June - 2022

Although many organizations are gradually returning to the office, we can all agree that the workplace will never be same after the systemic changes from the past two years.Business leaders are trying to balance the needs of their organizations with their employees' preference for flexible work arrangements. But combining remote and in-office work poses new challenges when it comes to DEI. This month we share some of the best practices to make hybrid workplaces more inclusive.


Senior level sponsorship is a critical tool to ensure sustainable change toward DEI goals. In a remote, or hybrid context, it is important to use virtual tools and tactics.

Of all demographic groups, Asian employees reported the lowest level of inclusion, but are now less silent about it, according to a recent study.

“I don’t want to talk to Filipinos or Indians or anyone in Asia.” - a moving account on everyday racism from a former offshore call-center worker.

Hairstyle discrimination is still legal. Will the Crown Act be enough to protect people from race-based hair discrimination?

Let's rethink how we define "professionalism" and make sure our DEI initiatives do not promove assimilation rather than inclusion.


Fostering Inclusion in Hybrid Workplaces (Article)

The current hybrid workplace model is a result of reactively, rapidly assembled remote workplaces now slowly coming back into the office. That’s not the same as designing an intentional hybrid workplace. Now leaders must ask how to optimize the hybrid workplace to best create cultures of inclusion and performance.

Invisible Diversity: How Neurodiversity Inclusion Drives Business and Cultural Advantages (Article)

Neurodivergent individuals can often be misunderstood or misperceived when viewed through neurotypical expectations - and rejected too quickly for the wrong reasons. Learn how to adapt hiring processes, workplace arrangements and norms to enable neurodiverse talent to join and thrive in your organization.

The Rise of the Empathetic Leader (Article)

Empathy is about our shared humanness. It’s touching base at the ground level of our being. Empathetic leaders are on the rise. They are able to widen their awareness to understand what people are experiencing, thinking and feeling so they can take that as part of their own perceptual lens to run an organization or a team.

Building a Culture of Inclusion Among Faculty and Staff in Higher Education (Article)

Not even the most elite universities can avoid the need for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Faculty and staff are a mirror for the prospective student body and their ability to envision themselves at the institution, as well as their belonging and opportunities for thriving in their chosen fields of study.