What Speaks Loudest in the Workplace?

If anything is to be learned in the corporate arena, it is that leaders must step up their efforts and set a positive and tangible example despite – and because of – the turbulent atmosphere. The percentage of female CEOs in the Fortune 500 hovers around four percent, while it’s one percent for black CEOs.

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Post-Election Reflections

All of us who voted in the election walked away with powerful, if contradictory, reactions. Yet I doubt few would disagree that Mr. Trump’s antics and comments during the campaign were less than “presidential” — denigrating women, immigrants, Muslims, black and brown folks, and the disabled among others.

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Montgomery, ALA – Yesterday & Today

Next week, I will facilitate a workshop at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Diversity Summit that explores the role of white men in equity and inclusion efforts. I am both eager and humbled to push this vital conversation further down the road in Montgomery —in the very place some white men did unspeakable things, and then were not held accountable. 

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Objectification of Women in the Workplace

Let’s Get Real About Objectification of Women in the Workplace. Women are objectified on a daily basis, but when it happens at the workplace, are men aware of what they are doing and why they’re doing it?

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When men don’t thrive we all fail

Feminism can only succeed if men and boys also succeed. No question: I celebrate feminism and the changes it’s brought globally. But it’s dangerous to ignore the hard truth that men are not thriving. Here are 5 ways to rethink how we engage across the gender divide to make sure we thrive –together.

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Reflections on Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas

Last week I left the quiet, serene island of Lombok, Indonesia where the mostly Muslim population started Lebrun (Eid al-Fitr), praying together in the first light of a new morning after the end of Ramadan, a month of introspection and forgiveness. Landing back in our country to the tumult and divide that revealed itself so painfully yet again in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas was startling and disorienting.

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Managing Partnerships When One Partner Has Privilege

I was on the way to a sales call with a colleague, a woman of color. I respected her work and approach very much. I knew our chances of having the meeting go well were increased with her presence and knowledge. But I was not prepared which was unlike me. But I didn’t want to hide it or act as if I was more prepared than I was, so I put it out there.

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