In the wake of Wednesday’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia where Congressman Steve Scalise and several others were injured, there has been much commentary about the black officers hailed as heroes for killing shooter James Hodgkinson. Once such piece was Son of Baldwin’s narrative “Let Them Fucking Die.” When I managed to retract my eyebrows from … Continue reading Steve Scalise and His Black Saviors
Warning: Spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned. I saw Wonder Woman, finally. I’d been waiting for it to drop for months. It’s just the kind of film I like, action, war, heroes and a bit of the supernatural. There was also the added thrill of an iconic female character, played by Gal Gadot, leading a Marvel … Continue reading Wonder Woman Is Still Just a Woman
Diversity is an extremely contentious word. So volatile, in fact, if you say it in mixed company I’d say there’s a fair chance that responses will run the gamut from positive to negative, or the room will start to clear. To clarify, people are either all for it because they understand the benefits and the … Continue reading 3 Ways You Can Tell a Company Isn’t Sincere about Diversity
There’s nothing worse than a leader who refuses to admit when he or she is wrong. That goes for companies too. If you’re a leader in your industry, a household name, whatever, that does not make you perfect – that just makes you popular. Therefore, if you do something wrong, own up to it already. … Continue reading Google, Just Come Clean Already
Motherhood, despite the challenging, multi-faceted, always-on nature of the gig, is not a job we would typically associate with leadership. Worse, when discussed in a workplace context, motherhood is usually a negative. But when I read Moira Forbes’ “7 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Working Mothers” this week, I saw things in a whole new light. … Continue reading Leaders Can Learn a Lot from Working Moms
You shouldn’t be able to sue so easily these days. It’s too easy and too punitive. I’m not saying it’s not necessary. Of course, it is. There are company cultures that actively breed employee mistreatment. In those organizations bias is as common as bathroom breaks, and it’s just as institutionalized. In those cases, sometimes a … Continue reading These Days, Are Companies Too Scared of Litigation?
I’m a sucker for packaging. It’s probably because I’m in the media and headlines are my business. I live for messaging that hooks and reels you in like a caught fish. The right word combo – you’ve got all my attention. For instance, I ran across The Only Way to Beat Unconscious Biases in the … Continue reading Are You Using the Diversity Leaders in Your Organization?
What if there was one thing that could pave the way for more women leaders in today’s workplace? What if that one thing didn’t cost much beyond a little time and effort? What if that one thing was something that should already be happening, whether leadership is the ultimate goal or not? If you were … Continue reading One Thing Can Promote Gender Parity in Leadership
Okay, if you’ve ever felt guilty about having bias, don’t. Apparently, even computers have it. According to “Computers, Artificial Intelligence Show Bias and Prejudice, Too,” an NBC news article released a few days ago, it may not be programmers fault. “It may just be that the body of published material is based on millennia of biased thinking … Continue reading Everyone – Everything – Has Bias