In Case You Missed It: November 2022 Edition

8 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion on our Instagram, Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading NOW group and company page, and also Tweet them out. 

We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 

Virtual Mentoring: Key Benefits and Best Practices

Training Industry

Did you see our CEO's most recent mention in Training Industry?  

"...Learning how to effectively communicate in a remote environment “is probably one of the most critical leadership skills that need to be taught right now,” Lockwood Primus says. By training leaders to become effective virtual mentors, you will be well on your way toward supporting your people with the development they need to thrive — no matter where they’re located..."

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Women in the Workplace 2022


"... The reasons women leaders are stepping away from their companies are telling. Women leaders are just as ambitious as men, but at many companies they face headwinds that make it harder to advance. They’re more likely to experience belittling microaggressions, such as having their judgment questioned or being mistaken for someone more junior. They’re doing more to support employee well-being and foster inclusion, but this critical work is spreading them thin and going mostly unrewarded. And finally, it’s increasingly important to women leaders that they work for companies that prioritize flexibility, employee well-being, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. ..."

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Listen NOW to hear Kelly Primus on the MINDWORKS Podcast

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"... Successful leaders understand that in order to improve their organization’s culture, retain employees, and ultimately, improve the company’s overall performance and profitability, they need to constantly evolve. That means keeping up with how leadership is defined in today’s post-covid world. 

Recently, our CEO, Kelly Primus, was a guest, along with Dr. Raj Sisodia, Co-Founder of Conscious Capitalism, on the MINDWORKS Podcast, which is hosted by Aptima CEO, Daniel Serafty. It was a lively two-part conversation between two thought leaders whose perspectives on leadership, culture, mindsets and more, culminated in a common principle–how doing good actually leads to doing well. ..."

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Click here to listen to Part 1 of the  MINDWORKS Podcast with Kelly Primus Click here to listen to Part 2 of the  MINDWORKS Podcast with Kelly Primus



Diversity In STEM Is A Matter Of Life And Death


"... It's clear that racism in medicine contributes to the larger issue of inequities in communities of color and the social determinants of health, which dimmish the quality of life for many Black families, sending men, women and children to premature deaths.

“The travesty of life expectancies varying by 20 -30 years based on zip codes a few miles apart is inexcusable,” says Dr. Eric Griggs, Assistant VP of Community Medicine for Access Health Louisiana. “The umbrella of equitable health includes access to healthcare, digital literacy, food security, safety, health education, health literacy and overall health stability of the communities in which we live… all communities have a right to live their healthiest lives…ALL communities...everywhere. “

With medical technology and innovations, the stakes go beyond race. Not long ago, because women were historically excluded from car manufacturing design and test processes, female seat-belted drivers had a 47% higher chance of injury than male belted drivers in similar crashes. This sobering statistic is a result of women being excluded from both the car manufacturing design and test processes. Back in 2014, Apple’s iOS team launched a health app that excluded women’s menstruation cycles. ..."

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The New York Times

"... Accommodation can mean many things, and here it means that you need a permanent solution in place to cover your employee’s responsibilities when they have a flare-up. If there is a permanent solution in place, there shouldn’t be a great deal of chaos. If you need to critique their performance, do so. Accommodation is not a shield from criticism. Just be sure you’re critiquing their performance apart from their medical condition and how it affects their work.

Try to develop an understanding of how to talk about these issues with your employee, openly but fairly. And are there creative solutions to this situation you haven’t considered? You note that when they’re healthy you have no concerns, so I will gently suggest that what you might do here is reconcile some of the biases you have about chronic illness. ..."

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It's Time For CEOs To Deliver On Their DEI Pledges


"... A Human Capital Trends Special Report from Deloitte says that understanding the "ways workers and employers could engage is a fundamental need for leaders seeking to harness the workforce’s potential and thrive." Organizations must intentionally invest in and develop underrepresented talent, specifically with a focus on providing an equitable environment.


If you haven't done a cultural assessment, that's the first step. After all, if you don't understand how your employees experience the organization and whether their perspectives align with leadership, you'll never know how to measure the ROI of your DEI work. You must first understand how they see or don't see equity across your organization. ..."

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