"FORGET THE GLASS CEILING…at least for now"

We have been working on the challenges of breaking the Glass Ceiling for many years and yet, I am sure you would agree, we are still a long way from having achieved our goals. I want to suggest another frontier that I believe will offer an accelerated route to breaking through the glass ceiling. Remove

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To bail out or not to bail out, that is the question?

"To bail out or not to bail out, that is the question?"

With so many groups asking for a bail out, I am frequently being asked whether I think Corporations will bail out on their Diversity Initiatives? One argument put forward in the conversation is that the economy is so bad that of course companies will be cutting back and diversity training will be the first to

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The Illusion of Moving Beyond

"The illusion of moving beyond"

Achieving global inclusion and understanding diversity is a journey and not an end point. Nowhere was this more evident than in the recent USA Election Primary Season. Race, Gender, Age, Religion, Culture, Ethnicity were very much present in the day to day discussions between the candidates, the supporters and the media. Candidates have spent time

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The Diversity Challenge – an innovative new approach

"The Diversity Challenge – an innovative new approach"

Are you looking for something new and innovative to introduce to your employees and your leadership team? Something that will put a twinkle in their eyes, add fun and a competitive edge to their work on diversity and inclusion? Stop them from saying “we’ve already done diversity”! I was in Sydney, Australia in July 2007

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Engaging White Women

"Engaging White Women"

Have you ever wondered if there is a hierarchy of biases? Do you think there are groups that find it easier to communicate with each other and groups that think there is little hope of authentic conversation and clear understanding? Do you sometimes wonder how people can be so blind to the issues? I recently

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10 tips to improve diversity training

"10 tips to improve diversity training"

Ensure commitment and involvement from the Leadership team Conduct a cultural audit to determine what issues need addressing Conduct focus groups with homogenous groups (not heterogeneous groups) Provide cultural audit results and involve the leadership in developing a strategic approach to creating an inclusive work environment Use a well established and reputable diversity consulting expert

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3 Tips for successful mentoring across cultures

"3 Tips for successful mentoring across cultures"

Mentoring across gender and across cultural differences can have hidden challenges. It is natural to want to mentor people in our own image, but it is important to realize that when you are mentoring someone of a different Race, Ethnicity or Gender that you need to take account of that difference. Have an open discussion

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6 Secrets to Achieving Global Inclusiveness

"6 secrets to achieving global inclusiveness"

If you want to be sure that the dollars you spend on global inclusiveness and diversity are well invested you should Ensure commitment and involvement of your senior leadership Conduct a cultural audit using an external consulting firm to determine what issues really need to be addressed Only conduct global inclusiveness training if it is

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