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24th of February 2017

Common Misconceptions About Neurodiversity

The terms neurodiverse and neurodiversity are relatively new, coming about in the early 90’s. They were developed by online groups of people, primarily representing autism, to push for create civil rights for the neurodiverse. It is now commonly understood to represent a natural human variation, not a disorder. There is a lot of confusion around […]

10th of January 2017

A Friendly Conversation Becomes Uncomfortable

“It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling  It began on a lovely fall day as an innocent conversation between two friends who had not seen each other for over a year. Catching up on how our respective families were, she inquired about a family member […]

12th of December 2016

Need Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Workplace? Ask Your Employees FIRST

So – you’ve successfully built a diverse workforce, but now you realize that the transformation you’re aiming for is only partly accomplished; that your workplace culture must change, too, to accommodate the varied people in it. You want to start the work of building this matching culture – a culture of inclusion that will ensure […]

15th of November 2016

How Business Leaders Can Save Us

As we watch the new Trump administration take shape many people have hope, and fear, of what lies ahead. One thing we can rely on is that political leaders from both sides will continue to battle. It is why my belief that business leaders can save us is truer now than ever. Years ago I […]

10th of November 2016

For True Diversity We Must Guard Against Otherness

At this time in our nation’s history, it is pretty clear how language and behavior can cause great schisms between groups of people. Divisions that separate us by gender, race, age, socioeconomic class – there seems to be no end to the ways that we find ourselves divided – have become visible. Sometimes these divides […]

1st of November 2016

The Hijacking of the Words Diversity and Inclusion

  Have well-intentioned people destroyed the word “Diversity?” I read an interesting article the other day in The Atlantic titled A Person Can’t Be Diverse. In it the director of Selma, Ava DuVernay states “We’re hearing a lot about Diversity, I hate that word so much.” Her rationale is that “it’s a medicinal word that […]

16th of February 2016

Siloed Diversity Holds Us All Back

There is conflict over an issue in the field of diversity and inclusion that needs to be addressed. Here are the two opposing schools of thought: Diversity is a long process, and every disenfranchised group can’t get there at once. As we work on gender and racial diversity, we will open the door for other […]

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