Call it out: Finally, no matter what level you are in an organization, if you hear or see untitling or uncredentialing, respectfully call it out. While these behaviors can be deliberate slights, many times they are unconscious and inadvertent. After Twitter users pointed out the errors, the physician magazine which untitled Dr. Fong corrected the online version, and the hospital which uncredentialed the female physician apologized and promised to “do better.” … [Read more...] about We need to stop ‘untitling’ and ‘uncredentialing’ professional women
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In the meantime, I’ll still be following Fast Company’s podcast Secrets of the Most Productive People, which serves as a great starting point. Learning from the best will always be incredibly valuable, and a source of really powerful ideas. But keep in mind that’s all it is—a starting point, not an ending one—and that you must adapt yourself to your changing circumstances and situations. Trying to fit into someone else’s simply won’t work as well as discovering your own. … [Read more...] about Try these 3 tactics to boost your personal productivity
To reduce this kind of oversight in the future, we’ve put together a diversity and inclusion committee we call MyYard, a group of employee volunteers who examine the company–everything from official policies to how we socialize–through a D&I lens. Groups like these can help you pinpoint the rules and unspoken traditions worth changing. One example was a weekly, after-work team-building event that revolved around video games, pizza, and beer. That was how my friends and I blew off steam; in hindsight, it was a living cliché of “brogrammer culture”–specifically, white brogrammer culture. … [Read more...] about I Accidentally Built A Brogrammer Culture. Now We’re Undoing It
The Trump administration did initially want to collect information from all registrants, including Social Security and passport numbers, prompting a back-and-forth with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who argued there’s no reason they’d need it. “I’m not going to give information that can be used to deport people,” he said in a press conference. The federal government dropped that requirement after Cuomo and other leaders and public health experts argued that it’s in the entire country’s best public health interest to remove vaccination barriers for everyone in order to increase the number of people getting immunized and achieve herd immunity. … [Read more...] about How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?
I met my first mentor in high school, before I had a name for what he was. I was dropping out of a business competition that would have required me to travel across the state, because I just couldn’t get my parents to understand why I had to go. With a phone call, he was able to bring them around. For the first time, I realized that there could be guides along my way. If I was willing to do the hard work, they could open doors, increase access and help me navigate the system I’d be a part of. … [Read more...] about A 5-point plan for becoming the best mentor you can be