

Here’s a scenario we’ve come across in our work in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space: Kim, the CEO of a small business, has made DEI a priority since founding her company in 2015. She’s proud of her team’s diversity and is seen as a DEI leader among her peers, often providing guidance to other business owners in her circle. But despite regularly asking her board and employees for ideas on how to improve the company’s DEI efforts, she struggles with the feeling that she isn’t getting the direct feedback she needs to improve.

Accenture Showcases Its Commitment to DEI in the Metaverse

On Nov. 16, 2022, the University of St. Thomas community was able to get an inside view of the virtual world of One Accenture Park, created for onboarding and training over 100,000 new employees at Accenture. Kristina Schatz, executive director of Business in a Digital World, brought the Accenture team in for the second event in the fall speaker series Demystifying Tech to showcase a real example of how the metaverse is being applied in business today.
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DEI is destroying academia

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: academia is trash. As a child of academics, a former academic married to a former academic, and a good friend to many academics I am allowed to say that. It is like members of an ethnic group can joke about each other, right?

Inaugural International DEI Conference Meets on Dec. 2

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Nov. 29, 2022 — An inaugural International Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference will be hosted this year by West Liberty University and was planned by the DEI Office, under the auspices of Dr. Monique Akassi, special assistant to the president for DEI and Strategic Initiatives. “We...

UK automotive launches diversity, equity and inclusion charter

Sixteen major firms have called for greater diversity across the UK’s automotive industry, launching a charter to address recruitment processes and equity of opportunity. The charter, with signatories including lobby group the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), marks the first time the nation’s industry has united under one banner to address diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

A psychological contract could be the most useful tool for D&I

An informal agreement between employer and employee, known as a psychological contract, is an effective way to create agreeable conditions for both parties. These are verbal agreements developed over time which aim to understand individual beliefs, ambitions, obligations and expectations. Psychology and employe relations:. Delivered effectively, a psychological contract is...

Coalition To Launch Framingham Together Website Monday

FRAMINGHAM – We at Framingham Together will launch our new website and community PSA’s on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 1 p.m. At this zoom Press Conference we will have four community leaders and board members speaking about the importance of the work of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our community.

Three Ways Companies Are Getting Ethics Wrong

Making business decisions that are both ethically and strategically sound has always been incredibly tricky. Leaders are called upon to act in a manner that is consistent with their personal values, builds solidarity and trust among diverse stakeholders, enhances their company’s reputation, and prevents scandals, while also being mindful of the bottom line.

Association Leaders Meet with Students at Prairie View A&M University to Discuss Glass and Steel Industries

On Nov. 15, staff from the National Glass Association (NGA) visited Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), Prairie View, Texas—the largest Historical Black College & University (HBCU) in the state and one of the largest HBCUs in the U.S. PVAMU is a leading producer of construction engineering and architectural design graduates.

25% Of Employees Feel They Don’t Belong At Work. Could Tech Solve The Problem?

Belonging ranks high up on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—humans are psychologically wired to seek acceptance. And when our efforts fail, the pain of social rejection is real, following the same neural pathways as physical pain. Unfortunately, many modern organizations have a belonging problem. Recent studies have found that...

Public Relations Society of America National Capital Chapter announces 2023 leadership; Leah Dergachev named president

PRSA NCC, the nation’s largest Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, (PRSA), announced its incoming leaders for 2023. The 2023 board will be led by Leah Dergachev, MBA, Head of External Communications at Olive. “PRSA NCC has historically brought together communications professionals from the D.C. Metro area,...

Doing management training today

I’m doing management training today with all the other managers at The 19th. We're spending a lot of time considering how to be an anti-racist leader, which I'm finding tremendously valuable. I’m very glad to be doing this, and I’m glad for techniques and tactics to actively work towards equity.

Social Event Explores Value of Representation

Earlier this month in New York City, our influencer team held its first live event for Quotient’s network of online content creators and social media marketers. The event, #SocialHour, included elements you would expect at an influencer event, like beautiful photography and specialty cocktails, but the topics and discussion also carried a deeper, meaningful purpose.