August - 2022

What is the future of DEI?

Here is a hint: it is data-centric.A key reason why DEI programs fail to achieve real DEI progress is the lack (or poor use) of data. To advance in DEI, organizations need to leverage data on the demographics and experiences of their employees and use it transparently to drive awareness and change.

In addition to more and better data, new technologies such as virtual reality (VR) can have a big impact on workplace inclusion. Since different work arrangements will affect how we interact, communicate, and collaborate with colleagues, the use of VR and similar technologies has the potential to transform how inclusion is experienced in work settings.


Still on the topic of DEI in the metaverse, WEF discusses the importance of building DEI into platforms from day one.

Looking back on Disability Pride Month, this is why elevating leaders with disabilities is so crucial for inclusion.

Ouster of Gap CEO is an example of how female CEOs typically have shorter tenures and are more likely to be forced out than men.

“Workplaces determine if, and for how long, a parent is able to breastfeed.” thought-provoking article discussing why breastfeeding access is a workplace issue.

As employees return to the office, so does the problem of toxic workplace culture, 'gapjil', in South Korea.


How to Successfully Launch a DEI Committee (Article)

A DEI Committee is a purpose-driven task force that helps to steer DEI decisions, strategies and actions in your organization. When a DEI Committee is set up for success from the beginning, it can help steward the DEI journey of your organization. Learn how to launch a successful DEI Committee.

10 Key Elements of an Effective DEI Communication Strategy (Article)

DEI communications can help to shift the organizational tone towards the language of inclusion, disrupt old beliefs and embrace new ones, and support inclusion and belonging. Discover the 10 key elements that matter in DEI communications.

Driving ESG Progress Through DEI (Article)
DEI is not only part of S and G but interwoven through ESG. Poor ESG leads to greater systemic inequities, whereas an "ESGD" approach that focuses through and on addressing systemic inequities strengthens all of ESG.

An Intersectional Approach to Inclusion at Work (Article)

Solving the problem of autism exclusion at work can help solve other inclusion and well-being problems — and inform the future of work. The author proposes six evidence-based principles that can support the inclusion of autistic and other marginalized individuals.