The Biggest Trends In Organizational Culture In 2022

In the past two years, the great events that have shaped U.S. culture include the pandemic, social justice movements, the great resignation (and reshuffling), inflation, supply chain disruptions, the rise of block chain, crypto, social media addiction, and mental health. Since we’ve all gone through two years of constant, unprecedented… Read More

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Preventive Care is the Key to Mental Fitness and Weathering the Storm of Life

Our mental health is fragile and vulnerable, just like our bodies. Preventive mental health care is required for overall wellness. We know and appreciate that our bodies require proactive work and intentional habits in order to maintain good physical health. If we want our bodies to perform well we need… Read More

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Why are People Out of Work, but Businesses Can’t Find Employees: Part 1

It’s no secret the job market is changing before our eyes seemingly with every passing day.  “We’re hiring” signs abound, and we’re asked to be patient as restaurants, businesses, and retail shops are consistently understaffed.  Reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the unemployment rate… Read More

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Chronic Stress, Burnout & Self-Care

Question:  Why do I feel so exhausted ALL THE TIME? Answer:  COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of our professional lives – businesses have been restructured entirely and many of us are overwhelmed by added pressure and demand resulting in high levels of chronic stress and workplace burnout. We all… Read More

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Do You Know How To Recognize The Early Signs Of Inequity?

How To Spot The Early Signs of Intersectional Gender Inequity Question: What’s the best way to deal with intersectional gender inequality in the workplace? Answer: In 2018, more CEOs were dismissed for misconduct and ethical lapses (e.g. sexual harassment) than for financial performance or board struggles. In PwC’s 19-year… Read More

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This Is What’s Really Driving the Gender Gap in STEM

Gender Inequity In STEM: Why Does It Exist? Question: What’s the biggest obstacle for women in STEM today? Answer: I’ll tell you what the biggest obstacle is not: confidence. Despite the catchy refrain that says women in STEM are less confident than men, we can’t point our fingers at the… Read More

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Are You A Mentor, Sponsor, Ally or Advocate?

Question: What’s the difference between a mentor, a sponsor, an ally, and an advocate? I want to help underrepresented colleagues succeed but am confused about what these terms mean. Answer: You already signaled your intent: you want to do the right thing by helping underrepresented colleagues succeed. Let’s stop here… Read More

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Where DEI Strategies Fall Short

Question: The diversity industry has been around since the 1960s. Yet, many organizations have little to show for their diversity efforts. So my question is, what actually keeps organizations from being more diverse, equitable, and inclusive? Surely it can’t be a lack of resources. Answer: The foundation of today’s… Read More

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6 Steps Your Company Should Take To Bring Women Back Into The Paid Workforce

How Can We Bring Women Back Into The Workforce Question: At the start of the pandemic, many companies offered strategic ‘outs’ for employees (including unpaid leave and insurance-only furloughs) to avoid traditional layoffs. They seemed like win-win scenarios—companies could save money on salaries and employees could technically stay employed. However,… Read More

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Should Paid Maternity Leave Be Mandatory For Companies With More Than 100 Employees?

Do The Merits of Paid Leave Hold Up? Question: Should paid maternity leave be mandatory for companies with more than 100 employees? Answer: No, because it should be paid caregiver leave and all employees should have access to it—regardless of the size of their employer. A quick note on nomenclature:… Read More

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