150+ Famous Transgender People

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We found many famous transgender people as part of our research on successful diverse people; this list of 150 famous transgender celebrities includes models, athletes, actors, entrepreneurs, activists, musicians, authors, and more. Many of them might be celebrities you didn’t know were transgender. Famous Transgender Models We found quite a few famous transgender models known… Read more »

Top 10 Diversity Mission Statements

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An exceptional diversity mission statement sends a powerful message. We found 10 examples of diversity mission statements that fit the bill. How to Write a Diversity Mission Statement (7 Learnings) When we reviewed the 10 diversity statement examples below, we found a lot in common. Some commonalities included themes such as: Inclusive Language. The best diversity… Read more »

A List of Minority Groups [by %]

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Many companies are focusing on minority groups as a part of their diversity initiatives. In this article, we created a list of minority groups and included their % of the U.S. population [if we could find it] using census data. This article will use the term “underrepresented” and “minority” interchangeably. However, there is a trend… Read more »

10 Tools for Eliminating Racial Bias

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Racial bias can be present (knowingly or unknowingly) in every aspect of the hiring process. We found 10 tools to reduce racial bias…from job descriptions to resume screening to interviewing. Ongig’s Diversity Text Analyzer Racial bias is often present in job descriptions and there are text analyzer tools that can help remove it. Ongig’s Text Analyzer… Read more »

The Top 20+ Questions on “Politically Correct” Terms [with Answers!]

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Politically correct terms are a hot topic. The focus on using “PC” words has sky-rocketed recently with so much focus on diversity & inclusion in the news. We decided to create a list of the top 20 most-Googled questions on PC terms to help better understand each one. Disclaimer: There are words or phrases in… Read more »

The Diversity & Inclusion Glossary [a List of 200+ Terms]

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Diversity terms are all over the place. Do you know the meaning of BIPOC, Folx or Culture Add? I didn’t…until I looked it up! I started keeping a list of these D&I (“Diversity & Inclusion”) terms for Ongig’s clients and decided to put them all in one place in this glossary below. I’m up to… Read more »

Top 10+ Diversity Videos

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A solid stance on Diversity & Inclusion is the foundation of many successful companies. Sharing those messages through video is becoming a popular trend. Our CEO, Rob Kelly wrote about 5 of the Best Diversity And Inclusion Videos in 2019, but with diversity taking center stage due to the recent Black Lives Matter movement, we wanted to find… Read more »

The Story Behind “Master-Slave” Being Excluded by (Most) Tech Firms

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Racial bias has been a hot topic in 2020, but the story behind “Master-Slave” bias dates back to the early 2000s. In tech, master/slave terminology has been used as an industry standard to describe when one piece of hardware controls another. But the phrase has continuously received criticism over the years for being racially biased,… Read more »

BIPOC: The Hottest (Controversial) Word in Diversity?

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The BIPOC acronym has exploded in social media and in news stories.  But, what does BIPOC mean? And why is it one of the hottest (and controversial) words in diversity? Questions about the BIPOC Acronym In this post, we will answer some of the most-searched-for questions and phrases around the BIPOC acronym including: “BIPOC meaning”… Read more »

7 Examples of Racial Bias in Job Descriptions

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Racial bias in job descriptions can be unconscious, but it happens quite often. Here are 7 examples of racial bias Ongig’s Text Analyzer finds when scanning our clients’ job descriptions. 1. Bias Against Black Candidates There are some obvious and not so obvious phrases that cause racial bias (or hidden bias) against Black candidates in… Read more »

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 Achieve a D&I 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 »

11 Impressive Diversity & Inclusion 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 11 that caught my attention and stood out the most. Here’s a table of contents to help you navigate: What is a diversity page Adidas AT&T Dell Netflix Hubspot IBM… 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 »