Growing up in a diverse and eclectic community taught Wendy Lewis that diversity can influence how we think, feel, and act. “How I was raised is what provided the foundation for my career,” says Lewis, the global chief diversity officer and vice president of Global Community...

Shari Slate spearheads Cisco’s leading-edge diversity and inclusion efforts Diversity Woman sat down with Cisco’s Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer, Shari Slate, to learn more about Cisco’s recipe for success. Diversity Woman: Describe Cisco’s culture as it relates to diversity and inclusion. Shari Slate: Cisco’s goal...

by Jackie Krentzman [caption id="attachment_8765" align="alignleft" width="225"] Chuck Robbins talking to Cisco employees in the Philippines.[/caption] CEO Chuck Robbins’s quest to remake Cisco’s culture into a more diverse and inclusive workplace is paying big dividends—including to the bottom line Last fall, the organization Great Place to Work, which...

In today’s workplace, allyship is a cornerstone of inclusive leadership practice. Dr. Dnika J. Travis As I reread the pathbreaking book Our Separate Ways by Dr. Ella Bell and Dr. Stella Nkomo, I am inspired by some central questions: How can women advocate for and make change as...

by Erika Mailman Chicago’s big, with a vibe of being muscular and solid and proud. Skyscrapers—both modern and of a fantastical 19th century architecture—rise above the stiff winds coming off Lake Michigan. City dwellers are midwestern friendly. Add in a downbeat of jazz and a riverboat cruise,...

The spa industry is booming—and pampering experts have invented fresh ways to help you recharge. The trend is toward treatments that connect spa-goers with nature and provide a respite from the digital world. Expect to see these popular new offerings. Low tech, high touch. A digital...

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