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Inclusion Insights November 2019

Posted By Jennifer Gill, Thursday, November 21, 2019
Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2019

14th edition
November 21, 2019

Inclusion Insights is a quarterly publication of LeadingAge North Carolina highlighting news, research, and best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Getting Over Your Fear of Talking About Diversity
Harvard Business Review; November 8, 2019
This author provides four truly actionable steps to help leaders fully engage on this topic. Don't let your fear of making a misstep hold you back from a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

The Anxiety of Being the “Only”
Harvard Business Review; October 14, 2019
Being the “only” in the workplace — the only woman, the only person of color, the only one openly suffering from a mental or physical illness — can contribute to existing mental health issues. In this 39-minute podcast, host Morra Aarons-Mele speaks with two experts on the topic: Angela Neal-Barnett, an award-winning psychologist and expert on anxiety among African-Americans, and author of “Soothe Your Nerves,” and Nilofer Merchant, the author of “The Power of Onlyness.”

Board Diversity Includes Disabilities
BoardSource; October 25, 2019
In the United States, we have worked hard to remove environmental and attitudinal barriers in order to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society. The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in 1990, is groundbreaking civil rights legislation for people with disabilities. Nevertheless, there still exists limited opportunities for the inclusion of people with disabilities, particularly in the area of leadership, policy, and community governance.

4 Important (and Sometimes Difficult) Steps Leaders Must Take to Create a More Diverse and Inclusive Team
LinkedIn Talent Blog; November 5, 2019
“The culture that you want starts with the leadership that you have,” says Uzo Akotaobi, VP of HR, diversity and inclusion, and learning and development at Prologis. “You can want diversity all day. But once you get that diverse talent, what do you do with it?”


How Unpredictable Work Hours Turn Families Upside Down
The New York Times; October 16, 2019
New research shows that African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities — particularly women — are much more likely to be assigned irregular schedules, and that the harmful repercussions are felt not just by the workers but also their families.

The Future of Work in Black America
McKinsey & Company; October 2019
Research shows that automation trends may be widening the racial wealth gap. This article reveals possible interventions that may help African American workers prepare for the future.

Three Reasons Why a Latinx/a/o Talent Strategy Drives an Inclusive Culture
Diversity Best Practices; October 1, 2019
Patricia Mota, President & CEO for the Hispanic Alliance for Career Advancement, provides three of many reasons why a Latinx/a/o talent strategy drives an inclusive culture.

What Matters to College Students Today
Axios; September 21, 2019
Hint: race, diversity, and inclusion were by far the most discussed issues among student editors across public and private universities, community colleges, liberal arts schools, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and religious universities in all 50 states.


What LeadingAge Members Need To Know About LGBT Aging
Check out this free webinar available to members from the LeadingAge national Learning Hub. This 13-minute QuickCast provides an overview of how to create an LGBT inclusive environment for residents/clients, staff and families.

TED Talks: Why Diversity Matters
These TED Talks highlight how diversity of thought, perspective, language, culture and people have a unique advantage in today's globalized world.

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North Carolina’s 1st LGBT Senior Co-Housing Under Construction
The Rainbow Times; September 7, 2019
Village Hearth Senior Cohousing in Durham, North Carolina, the first LGBT Senior Cohousing Community in North America, is on course for occupancy in Spring of 2020. This 28 single-story home community on a 15-acre wooded lot near central Durham is more than a set of structures; it represents community, camaraderie, and safety for the residents who will occupy these special homes. Read more about this groundbreaking project.

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