Feminism, Because We All Benefit

Our sons and daughters are counting on us. When I was in my undergraduate years I took an intense course that still impacts me daily, 15 years later.  It was called “Black Feminist Thought.” As a white male who thinks, I found the class to be challenging, engaging and ultimately liberating. One of the main…

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The Diversity Vanguard

Recent and abundant research on workforce diversity highlights that a diverse workforce is often a more productive one because diversity ushers in creativity, and new perspectives that keep a brand or company relevant in an ever changing and diversifying world. For workforce individuals 40 and under (like me), who grew up in post-civil rights era,…

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Emma Changed The Gender Game

Vanity Fair called Emma Watson’s UN speech on September 20th game-changing. For the UN it was a first-of-its-kind initiative that focused on mobilizing men and boys as advocates for gender equality. She noted that feminism has become unpopular and challenged the notion that it is about man hating. Feminism, as she defined, is about supporting…

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Standing With Co-Workers Who Parent

You don’t need to have biological children to have empathy and recognition for how crucial family/work balance is to building healthy communities. Having had a least one foot (and often my whole body, head, and heart) in the field of public education, I believe that not having the flexibility in our workplaces necessary to accommodate…

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