Archive for November, 2010

Racist Bathroom Graffiti & Other Legal Challenges By Bob Gregg – Nov 23, 2010

Several recent cases illustrate the problem of insufficient action when an employee complains of harassment: Sexual harassment of male worker compounded by company’s stereotyped defense. A recent widower began receiving sexual overtures from a female coworker. He asked her to stop. Instead, she continued and became more overtly graphic and frequent in her propositions. The […]

Women Still Not Getting to the Top Levels

Even though women make up more than half the workforce, they are still significantly underrepresented on corporate boards and in C-level executive positions, according to a new study released by Calvert Investments. The study, “Examining the Cracks in the Ceiling: A Survey of Corporate Diversity Practices of the S&P 100,” shows that 92 of 100 […]

The Culture of Bullying: Loss of Civility at School, Work, Politics (by Sam Ali)

In poll after poll, Americans have voiced concern over the erosion of civility in modern life and human interactions, in government, business, media and online. According to a poll released in June by Weber Shandwick, 65 percent of Americans say the lack of civility is a major problem in the country and feel the negative […]

Ask the White Guy: Why Do ‘Differences’ Matter? (by Luke Visconti)

Question: When can this website focus on the good things that come out of diversity? As a manager, that is what I focus on with my diverse group—that includes those white male workers that are non-too-popular with this website. Come on—let’s get over this and start turning around the website to focus on the examples […]


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NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.