Diversity & Inclusion

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Three C-Words That You Should Know And Understand

What makes certain actions and words acceptable to some but offensive to others? There are a few answers to this question! One answer is the culture in which the person who is speaking or taking the action is operating in. Culture is one of three c-words that will be discussed in this post. Often when … Continue reading

Unconscious Bias: Guest Post – The News Isn’t All Bad

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thierderman, PhD Let’s face it, unconscious bias is the plague of the workplace. It interferes with our ability to see others accurately, to be successful with customers, and, most sadly, to treat people with respect. Fortunately, as is the nature of many things in life, the news about unconscious bias isn’t … Continue reading

Sorry Meghan, Many Have Said Much Worse and Kept Their Jobs

When you can be anything in the world today, why not be kind? This is the second time in as many weeks that I am writing an “I wasn’t going to write this” post. Similar to Regrettably, This Behavior Isn’t Limited To High School, the information surrounding Senator John McCain’s failure to support the nomination of Gina … Continue reading

Regrettably, This Behavior Isn’t Limited To High School

Haters gonna hate! Today’s post falls under the “I wasn’t going to write this one” category, however, the information surrounding it was hard to ignore. Earlier this week, a news release from NASA and a post on their website indicated that they were notified on Monday, April 30, that some members of the public used … Continue reading

Unconscious Bias: Rethinking That Next Cup Of #Starbucks Coffee

Like many of my posts, today’s musing on the above topic was not planned, but evolved along with an incident captured by a citizen video that went viral along with the threat of a national boycott of a global company. It is in response to the arrest of two black males last week, Thursday, April … Continue reading

Numbers: America Also Has An Innumeracy Problem

“Those who tell the stories rule society.” – Plato, Greek philosopher Today’s post revisits the subject of innumeracy – a topic that was mentioned in an earlier post, Numbers: Illiteracy in the United States.  Innumeracy is the mathematical analogue of functional illiteracy. Use of the term innumerate was first recorded in 1959 (Source: Dictionary.com) and coined … Continue reading

A Hopi Elder Speaks

You have been telling the people That this is the Eleventh Hour, Now you must go back and tell the people that this is THE HOUR. And there are things to be considered. Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in the right relationships? Where is your water? … Continue reading

International Women’s Day 2018: Women Designed, Not Defined

Today, March 8, 2018, is International Women’s Day (IWD)! IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The IWD 2018 theme is #PressforProgress. Why? A recent study, 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, published by the World Economic … Continue reading

It’s National Engineers Week 2018

Across these United States, individuals, corporations, governments, non-profits including professional societies, students from K-12 and collegians, and members of the public are observing National Engineers Week or E-Week as it is often referred to. This year’s E-Week events will run from February 18-24, 2018. E-Week always includes the Presidents Day Holiday. Why? Because George Washington … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 5: I Don’t Recall…

When I am on a fact-finding mission, or attempting to distill the facts from fake news, the last thing I want to hear are these three words: I don’t recall. While I associate these three words with the legal process that includes court depositions and testimonies of witnesses, more and more I don’t recall is … Continue reading