10 Minutes to Remember MLK

Posted on: January 16, 2012

I wondered how long it would take us to turn the Martin Luther King holiday into just another day of shopping specials. Unfortunately, that day has arrived in my community. I had a chance to contribute to a celebration in Muskegon Michigan last Friday. If you have 10 minutes to celebrate the true meaning of…

Two Companies Commit Multicultural Mishaps

Posted on: December 21, 2011

As our Jewish friends celebrate Hanukkah, this is a wonderful time to learn about traditions and religious celebrations. Although Whole Foods and CVS had good intentions, their actions did not provide a positive result.  Another example of what happens when non-diverse teams make decisions that impact multicultural communities.  As you read the article don’t get…

Trailblazing in the Executive Suite

Posted on: December 1, 2011

Congratulations to one of our Trailblazers!  Virginia M. Rometty, will become IBMs new CEO. Rometty will be the 17th woman to sit at the helm of a Fortune 500 company. IBM is listed as number 7 on Diversity Inc’s. top 50 companies for diversity. Vice President of Diversity and Workforce Programs for the IBM Corporation,…

Winning with the Best Talent!

Posted on: October 18, 2011

Who doesn’t like to win?! Organizations are constantly in search of new ways to beat the competition.  Many have tapped into what continues to be a major competitive edge. That competitive edge is diversity in talent. All companies want talented, competent and committed human capital – or as many organizations refer to them – the…

9/11 Are you an Agent of Change or just a Bystander?

Posted on: September 12, 2011

Across the world, the last several days have been filled with observances of the 10th anniversary of the attack on the United States of America. As we all reflect on that shocking day, I think about how much has changed in ten years and how much has not yet changed as it relates to understanding…

Huffington Post Makes a Serious Commitment to Diversity

Posted on: May 11, 2011

Many companies say they value diversity and inclusion but do little to prove their commitment. For at least the past ten years researchers have reported that diverse workforces that are respected and heard lead to better business results.  As reported by The Network Journal, Huffington Post is leading the media industry with their latest organizational…

Doing the Right Thing

Posted on: February 1, 2011

In the midst of tragedy in Tucson, several people did the right thing and in doing so, they also demonstrated the true diversity and inclusion at work.

Make Diversity and Inclusion Your Competitive Advantage

Posted on: October 28, 2010

Vision, strategy, and metrics—plus a passion for driving outcomes—yield effective and sustainable diversity and inclusion efforts. Filled with proven methods for implementing and sustaining such endeavors, Trailblazers supplies you and your organization with the tools to fully realize the promise of diversity and the power of inclusion.