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How We Got Here: New Law Aims to Increase Transparency and Diversity

“Diversity is strength – and the world’s greatest fire department will grow even stronger when it more closely resembles the city it serves.” -Mayor Bill de Blasio, June 2, 2015 On June 2, 2015 Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Intro. 0579-A, allowing for greater transparency into the New York City Fire Department application […]

Stop Using Asians as a Role Model

Asian-Americans get touted as a “model minority” for their hard work and cultural assimilation, Jeff Yang says. (CNN) When I was growing up, one of the things that always made me crazy was my parents’ habit of constantly praising other kids in my presence: “Oh, remember Olivia Chang? Did you know she’s going to be […]

What’s Wrong with this Picture

At some point we will all have to start asking this question.   At the AHRI Diversity and Inclusion Conference we have seen a the discussion still focus on legacy items where we still silo Gender Diversity as a ‘Women Can” program. Can we not start knocking down this barrier and understand that its Gender we […]

The results of the nation’s first survey of age discrimination

The results of the nation’s first survey of age discrimination at work will be released today and streamed live, revealing the extent of the discrimination faced by older Australians. WATCH LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nGt33X9IVQ Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey will officially launch National Prevalence Survey of age discrimination in the workplace this morning, with Age and Disability Discrimination […]

Former BP boss John Browne calls on companies to disclose number of LGBT staff they employ

Former chief executive of BP and author of The Glass Closet, John Browne, has called on companies to disclose how many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people they employ, as he outlined why businesses must double their efforts to create more inclusive organisations. Speaking with WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell at an Ogilvy-hosted event last […]