Want to serve as a workplace champion for LGBTQ inclusion and join fellow leaders, visionaries, change agents, movers, and shakers in getting support to grow the #BelongingMovement? If so, consider enrolling in the 30-Day Pride Challenge and connect with the mentorship and peer support you need to build a more inclusive workplace. Registration for the Challenge closes on Friday, May 31 and you can enroll in the program here! The first challenge goes out to the group on June 1, and we’d love for you to participate. Together, let’s grow the #BelongingMovement!Read More
Good news – 23 days from today, the 30 Day Pride Challenge kicks off! The challenge offers proven strategies any employee can take action on, no matter their position within an organization. For only $27 - less than $1/day - you will gain support, simple actions, and the confidence needed to cultivate inclusive workplaces for your LGBTQ colleagues. Through these efforts, you will make significant contributions that will signal to your LGBTQ colleagues that they are respected, valued, and belong at work. Enroll today!Read More
When the topic of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) management is addressed, senior executives and board members sometimes raise concerns about some stakeholders “losing power” when an organization commits to engaging, empowering, and elevating historically underrepresented and undervalued stakeholders into the highest levels of an organization in aggressive and achievable ways. These leaders falsely believe that DEI is a zero-sum game, or the idea that when one person gains something, another loses something in exactly the same amount. This post confirms through research and anecdotal experiences that DEI is instead a game where all parties can truly win. If you are curious about how to begin a DEI dialogue in your own organization, let’s set up a time to talk.Read More
On this darkest day of the year, it’s hard not to think about the growing tidal wave of fear and uncertainty threatening to crash down upon marginalized communities like immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQ folks, and those living at the intersections. For LGBTQ people, 82 percent believe that “day-to-day life is likely to get worse” in the United States as a result of the Presidential elections. The lack of inclusive federal workplace protections leaves 52% of the LGBTQ population vulnerable to being fired on the basis of who they are, or who they love. Despite these grim realities, progressive workplaces offer critical sanctuaries for LGBTQ people in some of the most hostile parts of the country. This post offers several strategies for businesses to expand these sanctuaries. To learn more, subscribe to the RPC newsletter, and gain additional strategies to transform yourself and your workplace.Read More
The 2016 Presidential Campaign Season has officially ended, and with it, so has the world as we know it. For diversity professionals, we have the unique challenge of addressing the Pandora’s Box of hate-inspired messages opened by the Trump/Pence Presidential Campaign. The opening of this Pandora’s Box has specifically emboldened certain segments of the public to legitimize their fear, hatred, and anger towards women, immigrants, people of color, disabled people, and LGBTQ people. This post offers a source of support for diversity professionals, and encourages those interested to subscribe to the RPC quarterly newsletter, and be the first to learn about new tools, courses, and strategies to continue transforming ourselves and our organizations to be more equitable and inclusive.Read More
Executives sometimes face resistance when it comes to motivating and inspiring their leadership teams to embrace LGBTQ diversity & inclusion as a global business strategy. This post is written for these executives by offering several strategies to cultivate and empower leadership teams to enthusiastically implement LGBTQ diversity and inclusion business strategies. The post is the second of a five-part series detailing my consultancy’s TEAMS Transformation Method™, a unique branded system designed for executives, HR, and diversity professionals ready to transform their big ideas about LGBTQ diversity & inclusion into actionable plans. After reading it, be sure to save your seat for a Q&A webinar where this topic will be further explored.
On Thursday, September 22 at 2pm Eastern Time/11 am Pacific Time, I’ll be hosting my consultancy’s first webinar entitled Engaging LGBTQ Employees for executives, HR, and diversity professionals. During this one-hour Q&A conversation, participants will be encouraged to share their ideas, challenges, and solutions to help recruit, retain, and develop top LGBTQ diversity candidates for businesses, organizations, and government agencies. Be sure to stay connected for updates about this webinar by following the RPC Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and LinkedIn pages.Read More
Happy Pride! In honor of this month, I wrote a post exclusively for business executives, chief diversity officers, and human resource leaders to consider as they implement strategies designed to attract, retain, and advance top LGBTQ talent. LGBTQ diversity and inclusion solutions that lead to the benefits featured in this post, along with many more, will be shared in a live Q&A webinar I’ll be hosting later this summer. To participate and stay connected to my work, subscribe to the RPC newsletter today by clicking here.Read More