Intel questions the business case for homegeneity

  In late October, a short article, published in Fast Company addresses multiple steps to diversity. It is a quick -- a one-minute read on Intel's integrated approach to hiring, progression, and retention.  Support for all employes comes through Warmline,  a confidential hotline to help employees work through personal and professional roadblocks.       … Continue reading Intel questions the business case for homegeneity

in 2019, to pee is a verb, but is still a gender (and class) issue

With an elbow length of tertiary degrees, one could assume that the type of discrimination highlighted in today's post would be obvious to me. But somehow, I only grasped the inconvenience and missed this critical fact: access to toilets lives in the intersection of  public health and sanitation--and privilege. "If struggling to find suitable toilet … Continue reading in 2019, to pee is a verb, but is still a gender (and class) issue

Stereotype Threat: Penalized for promoting and encouraging talented women

A 2018 article in the respected Harvard Business Review addresses a second level stumbling block in the way of successful women in the corporate world -- that of stereotype threat. Without using that label, Anne McNulty describes the subtle but real punishment meted out when women try to assist women who are bright and merit … Continue reading Stereotype Threat: Penalized for promoting and encouraging talented women

‘The List’: where ridicule and pain begin

In 2018, the media highly publicized the 'bro culture' of Silicon Valley -- male dominated and sexualized. Today, we read about the boorish and uncouth behavior of  young males in a Maryland high school  creating a toxic environment for female students and the reaction of 40 senior girls who bravely speak out and push back  -- … Continue reading ‘The List’: where ridicule and pain begin

The Politics of 2020 and the Politics of Women of Color

Do women vote as a monolithic group? Hardly and women of color will vote around issues that affect them generally as a community:  Candidates must address specifically and convincingly the ways issues like criminal justice reform, immigration, pay inequality, voting rights, and police violence affect black, Asian, Latina, and Native women, and other groups. But candidates must … Continue reading The Politics of 2020 and the Politics of Women of Color