March 27, 2019

I didn’t come from money — anyone who knows me knows that I grew up in the projects of East St. Louis. But thanks to the tech revolution, I was able to gain a well-paying job. The only problem? My coworkers — and my bosses — didn’t know how to talk to me.

May 12, 2018

Every company itching to scale is looking for a competitive edge. But few realize it's as close as diversification — not of finances or service lines, but of staff. Diverse team members bring a broad range of knowledge to the table and open doors for collaborati...

April 23, 2018

To some, this topic may seem very, "Duh, I know how to not be racist/sexist/homophobic/etc." But studies show that factors beyond training and retention regimes need to take place.  A study done by Pennsylvania State University in 2004 titled "Recruitmen...

April 22, 2018

Thanks to the "big five" tech companies — Apple, Google (AKA Alphabet), Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon — diversity numbers are everywhere. Companies across industries are scrambling to publish their staff numbers in an effort to demonstrate that diversity has...

April 18, 2018

My lesson, in that moment, was to be uncomfortable. To know that this was growth, and that there will be more moments. But I couldn’t let the uneasiness of it all deter me from finishing the lesson. I had to follow through.

April 17, 2018

No longer are our hiring practices, business meetings, and diversity initiatives just side commentary. I began to see that diversity, inclusion, unpacking racism, and gender equality were looked at as actual goals and objectives of corporations to help improve their qu...

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