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Inclusion begins with understanding the self
Forbes
In his last blog post, Sebastian Bailey explained why many diversity and inclusion initiatives fail: because they focus on diversity at a corporate level in terms of demographics, and don’t address inclusion at an individual level, which is key to realizing the benefits of diverse teams. Whether for a large organization or a start up, creating a culture of inclusion helps individuals feel psychologically safe, which is linked to greater innovation, productivity and retention. So how do you create a culture of inclusion?
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Girls in STEM to take center stage at White House Science Fair
PBS
Student from around the country will soon be headed to the 2014 White House Science Fair hosted by President Barack Obama. In an effort to address gender gaps in scientific research and careers, this year’s fair will focus on girls and women who are excelling in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — known widely in the education community as STEM.
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Why we need more women in engineering
Design News
A large number of studies have shown that men and women have different approaches to solving complex problems. That’s not to say that all men or all women think alike. Differences between individuals may be greater than the overall difference between the sexes. It’s also not to say that one gender is smarter than the other. The idea of a fundamental difference in intelligence between men and women has been thoroughly debunked.
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This social network may aid workplace diversity
Upstart Business Journal
Major corporations looking to diversify their workplace may have a better way of locating qualified professionals of color for C-level positions. RYSE Media Group Inc. is doing away with its print element RYSE magazine — a publication that focuses on Orlando black executives and entrepreneurs — and is turning its attention to digital media, primarily a social media platform for diverse professionals.
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Report: Blacks still face a discriminatory job market, even with a college degree
DiversityInc.
A newly released report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) — a left-wing think tank that studies inequality and economic issues — shows that Blacks account for a disproportionate amount of the 2013 unemployment rate when it comes to recent college graduates. According to the Pew Research Center, the Black unemployment rate has been double that of whites for the last 60 years.
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The case for updating the hiring process
Entrepreneur
Résumés are so passé. Smarterer lives up to its heady name by offering employers a more intelligent approach to evaluating prospective hires: The Boston-based startup challenges job seekers to prove their mettle by completing crowdsourced assessment tests that quantify their professional skills and strengths in a matter of minutes.
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New Jersey's next generation science standards: The quiet revolution
NJ Spotlight
As New Jersey schools continue to move to the Common Core State Standards for language arts and math, the state’s expected adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards is getting less attention but may be equally transformative. The New Jersey Board of Education is poised to approve the new science standards as part of its five-year review of the standards for all the main subject areas..
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To crack the glass ceiling, start with venture capital
Harvard Business Review
This utter failure in breaking the glass ceiling is not for a lack of trying. Sweeping affirmative action legislation, media attention and parental ambition have been energetically directed at creating a meritocracy in business. Our daughters excel in the classroom, on the soccer field, and in dinner table debates with their brothers. And yet the basic truth is that business is not yet really a co-ed sport.
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