Intersectionality in the Workplace: Broadening the Lens of Inclusion

Bentley University’s Intersectionality in the Workplace: Broadening the Lens of Inclusion reports on a number of identity categories, including ability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and more. Through YW Boston’s focus on the intersection of race and gender, here are our five main takeaways from Intersectionality in the Workplace: Broadening the Lens of Inclusion.

Diversity wins: How inclusion matters

Our latest report shows not only that the business case remains robust but also that the relationship between diversity on executive teams and the likelihood of financial outperformance has strengthened over time. These findings emerge from our largest data set so far, encompassing 15 countries and more than 1,000 large companies. By incorporating a “social listening” analysis of employee sentiment in online reviews, the report also provides new insights into how inclusion matters. It shows that companies should pay much greater attention to inclusion, even when they are relatively diverse.

Does Workplace Diversity Actually Impact a Business?

In recent years, major companies such as Apple, Google, and Hewlett Packard have visibly increased their efforts to support diversity in the workplace. Many companies are now releasing diversity reports and actively touting inclusion efforts. But that leads to the question: can workplace diversity both improve corporate culture and lift the bottom line?

Employee Relations as a Team Sport

Do you remember your high school gym class, or did you block it out, like most of us do? Why was gym class so awful? It was the team sports, wasn’t it? You threw a group together based on their schedule and nothing else, and no one wanted to be there. Some had talent, some […]
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It’s Time To Stop Even Casually Misusing Disability Words

By Andrew Pulrang Content warning: This article mentions and discusses offensive words related to people with disabilities. It’s not “oversensitive,” or too “new” of a concern for organizations and businesses to take a hard look at reforming ableist language. Ableism itself is not a new phenomenon, even if “ableism” is a new word to some […]