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 […]
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 […]
If you’re old enough to have experienced, directly or indirectly, the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, you may have been asked over the years “Where were you on 9/11?” For people in New York, Washington D.C. or rural Pennsylvania, that question has a singular resonance. In my case, the answer is simple: “At Ketchum.” Where else would […]
Experiencing Job Burnout? How Managing Your Energy Can Help
A recent Ketchum study shows that nearly half of employed Americans (47%) feel more burned out in their job now than at the beginning of the pandemic. Job burnout has been linked to negative outcomes for individuals, teams and organizations, and it is now classified as an occupational phenomenon by the World Health Organization (WHO) […]
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 […]
Summer Fellows Program 2021: Truly a Fellowship
When applying and interviewing for Ketchum’s Summer Fellows Program, I was curious about the title “fellow.” After completing eight out of the 10 weeks of the program, the origin of the name is clear. A fellow can be defined as a person in the same position, involved in the same activity, or otherwise associated with […]