Dear DW, My team likes to go out for lunch or after-work drinks. I like everyone and want to be a team player, but I am too busy. How do I turn down these invitations without seeming like I am not a team player? Signed, Friendly...

Building Bridges Through Diversity by Tamara E. Holmes A financial advisor with investment firm Edward Jones, Emily Pitts noticed that the industry had few people of color. That led her to wonder what Edward Jones could do better to attract and retain a more diverse workforce. The...

Women and men of color often pay an “emotional tax” at work, feeling in a constant state of being “on guard.” Katherine Giscombe, PhD Do you ever find yourself preparing to deal with potential bias, discrimination, or exclusion at work? What about bracing for insults...

A corporate scare turns an employee into an entrepreneur By Sheon Wilson It wasn’t easy finding a natural hair section in stores when Mahisha Dellinger started CURLS in 2002. National retailers weren’t offering much shelf space to products for customers with curly, wavy, and kinky hair who...

Women leaders are uniquely positioned to drive change By Heather Boerner When Christine Candio started as a bedside nurse 33 years ago, the roles were clear—and segregated by gender. Most physicians were men and most nurses were women. And the hierarchy between the two was strict. “If a...

In its quest to achieve gender parity in corporate leadership, Paradigm  for Parity set what can be considered an audacious goal—50-50 gender parity by 2030 By Jackie Krentzman When Ellen Kullman was in engineering school, some professors would say to her, “You’re the only woman who has...

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