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  • Men Doing and Undoing Gender at Work

Diversity of gender and race is not a serious focus in Silicon Valley

“Diversity of gender and race is not a serious focus in Silicon Valley,” says Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream. “We have the smartest, most innovative and courageous workforce in the world. If Silicon Valley wanted to solve this issue, it would be solved.” OpenMic’s February 2017 report, Breaking the Mold: Investing in Racial Diversity in [...]

  • Men Doing and Undoing Gender at Work

Men Doing and Undoing Gender at Work

Elisabeth K. Kelan, Professor of Leadership at Cranfield School of Management at the London School of Economics recently published an article entitled “Men Doing and Undoing Gender at Work: A Review and Research Agenda,” in the International Journal of Management Reviews. She reviewed data from a comprehensive array of studies on the ways in which [...]

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 [...]

  • 2017 Colloquium on Global Diversity

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, [...]

Progressing Towards Success – Maximize Your ERG for Business Impact

Helping ERGs Grow: Sharing JBC Tools for Success We are excited to share with you highlights of a powerful Oct. 7, 2015 Jennifer Brown Consulting workshop that covered how effective Employee Resource Groups develop strategically. Entitled “Progressing Towards Success: Maximizing Your ERG for Business Impact,” the event drew a packed house of more than 120 people eager [...]

Executive Sponsors Fuel High-Performing ERGs Executive Summary

Is your company looking for ways to turn friendly support groups into smarter, active teams that deliberately benefit the business? Are you looking for a quick read? Then pick up the new executive summary of "Executive Sponsors Fuel High-Performing ERGs." The study's findings identify the roles and best practices Executive Sponsors can embrace as they [...]