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So far Wes Combs has created 16 blog entries.

Understanding diversity and inclusion’s role in fueling workplace anxiety and five tips to mitigate its negative impact

In late March, I was one of more than 1,300 diversity and inclusion practitioners attending the 30th annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion in Minneapolis, the largest gathering of its kind in the U.S.  Given the current climate of uncertainty since the election, I was particularly interested in the theme of the opening general session, Leading [...]

Transgender-inclusive policies are needed to compete for talent – but getting it right requires an understanding of this complex and sensitive issue

The Trump Administration recently decided to revoke the Obama Administration’s guidance detailing schools’ obligations to provide access to bathrooms for transgender students based on the gender they identify with vs. the gender at birth.  Their reasoning?  This is a decision best left up to each state, something that has already begun in the absence of [...]

By |2020-04-26T16:50:41+00:00February 27th, 2017|Blog, LGBT in the workplace|

Leadership Lessons on How to Reap the Benefits of Offering Paid Family Leave

This week, President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met at the White House with female business leaders from Accenture, General Electric, TransAlta Corp, General Motors and others to discuss the challenges facing women in the workplace.  At the event, the two world leaders announced they will launching a joint task force to “help [...]

By |2020-04-26T16:50:51+00:00February 17th, 2017|Blog, Women in the workplace|

Case Study: Strategy Optimization for Global Automaker

Situation: A global automaker recognized more and more companies were marketing their products to LGBT consumers - including some of their competitors. Research showed that the LGBT segment was highly sought after due to their higher discretionary income compared to the average household. They were also extremely brand loyal to businesses known for creating [...]

By |2020-04-26T16:50:59+00:00January 13th, 2017|Case Studies|

Case Study: Best Practice and Benchmark Analysis

Situation: One of the world's leading academic and research institutions had established a reputation as a credible contributor to the study of gender in the workplace. They also recognized that today's global and multicultural environment was increasing the need for graduates to have an understanding of how diversity and inclusion impacted organizational performance. Being [...]

By |2020-04-26T16:51:08+00:00December 19th, 2016|Case Studies|

Case Study: Strategy Design for Multinational Consulting Firm

Situation: A multinational consulting firm had several successful diversity and inclusion efforts and initiatives focused on the recruitment in place. The leadership team recognized a need to strengthen this foundation and supercharge the existing efforts in the short term, but also, in the medium term, increase the awareness of diversity across the organization, improve [...]

By |2020-04-26T16:51:18+00:00December 19th, 2016|Case Studies|