20 Examples of Gender-Coded Words in Job Ads

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I analyze 1000’s of job postings (for bias and readability) and find loads of gender coded words. They affect how candidates view your brand and decision to apply…or not. Here’s a list of 20 gender coded words I find the most. A list of gender coded words Masculine coded words in your job postings might… Read more »

7 Things I Learned from the 2021 Disability Equality Index Report

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On July 13, 2021, brands like Airbnb, AT&T, HPE, Walmart & Walgreens announced they made the 2021 Best Place to Work for disability inclusion list. This made me think… What is this list? How do you get on it? Is there a fee? How many companies made it? Can I learn something to help companies… Read more »

The 12 [Least-Offensive] Diversity Memes I found on Google

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I reviewed 100+ diversity memes and found these 12. And, if you’re looking for distasteful D&I memes, sorry, you won’t find them here (they’re not cool!) The Office diversity day memes Do you remember season 1, episode 2 of The Office? Here are a few diversity memes from that (controversial) episode: Note: If you like… Read more »

5 Best Practices for Employee Resource Groups

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If you’re searching for employee resource group best practices, here are 5 that might help: 1. Writing employee resource group mission statements Let’s start with creating employee resource group mission statements. They outline your purpose and help with setting goals for ERGs. Most have a similar message that aligns with company objectives, plus differences that… Read more »

4 Highlights from Amazon Studios’ Inclusion Playbook (for hiring)

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On June 16, 2021, Amazon Studios released its first-ever “Inclusion Playbook” to support its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This got me thinking…will more companies create an inclusion playbook to support diversity in hiring? Time will tell! In the meantime, here are 4 highlights from the Amazon Studios inclusion playbook I found useful, plus… Read more »

25 Impactful Juneteenth Quotes [old and new!]

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On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a recognized federal holiday (Juneteenth National Independence Day Act). I put together this list of impactful Juneteenth quotes to honor the day and the people whose struggles paved the way to freedom for future generations. Juneteenth quotes from political leaders & activists Here are… Read more »

50+ Companies Celebrating Pride Month [w/ tweets, events, hashtags & more]

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In the spirit of being LGBTQIA+ inclusive, I found 50+ companies celebrating pride month. These co.s are getting creative with pride hashtags, pride month products, pride month events, employee spotlights & more. Here are 50+ examples of companies celebrating pride month in different ways (not just creating pride month logos): Companies celebrating Pride Month with… Read more »

25 Words to Avoid that are the Opposite of “Inclusive”

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Many of us (rightfully so!) are thinking about how to be inclusive these days. But “inclusive” can be a fluffy word. One way to BE something is to look at what the opposite is and make sure you are NOT doing that (a concept similar to Inversion). I found 25 words that are the opposite… Read more »

175+ Famous Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders [A List of Actors, Athletes, Authors, Activists, Musicians, & More!]

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I started this list of famous Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders below to honor the Asian American heroes below. They have achieved greatness, despite struggles they might have faced because of their ethnicity. Note: I include famous Japanese people, famous Samoans, Koreans, and many other famous Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders who are part of… Read more »

50+ Awesome Quotes about Equality [Women, Race, LGBTQ, and More]

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We created this list of 50+ inspiring equality quotes from historical figures, business leaders, activists, authors, actresses, & more. They are awesome because they celebrate our differences! Equality quotes (general) Let’s start the list with some general quotes about equality: “One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to… Read more »

Coca-Cola’s “Be Less White” Diversity Fiasco

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Sometimes a brand can fall with just a few sloppily written words. For Coca-Cola, those words were “be less white”. On February 19, a Coca-Cola diversity training suggesting employees try to “be less white” caused quite a stir. Dr. Karlyn Borysenko was the first to tweet screenshots from the training (meant to promote diversity at… Read more »

5 Tips for Hiring Former Felons

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1 in 3 Americans have some type of criminal record affecting their chances of getting a job. Hiring former felons or hiring employees with criminal records can be a confusing path to navigate. Research shows that hiring former felons is good for business because they tend to be more loyal and have higher performance rates… Read more »

6+ Examples of Brands Changing to Avoid Sexist Bias

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There are loads of companies that have been called out for sexist bias based on their name, logo, motto, jingle, or another identifying mark. The global push for more gender-inclusive brands is causing many of them to make changes. What does gender-inclusive mean? “Gender-inclusive” is defined as: “The notion that all services, opportunities, and establishments… Read more »

7 Tips for Hiring Autistic Workers

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April is Autism Acceptance Month, and the theme for 2021 is “Celebrate Differences.” In the spirit of celebrating differences in the workplace, I found 7 tips for hiring autistic workers: 1. Eliminate bias against neurodiverse/autistic candidates in your job descriptions The first tip, you can use tools in your organization to create more inclusive job… Read more »

The Rise of the Chief Diversity Officer

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Adding a Chief Diversity Officer to the C-suite is a growing trend in companies of all sizes. In this post, I answer 2 questions: What is a Chief Diversity Officer? What does a Chief Diversity Officer do? And I provide: Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer salary ranges Chief Diversity Officer job description examples Popular job… Read more »