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Legal challenges could have chilling effect on workplace diversity efforts

Oct 3, 2023
It's possible that employers will roll back racial diversity initiatives even if they’re perfectly legal.
Above, portraits of Black women entrepreneurs at an event co-hosted by the Fearless Fund. A federal appeals court temporarily blocked a contest hosted by the Fearless Fund that awards grants to businesses that are majority-owned by Black women.
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Tying exec pay to diversity goals isn't so straightforward

Nov 2, 2021
A growing trend links CEO pay packages to achieving diversity, equity and inclusion targets that are sometimes too subjective.
A group of Blizzard employees on July 28 stage a walkout and rally to protest the company's history of sexual harassment outside of the Activision Blizzard office complex in Irvine, Calif.
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For chief diversity officers, a changed landscape after Floyd's murder

Jun 3, 2021
Head of diversity jobs doubled in five years and they're everywhere now. Turnover in these roles is also very high.
Companies are making more urgent changes, but work for CDOs can be exhausting, and turnover for the position is high.
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Fanshen Cox: How the inclusion rider is reshaping diversity in Hollywood

Jan 6, 2020
In the Marketplace series "Changemakers," Fanshen Cox discusses her role in holding Hollywood accountable for diversity and inclusion.
Fanshen Cox (center) is one of the co-founders of the Hollywood inclusion rider, which holds movie makers accountable for diversity and inclusion.

How the founder of Latina magazine is diversifying Hollywood

May 16, 2019
But Christy Haubegger tackled the magazine industry first.
Christy Haubegger in 2018.
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Atlanta debates the merits of “inclusionary zoning”

Apr 16, 2019
Does the policy have a chilling effect on development?
Atlanta City Council Member, Andre Dickens, who pushed for a policy known as “inclusionary zoning” in a bid to create affordable housing in some of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
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3 innovations that started out as inclusive design solutions

You can thank inclusive design for typewriters, flexible straws and the technology behind iPhone screens.
A typewriter is displayed at Massilia Vintage international fashion and design fair in southeastern France, no September 26, 2015.

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Why a diverse workplace can reduce cases of harassment and bullying

Inclusion is a core component in building a desirable culture, one consultant says.
A job seeker waits to speak with a Bank of the West job recruiter during the Professional and Executive Diversity Job Fair in Los Angeles in 2012.
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A national report shows blacks and Hispanics haven’t made big gains when it comes to equality

May 7, 2018
The National Urban League’s State of Black America report is an equality index that looks at gains and losses across sectors, including economics, health and education. According to the report, if we looked at equality with whites in the United States as a whole pie, black Americans are missing nearly a quarter of it, achieving […]

Transgender patients protected under health care rules

Jul 18, 2016
New regulations from Health and Human Services prohibit gender discrimination.
 Seventy percent of transgender people have experienced discrimination in health care, according to one study.
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