Topic: diversity

Why Diversity Is A Hard Problem To Solve In The Workplace

Why Diversity Is A Hard Problem To Solve In The Workplace

Diversity is currently one of the most talked about issues in the HR world — and for good reason.  Building a diverse team is seen as an increasingly critical part of building a successful company, essential to both creating better and more global products as well as establishing a work environment that is ideal for employees who want to connect and grow with people of different backgrounds. More »

Awesome: 1991 Video Shows President Obama Rallying For Working Women

Awesome: 1991 Video Shows President Obama Rallying For Working Women

Yesterday afternoon, a newly unearthed video of President Obama speaking at a rally in 1991 hit the Internet. The crowded outdoor demonstration was not about war or unions: It was about the diversity of Harvard Law School’s faculty at a time when only three professors were black and five were women. That’s right, it’s Obama protesting on behalf of working women. More »

Maybe This Year’s Oscars Featured Diverse Women, But We Still Need More

Maybe This Yearâs Oscars Featured Diverse Women, But We Still Need More

In the past year, many have begun to wonder where diversity fits into the Academy Awards. Last year’s Oscars were critiqued for their lack of diversity, and in the week leading up to this year’s Oscars, the Los Angeles Times released statistics confirming that the Academy is overwhelmingly old, white and male—to be precise, of the 5,765 voting members, 94% are caucasian, 77% are male, and 86% are 50 or older. Despite efforts to be more inclusive, many are still skeptical about the diversity, on the whole, of this year’s show. And unfortunately, I’d have to agree: From what I could tell, women’s job in the Academy—and film—is still mostly to be young, thin, white and showing off designer dresses on the red carpet. More »