Posts:Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Our fears were realized. Women in the workforce have left at alarming rates.
A year after my post on the difficulties working mothers were facing at the beginning of the pandemic, more women in the workforce than I could have imagined have left. According to a March 2021 U.S. Census Bureau survey, women made up roughly 80% of those who left the workforce at the onset of the […]
The Uncomfortable Truth About Implicit Bias in Pediatric Care
Providing the best care for the greatest number of people means confronting biases we don’t even know we have With the number of children hospitalized with COVID growing rapidly, it is important to confront the uncomfortable truth about implicit bias in pediatric emergency settings. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a major wake-up call about racial […]
Don’t Just Be an Ally to Your New Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Be An Accomplice.
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
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 […]
Strong Roots Can Produce Beautiful Leaves
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 […]
Letting Go of Impostor Syndrome
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 […]