Finding Common Ground: Navigating Inclusion and Diversity in a Polarized CultureIn our world today, people often have different opinions and beliefs, which can lead to disagreements and divisions. This is called polarization. It can be challenging for organizations to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) while also staying true to who they are. However, there […]
We can all get confused about what is the correct thing to say. What is cisgender? What is BIPOC? Which pronoun am I supposed to use, and when do I ask? Which is the correct term: black, African American, or a person of color?
Over 79% of new employees have stated that diversity is essential in choosing or staying with a new job or company. The next generation of employees, Gen Z, identifies as 60% diverse and will demand an inclusive culture with diverse teams.
As job seekers, most of us are confident of our ability to succeed in whatever company we choose. Statistics show reduced equity in pay, opportunity, or culture in all companies for those in the underrepresented workforce.
The goal with your interview is to be relaxed, confident, and friendly. While you will want to be well-dressed, if aspects like heels and ties make you uncomfortable, this first interview may not be the time to start wearing them.
What if hard work, resilience, and grit are not enough if a person is part of an unrepresented community? We all grew up hearing that if your work hard and do not give up, there is nothing you cannot accomplish with hard work. You will often listen to people who have made it to the top of their career say that they made it due to hard work.