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Breaking the mold: Investing in racial diversity in tech

Recently we ran across a new report released by Open MIC about the lack of racial diversity in the tech industry. This is a topic we're often asked about as we travel to speak, consult and train companies in diversity and inclusion. Other industries ask us all the time, "What are they doing in the tech sector about this?" Our [...]

Authentic Leadership and a View from the Top

This is the third in a three-part series by Elizabeth Derby, Senior Consultant at JBC, curating key takeaways from the Global Summit of Women’s 2017 Colloquium on Global Diversity, “Creating a Level Playing Field for Women.” The event saw Irene Natividad, President of the Global Summit of Women, bring together a distinguished collection of senior-level speakers who each shared [...]

The Multifaceted Power – and ROI – of ERG Summits

When it comes to Employee Resource Groups (or "ERGs"), we've come a long way. Once considered merely social networks to support underrepresented groups, today they have become widely used tools in the organizational quest to create diverse environments that reflect our changing workforce and marketplaces. These networks drive greater workplace inclusion and are laboratories for [...]

Driving Sustainable Change With Bold Next Practices

This is the second in a three-part series by Elizabeth Derby, Senior Consultant at JBC, curating key takeaways from the Global Summit of Women’s 2017 Colloquium on Global Diversity, "Creating a Level Playing Field for Women." You can read part one here. The event saw Irene Natividad, President of the Global Summit of Women, bring together a distinguished collection of senior-level speakers who [...]

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Creating a Level Playing Field For Women

This is the first in a three-part series by Elizabeth Derby, Senior Consultant at JBC. Elizabeth has over 25 years of line and human capital expertise, and is adept at partnering to drive change and results-focused inclusion and diversity approaches — translating inclusion and diversity into talent, culture and business results.  Last month, the Global Summit of Women’s 2017 Colloquium on Global [...]

10 Steps to Diversity and Inclusion in a Post-Election World

With the need to process the shockwaves of change that have occurred over the last month, we at Jennifer Brown Consulting (“JBC”) have found ourselves on the front lines of numerous important discussions and sharing of thoughts and ideas amongst our community of diversity and inclusion (D&I) change agents. What we’ve felt, personally and professionally, [...]

JENNIFER BROWN, AN INTERVIEW: “INCLUSION, DIVERSITY & THE WILL TO CHANGE.”

A few weeks back, Jennifer Brown—an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and diversity and inclusion expert, and the founder, president and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, LLC—officially launched her new book “Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change.” Not only did it shoot up to #1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers chart, but it [...]

Including ALL in the diversity and inclusion revolution

As we all know (and have felt) by now, this year’s presidential campaign was incredibly divisive along the lines of gender, education, and ethnicity. The immediate spike in the number of hate crimes demonstrates how deep the fractures go in our society, and how exclusion – from economic opportunity, or by a hyper-focus on diversity [...]

Making It Safe To Be Different: How To Retain Top Talent

Have you ever felt forced to suppress your true self in an effort to survive in the workplace? If so, you’re not the only one. According to Uncovering Talent: A New Model of Inclusion—a study by Kenji Yoshino and Christie Smith for Deloitte University—many in the workplace do this. It’s called “covering” and is defined [...]

Feeling Our Impact: Getting Honest About White Privilege, The Workplace, And Life

It’s the smallest things that help those outside the norm feel included, respected, and valued, not just at work but also in everyday life. For example, as a diversity and inclusion expert, I often explore both unconscious bias and the ramifications of privilege with my clients. When the role of privilege isn’t understood by leaders [...]