Is it Time to Part with the Word ‘Race’?

Peter Mousaferiadis, CEO & Founder, Cultural Infusion When working in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) space, the most pressing issues that continually arise, yet are most vigorously avoided, are those of ‘racism’ and ‘anti-racism’. The question of how we can prevent ‘race’-based discrimination from occurring in the workplace and …

identity at work

Identity at Work: Why Diversity and Inclusion are more than just Ticking a Box

Understanding and embracing individual identity at work is  more than simply fulfilling diversity requirements. It takes a nuanced approach as our Client Development and Cultural Identities Director Kevin Porter explains in this week’s blog. “Our 2019 analysis finds that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams …

Census Doesn't Count

The Census Doesn’t Count if it Ignores Cultural Diversity

Around the world, government census programs measure key aspects of its population, gender, employment and age but, almost always, each census doesn’t count cultural diversity – at least not in a meaningful way. In building Diversity Atlas, our world-first data-driven mapping platform, our team has considered census data from all …

Conflation

Musical identities, gender, sexuality and conflation

In what now feels like another life, I worked as a conductor, composer and creative director– that’s my background, really, before everything else and all that’s happened and all my career incarnations; I’m a musician, composer, creative director and conductor. As a creative director and producer, I worked on some of the …

Indexing Diversity – Does size matter? It’s a balancing act

In today’s world, where so much importance is placed on diversity in the workplace, how do we measure such a broad philosophical, intangible concept? What are the key measurable parameters of diversity and how do we interpret these measurements? The Dynamics of Diversity The diversity of any team is dynamic. …

Need for nuance in COVID lockdown crisis

Another Covid lockdown – Here we go again, it’s been eight days since we were sent into a harsh lockdown over a sudden outbreak in Covid cases. The fourth time now. I am provided with comfort from my music and study room which has been my home office for nine …