70+ Famous Adopted People [+ Celebrities with Adopted Kids]

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To support Ongig’s mission of celebrating everyone, I started this list of famous adopted people. They’re successful celebrities, athletes, writers, singers, former presidents & more…plus I list celebrities with adopted children. Actresses and Actors who were Adopted [+ TV Personalities and Comedians] Dean Cain. This TV personality  best known for playing the role of Clark… Read more »

7 Top Tools for DEI Analytics

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How do you measure DEI analytics? Numbers don’t lie…and 67% of HR leaders agree that diversity is essential. We’ve created a list of tools that can help you improve (and track) diversity analytics in your biz. These 7 tools help you: create content to increase the % of diverse candidates you hire understand the DEI… Read more »

80+ Famous Non-Binary Celebrities [Models, TikTok’ers, Actors, Athletes, Musicians & More!]

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Ongig’s mission is to celebrate all people. So, I started a list of famous non binary celebrities who’ve found success. Not only have the 80+ folx on this list achieved greatness, but many have done it in a world where some people (wrongly) judge them by their gender identity. 80+ Non Binary Celebrities Now, onto… Read more »

7+ Examples of a Bias-Free Language Guide

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A bias free language guide is an essential HR tool, especially if your goal is to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. According to McKinsey & Co., more diverse companies are likely to outperform their less inclusive counterparts financially.  When searching for a bias-free language guide, comprehensiveness is key. A broader database, or a mix… Read more »

5 Easy-to-Use Tools for Gender Writing Analysis

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If you write job descriptions, send emails, or create social media posts to reach potential applicants…you might need a tool for gender writing analysis. These types of tools can ensure your content is inclusive and unbiased. An Appcast study of 473,742 jobs found: “Job ads with gender-neutral language result in 67.75% more applications at a… Read more »

10 Awesome Diversity Tools For Hiring

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Humans sometimes carry unconscious bias that leads to non-intended prejudice, especially when hiring people. Good news: Many diversity tools can help remove this bias (unconscious or not). Studies show diverse companies: “diverse companies enjoy 2.3 times higher cash flow per employee…inclusive teams improve team performance by up to 30 percent in high-diversity environments…companies with diverse management teams had… Read more »

40+ Famous People with Tourette Syndrome

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I found 40+ famous people with Tourette Syndrome as part of our research for Ongig’s series on neurodiversity. And, I felt inspired to list them all in one place! Disclaimer: This list includes famous celebrities with Tourette Syndrome who have been diagnosed and those who have been reported to be affected. I do my best to… Read more »

10 Examples of Hate Speech and Human Rights Policies

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With the rapid rise of social media, people have new platforms for expression, prompting many companies to create either a human rights policy or hate speech policy (some have both — e.g., Facebook). If your company is writing or upgrading its human rights (or hate speech policy), you might be stuck on what to include…. Read more »

7+ Examples of Allyship in the Workplace

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How can you build allyship in the workplace? I found 7 examples of companies doing just that. Before we dive in, here’s what it means to be an ally at work.   What is allyship in the workplace? Being a good ally means you accept the privilege majority groups have in a professional setting and… Read more »

25 Famous People with Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, or Dyspraxia

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When I researched Ongig’s articles on famous people with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, I found these 25 famous people with 3 things I’d never heard of: dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia. They are actors, writers, scientists, musicians, and more. I felt inspired to list these famous people with dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and dyspraxia in one place! Disclaimers:… Read more »

200+ Famous Deaf People [A List of Famous Inventors, Actors, Musicians, Models & More!]

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This list of famous deaf people is part of our series on famous people with disabilities. These 200+ successful deaf people include inventors, authors, entrepreneurs, models, musicians & more. Note: This is a dynamic list, and I will keep adding to it! If I missed a famous deaf person, you’d like us to add, email… Read more »

10 Examples of a Business Code of Ethics

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How can you show people who your company is (beyond a traditional mission/diversity statement)? A business “code of ethics” statement is a great start. Many job candidates look for your code of ethics to see where you stand on diversity, inclusion, and anti-discrimination.   What is a Business Code of Ethics Statement? A business code… Read more »

The 1 Word that Most Often Gets Recruiters in Trouble [2022 Update]

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The word “lead” seems harmless enough, right? I use it all the time. But, lead is a “masculine-themed” word, according to a study of job ads by the University of Waterloo and Duke University (Danielle Gaucher, Justin Friesen, Aaron C. Kay). What do they mean by a “masculine” word? The study opens with this key finding: “When job advertisements… Read more »

100+ Famous Blind People [A List of Actors, Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Writers, Musicians, & More!]

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This list of famous blind people is the newest addition to Ongig’s series of famous people with disabilities. These 100+ folks include successful blind entrepreneurs, leaders, actors, musicians & more. Note: This is a dynamic list and I will keep adding to it! If I missed any famous blind people, email heather@ongig.com to get them… Read more »

3 Examples of Great Diversity Employee Referral Programs

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Diversity employee referral programs are on the rise — and for good reason! Studies show that new hires who are referred are: a better fit more engaged at work less likely to quit more productive We all know employee referrals work. It turns out they work for diversity too (Pinterest women up 24%!). But you might need… Read more »