How to recognize the problems revealed in your company’s D&I job posts.

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A year “officially” into equity work, I find myself in a role I never expected: Diversity Grinch. My skepticism has grown to the point where it seems I can’t encounter any corporate inclusion and diversity initiative without casting aspersions and pointing out fatal flaws.

Given the higher-purpose nature of this…

How can we operationalize racial justice within our organizations?

Alvin Schexnider is a Design and People Operations Leader on a mission to help civic institutions become more effective, innovative, and equitable. He’s the Chief People Officer at the Illinois Department of Human Services and a Professor of Equity Community Design at Loyola University. …

What will it take to create equity for Black women and students in the technology industry?

Khalia Braswell is an award-winning technologist and the founder of INTech, an organization dedicated to building “a world where girls are creators of technology and leaders in the technology industry.” INTech was one of the first recipients of Slalom’s Social Equality pledge.

Khalia recently sat down with me, in the…

Beware of committees and ‘baby steps’ — empty promises further traumatize Black employees

Consider some of the things that have been done in response to the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department:

To be clear, these are all…

Corporate America’s recent response to the issue of police violence and anti-Black racism feels like it could be more than the usual lip service. But are companies ready to do the painful self-reflection required to be part of the solution?

Bryan Nwafor

Business Strategy | Social Impact | Community Building

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