Archive | business and diversity

Diversity and Inclusion on a Budget – Ebook


With today’s top diversity story focusing on a small community college getting headlines over a “no white people allowed” social event, I was happy to run into this book, Diversity and Inclusion on a Budget. Some people still aren’t getting it about diversity (the school’s diversity officer came up with the idea of the exclusive […]

Too Few Black CPAs, Says Howard University Professor (Who Offers Solutions)

Listen to Frank Ross, CPA: Most of the accounting profession recognizes the importance of attracting more Blacks to the field and helping them pass the CPA exam. Few, unfortunately, have a good track record in getting results. In 2002 and 2010, Blacks hired by CPA firms accounted for only 3 percent and 4 percent, respectively. […]

Diversity in the Workplace: must you understand others to understand yourself? To get along with Others? It helps, says the author of ‘Seven Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace’

What can we say about Americans, and how we are alike? Not much, except that … we hold a fondness for ice water!—–Cash In On Diversity – 99Cents eBook (all formats) CLICK HERE—–Leave it to fun-loving Mark Twain. This delightful spokesperson for the 19th century American popular culture, really did once say that ice water […]

Cross-cultural leadership and understanding – not limited to the “big city”


Diversity in action. Images may be subject to copyright. “You guys live in such a nice little town,” Larry S. was telling me. My new teaching colleague was sharing his first impressions of Lawrenceburg, Indiana soon after being dumped by the faculty dean in the teacher’s lounge of the town’s small junior college campus. “Larry, […]

A Real Civil Rights Veteran Shares Her Review of The Help – The Joyce Ladner Report


No thanks Kathryn Stockett, I don’t want to be “The Help” (Joyce Ladner) “God forbid that a black maid who cooks their food would ever be allowed to use the same toilet the white people use. I guess this explains the fixation segregationists had with toilets…. for in so many public places there were four. […]

Check Out – how understanding across cultures brings fast success


(Cash In On Diversity eBook author Susan Klopfer reviews The Cultural Intelligence Difference, By David Livermore. Amacom, 206 pages, $25) So I remember the days of sorority sisterhood back in the mid 1960s. We sisters of Gamma Phi all had cute, short haircuts, wore the same camel-colored mohair blazers and pretty much dated very similar […]

Techies call older engineer names (like “Fuddie-duddie”) and run him off the job — Who Will Pay? Why Was This Behavior Allowed?

What if this happened to your dad or your mom? Would it make you angry? What if these were your employees? Would you consider diversity training? — A recent California Supreme Court decision involves an experienced engineer who went to work for a giant corporation (the kind of company that one would think comprehends and […]

Cash In On Diversity NEW eBook Price: 99 cents

Dear Subscribers and Readers of Diversity Briefings: After thinking about it, I decided my new eBook, Cash In On Diversity, should only cost 99 cents. It’s a new eBook trend that I am responding to — keeping the cost way down so that nearly everyone who is interested has an opportunity to read this information. […]

Ohio Jailers Need Lesson in Diversity, Civil Rights; So Does Wolf Blitzer of CNN

Not too long ago, I watched reporter Wolf Blitzer of CNN shake his head and say “I didn’t think things like this happened any more.” He was reporting on a civil rights violation of an African American (I don’t even remember what this particular event was about). I do remember that I was so disgusted […]

Lack of Diversity, Discrimination Can Cause Mental Health Issues, Study Notes

A story in today’s Legal Industry News by KCJ News Service states that many minority workers ‘feel discriminated against’ Employment law developments to promote diversity in the workplace may not be having the desired effect, as many people from minority backgrounds still feel they are being discriminated against, it has been claimed. According to a […]