Author Archives: dpierott

It’s labeled DEI, but are Black women being included?

Any company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts will be superficial and disingenuous until they properly include Black women. They may make claims about their commitment to fostering a more equitable workplace, but have they really made steps toward positive change? They may read and promote the concepts and theories, hire the speakers, conduct the surveys, […]

If you want to improve diversity, stop asking me to “meet you where you are”

“If you aren’t part of a minority group and ask colleagues from underrepresented groups to meet you where you are, you automatically task them with the additional responsibility of teaching you (while still expecting them to be excellent at their day jobs.) When you task them with becoming one of the organization’s informal diversity and […]

How Your AI-Driven Recruiting Software Could Lead to Legal Trouble Instead of Better Candidates

Recruiters may use AI-driven software for a whole range of tasks — to target certain candidates with job ads; to source passive candidates; to screen applicants; to score resumes; and to assess skills and competencies. The algorithms behind these tools may be well intended but that is not a winning defense in the eyes of […]

Career Profile – Tanneasha Gordon, Cyber Risk Professional

1. Tell us about your role and what does it entail? I am a leader in our Data Risk Group – within Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Practice. I primarily help Tech, Media and Telco (TMT) organizations navigate risk associated with their digital transformation or new regulatory obligations (e.g., General Data Protection Regulatory). This may include, but […]

Healing Together: Shifting Approaches to End Intimate Partner Violence

Sharing this Webinar by the Alliance for Boys and Men of ColorMon, Oct 28, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM PDT Healing Together is a new initiative that engages men and people of all genders in the work to build safe and accountable communities by focusing on healing, gender justice and racial equity—instead of punishment—to […]

Glass ceilings aren’t created equal: Confronting the barriers black women face in Corporate America Minda Harts | Sep 13, 2019

We had the honor of hosting author Minda Harts in Portland last week to highlight her new book entitled “The Memo: How Women of Color Can Secure Their Seat at the Table”. The dialogue at our event was engaging and impactful. Minda recently posted an article on LinkedIn that discusses the glass (or Opaque) ceiling […]

Portland Audubon Career Info Sessions

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Application Deadline: March 21, 2019 Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Operating Officer leads our operations and finance, providing the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that Portland Audubon has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and […]

Women of Color Get Less Support at Work. Here’s How Managers Can Change That.

Women of color don’t need to be told to “lean in.” Research shows that the vast majority of them have confidence and ambition, determination and desire. According to a recent Nielsen survey, for example, 64% of black women in the United States agree their goal is to make it to the top of their profession; […]