The “Brown Paper Bag Test” [Racial Bias]

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In the last 30 days, companies like Amazon, Twitter, and Apple started to ban the use of the phrase “brown bag” because some find it racist. The companies are banning “brown bag” even if it’s describing a “brown bag session”, a phrase often used to describe a “lunch and learn” session. Amazon also added “brown… Read more »

Famous People with Disabilities [a list of 650+]

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We found 650+ famous people with disabilities during our recent research on neurodiversity. What is an example of a disability? According to Disabled World: “A disability is often used to refer to individual functioning, including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment, mental illness, and various types of chronic diseases. A disability can be present… Read more »

7 Steps to Implement a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

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Top companies are talking about Diversity & Inclusion in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. But how do you implement a diversity and inclusion strategy? Developing an effective strategy for managing diversity starts with a conversation and is followed by action. Here are 7 steps we found for implementing a diversity strategy for… Read more »

5 Impressive Diversity Pages (and Why!)

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Looking to revamp your diversity recruiting strategy? A great place to start is with your diversity page. After combing through 200+ diversity pages I found 5 that caught my attention and stood out the most. But first let’s define a diversity page. What is a diversity page? A diversity page is a page on your… Read more »

20+ Top Brands Changing Their Name to Avoid Racial Bias

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Many companies have been accused of having racist brands for years. They include corporate names, product names, mascots, and logos. We found 20+ top brands (including Nestle, Colgate and Quaker Oats) accused of carrying racist brands that are making a name or branding change (5 more are making other changes). Many of these changes came… Read more »

25+ Examples of Awesome Diversity Goals

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We found 25 examples of diversity goals from top companies aiming to boost diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace. To make the list, the diversity goals had to be written on their web site or spoken goal by their leadership (e.g. CEO or Head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)) in a public forum (e.g…. Read more »

5 Examples of Racial Bias in Hiring

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We found 5 examples of racial bias in hiring. They include racial bias in job descriptions, candidate screening, interviewing, job offers, and background checks.  Let’s have a look! 1. Racial Bias in Job Descriptions Racial bias in hiring starts with the job description. Even if it is unconscious, many companies have job descriptions with racial… Read more »

Famous People with Asperger’s Syndrome [150+ Actors, Entrepreneurs, Athletes, Musicians & More!]

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We came across many famous people with Asperger’s Syndrome while researching for our recent blogs on autism and neurodiversity. We found 150+ Asperger’s famous people…and even with a bit of overlap, there are lots of new faces too! These famous Aspies include comedians, actors, athletes, scientists, musicians, writers, leaders, and artists. Disclaimers: This list of famous… Read more »

25 Moves Employers Made Inspired by “Black Lives Matter”

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Diversity in the workplace is not a new topic, but the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has shined a new, very bright light on it in recent months. Many companies are making major moves inspired by #BlackLivesMatter. For example, VMware’s CEO announced (on CNBC) that hiring managers will now have to consider at least one candidate… Read more »

Famous People with ADHD [100+ Actors, Entrepreneurs, Athletes, Musicians & More!]

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There are many famous people with ADHD. They include athletes, actors, scientists, musicians, business leaders, authors, and artists. There are 100+ celebrities with learning disabilities, specifically ADHD, I found as part of our research on Ongig’s series on neurodiversity. I felt inspired to list all these amazing people in one place! Disclaimers: This list includes successful people… Read more »

Famous People with Dyslexia [A List of 200+ Actors, Athletes, Musicians & Scientists]

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It’s amazing how many famous people with dyslexia there are. They include athletes, actors, inventors, entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, and artists. I found 200+ famous people who have dyslexia as part of our research on Ongig’s series on neurodiversity. I felt inspired to list all these amazing people in one place! Disclaimers: This list includes famous dyslexic… Read more »

Famous People with Autism [180+ Athletes, Actors, Musicians & More!]

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There are many famous people with autism. They include athletes, actors, inventors, business leaders, authors and artists. There are about 180 famous autistic people I found as part of our research on Ongig’s series on neurodiversity. I felt inspired to list all these amazing people in one place! Disclaimers: This list includes famous people with Autism… Read more »

Neurodiversity: The Definitive Guide

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Did you know that about 1 in 7 people are neurodiverse? They include Bill Gates, Emily Dickinson, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Whoopi Goldberg, Michelangelo and Charles Darwin. There are 150+ famous people with autism alone. The neurodiversity movement is strong. This article is meant to give you a high-level understanding of its impact on work… Read more »

Elitism in Hiring: Who Needs Harvard?

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Is elitism hurting your hiring? If you’re focused on hiring candidates from top schools or programs, it just may. What is Elitism? It’s the belief that people with high education, high intellect, wealth, etc. are more likely to be successful than others without such qualities. However, there’s evidence that elite schools do NOT produce the… Read more »

5 of the Best Diversity And Inclusion Videos

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I’ve been on the lookout for the best diversity and inclusion videos. Here’s what I found: The best diversity videos have at least 2 of these 3 qualities: Strong Opener  — 3 Tips:  Stick from Persuasion Expert Conor Neil: 1) Tell a story; 2) Stun them with a fact or 3) Ask a question. Solid… Read more »