Looking back over the past two years, our team at Working IDEAL has navigated a global pandemic and seen a new sense of urgency around our work for racial justice and workplace equity. As we wrote in the summer of 2020, we support the call to dismantle systemic racism and over the last year we […]
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Author: Cyrus Mehri As football fans gear up to watch the Rams and the Bengals clash in the Super Bowl this weekend, there’s another showdown happening off the field: the debate on how to best combat racial discrimination in the NFL. It’s a debate that has implications that extend beyond the football field and into […]
Authors: Sarah Crawford and Christian Andres Alfaro A strong culture code—which alternatively may be called a code of conduct or civility code—sets expectations about how employees should interact in order to create a healthy workplace culture. A culture code can help to foster a safe and constructive working environment in which all employees feel accepted […]
Authors: Pamela Coukos and Ahmmad Brown If 2020 was the year of big, visible corporate commitments to racial equity, 2021 is the opportunity to make sure those commitments deliver on their promises. In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the increased impact of the Movement for Black Lives, companies promised to take […]
March 24 will mark another Equal Pay Day, which signifies how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Pay gaps for women of color are even greater. Without decisive action, these persistent pay gaps will not close for decades. To move the dial on equal pay, […]
It’s been over a year since noted journalist and scholar Pamela Newkirk published Diversity, Inc., an essential account of the promises many companies made to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion, the billions spent on programs and initiatives over five decades, and the huge gap that still remains in fulfilling those promises. This acclaimed book, which […]
On its very first day, the Biden-Harris Administration made racial justice and equity, and principles of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, top priorities on its agenda. The first of the 17 Day One Executive Orders committed to advancing racial equity and support for underserved communities across the federal government. The EO requires a review of federal […]
In 2017, the increased public visibility of the #MeToo movement made clear we were not doing enough to make the workplace safe from sexual harassment. In 2020, #BlackLivesMatter organizing similarly forced a broader and overdue reckoning with how deeply racial inequity runs in many institutions — including our nation’s workplaces, which need to be more […]
We are just two weeks out from Election Day, and campaigns everywhere are in the final stages of getting out the vote. It’s an intense time for campaign managers and their staff, who are working almost around the clock to bring their candidate successfully across the finish line. How these last couple weeks play out […]
In order to advance pay equity, it’s important to adopt an “equity first” mindset. Make equity a top priority when you make decisions, take actions, design programs and measure results. Gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, or any aspect of your identity should not determine your outcomes in the workplace – including pay. Our co-founder and […]
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