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Don’t Just Be an Ally to Your New Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Be An Accomplice.

Don’t Just Be an Ally to Your New Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Be An Accomplice.

by Gur Tsabar and Maxine Enciso| September 23, 2021

Let’s face it: stepping into the role of Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) is no easy feat. The resurged attention on the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020 accelerated a recent trend: LinkedIn found that the number of people with job titles associated with leading diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts at their […]

True Equity Means Accessibility for All

True Equity Means Accessibility for All

by Katy Thompson| August 5, 2021

Last week marked the Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary – a law signed 31 years ago as a result of a decades-long fight from the disability advocacy community that legally recognized for the first time the exclusion of people with disabilities as discrimination. To mark this historic date the FDR Memorial Legacy Committee held its […]

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Strong Roots Can Produce Beautiful Leaves

by Alicia Solanki| June 29, 2021

It’s funny how in our industry today, the word on everyone’s lips is “culture.” Having grown up in a multi-generational, moderately religious, bustling Indian household in the Midlands, culture was no stranger in our household. I was always surrounded by colours, smells, textures and stories which were heavily influenced by the vibrancy and mythological origins […]

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Letting Go of Impostor Syndrome 

by Monique Rios| June 2, 2021

Before I started my career at Ketchum, I often experienced the fear of failure and self-doubt that are associated with impostor syndrome. I had several jobs and internships where I felt inadequate. I remember constantly worrying whether I was actually qualified or just lucky. I’d find myself afraid that my managers, colleagues and even friends would […]

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Pride Month 2021: Evolving the Celebration

by Bryan deCastro| May 27, 2021

This June, millions of people will join together for Pride Month 2021, the nation’s largest LGBTQIA+ celebration. Pride Month has traditionally been a time for parades and other events held in support of the LGBTQIA+ community and in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots. This uprising became a tipping point for the emerging gay rights movement […]

A New Definition of Resilience for Asian American Women - family photo of the author sitting at a park with her grandmother

A New Definition of Resilience for Asian American Women

by Bora Lee| May 24, 2021

My grandmother taught me a definition of resilience that’s familiar to many Asian American women. I was five years old and living in Korea. My father had moved to the U.S. to study, my mother had moved into the hospital with my sick brother, and I was being bullied as the new kid in my […]