Diversity Articles

  • Pixar’s New Short Film Examines Workplace Diversity with Humor, Insight, and a Lively Ball of Yarn

    February 7, 2019

    Meet Purl. She’s the star of the first video in Pixar’s SparkShorts series. She’s also a vivacious ball of pink yarn who is desperate to succeed in a new job. The eight-minute animated short, Purl, is a look at workplace diversity and inclusion. It starts with Purl excitedly arriving for her first day at B.R.O. Capital (the company name is as subtle as the film...

  • This LinkedIn Exec Realized He Kept Hiring White Men — and Did Something About It

    January 30, 2019

    Mike Gamson, head of global solutions for LinkedIn, used to look at his direct reports and see the cream of the crop. These were people who Mike could count on to make the same decisions he would make. They were driven, ambitious, well-educated, and deeply curious. Just like Mike. They were also nearly all white males. Just like Mike. Where Mike saw the fruits...

  • Michelle Obama Shares 3 Ideas to Help Companies Recruit Diverse Talent

    January 8, 2019

    After eight years in the White House, former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has lots of things she wants to say. And, quite clearly, people want to hear them. Her memoir, Becoming, was published in mid-November, sold 725,000 copies in one day, and needed just two weeks to become the best-selling book of 2018. The book chronicles her childhood in Chicago’s South...

  • This Navy Officer-Turned-Recruiter Has 8 Key Tips for...

    November 8, 2018

    The fighting in World War I ended 100 years ago this Sunday. The Armistice of Compiègne officially ended the hostilities between...

  • A Diversity Hiring Platform's CEO Shares 4 Tactics for...

    November 1, 2018

    When Porter Braswell and his cofounder, Ryan Williams, first launched Jopwell, a career advancement platform for black, Latinx, and...

  • How One Mom Caused a Sensation by Bringing Her Baby to...

    October 1, 2018

    Like many working mothers, Jacinda Ardern struggles with the competing demands of her job and her role as a new mom. Only her job...