Diversity Articles

  • Pathways Pledge

    5 Lessons About Inclusive Hiring from New York State’s ‘Pathways Pledge’ Initiative

    May 11, 2021

    Building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce is a top priority for many companies right now, and that starts with building a more inclusive and equitable hiring process. But figuring out the concrete steps necessary to reach this goal isn’t always easy. To provide employers in New York State with a path forward — and to help them build better...

  • Photo of gold-medal winning Paralympian Liz Johnson

    Gold Medal–Winning Paralympian Shares 5 Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Workplace

    April 21, 2021

    Liz Johnson has a pretty good idea of just how much people with disabilities can do. Liz (pictured above) has cerebral palsy, which has left her right side much weaker than her left. She’s won gold medals in swimming at the Paralympics and the world and European championships and set world records in the 100-meter breaststroke. To top it off, she has a bachelor’...

  • Photo of Sara Only, journeyperson diemaker, working at a North American GM factory.

    Closing the Wage Gap: How These 5 Companies Are Working to Achieve Pay Equity

    April 13, 2021

    If the arc of history bends toward justice, the equal pay arc hasn’t been very flexible. When the Equal Pay Act became a federal law in 1963, women in the United States made 59 cents for every dollar men earned doing the same work. In 2000, it was 73 cents. Today, it stands at 82. We’re making progress — at much less than a half cent a year. According to the...

  • Photo of Shavonne Gordon

    How Capital One Holds Itself Accountable on Diversity and...

    April 12, 2021

    When Shavonne Gordon, pictured above, took the job as head of Capital One’s diversity recruiting in 2014, it was a time, she says,...

  • Screenshot of Ryan Lowry's letter to future employers

    How a Teenager's Viral Post Points to a Huge Hiring...

    March 17, 2021

    At the beginning of March, Ryan Lowry, a 19-year-old in Leesburg, Virginia, posted a hand-written letter on LinkedIn with a simple...

  • Photo of smiling woman sitting in front of window

    Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Strategies to Help You...

    March 11, 2021

    Globally, 77% of talent professionals say diversity will be very important to the future of recruiting. They recognize the integral...