Friday, July 30

Diversity and Inclusion

DEI, Diversity, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Olympics, Strategy, Summer Olympics, Tokyo 2021

The Olympic ban on Afro swim caps — and the backlash it has received — is a huge lesson for business leaders

Soul Cap tried to have its swim caps — which fit over Afros — approved for the 2021 summer Olympics. The governing Olympic body rejected the request, saying it didn't conform to the "natural" head. Fortune 500 consultants explain why the decision is a teachable moment for other leaders. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Director of National Intelligence, Diversity, Diversity and Inclusion, Intelligence Community, Military & Defense, News UK, ODNI, photoshop, UK Weekend

US intelligence agency’s amateurish Photoshop of a wheelchair user and a blind man onto its diversity report cover backfires

A US intelligence agency used a stock photo for the cover of a diversity report, The New York Post reported. The image from Shutterstock was Photoshopped to include a blind man and a disabled woman. The images of these two fictional characters were also stock photos from Shutterstock, Insider can reveal. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Office of the Direction of National Intelligence (ODNI), a senior-level agency that provides oversight to the intelligence community, Photoshopped a stock photo of "multi-cultural office staff" for the cover of its annual diversity report, according to the New York Post.The cover ima...
Amazon, Amazon Prime, DEI, Diversity and Inclusion, Enterprise, Gender at Work, Gender Bias, Internet, Retail, Tech Insider

Amazon is investigating allegations of gender bias in its Prime team after Insider reporting

Amazon has opened an investigation into its Prime team in the wake of internal complaints about gender bias and a hostile workplace culture for women.The probe, which coincided with Insider's reporting last week, suggests Amazon is taking the allegations seriously. The company's Employee Relations Central Investigations unit told one of the Prime employees who filed a complaint that it was taking ownership of the case, according to an email seen by Insider. The team has asked the person to provide additional information about the issue."We appreciate you reporting these concerns and take them seriously," the email said. "Your concerns will be investigated as appropriate." An Amazon spokesperson didn't respond to a request for...