The thing about diversity work is that it’s almost completely an uphill battle. The people in power don’t want to give it up. The people without power don’t know how to make them, and everyone in both camps is tired of dealing with the entire issue. So, I say we all take an emotional rest. … Continue reading Will Write for Freedom
Today is an important, some might even say historic, day. I just left one of my direct reports literally dancing in the aisle by her desk over the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide. In the face of her enthusiasm, I had to examine my own reaction to the news. … Continue reading Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Legal #LoveWins #LGBT
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced late last week it will donate $16 million in grants to seven nonprofit groups in an effort to close the skills gap for more than 12,000 American, entry-level workers in retail and related industries such as transportation and distribution.
The grants are one piece of a five-year $100 million commitment to facilitate the education-to-employment system in this country, which Walmart Foundation President Kathleen McLaughlin said is broken, in a Fortune article.
The seven non-profits — Achieving the Dream, The ACT Foundation, Dress for Success, Goodwill Industries, Jobs for the Future, McKinsey Social Initiative and the National Able Network — will partner with government agencies and employers to develop programs and tools to help entry-level employees build skills and find employment. Continue reading “Wal-Mart Puts Up Cash to Close Skills Gap #learning #development #skillsgap #Walmart”