Workplace Diversity

News and Articles About Workplace Diversity

Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay
Leadership

Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay

Tim Cook, in acknowledging his homosexuality, perpetuated a politically charged myth about gays in the workplace.
Ray Hennessey
How to Leverage Boardroom Diversity for Greater Success
Women in Business

How to Leverage Boardroom Diversity for Greater Success

Women everywhere are "leaning in," yet larger cultural and institutional changes would help narrow the gender gap.
Sumi Krishnan
Why You Should Hire Only Flexible Minds
Leadership

Why You Should Hire Only Flexible Minds

At startups and elsewhere, the desired players are those ready to be versatile and respond to the inevitable disruption and change.
Miles Jennings
People Still Prefer Male Bosses – But That's Not the Whole Story
News and trends

People Still Prefer Male Bosses – But That's Not the Whole Story

A new poll from Gallup reveals that a boss's gender is mattering less and less.
Nina Zipkin
To Build Your Strongest Team, Don't Hire Your Clones
Leadership

To Build Your Strongest Team, Don't Hire Your Clones

Successful teams comprise people as varied as the challenges facing your business.
Paul White
Why Peter Thiel's Philosophy on Hiring Is Hurting Silicon Valley
Workplace Diversity

Why Peter Thiel's Philosophy on Hiring Is Hurting Silicon Valley

In a talk at Columbia University, the PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist discussed why startups need to go 'beyond professionalism.' But that may be the problem.
Laura Entis
It's Time to Close the Workplace Gender Gap
Discrimination

It's Time to Close the Workplace Gender Gap

Bentley's president explains how corporate America can become more actively engaged in promoting diversity.
Gloria Larson
More Diverse Corporate Boards Leads to Less Risk Taking
Leadership

More Diverse Corporate Boards Leads to Less Risk Taking

Research shows that businesses of all sizes would be wise to include leadership from all walks of life.
Ya-wen Yang
When Company Culture Becomes Discrimination
Leadership

When Company Culture Becomes Discrimination

Culture can be a wonderful selling point to attract new employees and customers. But it might also be a cultural hegemony as corrosive as saying you only want a third of your workforce to be women.
Ray Hennessey
4 Great Tips for Winning the Early-Stage Venture Game
Startup Basics

4 Great Tips for Winning the Early-Stage Venture Game

An Israeli entrepreneur who helped Imperva go public has launched his own company, tapping a multinational talent base
Peter S. Cohan
Apple Fares Better in Diverse Hires, But There's More Work to Be Done
Workplace Diversity

Apple Fares Better in Diverse Hires, But There's More Work to Be Done

Apple is the latest company to respond to Rev. Jackson's diversity in hiring challenge. The civil rights leader commends it – and urges it to do more.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
An Executive's Tale of Persistence in Hiring a Diverse Workforce for a Scrappy Startup
Hiring

An Executive's Tale of Persistence in Hiring a Diverse Workforce for a Scrappy Startup

A Bay Area manager shares some new-company growing pains.
Jenn Steele
Tech Companies Deserve More Credit for Their Diversity
Workplace Diversity

Tech Companies Deserve More Credit for Their Diversity

The numbers that critics use to paint a damaging picture of Silicon Valley need to be viewed in context.
Ray Hennessey
A Provocative T-Shirt Becomes an Entrepreneurial Pursuit
Women Entrepreneurs

A Provocative T-Shirt Becomes an Entrepreneurial Pursuit

An edgy apparel line has become empowerment platform, especially for female business owners.
Jaia Thomas