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Research has shown that failing to appropriately account for gender in companies who create, design and implement in a variety of STEAM applications is a recipe for a distorted and sometimes dangerous reality. For example, one study analyzing the effectiveness of seat belts found that seat belts were less effective when women were believed to...
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We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Lisa Toppin, Chief Diversity Officer and VP of Talent Management for LPL Financial. With 20+ years of HR experience, Lisa led both D&I and L&D programming for Charles Schwab. She is a member of the Forbes HR Council and a world renowned leader when it comes...
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ped·​a·​go·​gy \ ˈpe-də-ˌgō-jē \ noun 1. the art and science of teaching A Teachable Moment. We’ve heard this notion quite a bit over the last week or so as the drama of the Canadian Prime Minister’s Brown-Face debacle unfolded. Even as the pro vs. anti Trudeau camps crystallized, and calls for forgiveness or condemnation invariably...
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We are very excited to announce that our own Dr. Leeno Karumanchery’s first article for Forbes was published on September 24, 2019! This begins an exciting journey for Dr. Karumanchery as part of the Forbes Human Resources Council, and is his first solo contribution to the publication. MESH/diversity is proud to have Dr. Karumanchery’s bring...
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A brief introduction to race as a social construct, and the science behind why racism is so hard to get rid of. What is a social construct? Simply put, ideas like race, gender and religion exist, not because they’re objectively real, but because people have agreed that they are objectively real. Our belief in these...
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MESH/diversity recently connected with a group at ICTAM for #EqualityEquationWpg to discuss the challenges organizations face when building solid D&I efforts. Here are 5 takeaways from the session that can help get your organization engaged and drive strategy. 1. Good and lasting D&I work begins as a communication challenge.How can we engage people in a...
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MESH/diversity is proud to announce that our own Dr. Leeno Karumanchery is featured on the expert panel in the recent Forbes article, “Tough Hiring Decision? These 14 Tiebreakers Can Help You Make The Final Call.” In particular, his segment touches on having an inclusive mindset when bringing in new hires. The article offers insight from...
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At the end of my last blog, I said my next post would look at how people could start to build a D&I strategy that fits within their company’s climate and culture. To that end, I think the first key is focussing on what baseline understandings drive a company’s D&I vision. The largest tell tale...
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I’ve heard this powerful notion in a number of D&I conferences recently. “If you’re not disrupting, you’re not doing your job.” While I love the sentiment, I don’t know if I quite agree. I would submit that every organization is not set up for disruption, and most D&I leads are on a very thin, very...
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I was watching when Regina King won the 2019 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. I was struck by the pledge she made during her acceptance speech: “In the next two years…I am making a vow, and it’s going to be tough, to make sure that everything that I...
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