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 Non-Inclusive Language

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Barack Obama famously said: “We are at a time in our country’s history that inclusive language is better than exclusive language.” But he didn’t say much about what NON-inclusive language to avoid. What words do you NOT WRITE so you don’t offend the reader. What words do you NOT SAY, so you don’t turn off… 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 »

5 Examples of Racial Equity Tools

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Businesses can no longer take a neutral stance on diversity, equity, and inclusion — and neither can your recruiting technology — that’s where racial equity tools come in. More and more companies are using racial equity tools to widen and clarify their racial equity lens. For example, you can program artificial intelligence (AI) software to… Read more »

20 Examples of VP of Talent Acquisition Titles [with DEI in them]

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Vice President of Talent Acquisition titles with “DEI” in them are trending up. Here are 20 examples I found on LinkedIn: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Pam Preston Vice President – Global Talent Acquisition & Diversity Strategy Citi Desmond Whitney VP – Sr Global Manager, Talent Acquisition Diversity Effectiveness Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Karil… 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 »

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: In this list of Asian American celebrities, I include famous Japanese people, famous Samoans, Koreans, and many other famous Asian Americans… Read more »

10 Examples of Awesome Inclusion Statements

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Inclusion Statements appear on web pages, in job postings and, sometimes, in bigger reports (see PepsiCo below). They have become vital copy to attract the best talent. After all, the best talent values inclusivity. Below are 10 examples of Inclusion Statements I hope you draw inspiration from. Note: If you like this article, you might… Read more »

Employer Required to Pay $250K for Poorly Written ADA Job Description

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The placement of a single bullet in a University’s job description cost it $250,000 under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Job descriptions, under the ADA, can be the “evidence” that courts use to rule in a lawsuit. This is a cautionary tale for employers, especially those who consider rotating work schedule to be an… Read more »

10 Tips for Recruiting People with Disabilities in Job Descriptions

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People with disabilities can, of course, be your most productive workers. But just one word or phrase could make them feel excluded. This bias against people with disabilities is also called ableism. One type/example of ableism in job descriptions is the words we use to describe physical demands. If a candidate has a physical disability,… Read more »