Among adults 25 and older employed in STEM jobs, only 9 percent are black and 7 percent Hispanic, according to Pew Research Center. The percentages in engineering are 5 percent black and 8 percent Hispanic1.
Given the current lack of diversity in today’s workplace, how can minority STEM professionals play a role in increasing the ranks of diverse STEM talent?
By Jeffrey Buck, Service Delivery Manager, Workplace Resources
When it comes to embracing diversity, Cisco is in a class by itself. We not only have a diverse workforce – we continuously honor it. Through our Employee Resource Organizations (ERO) we support our employees as they establish deeper connections with one another while celebrating their cultures. These celebrations are also great opportunities to invite others to join in on the festivities and learn more about one another.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, arguably the most significant turning point in history for the LGBTQ+ Rights movement. LEAD, Legg Mason’s LGBTQ+ Employees & Allies for Diversity employee resource group, is focused on creating a safe, open, inclusive and productive work community for all employees without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Preparing high-achieving technical leaders to provide our clients with industry-leading services
Participants in Tetra Tech’s 2019 Leadership Academy class recently spent four days in Denver, Colorado, focused on financial and risk management tools, contract negotiations, and strategic planning to optimize performance in their operations.
What is an ally? Allies are good listeners. They are open-minded and knowledgeable. Allies educate themselves and take proactive steps to prevent discrimination. Allies embody Sysco’s value of Inclusiveness. Being inclusive allows us to create a safe, diverse and dynamic work environment for our associates and customers where everyone has an equal opportunity to feel valued and respected, including LGBTQ+ people.
“I believe so strongly, especially in our industry, that personnel equals policy.”
By Stuart Winchester
Journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela recorded an episode of their In The Thick podcast at Viacom’s Times Square headquarters last week, moderating a panel that explored how underrepresentation in the production and executive ranks feeds a skewed media portrait.
In the early 1990s, a group of gay and lesbian employees at P&G in Cincinnati banded together to fight for equality in their workplace. It seemed like an impossible dream—while P&G was one of the first Fortune 500 companies to add “sexual orientation” to its EEO (equal employment opportunity) statement in 1992, the company’s leadership was conservative and fellow employees were openly homophobic. And, in 1993, Cincinnati passed Article XII, an amendment that prevented any laws aimed at protecting gays and lesbians.
HOUSTON, June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Healthcare Diversity Council, an initiative of the National Diversity Council, will host an inaugural conference focused on equity in the healthcare system on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The 2019 National Healthcare Diversity Conference will engage participants in conversations focused on equitable practices in the healthcare space on the theme, “Diversity Transcending: Many Faces in the Mission of Inclusion.”
Benevity’s International User Base More than Triples as Hundreds of Thousands of People Give Across Borders
CALGARY, Canada, June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced an 85 percent year-over-year increase in adoption of the Benevity OneWorld™ international solution, as more companies expand the reach of their CSR programs across borders. More than 600,000 new OneWorld users logged on to the cloud-based giving and volunteering platform in the last year alone—boosting the total number of people engaging with causes outside of their home country by 362 percent.