Mosaic Marketplace

with Deborah Biddle — A blog for diverse business enterprises in and around Madison.

09/19/19

EEO, AA, diversity — what’s the difference and why does it matter?

You’ve probably heard someone ask, “Why should I care about workplace diversity when the government has already taken care of it with the Equal Employment Opportunity Act?” or “Why do we need diversity when we have affirmative action?”

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04/02/19

Workplace microaggression hurts

According to Derald Wing Sue, PhD, of Columbia University, “Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.”

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09/20/18

Preparing for workforce 2020

For at least 20 years, labor bureaus, demographers, census researchers, and statisticians have predicted the rise in population diversity and its impact on the workplace. Seeing the handwriting on the wall, proactive companies have already begun working toward diversifying their teams.

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06/12/18

Leading in the #MeToo era

With the recent news of allegations, convictions, and the continued spotlight or sexual harassment, many companies are closely examining their work cultures, reiterating and reinforcing policy, and requiring organization-wide training.

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05/03/18

How to become a more inclusive leader

As leaders, we often say we support diversity and inclusion within our organizations. We create core values espousing these beliefs. So, it is our job to be sure that our actions and our words are in line with these stated values.

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