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I’ve been actively teaching Anti-Racism, Diversity and Inclusion for nearly 20 years. And over that time, I’ve had to develop a somewhat thick skin in order to process and manage the stories of pain and trauma that people invariably share with me. I know that as a person of colour, it’s a defence mechanism that’s allowed me...
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We recently hosted a webinar around the power of civility. Here are the key takeaways!  • How does civility drive positive workplace environments?• Why is civility a key building block of belonging, inclusion and performance?• What does incivility do to teams engagement and productivity?• How can we proactively limit the negative impacts that stress driven...
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As calls for social distancing and self-isolation continue to tax our businesses and the ability of leaders, colleagues and newly remote workers to interact effectively, emotional intelligence (EQ) has never been more important. Accounting for nearly 90% of what sets high performers apart from the crowd, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the indispensable skill set that...
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MESH/diversity Co-Founder and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Leeno Karumanchery is offering an ongoing series of webinars to help people through the COVID-19 Pandemic by using Emotional Intelligence. The COVID-19 Pandemic is forcing us to manage an increasingly frightening environment that’s changing by the day.  Even as the personal stressors grow, calls for social distancing and...
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For International Women’s Day, MESH/diversity and ORIGINS MEDIA HAUS have joined forces to highlight 50 women who inspire us! This is by no means a definitive list! Eva LauFounding Partner at Two Small Fish Ventures LinkedIn: Eva Lau Eva Lau is an entrepreneur-turned-investor and one of the few women leading a venture fund in Canada....
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Forbes Human Resources Council
MESH/diversity is happy to announce that our own Dr. Leeno Karumanchery is featured on the Forbes Human Resources Council in the recent Forbes article, “12 Ways to Help Remote Workers Feel Included in Company Culture.” The article offers insight from Dr. Karumanchery and other prominent D&I experts on building a culture where remote workers are...
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Forbes Human Resources Council
MESH/diversity is happy to announce that our own Dr. Leeno Karumanchery is featured on the Forbes Human Resources Council in the recent Forbes article, “Tackling Employee Engagement: 11 Signs to Look For” The article offers insight from Dr. Karumanchery and other prominent D&I experts on how to handle disengagement within your organization. These insights will...
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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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