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Why Do Diversity Programs Fail?

Diversity programs have become commonplace in the professional world, but do they actually work? Not really, according to an award-winning report in the Harvard Business Review written by Frank Dobbin, a professor of sociology at Harvard, and Alexandra Kalev, an associate professor at Tel Aviv University. “It shouldn’t be surprising that most diversity programs aren’t …

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Nike names a new head of human resources

Nike Inc. on Tuesday named Monique Matheson the company’s top human resources executive. The appointment comes as Nike works through a previously announced reorganization that includes eliminating 2 percent of the company’s global workforce. She will succeed Nike veteran David Ayre, who is retiring. SOURCE: Portland Business Journal Read the article.

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Tech Moves: Microsoft bringing in GE tech executive to be corporate VP of U.S. division

Microsoft announced Monday that Kate Johnson, currently an executive with GE, will join the Redmond tech giant as president and corporate vice president of the company’s U.S. division. The announcement doesn’t indicate what Johnson will work on in her new position, which begins Sept. 8, and we’ve reached out to Microsoft for more details. Johnson …

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Struggling with workplace diversity? This startup is raising money to help

Janice Omadeke sees a technology industry that can be far more diverse — and her startup The Mentor Method is raising $550,000 in seed funding to bring its inclusion methods to a wider market. The Mentor Method charges startups and larger companies between $2,500 and $25,000 to design diversity and inclusion …

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Tesla Adds Publisher Linda Johnson Rice To Board, Taking Step Toward Diversity

Tesla has taken a step toward greater by naming Linda Johnson Rice, an African American executive who leads the Johnson Publishing Company, to serve as an independent director on its board, along with James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox. The move comes after a year of criticism by some shareholders that Tesla’s …

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Google hires Intel’s former head of diversity as VP of Diversity

Google hires Intel’s former head of diversity as VP of Diversity

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Management

How to Manage Older Workers

Former Newsweek Technology Editor Dan Lyons expected in 2012 that at age 51 he’d be able to land a job in media in the technology sector pretty easily after his employer had cut his job. After all, he’d already interviewed some of the luminaries of Silicon Valley for the magazine. …

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Events

PUSH Tech 2020 Summit: Not What It Used to Be

This past week EmployDiversity attended The PUSH Tech 2020 Summit, hosted by the Reverend Jesse Jackson and Pastor Joseph Bryant. Reverend Jackson is the Founder and President of the Rainbow Push Coalition. Pastor Bryant is Co-Director of PUSH Tech 2020. They organized the summit to discuss and find plausible solutions …

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Management

Artificial Intelligence to “Blindfold” Hiring Practices

Ms Iba Masood and Syed Ahmed were born and raised in the United Arab Emirates. The pair, in their mid-twenties, are on a mission to crack the ceiling and walls encasing Silicon Valley’s “brogrammer” culture. As the BBC report titled, “Beyond ‘Brogrammers’: Can AI create a meritocracy?” defines “brogrammer”: “Brogrammers are …

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Shalini Mahtani: Changing Perceptions of Diversity from the Top Down

Shalini Mahtani calls herself “a brown woman” who was consistently excluded from roles, projects and even activities at the international banks and consultancies at which she worked. She was born and raised in an Indian family in Hong Kong. Mahtani became Founder and Board Director of Community Business out of …

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