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COVID-19 Reopening Tips to Help Businesses Prepare

Small businesses have found creative ways to keep moving forward despite closures during the coronavirus pandemic, from yoga studios, shifting classes online to local brewers pivoting to hand sanitizer production. But now as cities and states prepare to re-open, many small business owners are asking, “What’s next?” There’s no question that the coronavirus pandemic will … Continue reading “COVID-19 Reopening Tips to Help Businesses Prepare”

Inspire an Inclusive Climate

Demographic shifts in the U.S. population clearly underline how our future relies on fostering a genuine inclusive climate in the workforce.  Many organizations’ top management teams strive to diversify their workforce and talk a lot about ways to promote an inclusive environment in the workplace. But the questions we need to examine first are, what’s … Continue reading "Inspire an Inclusive Climate"

Countering Unconscious Bias

Much of what we do on a daily basis is unconscious. This means we are not always conscious of why we do the things we do and what we say about others who don’t look like us. We all know biases come in many forms and can impact all of our interactions, including those occurring … Continue reading “Countering Unconscious Bias”

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: Preventing Intercultural Misunderstandings

Recent news exposed the intercultural conflict at Amazon and Starbucks. Business owners must ask themselves, “What, if any, economic or social value is there in being a culturally competent organization?” Surely, with the emerging demographics in the American workforce, we may, find our monolithic policies under scrutiny from any number of protected groups. However, it … Continue reading "Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: Preventing Intercultural Misunderstandings"

Top Highlights of 2019

2019 also has been one of the best years ever in business. Our motto was “moving Diversity from numbers to action.” I am a recipient of a 2019 Bush Foundation Fellowship, a two year-program ($100, 000). We spoke to and trained over 2,000 leadership teams, and their employees We sponsored community gathering events We donated … Continue reading "Top Highlights of 2019"

Ramadan: Tips for Managers and Directors

What is Ramadan?  Ramadan is the fourth pillar of Islam, and the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is based on lunar cycles. What Do Muslim Employees Do Between the Sunrise and Sunset? During Ramadan, Muslim employees abstain from eating any food, drinking any liquids, smoking cigarettes, and engaging in any sexual activity from … Continue reading "Ramadan: Tips for Managers and Directors"