Category: Diversity and inclusion

Why a private Slack channel for Black staffers works for this organization

As the world reckons with the results of the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota, many organizational leaders continue to look for ways to support their employees and members through stressful times. One organizational leader who has excelled at this very thing is Shameka Jennings, the director of meeting and partners at the National Coalition of STD Directors. 

3 ways to build on diversity efforts this year

This year, it is so important to continue the growth we saw in 2020. It is up to individuals, and institutions, to prioritize diversity efforts to ensure that the connections we have made continue to grow stronger for the future.

The 4 cornerstones for successful and equitable hiring

As we’ve seen in 2020, diversity and inclusion tactics are more important than ever and including them in your hiring process will not only offer opportunities to people of all walks of life, but bring new perspectives to your organization.

How this survey revealed the racial inequities in the association industry

Changing these statistics are just the first of many steps to creating solutions to systemic inequalities. 

The importance of shared definitions in conversations on race

Having what Dialogue on Race Louisiana President and CEO Maxine Crump calls “shared definitions” is the key to fostering genuine and solution-oriented conversations.

How the Romance Writers of America responded to racism accusations — and what associations can learn from them

For associations, now is a perfect time to take a step back, analyze policies and bylaws and make changes to those that protect — or even promote — inequality.

Why eliminating racism starts with institutions

In a 2015 TEDx Talk at Virginia Tech, Reed said individuals are not born prejudiced — they learn bias somewhere along the way. So in trying to fix America’s racism problem, starting with individuals is starting in the wrong place.

Ready to talk about racism at work? Here's where to start

With the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many more, staying silent on these acts is no longer an option. Racism, diversity, bias and systematic oppression are topics that should be discussed openly in all environments. 

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